updated 12:05 pm EDT, Tue March 18, 2008
Nokia Black N82 N95 8GB
Nokia on Tuesday shipped out revisions to a pair of its most successful phones. The N82 now ships in black and provides a subtler look than the silver version that has until today been the only choice for the smartphone. The 5-megapixel camera with Xenon flash, GPS, Europe-focused 3G, and Wi-Fi all come through from the original model. The Finnish cellphone producer sees the updated N82 arriving in stores within three to four weeks at a price of 400 Euros ($631) in its home continent, but also sells the device in the US as an unlocked device for use with AT&T or T-Mobile.
The company also expanded on news that it was shipping the N95 8GB NAM, its North American adaptation of the equally black slider phone. The phone adds 3G cellular Internet support for AT&T and Rogers and takes advantage of this in the North American bundle by offering six months' free use of Nokia Maps, the handset maker's own navigation service. Its larger screen, 5-megapixel camera, and improved battery life also stay in place. The updated N95 8GB should be available in "select" stores online and at retail for about $749.