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Nokia @ CTIA: 7205 Intrigue and N97

Zach Epstein
April 2nd, 2009 at 11:40 AM

Next up in our coverage of Nokia’s CTIA handset highlights are the Nokia 7205 Intrigue and the N97 — two handsets that couldn’t be on more opposite ends of the spectrum. The Intrigue is a low end feature phone with an insanely tall and thin stature, unique styling cues and a polarizing design to say the least. The N97 on the other hand, is a sleek and subtle smartphone with the honor of being Nokia’s first touchscreen Nseries. The Intrigue was made specifically for Verizon Wireless and costs a mere $130 on contract. The N97 will probably never find its way to a US carrier and will cost you upwards of $700. The Intrigue was announced and released in nearly the same breath. The N97 was announced back when Carter was in office — or maybe it just feels that way — and it “should be released sometime in June”. A cheapo feature phone aimed at American tweens and a sleek smartphone that has mobile enthusiasts around the world drooling in anticipation… With range like this and the ability to appeal to such opposite markets/demographics, it’s no wonder Nokia is still top dog in the handset game. Hit the jump and enjoy a few hands on pics of your next handset — right after some more hands on pics of your daughter’s next handset.

7205 Intrigue:


Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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