Nokia intros the 6260 slide for "high speed sharing"
Nokia has introduced its latest slider phone and is emphasising how it’s “made for high speed sharing”.
Obviously, all mobile phones are made for sharing – funnily enough they were invented as a way to talk to people, before someone came along and thought that sending 160 character strings of text was a much better way of communicating, and then someone else decided to squeeze the whole of the Internet onto mobile phones and unleash the
horrors wonders of Facebook and MySpace onto unsuspecting commuters.
Anyway, you get the idea. Nokia’s 6260 slide is fitted with the latest HSDPA and HSUPA technology, meaning it should be a breeze to both upload and download photos and videos to and from the plethora of web services it’s now obligatory to use on the move.
Actually, hang on — don’t lots of handset manufacturers have high speed 3G built-in now? Well, yes they do. As well as five megapixel camera with Carl-Zeiss lens, GPS, mapping software, and music player.
I’m not trying to knock this phone — the 6260 slide doesn’t look at all bad — but it’s not doing anything revolutionary. It’s got a 360˚ navi-key which is supposed to offer a “great mobile Internet experience” but I guess, like most ways of interacting with a mobile phone, you’ll either like it or be irritated by it.
So, do you want the Nokia flavour? Nokia Maps, Ovi services, Series 40 software. If you do, then the 6260 slide, in black or silver, is coming in early 2009 for an estimated €299 (about £255), but of course there’ll be all the fun of subsidies and contracts to contend with before you get your hands on one.
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