For the most part of 2009, it seems that Nokia has been focused more on building up their touchscreen line-up and solidifying their entry-level series for the market. We can’t exactly blame them as touchscreen phones are the in-thing these days, and with the financial crisis putting a strain on consumer spending, affordable entry-level phones is one of the more proven ways to stay afloat in the industry.
However, it looks like the Finish mobile phone giant is looking to resurrect one of their more opulent lines, the 8800 series. According to CellPassion, the Nokia Erdos as its codenamed will apparently be launched this autumn. Made out of a single piece of metal, the Erdos also has a mirror finish to its display hiding it when not in used. It also features a rising keypad that elevates to match the level of the display when the cover is slid open, and also boasts of a 5-megapixel autofocus camera, Carl Zeiss optics, dual LED flash, WiFi, stereo Bluetooth, A-GPS, 8GB internal memory, tri-band GSM (900/1800/1900MHz), dual-band WCDMA, and a 2.4-inch OLED 320x240 display.
Here’s a marketing video showcasing the Nokia Erdos in all its magnificent glory:
We’re expecting it to be launched as early as October though price is still yet to be known. Nonetheless, with its elegant new design and innovative features, this baby will definitely cost more than your average phone.