Nokia will soon release a N. American version of the Nokia X6 16GB, a high-end Symbian S60 model with a Touchscreen and a focus on music playback.
This is one of the first of the X series of consumer-oriented smartphones that is the replacement for the XpressMusic line. It debuted in Europe last year, but is only just now coming across the Atlantic.
The X6 is not going to be offered through a wireless carrier, but is instead being sold directly to the public as an “unlocked” device, which means that customers of GSM carriers like AT&T or T-Mobile
The price for the Nokia X6 16GB is $455. Because it is being sold unlocked, it won’t come with a carrier subsidy but also won’t require the user to sign up for an expensive service contract.
Pre-orders are being taken now on Nokia’s US website. This company says this smartphone will be available by the end of this month.
An Overview of the Nokia X6
Nokia says the X6 is “for people who love music, socializing and entertainment on the move.”
It will sports a 3.2-inch capacitive Touchscreen in a tablet design.
Like all Symbian S60 5th Edition models, the X6 will come with a full web browser (including Macromedia Flash Lite 3.0 support) and e-mail software, including Exchange synchronization.
The 5 megapixel camera is able to record images and video, then the user can edit the video, upload it, or play through the TV-out port.
Other features of the X6 include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a GPS receiver — this smartphone supports Nokia’s free turn-by-turn navigation service.
The American Edition
The N. American version will offer quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) and tri-band 3G (850/1900/2100 MHz) which should give it goof performance on AT&T, but no access to T-Mobile USA’s 3G network.
Unlike the European version, the U.S. one will not support Nokia’s Comes with Music (CwM) service. It will, of course, be bundled with music and video software.
At this point, the only version of the X6 being offered has 16 GB of internal storage capacity. In Europe, however, there is a 32 GB version.