Nokia goes for a last solo gold with the Oro

Nokia Oro, front and back views, plus earphones

Nokia’s been a little quiet for a while now, what with the decision to take on the mobile phone world in partnership with Microsoft. In the meantime it has snuck out a little mobile bling to fill what has been a product void – shield your eyes and behold the Nokia Oro.

Same old Symbian operating system, granted it’s the new Symbian Anna, and a big bunch of specs (see below), but it has gone and given this remodelled Nokia C7 an 18-carat gold plated casing.

Not just the phone, they’ve also given the earphones the bling treatment. And you can choose to have your 18-carat case wrap around a black or a white faceplate. Oh, and the Nokia Oro has a leather back, and the Home button is made from sapphire crystal.

The overseas price for the Oro is 800 Euros.

Nokia Oro, light colour

Video overview of the Nokia Oro

For a closer look at the Nokia Oro, and a little smooth talking from Alessandro Lamanna, Vice President, Marketing at Nokia, here’s a two-minute video:

Nokia Oro specifications

  • Operating system: Symbian Anna
  • GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900; WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900/210
  • GPRS/EDGE class B, multislot class 33
  • HSDPA Cat9, maximum speed up to 10.2 Mbps, HSUPA Cat5 2.0 Mbps
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 3.0; Near Field Communication; Micro USB connector and chargimg; High-Speed USB 2.0 (micro USB connector); 3.5 mm AV connector
  • Screen size: 3.5″ capacitive touchscreen
  • Screen resolution: 16:9 nHD (640 x 360 pixels) AMOLED
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, digital compass, proximity sensor, ambient light detector
  • Three customisable home screens
  • Ringtones: mp3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB, AMR-WB
  • Battery: 1200 mAh Li-Ion battery
  • Max. talk time: GSM up to 9 hours 36 minutes, WCDMA up to 656 hours
  • Max. standby time: GSM up to 555 hours, WCDMA up to 5 hours 18 minutes
  • Video playback time (H.264 720p, 30 fps, maximum): up to 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Video recording time (H.264 720p, 25 fps, maximum): up to 3 hours 48 minutes
  • Video call time (maximum): 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Charging time with included AC-10 charger (maximum): 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Full web browsing of real web pages
  • Web browsing with touch control
  • Supported markup languages: HTML, XHTML MP, WML, CSS
  • Supported protocols: HTTP v1.1, WAP
  • TCP/IP support
  • Visual history, HTML and JavaScript support
  • Flash Lite 4 will support a majority of Flash Player 10.1 content
  • Integrated GPS, A-GPS receivers. Ovi Maps with free car and pedestrian navigation.
  • Camera: 8 megapixel. Fullscreen 16:9 viewfinder with easy on-screen touch controls, 3rd generation dual LED flash, face recognition software, focal length: 4.3 mm, F number/aperture: F2.8.
  • Video camera: HD quality 720p resolution, shoots 16:9 videos in HD
  • Secondary camera for video calls (VGA, 640 x 480 pixels)
  • Internal memory: 8 GB
  • MicroSD memory card slot, up to 32 GB
  • Dimensions: 117.3 x 57.5 x 12.2 mm>
  • Weight (with battery): 131.7 grams

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