Nokia recently provided us with a couple of upcoming slider phones to play around with. Sadly they weren’t working samples, but we can venture an opinion or two about their design. We really do like the look of the 6280/6270. The phones are pretty similar – the key difference being that the 6280 is a 3G handset, while the 6270 is GPRS and has a polished metal finish as opposed to the black of 6260.
The 6280 is a pretty good size for a 3G phone, though it is still a little bit chunky, and feels simple to use with just five controls on its main facia. There are also large easy to press buttons underneath the slide – you’ll be able to text/email quickly on this phone. It works horizontally as a camera too taking two mega pixel images. Obviously we can’t say for certain how good the phone is in practice, but if it works in a similar way to Nokia’s current 3G handset the 6630, it should definitely appeal to those for whom the rather chunky hard disk endowed N91 is a bit too hefty.