This page represents ideas, rumours and links about a
possible future for the venerable Nokia Communicator range. Please
note that I'm not under any NDAs and I have no more knowledge of
Nokia's plans than is publicly available online.
However, I can gather together the clues, dust off my
crystal ball and imagine what might be round the corner...
In drawing the above device, shown in 'open' and
'closed' views, I used the following hints:
- With Series 90 functionality being subsumed into S60
(including touch-screen support) and with Series 80's only real selling
point, its Office suite, now also built into S60, it's logical to see
Series 80 also being subsumed.
- The 640 by 240 pixel screen resolution (HVGA) has
been mentioned very positively in one of the official
- Nokia has always shown a desire to maintain the
external form factor of the Communicator line, to show businesses that
it's essentially the product they know and love. The application
shortcut keys, in particular, would work just as well in a S60
Note that I haven't specified a back-of-device camera.
Hopefully there would be versions with and without a 2 or 3 megapixel
camera, to cater for different personal/business needs. The internal
VGA camera would be fabulous to use in 3G video calls, sitting in front
of the opened clamshell.
All comments welcome.
Including any from Nokia and the S60 guys, if you're reading this!