Monday, June 16, 2008

Wireless BatPhone available from Verizon

Hoping to cash in on the hype surrounding the July 18 release of “The Dark Knight” Batman movie, Verizon Wireless and Nokia have teamed up to distribute the Nokia 6205 Dark Knight edition, available exclusively online at

Clad in a "mysterious" black color and embellished with a Dark Knight emblem, the themed-edition flip phone comes pre-loaded with wallpapers, voice tones, animated screensavers, and a movie trailer.

Features include touch-sensitive external music keys for V CAST Music service; two-inch display that supports up to 262,000 colors; 1.3 megapixel camera with flash and 4x digital zoom; 58 MB internal memory (expandable up to an additional 4 GB with an optional microSD™ memory card); support for text, picture and video messaging; Get It Now®-capable for downloading games, ringtones, wallpapers and other mobile content; VZ Navigator(SM)-compatible for audible turn-by-turn directions and location information; Mobile Web for access to the latest news, sports, weather and more; Voice dialing and voice commands for touch-free phone operation; speakerphone; Bluetooth®.

The packaging features images from Gotham City. Customers will also find a Joker playing card with a code and a link to the website. On the website, customers can find out if they have won The Joker’s “bag of cash” containing $10,000, play games to win more Dark Knight-themed prizes, and download exclusive Dark Knight content from Verizon Wireless’ V CAST service.

The phone is available online for $69.99 after a $50 online instant rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Following the premiere release of The Dark Knight edition, the standard edition of the Nokia 6205 phone –- containing all of the same features and a metallic blue and silver color scheme -– will be available both online and at Verizon Wireless next month.

If you prefer a traditional red BatPhone with a flashing light, go to

This is a preview, not a review.

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