C6 appears on sale at Nokia UK store

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Nokia's latest Symbian^1 device, the C6 has appeared on sale at Nokia's UK store. The C6 is a touchscreen phone with side-sliding QWERTY keyboard, featuring the same homescreen widgets as seen on the N97 and N97 mini. It was announced back in April along with the C3 and E5. The emphasis of the April release was to 'democratise' the market by bringing unlocked handset prices down to a more affordable level. Therefore, we're a little surprised at the £289 price tag on the C6. Of course, prices on the Nokia UK store are typically higher than 'street' retail prices, but this is still different from the £230 price tag we expected.

The Nokia C6

Here at All About Symbian, we're expecting a C6 review unit very soon, and will be giving it an in-depth review in due course.


Key hardware features 

  • Nokia C6113.4 x 53 x 16.8 mm in dimensions (80 cc volume), 150g in weight; horizontal QWERTY slide form factor.  
  • 3.2 inch touchscreen; 640 x 360 pixels resolution
  • 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash.
  • Integrated A-GPS
  • 3.5 mm AV connector and stereo FM radio (with RDS)
  • BL-4J (1200mAh) Li-Ion battery - charging via 2 mm power port
  • Quad band GSM, triband WCDMA (900/1900/2100 MHz) and WiFi connectivity.
  • Up to 200MB of internal memory, 2GB microSD card included in the retail box (selected markets)
  • ARM 11 processor running at 434MHz (same as 5800 and 5230).
  • Initially available in two colours: Black and White
  • Mono speaker (the 5800 had big stereo speakers), mounted on the back of the device
  • Included in the box: Nokia C6-00, Nokia 2GB microSD Card (MU-37), Nokia Connectivity Cable (CA-101), Nokia Stereo Headset (WH-102), Nokia Compact Charger (AC-15), Nokia Battery (BL-4J), and User guide


Key software features

  • Runs Symbian^1 (also known as S60 5th Edition) 
  • Customisable homescreen with WRT-based widgets (as first seen on the Nokia N97). Also includes kinetic scrolling and other UI enhancements as first seen in N97 PR2.0 software.
  • Ships with Ovi Maps 3.4 (including free life time navigation and easy Facebook location sharing). 
  • Nokia Messaging for email (Yahoo Mail Gmail, Windows Live Hotmail, Ovi Mail) and IM clients for Yahoo Messenger, Google Talk, Windows Live Messenger and Ovi Chat available through the Ovi Store.
  • Will likely ship with Nokia Messaging for Social Networks (also known as Communities 2.0), which is currently being tested in Nokia Beta Labs. This aggregates messages from multiple social networks into a single application. 

    The phone will also include the current standalone Facebook client with homescreen integration.
  • Ovi Store for access to additional applications, games and content. Ovi Music Store for music downloads. 

Here is our original news post of the announcement of the Nokia C6 and our Nokia C6 feature, which compared the C6 to the 5800 and N97 mini.

David Gilson for All About Symbian, 20th July 2010.