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Nokia World 2009 Live Report

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Nokia N97 mini

Nokia World 2009 Live Report
Nokia World 2009 Live Report
Nokia World 2009 Live Report
Nokia World 2009 Live Report
We have been hearing a lot about that “mini” version of the Nokia N97 and finally – here it is! In a dramatic-looking video presentation, the leading manufacturer has announced the N97 mini. The S60 smartphone has a smaller touch-sensitive screen – 3.2-inch as compared to the 3.5-inch one of the N97. Of course, this has allowed the designers to keep the device’s overall size a bit more compact and thus it has gotten the name “mini”.

What other changes are there to be found regarding the phone’s design? Unfortunately, the answer is not much… Sliding the QWERTY keyboard out will still make the screen tilt, but we found the D-pad of the N97’s keyboard to be missing here. Other than that, the manufacturer has incorporated some stainless steel elements on the body.

Except for flick scrolling, the Nokia N97 mini doesn’t feature other interface changes. However, it will come with Lifecasting with Ovi, which will allow the user to publish status and location updates in Facebook directly through the homescreen. These software enhancements, as well as a number of new widgets will be available for the N97 as well, via software update this October.

Nokia N97 mini Specifications

Nokia N97 mini next to Nokia N97
Nokia N97 mini next to Nokia N97
Nokia N97 mini next to Nokia N97

Nokia N97 mini next to Nokia N97

It seems Nokia is no longer into long names (just as we are) and thus it has finally dropped the XpressMusic label in favor of the new Xseries. So, what this means is that the future music-oriented phones of the company will come under this branding. Today, we got to see the first two Xseries handsets, the touchscreen candybar X6 and the slider X3.

Nokia X6

Equipped with a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen, the Nokia X6 is certainly the more interesting of the two. At first, we’ve got to admit that it catches the eye with its straight lines, but after spending a few minutes with it we found its build quality to be subpar and we really find this quite unpleasant, especially having in mind its rather high price.

Nokia World 2009 Live Report
Nokia World 2009 Live Report
Nokia World 2009 Live Report
Nokia World 2009 Live Report

When it comes to specifications, the X6 is heavily-armed and ready for battle with the competition, offering a 32GB of internal memory, 5MP Carl Zeiss camera with a dual LED flash, A-GPS, 3.5mm jack, TV-out and a battery that should guarantee 35 hours of continuous playback. The screen is also optimized for a great multimedia experience with its 16:9 widescreen format.

In terms of software coming on board, the X6 will introduce the Playlist DJ app that is able to quickly create a playlist for you, depending on your mood. Otherwise, the version of the operating system is the same as the one found in the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic that we have thoroughly reviewed.

Keep in mind the X6 will be a “Comes With Music”-only device, meaning you won’t be able to get it without the service. Comes With Music allows you to download as many songs as you like from the Nokia Music Store for either 12 or 18 months, depending on the package you buy.

Nokia X6 Specifications

Nokia World 2009 Live Report
Nokia World 2009 Live Report
Nokia World 2009 Live Report
Nokia World 2009 Live Report

Nokia X3
Nokia World 2009 Live Report
Nokia World 2009 Live Report

A glimpse at the Nokia X3 is enough to notice that it is successor of the XpressMusic phones. Either in black/red or black/white blue, it looks as “aggressive” and youthful as the previous models. We like its size and weight but although parts of it are made out of metal, it still has that rather cheap feel (which isn’t that strange for an affordable model). The music shortcuts on the front are handy, although a bit hard to press. However, we’d definitely like to swap them for a bigger screen, as the 2.2-inch QVGA unit here is definitely not impressive these days.

Unlike the X6, the Nokia X3 is not a smartphone, but uses Nokia’s Series 40 interface. It is the first such phone to take advantage of the Ovi Store, which offers multimedia content and applications. There aren’t many bells and whistles but features worth mentioning are the stereo speakers and the built-in radio antenna, which allows for listening to radio without plugging a headset in.

Nokia X3 Specification

Nokia World 2009 Live Report
Nokia World 2009 Live Report
Nokia World 2009 Live Report
Nokia World 2009 Live Report


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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43

1. pureland (Posts: 4; Member since: 30 Jul 2009)

The booklet looks wonderful. Great design! I also find the protruded buttons of the keyboard cool. I guess they will be very comfy to use.

posted on 02 Sep 2009, 12:22

2. dorky24 (Posts: 23; Member since: 22 Apr 2009)

Hopefully the n900 will be able to go on hulu. if it can, totally awesome!!!

posted on 03 Sep 2009, 00:13

3. behold--me (Posts: 650; Member since: 22 Jun 2009)

omg. the x6 is THE SHIT!!!!!!!!

posted on 04 Sep 2009, 18:42

6. vulgar (Posts: 10; Member since: 04 Sep 2009)

that phone looks amazing.. why cant verizon ever get a good nokia phone like these ones.. very depressing.

posted on 03 Sep 2009, 01:57

4. tausuddin (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Jun 2009)

i want the n900 now i think its awesome even though i am a iphone user

posted on 03 Sep 2009, 09:07

5. sonisoe (Posts: 434; Member since: 06 May 2009)

am a sony ericsson fan and i'm very sad theyve been in a slump... i mean se excited us with the excellent camera capability and the walkman, to some extent track id.... but seeing nokia with such ferocious intent to stand its ground as the king of mobile, i feel even sadder.... here's the thing, generally nokia's got very good camera with the carl-zeiss lense and other functions whatever, great mp3 player, 16-million color display, looks like now great video player, integrated social-networking, much improved touch-screen (may not be iphone like, but seems v.good) and true full web-experience (see the facebook demo, it's not a "mobilephone" app, it appears the way it appears on your computer), but the grand daddy of it all is nokia messaging with black-berry like push capability.... so far manufacturers can easily do one better than the other in those things like camera, audio player, video, screen-display etc, but none of them have been able to deliver bb true push... but now nokia can (at least a bit later when its out of beta)... in fact, to be honest without true-push, bb will be the first victim to see their demise...as bb is arguably the worst mobile phone, i mean the interface (the icons, font type, etc etc) is just plain bad, the design well is too "corporate" if not bad as well......so honestly, all these features packed in the always aspiring design, is there a better phone than Nokia....

posted on 07 Oct 2009, 06:04

10. gawakita (Posts: 2; Member since: 07 Oct 2009)

you are right Nokia is a reliable phone & most durable. I tried Samsung G600, SE 850 but I regret it because quality is not on par with Nokia. My Nokia 5200 stand the test of time. So Nokia X6 will be mine. Thanks

posted on 05 Sep 2009, 17:45

7. Gsmalltheway (Posts: 200; Member since: 15 Aug 2009)

Nokia PLEASE dont let Tmobile cripple this phone. Do as apple and not let the carrier kill the phone!!!

posted on 05 Sep 2009, 17:55

8. tdanner88 (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Mar 2009)

did any body catch the contacts part? notice how theres 5? maybe we got it comin to tmobile! and i got less than a year left in my contract, wooooooooooooooo!

posted on 08 Sep 2009, 15:06

9. Gsmalltheway (Posts: 200; Member since: 15 Aug 2009)

It is going to Tmobile usa, it has 1700 3g and it already confirmed by Tmobile, I have a friend high up in Tmobile.......

posted on 07 Oct 2009, 06:05

11. gawakita (Posts: 2; Member since: 07 Oct 2009)

Nokia X6 be here in Canada okay?

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