So it appears that - after a terribly long love affair with it - Nokia is finally starting to let go of the resistive touchscreen.
Case in point: Nokia C6-01 --
Nokia C6-01 is a small yet stylish smartphone that sports a 3.2-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with Nokia ClearBlack technology; providing improved outdoor visibility. This handset features the best of mobile entertainment and social networking -- all wrapped in an elegant stainless-steel-and-glass-clad enclosure.
Truly a capable multimedia device, Nokia C6-01 packs an 8 MegaPixel full focus camera with 2x digital zoom and dual led flash. This same camera also shoots high-definition 720p videos. As for mobile entertainment, the phone supports WebTV and Ovi Suite (for games and applications) and has a Music player and Stereo FM radio.
Like Nokia C7, the strongest points of Nokia C6-01 are its social networking and messaging capabilities. Just hook up to a Wifi or 3G network and you can already get live feeds from favorite social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter via Social client and access your email account (Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, Hotmail, Windows Live and Ovi Mail) straight from C6-01's homescreen.
Nokia C6-01 is built on a new version of Symbian, the world's most popular smartphone platform as yet. Symbian^3 strikes a balance of intuition and innovation offering a variety of features and improvements such as support for virtual multitasking, multiple homescreens and gesture-based interactions -- all while presenting a familiarity that means millions of people can pick up a Nokia smartphone and instantly know how to navigate and use it.
Here are the complete specifications Nokia C6-01:
Dimensions: 103.8 mm x 52.5 mm x 13.9 mm (L x W x H)
Weight: 131 g (including battery)
Display: 3.2 inch AMOLED, capacitive touch, polarized, widescreen (640x360 pixels)
Memory: Up to 340 MB internal user memory, support for up to 32 GB microSD memory card
Video capture: HD 720p
• WLAN IEEE802.11 b/g/n
• HSDPA cat 9 10.2 Mbps, HSUPA cat 5 2.0 Mbps
• Bluetooth 3.0
• Micro USB connector and charging
• 3.5 mm Nokia AV connector
Standby time: Up to 17 days (GSM), up to 15,5days (3G)
Talk time: Up to 11,5 h (GSM), up to 4,5 h (3G)
Music playback: Up to 50 h
Video playback: Up to 6 h
Video record: Up to 4 h
Nokia Standard Sales Package Includes
Nokia C6-01 handset
Nokia Battery BL-5CT, 1050 mAh
Nokia Compact Charger AC-15
Nokia Headset WH-102
Nokia 2 GB microSD card MU-37
Nokia Connectivity Cable CA-179
Nokia C6-01, slated for Q4 2010 release, comes in silver grey and black. Its estimated retail price is EUR 260, which excludes taxes and subsidies. No word on its availability and suggested retail price in the Philippines as yet.