Nokia announce the expected arrival of the successor of the classy 3G slider Nokia 6280. The new WCDMA/GSM enabled Nokia 6288 would again be based on the Series 40 UI and would offer much of the same functionality as its predecessor such as a large 262K colors TFT display with a QVGA (320x240) resolution, main 2 megapixel camera and a secondary VGA one for making video calls, FM radio, miniSD memory card slot. Even the dimensions and the weight of the device are identical to those of the Nokia 6280.
The innovation comes in larger capacity battery (changed from 970 mAh to 1100 mAh) and the 512MB miniSD memory card that Nokia decided to include in the package this time (comparing to the 64MB one that comes with the 6280). The reason for presence of the large capacity memory card is the enhanced video-oriented capabilities of the slider such as video playing, video sharing and video ringtones.
The Nokia 6288 would be available in cool-white and black colors and is expected to hit the shelves in the third quarter of 2006 at an estimated retail price of 325 euro.