Nokia unveiled its latest premium mobile phone, the Nokia 8800 Sirocco Edition, inspired by the forces of nature.
The Nokia 8800 Sirocco Edition’s name comes from the powerful desert-born wind that originates in the Sahara when a warm, dry air mass collides with the cooler, maritime air of the Mediterranean Sea. Like its namesake, the Nokia 8800 Sirocco Edition consists of two variants – light and dark, the light inspired by the hot, dry air mass, the dark by the cooler, humid one.
And as it blows, the powerful sirocco makes its own unique sound – a composition from nature caused by two air masses colliding. With nature as his inspiration, Brian Eno, the world renowned music composer and ambient music innovator, has created a ‘sonic texture’ that is organic, calm and highly evolved. It has an otherworldly feel – comprised of notes created by instruments that Eno has selected and ‘synthesized’ himself.
The stainless steel case of the Sirocco Edition gives the device a unique sensual feel, which humanizes this natural masterpiece. The mobile phone has a262,000 colour display. The distinctive slide mechanism reveals its 2 mega-pixel camera. The ergonomic keypad undulates like the glimmering dunes of the night desert, whilst the navigation key shines like the brightest star in the darkest night. The Nokia 8800 Sirocco Edition also features a complementary Bluetooth headset. It is also composed of stainless steel, and matches the nature-inspired Nokia 8800 Sirocco Edition.
The Nokia 8800 Sirocco Edition is now available in select markets, with an estimated retail price of EUR 1000, before taxes or subsidies.