Key Features Nokia 8800 Sirocco Golden Edition. A timeless piece in design, a bold statement in style. Sensuous curves inspired by nature translate to an ergonomic masterpiece that fits the hand perfectly. Signature thumb rest that promotes ease of use. Gleaming stainless steel body that frames a host of exclusive features and functions. Sophisticated slide mechanism that uses premium ball bearings crafted by the makers of bearings used in high performance cars.
Full Specifications Operating Frequency, Triband GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz Dimensions Volume: 67 cc, Weight: 137 g, Length: 107 mm, Width(max): 45 mm, Thickness (max): 15-16.5 mm, Display 262,144 colors TFT 208 x 208 pixels display, User Interface Premium User Interface exclusive to Nokia 8800 Sirocco Edition, 5-way navigation key including Select and keymat Exclusive UI themes, Imaging Integrated 2 megapixel camera that captures images in a maximum 1600 x 1200 pixels, Video record and streaming, Multimedia Integrated digital music player for MP3, MP4, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+ and WMA formats, Integrated FM radio, Memory Functions, 128 MB internal NAND flash memory(90MB usable Memory), Messaging Multimedia Messaging Service for image messages creating, receiving, editing and sending. Java Applications Java^(TM) MIDP 2.0 with Bluetooth API. Ringing Tones Supported file formats: MP3, AAC, eAAC+, 64-chord/voice polyphonic ringing tones Connectivity Bluetooth 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate, Remote over-the-air (OTA) device-to-device synchronization with SyncML Local synchronization with PC using PC Suite Browsing xHTML browser over TCP/IP. Full OMA Digital Rights Management for content protection - including forward lock for content protection, combined delivery, separate delivery and superdistribution. Data Transfer EDGE / E-GPRS, class 8. GPRS class 8, TCP / IP. Call Management Speed dialing, Automatic redial, Call waiting, call hold, call divert.
In July last year we deemed Motorola's D&G RAZR V3i the "Goldmember phone". It seems the dodgy Dutchman who met with the unfortunate shmelting accident now has another option for his communications needs: the Nokia 8800 Sirocco Gold.
An update to the premium-priced nokia 8800 Gold, the Sirocco Gold edition has less-than-impressive specs (it's not 3G, the camera is a standard two megapixels, and there are no stand-out features to speak of), but Nokia has placed it in the "prestige" category due to its smooth gold contours and limited availability.
So what's a sirocco, and what does it have to do with mobile telephony? We'll let Nokia explain. From their press release:
"A sirocco is a strong wind, originating in the sun-bathed Sahara desert and travelling all the way to the Mediterrean. This blending of the strength and sensual beauty of nature is the inspiration for the entire Nokia 8800 Sirocco line."
The strong and sensually beautiful nokia 8800 Gold will set you back price nokia 8800 Gold, or roughly the cost of an airfare to the Sahara to experience that magical wind yourself.
It was just a matter of time. After making a golden version of their overrated 8800 just less than a year ago, Nokia now decided to do the same with the 8800 Sirocco Edition, which was introduced last September.
Of course, features remain the same, the only difference being an 18k gold plated cover and special ring tones and wallpapers. So expect the same old stuff: a 262k color TFT scratch-resistent display, 2 megapixel camera 128 MB internal memory and Bluetooth.
The Nokia 8800 Sirocco Gold will cost about the same as the original Sirocco: 1000 euros (~ $1355).