The N81 will be exclusive to Vodafone and O2 after the remaining UK networks refused to stock the handset because it features the Nokia Music Store, which is competition for their own music download platforms.
The handset features a new 3D multimedia menu and a preview of Nokia’s new N-Gage service is included, which will feature demos of FIFA 07 and Asphalt 3
The N81 is expected to be priced at £324 and an 8 GB version will cost customers a whopping £394.
Nokia vice president of multimedia Jonas Geust said: “Today people want to be more in control of how and where they consume their digital entertainment. They want to discover new favourites and share them without being confined to one location – and it’s devices like the Nokia N81 that facilitate this.”