In the final part of my review of the Nokia C6-01 (referred to as just C6, for brevity below!), I take a look at this diminutive Symbian^3 handset in the real world. From social networks and mapping, to getting around in the dark and finding a way through to Alex, how does the rest of the C6 cope when you stop looking at the basic phone functionality and push the device to work on a day to day basis? Lets find out.
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Music, podcasts, video, pictures... the Nokia C6-01 carries all the software to make it a pimped out portable media machine for the mid range market. But does it all hold together and make itself easy to use? In the third part of my review, it's time to look and listen to the Nokia C6 and what it can do. See also review parts 1 and 2.
Sum Link XXL is one of those games that happily sits on your phone, never drawing attention to itself, with no massive 3D graphics to act as a demo, nor catchy music or presentation to make it into a “cute” experience. But it will continue to sit on my phone and called up when I need a little hit of gaming – because Sum Link has a little sprinkle of the magic ingredient every game needs – addictiveness. Here's my review!
One of the most difficult things to judge about the C6-01 (and as in the previous part of this review, for now it's just referred “C6”) is how much of a difference the Symbian^3 version of the OS makes to the user experience, and specifically for someone coming to Symbian for the first time. In the second part of our review, the C6 software comes under the spotlight. Is it accessible to the new users, and how will they take to the new building blocks of a smartphone - the app store, browser and messaging clients?
Ah yes, Cricket. The gentle thud of willow on leather, the chink of the teacups and smell of freshly made buns. All of which is nothing whatsoever like Cricket T20 Fever HD, out (on sale) in the Nokia Ovi Store and reviewed here. It's fair to say that the title is a labour of love by the developers and also the best cricket game I've ever played on a handheld device. But that doesn't necessarily make it particularly good as a flagship title for Symbian phones, as you'll gather...
Of the four new Symbian devices, the Nokia C6-01 is likely to be the handset that sells in the greatest volume. This little smartphone packs almost as much power as its larger cousins, while delivering it in a much smarter (dare I say more feminine) style than the 'hard' look of the Nokia N8. And while the Symbian OS is largely identical to that in the other recently released handsets, the C6-01 has a different target audience for its software and hardware. So how does the hardware stand up in the first part of my Nokia C6-01 review.
I'm a sucker for webcams - being able to glimpse live views of far-flung places round the world while I'm seated comfortably in my armchair never fails to impress me - even if, in iSpyCams case, the images are small and phone-sized and despite the somewhat dated Java-driven interface. Available for purchase in the Ovi Store, here's my heavily illustrated review.
It promises a lot, but when it comes down to it, Rally Master Pro has some fundamental flaws that make this the rally driving game that doesn’t feel.... like a rally driving game. Yes, it looks nice, but the title of the game catches out the Trades Description Act the second you start playing. Ewan finds out, to his sadness, why.
One of the more interesting tweets, as the N8 launched, were from people looking for a Twitter client. Many of them skipped over the Social Network icon on the handset, and headed to the Ovi Store, where all they could find was Gravity. Cue lots of grumbling about the price from those used to the 59p fire-sales in other stores.
Tap2it doesn’t sound very descriptive in the Ovi Store, but once you install it and see the caption is “TapSearch” things become a little clearer. This is an alternative search engine that runs on your phone. It's fast, it delivers, but it does need a little bit of work before it can be recommended for everyone.