All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

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Old 20-07-2010, 10:39 AM
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C6 appears on sale at Nokia UK store

Nokia's next Symbian^1 device, the C6 has appeared on sale at Nokia's UK store. The C6 is a touchscreen phone with side-sliding QWERTY keyboard, featuring the same homescreen widgets as seen on the N97 and N97 mini. It was announced back in April along with the C3 and E5. The emphasis of the April release was to 'democratise' the market by bringing unlocked handset prices down to a more affordable level. Therefore, we're a little surprised at the £289 price tag on the C6. Of course, prices on the Nokia UK store are typically higher than 'street' retail prices, but this is still different from the £230 price tag we expected.

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Old 20-07-2010, 11:22 AM
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Should be 199 to compete with Xperia X10 mini Pro.

A 5800 with slide out qwerty and 5 MP camera, plus home screen widgets.

In other words, an N97 mini in a cheaper case. N97 moni is available around 240.

I'm sure that the non Nokia resellers will do this for around 200.

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Old 20-07-2010, 11:56 AM
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It IS 230 on PAYG.

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Old 20-07-2010, 12:39 PM
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Yup, Nokia stores are always more expensive it seems.. not sure they can afford it the way Nokia is doing right now.

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Old 20-07-2010, 02:22 PM
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Would anyone advise a friend to buy this?

I really like my 5800 and the C6 looks very cool (like a 5800qwert-slider). The pricepoint is reasonable, maybe 240. But it's simply a year to late.

Could it be that this is the last leavings from Nokias old line-up?

I for sure hope that this is the last S^1 phone. If not, they will be maintainig 6 OSs for years! (S^1, S^3, S^4, MeeGo, Maemo and S40) [7 if you split S^1 into S60v3 and S60v5]. I think this is to much.

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Old 20-07-2010, 04:33 PM
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It IS 230 on PAYG.
Yes, but that doesn't count, because the phones you buy direct from Nokia are SIM free.

To even see it for 230 on PAYG is quite surprising. I would have expected a phone like the C6 on PAYG for something like 160-180, with the SIM free price to be 230-250 at most.

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Old 20-07-2010, 04:58 PM
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C6 is already sold in Singapore from mobile operator M1, and also without contract for S$499.

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Old 20-07-2010, 07:15 PM
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I can confirm that the C6-00 has appeared in the inventory system of a major US tech distributor.
Available in black or white with an ETA of August 2nd.

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hey steve is IM clients already available on ovi store?? i want to install it on my n97

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Old 20-07-2010, 10:38 PM
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Yup, Nokia stores are always more expensive it seems.. not sure they can afford it the way Nokia is doing right now.
Manufacturer stores are always expensive as hell.

Nobody knows why - maybe to keep their retailers happy...

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You can get this for about 190 in Malaysia or 220 at official Nokia store.

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Old 21-07-2010, 07:04 AM
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From the Nokia shop, the N97 Mini can be had for 10 more, but comes with a car holder & charger. So they really don't want to sell the C6, do they?

Going on SIM free prices, the C6 is pretty much the same price as the Xperia X10 Mini.

So the N97 Mini and the C6 are pretty much the same price, the same product, why bother having two slightly different versions of the same product? Actually, add in the N97 and they've got 3 products that are basically the same, minor point differences in spec and design.

Utter stupidity.

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From the Nokia shop, the N97 Mini can be had for 10 more, but comes with a car holder & charger. So they really don't want to sell the C6, do they?

Going on SIM free prices, the C6 is pretty much the same price as the Xperia X10 Mini.

So the N97 Mini and the C6 are pretty much the same price, the same product, why bother having two slightly different versions of the same product? Actually, add in the N97 and they've got 3 products that are basically the same, minor point differences in spec and design.

Utter stupidity.
The X10 mini has no qwerty, the X10 mini PRO does have slide out qwerty, I have picked up an Xperia X10 mini Pro - unlocked for 199.

I am certain that the C6 will not be at the quoted priced when it is widely available. It will be more like 179.

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Old 21-07-2010, 02:59 PM
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The X10 mini has no qwerty, the X10 mini PRO does have slide out qwerty, I have picked up an Xperia X10 mini Pro - unlocked for 199.

I am certain that the C6 will not be at the quoted priced when it is widely available. It will be more like 179.
If it does hit the high street at 179, then there's going to be virtually no reason to buy the N97 Mini unless you absolutely need the additional internal memory and TV-out - for most people, the C6 will probably look like a better bet (assuming they like the colour).
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C6

This is One of the Reasons why Nokia are getting pulled down in the mobile market,the C6 as a Plastic Body an paying over 200 for it seem a pretty High Price to pay, as the phones body gets marked an scratched easily so the Value of the C6 will trumble Quickly,o.k Nokia might think its o.k for the Younger Generation but,if Nokia could put better Quality Fascia on its Mobiles the phone would keep its Value,the N8 as a Metal Body that does not Scratch easily an this phone will keep it full value,Samsung put better Quality fascias on its Mobiles an Attracts the Public More than the Plastic ones Nokia uses,but just hope after the N8 we do get Metal Body Fascias on Current Mobiles from Nokia
 

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