The wraps have just been taken off the Nokia X6 and Nokia X3, the first in a new series of music-oriented smartphones.
The X-Series will be the replacement for the current XpressMusic line.
It won’t be short on features: 3.2-inch display, 32 GB of built-in storage, and GPS receiver.
There is one thing it will lack though: a keyboard or numberpad. Instead, users will depend on the capacitive touchscreen.
Like all Symbian S60 5th Edition models, the X6 will come with a full web browser (including Macromedia Flash Lite 3.0 support) and email software.
It will be a ‘Comes With Music’ device, providing unlimited access to the Nokia Music Store for a limited time. Users will be able to listen to their songs with Bluetooth headsets, or connect regular ones through the 3.5 mm headset jack. And Nokia promises that this device will offer 35 hours of music playback or 4 hours of video playback.
The 5 megapixel camera will be able to record images and video, then the user will be able to edit the video, upload it, or play through the TV-out port.
This GSM phone will have HSDPA 3G and Wi-Fi.
The Nokia X6 is expected to ship in the fourth quarter of this year for EUR 460 before taxes and subsidies.
Like its big brother, this phone will support ‘Comes With Music’. Users will need to get a microSD card for storing their files, but the X3 will come with a set of dedicated music and volume keys.
The X3 will offer software for email and instant messaging, web-browsing, and navigation with Nokia Maps. If this isn’t enough, it will also be the first Symbian S40 device to offer direct access to Ovi Store.
In addition to its other features, it will have a 3.2 megapixel camera and support for video recording and editing.
The Nokia X3 will go on sale some time in the fourth quarter for just EUR 115 before taxes and subsidies.
‘Comes with Music’ and the U.S.
There’s no word on when either of these models will be available in the United States, but their release certainly won’t be hastened by the recent announcement from Nokia that the U.S. release of the ‘Comes with Music’ service has been pushed back, and won’t happen until next year.