Nokia today continues to broaden its Symbian smartphone portfolio with the introduction of the Nokia Astound, available exclusively from T-Mobile USA beginning April 6.
The Nokia Astound's stainless-steel design features an 8-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash and 720p HD video capture, a 3.5-inch touch AMOLED display, free turn-by-turn navigation from Nokia and access to free and paid apps via Nokia's Ovi Store.
The phone has three fully customizable homescreens, giving quick access to email, and the ability to check the latest from Facebook and Twitter, or just surf the web. Entertainment features include pre-loaded games like Fruit Ninja and music with the Slacker Radio app.
Equipped with the latest commercial version of Ovi Maps, the Nokia Astound provides free voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation in almost 100 countries in 46 languages. The Nokia Astound comes pre-loaded with automotive grade maps for the entire U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. New features include improved search engines and WiFi positioning, a drive assistance mode for real-time traffic updates, maps of public transit lines, and the ability to check in to places and share great moments with friends on Facebook, Twitter and many local social networks.
The Nokia Astound will be available in the U.S. starting April 6 through T-Mobile retail stores and online at http://www.t-mobile.com for USD79.99 after a USD50 mail-in rebate card with a two-year service agreement and qualifying voice and data plan.
The Nokia Astound will also be offered at select third-party dealers, and at retailers including Costco, RadioShack, Sam's Club, Target Mobile locations and Walmart.