Today was (and in some ways, still is) the first day of Mobile World Congress 2009. Nokia did not disappoint, and it seems like fireworks were all around the place. There was a one to one session organized online, but I’m afraid I could not cover it this time due to some prior engagements.

But rest assured Nokia made it pretty clear to everyone about its intentions. So all those HTC and Sony Ericsson, Apple – beware, the predator is on a prowl and it looks very hungry.

nokia-6710-navigator_titanium_11_lowres-177x300First up was the 6710 Navigator. The device will be running S60 3rd edition with FP2. It has been reported to have a battery life of 12.6 hours under pedestrian navigation (with the lights on) and about 6.6 hours (with lights on) of car navigation in one full battery charge.

nokia-6710-navigator_titanium_01_lowres-134x300The phone will run Maps V3.0 for GPS. It will also allow you to geo-tag the photos you click from the 5 Megapixel (Dual LED) camera with Carl Zeiss lens, onboard this device.

Expect it to cost about 300 Euros (approx $ 380, Indian Rs 18,500), before taxes and subsidies.


Next phone in the same series to be launched was the Nokia 6720 Classic (pictured above). Essentially the same as the 6710 Navigator but in a different form factor. The Nokia 6720 Classic is a candy bar device offering the same feature as the 6710 Navigator, i.e. S60 V3.0 with FP2, Map V3.0, 5MP camera with Carl Zeiss lens. The battery life on the 6720 is slightly better though, it will give close to 13.9 hours of pedestrian navigation (with lights on) and 7.3 hours of car navigation (with lights on). In the music department expect it to give you 27 hours of non stop music output.


The Nokia 6720 classic is expected to ship in Q2 of 2009 at a price of 245 Euros (approx $ 300, Indian Rs 15,000) before taxes and subsidies.