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Nokia Finally Unveils the N81
In announcement made today, Nokia officially launched the Nokia N81 multimedia computer, which is expected to hit stores in the fourth quarter with an earlier European and Asian release and a US release after October.
There will be two versions of the Nokia N81: an 8GB model and one with a microSD expansion slot that can accept cards up to 4GB. Both iterations offer support music and gaming and sport a 3.5mm headphone jack and dedicated game keys. You can even download music from the new Nokia music store and games from the N-gage service. The N81 supports A2DP, sports an FM tuner, has side-mounted speakers and plays the following formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, and M4A. As part of the Nokia N series of multimedia computers, the N81 also has RealPlayer onboard for full-screen video playback and a 2-megapixel camera with video recording capabilities.
The Nokia N81 features quad-band world roaming and integrated Bluetooth 2.0 and Wi-Fi (802.11b/g). The Symbian smart phone also includes e-mail support (Push, SMTP, IMAP4, POP3), Nokia Mobile search, and Nokia Maps.
With a 2.4-inch screen and the ability to display 16 million colors, it will come at a hefty price. The 8GB model will retail for $599 for an unlocked version, while the regular Nokia N81 will go for $499 unlocked.