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Old 21-06-2010, 07:25 PM
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Moving from N97 to X6 - Any advice?

Well, that's a turn up for the books!!

Come tomorrow, I will be the owner of a shiny new unbranded X6 32GB "Comes With Music" device, courtesy of Nokia themselves! Recently, I put myself forward to be selected to take part in the Nokia Music Boot Camp and would you believe it, I got chosen!

So I get a brand new X6 32GB with 1 year's CWM service. The only catch is that for the first 30 days, twice a day, I have to post something on Facebook about some new music I've discovered or old music I've rediscovered using the CWM service! Being as I listen to shed loads of music everyday, and am a bit of a social networking whore, I guess I was the ideal candidate! LOL

ANYWAY!! One of the main reasons I signed up for this was to get a new handset. I have come so close over the last year to throwing my N97 at something hard and unforgiving. Never have I been so frustrated with a Nokia device. Yes, I had the lens/GPS issue. Yes, I got it replaced, only for the GPS to start failing again two months ago. Yes, I have to reboot and reset my device every couple of months because something goes squiffy or my RAM usage hits the point where things just grind to a halt. It's incredibly sad, especially for a hardcore Nokia fanboy like me.

To further drive the stake through my heart, my N97 was acquired on a 24 month contract, which I took out with 3 months remaining on my existing contract, meaning that, save for winning the lottery, I was lumbered with it till November 2011 :(

Or so I thought! On Wednesday, I got the email to tell me I had been selected as one of only 20 people around the world to participate in the Boot Camp and my X6 was posted today!

So, I am looking forward to having my faith in Nokia restored somewhat but wanted to hear first hand stories from my trusted colleagues here at AAS about their experiences with the X6 32GB, especially from those who've made the same transition.

Am I gonna lose a heap of functionality? Is the user experience better or worse? What things can't I do on the X6 that I could on the N97?

C'mon guys, hit me up with your experiences

Thanks in advance
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Old 22-06-2010, 06:20 AM
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Well done old son, for getting something for nothing out of Nokia!

For a comparisom of the 2 handsets, side by side, see here:-

http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3...&idPhone2=2922

There doesn't, at first glance, seem to be much difference between the 2 handsets.

According to the spec's the X6 doesn't have a physical keyboard, has a smaller screen, no card slot, no FM transmitter, no handwriting recognition, smaller battery and not forgetting... RAM is the same as the N97 you'll be pleased to hear.

Let us know how you get on.
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Old 22-06-2010, 10:55 AM
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Thanks for that!

As you say, the differences appear to be minimal. The lack of memory card slot is a shame as I have a 16GB in my N97 chock full of music, as well as using the most part of my 32GB Mass Memory for the same task. I can live without the keyboard, smaller screen, FM transmitter, handwriting recognition & smaller battery but the RAM issue did ring some alarm bells, especially after my awful experiences with my N97. However, I haven't heard anyone complaining about the RAM on the X6. Maybe it is utilised better, or the lack of RAM hungry apps helps. Maybe it's because the typical X6 user is not necessarily a power user like the owner of an N97 would be.

Either way, it's a free phone with a years supply of unlimited free music so I can't complain

I think my main concern is that the X6 won't be able to replace my N97 entirely, and my missus is after having it now that I have the X6! I keep telling her that her N95 is still an excellent device but she wants to play with a touch screen

And now that I have discovered SPB Mobile Shell, it makes the N97 somewhat bearable again.

Oh, and by the way, I'll be asking some questions of you Iron Ass regarding SPB mobile Shell I tried installing the HTC clock like yours and had no joy :(

So, hopefully the X6 will be waiting for me when I get home and I'll let you know how I think it compares

Thanks again.
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Old 22-06-2010, 02:16 PM
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X6 > N97.

The capacitive screen makes the N97's resistive feel totally lame.

And SPB Shell FTW for sure... even at double figures



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