Nokia X6 Released



Nokia X6

Nokia World 09 started today at Stuttgart, Germany and while most of us were expecting more details about the recently revealed Nokia Booklet 3G and Nokia N900 mobile devices nobody didn’t expect the Finnish mobile giant to release another set of awesome mobile devices namely the X3 and X6 models.

Nokia X6 & X3 Press Release

The Comes With Music story continues with the Nokia X6

Pioneering new ways for the world to experience music, Nokia today announced the launch of the new Nokia X6. Capable of playing up to 35 hours of music, the Nokia X6 is a powerful entertainment device, combining 32GB of on-board memory with a slick 3.2″ finger touch interface.

The ultimate device for music lovers and social butterflies, the Nokia X6 has a 16:9 widescreen optimised for photos, videos and browsing. With direct access to Ovi Store, the Nokia X6 is a hive of activity that brings 20 friends and virtual communities, like Facebook, to your homescreen.

Jo Harlow, Vice President, Nokia, commented: “The Nokia X6 and Comes With Music is a powerful combination, enabling music fans to download all the music they could ever want – quickly, easily and for free. We’re giving people convenient access to and ownership of a vast music library and an exciting new touchscreen device to play their music on.”

The new Nokia X3 also joins Nokia’s music portfolio. The Nokia X3 is designed for music lovers and is the first Series 40 Ovi Store-enabled device. The Nokia X3 is a sleek and compact music device that comes with stereo speakers, built-in FM radio, and a 3.2 megapixel camera.

To make the most of the entertainment experience, Nokia introduced the Nokia Mini Speaker MD-9, a pocket-size speaker for big sound, and the Nokia Bluetooth Stereo Headset BH-505, an ergonomic and lightweight neckband headset for great music and call audio quality also in noisy environments.

The Nokia X6 has an estimated retail price of EUR 450, with the Nokia X3 retailing for an estimated EUR 115. Prices are before taxes and subsidies, and both devices will ship during the fourth quarter of 2009.

Product Photos:
Nokia X6

Nokia X6

Nokia X6

Nokia X3
Nokia X3

Nokia X3

Nokia X3

Nokia X6 Hands-on Video:

The Nokia X6 boasts a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen, 32GB internal storage, a 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, a dual LED flash, TV-out, 35 hour music playback and will sell for $652 US or 459 Euros. It also comes with Symbian S60 5.0 OS and A-GPS (Ovi Maps). Meanwhile, the Nokia X3 will have a 2.2-inch non-touchscreen, a slide-out keyboard, Series 40 OS, a 3.2 megapixel camera, built-in FM radio and will retail for about $163 US or roughly 115 Euros. Both handsets will start shipping in the 4th quarter of this year.

Based on the specifications, the Nokia X6 can be considered as a successor of the Nokia 5800, a music-oriented mobile phone. The Nokia X6 and X3 handsets are not only music-oriented phones but are also social-network friendly especially with Facebook. With its new feature called Lifecasting with Ovi, you can send messages, publish your location and status updates directly to Facebook from your Nokia X6 or X3 phone.

I totally love the design! Its very sleek and sexy. I also like the UI (user interface) design. How about you guys? What do you think about the Nokia X6 and X3 handsets? Would consider buying one for yourself? If you do, which one would you get?

[image & video source Nokia Conversations]


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6 Comments

  1. JP Habaradas

    September 6, 2009 at 4:55 PM

    @DiTesco – That’s quite a hard question to answer buddy. Hehe but what I can say is, it totally depends on the person’s preference, location and purpose of buying that phone. If you’d like to listen to your mp3s, then the X6 is more suited for you since its a music-oriented phone. If you’re in North America and you like to use different apps, then the iPhone 3GS is for you. If you’d like an all around mobile device that can do what the other two phones do but with less apps, then get the Nokia N97.

    Hope that answers your question. :D

  2. DiTesco

    September 6, 2009 at 4:53 PM

    Hi there. Just one question. In your opinion and considering that money is no object, which is better? The N97, iphone 3gs or X6..

  3. JP Habaradas

    September 3, 2009 at 11:15 AM

    @K – This phone was designed to be a music-oriented phone which is why you have those side buttons. The X6 is touchscreen while the X3 isn’t and that’s why the X3 is the one that has the trackpad.

    If I had to choose, I’d go for the silver/black/blue one coz blue is my favorite color but I won’t mind having the black/red one if someone would give it as a gift. Hehe

  4. K.noizki

    September 3, 2009 at 11:12 AM

    I find this new design for Nokia literally quite attractive except for the ugly side player button thus making it look well, “music player” rather than a phone. I guess that’s how they call it, X6. If it’s a touchscreen, that would be an ultimate gear.

    I hope Nokia drop the trackpad tho but I’ll probably get the red if I were to choose from those 2 colors.

  5. JP Habaradas

    September 2, 2009 at 10:45 PM

    @Jhay – That’s right. Nokia handsets are becoming more sexier and I say that its about time. They need to do that to be able to compete with Apple, BlackBerry, HTC and now the Palm.

    Aside from the Xperia X2, Sony Ericsson haven’t released any eye-catching or powerful handset in a long time.

  6. Jhay

    September 2, 2009 at 10:43 PM

    Classy and sexy designs indeed. Nokia is really gearing up for the Christmas season.

    Can’t wait to see what SonyEricsson will roll out in response. :D

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