Nokia has come with a bunch of surprises at the Nokia World Conference, the annual destination for people with passion for mobility, in Stuttgart, Germany last week.
One of the surprises was designed as an offshoot to the popular Xpressmusic series of phones and it is an entry-level phone set to be available to buy at around the £100 (€115 or $163). It’s a slider device with a 2.2-inch screen and reasonable musical credentials thanks to its FM radio and SHDC-compatible microSD slot, with official compatibility clocked up to 8GB. Features include a music player, Bluetooth 2.1, stereo speakers, a 3.2-megapixel camera with autofocus, voice commands, lighted effects, dedicated music keys, messaging, a speakerphone, and a personal organizer. Music transfer should be easy through a USB cable, the Ovi Player PC client, and Windows Media Player 11. It’s also the first Series 40 OS phone to be compatible with Nokia’s Ovi applications store. Its name is X3.
However, Nokia X3 didn’t come alone but with its sibling, X6. Having the same decent music credentials as X3, this device runs a Series 60, fifth-edition interface and is a full world phone with quad-band GSM and tri-band 3G support. Features include a 5-megapixel camera with a Carl Zeiss lens and dual-LED flash, voice commands, a full Web browser with Flash Lite, Bluetooth, a personal organizer, messaging, a speakerphone, TV-out capability, a video and image editor, Assisted GPS, and 32GB of internal memory. And its screen uses a widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio. Moreover, besides the music player, which should resemble that on the Nokia 5800, X6 comes with the Comes With Music service, which gives you unlimited access to the Nokia Music Store. Music playback time is rated at 35 hours.
“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” commented Jo Harlow, Vice President, Nokia.
You can get it in red or blue, unfortunately, the X6 will cost you four times as much as the X3 at an estimated £400 (€450 or $639).
Prices for both mobile phones are before taxes and subsidies, and both devices will ship during the fourth quarter of 2009.