With all the Nokia C7 looking like it is going to pack Symbian S^3 when introduced, and MeeGo on the horizon, the Nokia C6 looks like maybe it's something of a swan song for Symbian S60 around the Nokia's smartphones. The C6 can be a slider phone that looks, from your distance, like the N97, which was last year's top-of-the-range Nokia phone and turned into a bottom-of-the-pile disappointment. Up shut, however, the C6 looks and also feels much cheaper. The slider device is reassuringly solid and springy, nevertheless the case itself is dull and also plasticky.
We looked at the particular Nokia C5 recently, and this certainly features a step up in features to fit its higher-numbered name (we'll save the jokes regarding it being "one higher" for if the C11 comes out). The C6 can be a big improvement over previous mid-range part sliding phones from Nokia. The keyboard is quite good, the software is much easier to use and apart from the screen, build quality seems respectable. However, while it has produced progress, the phone still lags behind the competition often and there are few scenarios where we'd recommend it straight up.
The Nokia C6 is a touchscreen smartphone using a 3. 2-inch screen and slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard once and for all measure. Running on Symbian S60 6th Edition, it's packing 3G HSDPA and Wi-Fi for speedy access to the internet. It comes loaded with Nokia's now-standard Ovi characteristics, including Ovi Maps for navigation – which is along with the integrated A-GPS – and the Ovi store to get new apps, widgets, ringtones as well as other sundries.
On the back can be a 5MP camera featuring an DIRECTED flash, while the front comes with a small QVGA camera for video clip calls. The rear camera can furthermore take VGA videos at 30 fps. The Nokia C6 is taking aim on the mid-range smartphone market, coming that an RRP of £299. 99, but seemingly available from as low as £229. 00 on PAYG. About contract, the handset can be had at no cost from around £20 per calendar month.
This price range puts it inside the firing line of the HTC Wildfire, the particular Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Little Pro, Nokia's own X6 and also, probably its closest rival, the particular Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro. The nokia C6 comes in white or black. In the particular box, you get the phone and its particular battery, a micro-USB cable, 2GB Sdcard, mains charger (Nokia's ingenious sliding-pin one, which is perfect for traveling), and earphones together with microphone for hands-free talking.