|Compatible networks||GPRS, HSCSD, EDGE|
|Availability by country||Never released|
|Operating system||Symbian OS / Nokia Series 90|
|Rear camera||640x480 VGA|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth, Nokia Pop-Port (USB)|
The Nokia 7700 is a mobile phone produced by Nokia, announced in 2003 but never released. It was expected to be the first multimedia smartphone from Nokia, and the first smartphone to use the Series 90 GUI on Symbian OS.
Compatible with GSM/HSCSD/GPRS/EDGE 900/1800/1900 MHz networks, the 7700 featured a wide, touch-screen colour LCD with a resolution of 640 x 320 pixels and supporting 65,000 colours. It had 64 MB of internal memory and a MultiMedia Card (MMC) slot. It also included an integrated VGA camera with a maximum resolution of 640 x 480 pixels, an integrated FM radio, Bluetooth, USB and Nokia's proprietary Pop-Port interface for connectivity purposes.
The 7700 was to include a comprehensive application suite (such as a complete PIM suite, 'full' Internet browser, e-mail client and an office suite comprising Word Processor, Spread-Sheet and a PowerPoint viewer) and supported Java MIDP 2.0 applications. It was also to be the first phone to support Visual Radio, and the first Nokia phone to support DVB-H mobile television with the addition of the Nokia Streamer SU-6 accessory.
The Nokia 7700 was cancelled in mid-2004. Several theories for the cancellation were put forward at the time: Nokia was refocusing on 'normal' phones due to decreasing market share; the phone would be too late to market; and the phone was unattractive and bulky. It also featured 'sidetalking' like the N-Gage, a feature that had attracted a great deal of negative publicity.
As stated above, the Nokia 7700 was never released to the public. It was only released to Nokia's R&D (Research and Development) groups. A few models, estimated 20, were distributed prior to Nokia's decision to discontinue the model before full-on production. Pricing is thus very difficult to assess due to lack of official sales. Nevertheless, a few models were sold on eBay since Nokia's announcement of discontinuation. The lack of independent data to verify the sale records on eBay has caused some to overestimate the actual cost of the model. The phone is nevertheless considered by a number of Nokia collectors to be a rare piece.
- Nokia Press release - Multiple media go mobile with the Nokia 7700
- BBC News - Nokia brings pictures to FM radio
- Mobile Gazette - Nokia 7700 Media Device
- Forbes.com - Nokia Cans TV Phone, But Not TV Plans
- Nokia - Developer Discussion Boards - DVB-H streaming with Nokia 7700 and 7710 - 2004-11-07, 22:27
- Nokia Press release - Multiple media go mobile with the Nokia 7700[dead link]
- Nokia 7700 - Specs at GSMArena
- Nokia 7700 Blog