Nokia 8800 Sirocco : With a Wind of Innovation

By: Raina Kelsey

Sirocco is the name of a desert-born wind that originates in the Sahara when a warm and dry air mass collides with the cooler, maritime air of the Mediterranean. The same name now finds a place in the list of stylish gadgets that mankind has ever experienced. Presenting you Nokia 8800 alias Sirocco, the all new stylish tribute to the desert wind by Nokia.

Nokia comes to the fore with a device that takes meanings from nature and its phenomena. A distinct depression on the front fascia has an uncanny similarity to the thumb of a human being offers more reasons to make one believe. The device's adherence to the nature now finds further meanings in terms of its link to human structure when the stainless steel polished surfaces and a scratch-resistant glass display window on Nokia 8800 Sirocco starts to refers to the strength and endurance of the human form. Add to there is the perfect assortment of theme sound from Brian Eno - popularly known as the father of ambient music. Each soundscape created by Eno invigorates a Sirocco user with organic, calm and highly evolved sound experience.

For the one befuddles with the complete absence of keypad from the shiny surface, an innovative, smooth slide-up mechanism reveals the set of tactile keys hidden behind the front fascia. Slide up to experience the smart, graphic-rich interface of Nokia 8800 Sirocco. The main display measures 31x31 mm and glows bright with a resolution of 208 x 208 pixels with supports for 256K of colours. There is a 2 megapixel camera with image reproducibility of 1600x1200 pixels that records videos too. And to add to all, Nokia 8800 Sirocco comes with supports for EDGE, GPRS, Bluetooth with A2DP, WAP 2.0/xHTML browser.

A JAVA MIDP 2.0 interface, multiple file format supporting media player and an FM radio comes with plentiful of options for the ones looking for multimedia rich interface and music features.

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