The Nokia Sirocco Gold

Nokia has announced a new 'Gold' edition of its Nokia 8800 Sirocco series. Dressed in 18-carat Gold plating, the Nokia 8800 Sirocco Gold is inspired by nature. According to Nokia, the Nokia 8800 is a new style statement, combining timeless design with contemporary flair, resulting in an exclusive display of personal style and elegance.

Heikki Norta, Senior Vice President of Mobile Phones, Nokia, explains, "The Nokia 8800 Sirocco Gold is set to continue Nokia's strong legacy of exclusive and highly desirable style accessories. The Nokia 8800 Sirocco Gold remains true to the 'form follows function' mantra of Nokia designers and engineers - a tradition built upon decades of experience in mobility."

Detailing the look of the phone, Nokia said the 8800 Sirocco Gold pays artful attention to the smallest details and selection of materials. The fine White Gold accents enhance the 18-carat Gold plating, while the Sapphire-coated, scratch-resistant glass display adds to the beauty of the handset. In addition, the crafting of each Nokia 8800 Sirocco Gold draws from techniques mastered over hundreds of years by watchmakers and jewelers.

The Nokia 8800 Sirocco Gold is a slider phone, featuring a 2 mega pixel camera, an intuitive ergonomic keypad, color screen (up to 262K colors), and 128 MB of internal memory, along with a wide array of messaging functionalities. The overall elegance is enhanced with a coordinating desk stand and matching Bluetooth headset. The Nokia 8800 Sirocco Edition is now available in select markets, for an estimated retail price of EUR 1000.