Nokia and AT&T today announced the Nokia Surge, a Symbian S60 3.2 QWERTY handset exclusive to AT&T. The handset completely breaks away from traditional Nokia design and is positioned as an entry level (80$ on a two year contract) social connect smartphone.
The press release hammered on S60’s multitasking ability along with the ability of the browser to handle flash video, something the iPhone still cannot do. The device packs a 2MP camera, a stellar 1500 mAh battery, a 2.4″ screen and weighs 4.38 oz. Sadly, there is a 2.5mm jack for headphones.
- 2.0 megapixel camera — Customers can capture quality photos with color camera and 4X digital zoom
- AT&T Navigator — AT&T Navigator provides audible turn-by-turn directions, monitors traffic and alerts users when there is a slowdown or incident
- AT&T Mobile Music — Customers can listen and download their favorite music from Napster Mobile, eMusic Mobile, XM Radio and more over the air
- AT&T Video Share — The first-ever service in the U.S. that allows users to share live video over wireless devices while participating in a voice call
- JuiceCaster — Customers can share videos and pictures from their wireless device to the Web’s most popular sites including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr
All in all not many people till find this pretty, nor does it pack mindblowing specs. However, it has US 3G and if you are looking for a cheap QWERTY smartphone, the Surge could be it.