The Sirocco Edition was a continuation of Nokia's high-end luxury 8800 mobile phone. This edition launched in 2006, a year after the original model, and with a similar price tag. The phone's technology remained essentially the same — 2G connectivity, a 208 x 208-pixel screen, and the Series 40 "dumb" operating system, rather than Nokia's Series 60 platform, which allowed users to install a variety of apps.
The camera was upgraded to two megapixels, and the battery capacity was boosted in an effort to overcome the original's notorious shortcoming in this area. The casing was stainless steel, coloured black rather than the original's fingerprint-attracting shiny finish, and featured a larger "thumb notch" to slide the case open. In another nod to better ergonomics, the keypad was redesigned with larger calling buttons and an improved cursor key.
The phone's most notable feature (apart from its eye-watering price tag) was a collection of exclusive ringtones composed by musician Brian Eno. They still sound remarkably melodious, especially the versions of Grand Vals by Francisco Tarrega, better known as the Nokia tune, the iconic ringtone that still graces Nokia devices today.