Nokia has launched a new 3G mobile phone that is supposedly a classically designed model tailored for business and entertainment.

The Nokia 6233 will be a sleek 110-gram model that offers a 2 megapixel camera, a 320 x 240 QVGA colour screen, digital music player and stereo speakers.

It will also featuring a stainless steel frame and an improved, intuitive menu structure.

Featuring quad-band connectivity it is expected to begin shipping in the 2nd quarter of 2006.

“Despite being one of our smallest WCDMA phones to date, the Nokia 6233 is no lightweight when it comes to performance”, says Kai Oistamo, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Mobile Phones, Nokia.

“The Nokia 6233 builds on the formula that made the Nokia 6230i so popular - a classically-designed, feature-rich device together with an intuitive, easy to use interface. As 3G gains even greater mass-market attraction, we are confident the Nokia 6233 will also be extremely popular with consumers”.

Nokia has also confirmed that the 6233 is compatible with the Nokia Mobile Holder CR-56, also announced today. Featuring an integrated antenna for enhanced reception, the Nokia Mobile Holder CR-56 supports connection to Nokia car kits and charges the phone's battery when placed in the holder.

The Nokia 6233 offers more than 4 hours of talk time on GSM networks (more than 3 hours of talk time via WCDMA) and more than 2 weeks of standby time.

Nokia has also produced an exclusive version for Vodafone titled the 6234