Nokia’s latest handset, the Surge (nice name), doesn’t look like it’ll be heading our way and that was the story when I first heard about it as it’s tied in to AT&T as of now. This cross between a mini MID and mobile handset is what Nokia is calling ‘a socially supercharged smartphone’ that’s designed to be the next best thing in mobile social networking with advanced messaging features and connectivity to social networking sites etc.
With a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard in a slim, stylish design and Symbian S60 multi-tasking capabilities, the Nokia Surge also intends to offer a powerful browsing experience, with Flash support to view most sites in full HTML or watch YouTube videos. Nokia Surge allows users to post messages, images, videos, and comments to web sites like Facebook on-the-go with the pre-installed JuiceCaster application.
The Nokia Surge offers multimedia and entertainment features, including:
- 2.4-inch TFT LCD with a 240 x 320 pixel resolution
- 2.5mm earphone socket
- 2.0 megapixel camera
- 3G with HSDPA, EDGE/GPRS
- GPS with A-GPS support
- Bluetooth with A2DP
- FM Radio
- MicroSD card support
There’s no way of knowing the handset’s exact pricing as it’s tied in with an AT&T two-year service agreement and a cost of about Rs. 3,913 ($79.99). To be honest it seems like it could do pretty well here as well considering social networking is the ‘IN’ thing these days with the Indian community as well. Perhaps Nokia would consider it. Your thoughts readers…