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Hands on with just announced Nokia phones - Nokia 6086, 6300, 6290 and 2626

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The 6086 is the second phone which will supposedly be available in the US. In actuality, it is 6085 with UMA added – allowing flawless switching between GSM and WLAN networks. In the US, T-mobile is already offering the @home service, which allows consumers to use their UMA enabled phone to connect via Wi-Fi to a router at their home or T-Mobile hotspot. Then the regular Internet is used to deliver the digitized voice to a T-Mobile center, after which it continues it path to the other party via regular lines. The main benefit would be a lot cheaper phone calls when initiated over the UMA service. In case the user does not have a good reception at home, the @Home would be the perfect and easiest way to overcome this obstacle.  

The 6086 will be available in two versions – a black for Europe/Asia and a silver one for the US. The European version has rubberized texture on the keypad and around the screen, which believes us feels weird. The silver one is just normal plastic.

Hands on with just announced Nokia phones - Nokia 6086, 6300, 6290 and 2626
EU version - US version
Hands on with just announced Nokia phones - Nokia 6086, 6300, 6290 and 2626
EU version - US version
Hands on with just announced Nokia phones - Nokia 6086, 6300, 6290 and 2626

US version-EU version



The design is overall pleasing – brushed metal look of the top shelf with some mirrored accents.
For menu navigation there is a large, convenient to use 5-way navigation key. Below it is the keypad with raised, easy to fell keys. Since it is pretty much older 6085 with UMA, is still have a proprietary connector on the bottom and not mini-USB.

Hands on with just announced Nokia phones - Nokia 6086, 6300, 6290 and 2626
Hands on with just announced Nokia phones - Nokia 6086, 6300, 6290 and 2626
Hands on with just announced Nokia phones - Nokia 6086, 6300, 6290 and 2626
Hands on with just announced Nokia phones - Nokia 6086, 6300, 6290 and 2626
Hands on with just announced Nokia phones - Nokia 6086, 6300, 6290 and 2626
Hands on with just announced Nokia phones - Nokia 6086, 6300, 6290 and 2626
Hands on with just announced Nokia phones - Nokia 6086, 6300, 6290 and 2626
Hands on with just announced Nokia phones - Nokia 6086, 6300, 6290 and 2626
Hands on with just announced Nokia phones - Nokia 6086, 6300, 6290 and 2626
Hands on with just announced Nokia phones - Nokia 6086, 6300, 6290 and 2626
Hands on with just announced Nokia phones - Nokia 6086, 6300, 6290 and 2626
Hands on with just announced Nokia phones - Nokia 6086, 6300, 6290 and 2626

The device could be either considered a higher member of the entry level segment, or a very low, mid-range phone. On one hand it only has STN display and VGA camera, but on the other it is quad-band with EDGE, Bluetooth with stereo streaming plus a microSD slot. No matter which segment it is a part of, obviously it will be marketed to budget cautious consumers, who have desire to try the new UMA service, but only if the price is very low. For all the rest who mainly should be the early adopters, more advanced devices should be offered.

Hands on with just announced Nokia phones - Nokia 6086, 6300, 6290 and 2626
Hands on with just announced Nokia phones - Nokia 6086, 6300, 6290 and 2626
Hands on with just announced Nokia phones - Nokia 6086, 6300, 6290 and 2626
Nokia 6086 US Version - Nokia 6300 - Nokia 6290

The Nokia 6086 is expected to start shipping in Q1 of 2007.

Nokia 6086 complete specifications

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