Feeds

Nokia launches budget 'iPod killer' music phone

VoIP-friendly and smart clamshells too

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Nokia yesterday launched a trio of handsets, including its latest bid to win business from Apple's iPod and other music players with its a colourful music-friendly handset. It also took aim at the mid-range 3G arena with a clamshell-format 3G smart phone.

The Nokia 6290 runs Nokia's S60 user interface on top of the Symbian operating system to deliver the usual array of features you'd expect from a Nokia smart phone: personal information management, web browsing, email with PDF, Word, Excel and PowerPoint attachment viewing, and so on.

nokia 6086 VoIP-ready UMA camera phone nokia 6290 mid-range 3g smart phone
Nokia's 6086 (left) and 6290

The clamshell opens to reveal a 2.2in, 240 x 320, 16m-colour display and a basic camera for video calling. Round the back is two megapixel main camera with 4x digital zoom. Nokia claimed the handset delivers up to 3.5 hours' talk time and up to ten days' operation in stand-by mode.

Nokia also unveiled the 6086 camera phone, though its picture taking is limited to a VGA - 300,000-pixel - camera with 4x digital zoom. In its favour, the 6086 has a quad-band GSM radio and supports UMA - in other words, it has Wi-Fi on board so it's ready for network-sanctioned VoIP services.

Nokia claimed the 6086 will let you talk for up to five hours and run for ten days on stand-by.

nokia 2626 budget music phone

The Nokia 2626 is a budget music phone - it'll retail for a mere €75 ($99/£51) before network subsidies, Nokia said - that will ship in a variety of bright colours and has an on-board FM radio. The price suggests the spec will be basic, and indeed it is: dual-band GSM/GPRS and a 128 x 128, 65,536-colour display. The battery will provide up to three hours' talk time but a whopping 12 days on stand-by.

The 6290 and 6086 are due to ship in Q1 2007 for around €325 ($428/£220) and €200 ($263/£135), respectively. Nokia didn't say when the 2626 will ship. ®

Related reviews

Nokia N73 3G smart phone
Nokia N93 camcorder phone
Nokia E61 smart phone
Nokia E70 smart phone
Nokia N80 3G slider phone

New hybrid storage solutions

More from The Register

next story
Apple iPhone 6: Missing sapphire glass screen FAIL explained
They just cannae do it in time, says analyst
Half a BILLION in the making: Bungie's Destiny reviewed
It feels very familiar - but it's still good
Oh noes, fanbois! iPhone 6 Plus shipments 'DELAYED' in the UK
Is EMBIGGENED Apple mobile REALLY that popular?
Apple's big bang: iPhone 6, ANOTHER iPhone 6 Plus and WATCH OUT
Let's >sigh< see what Cupertino has been up to for the past year
Huawei ditches new Windows Phone mobe plans, blames poor sales
Giganto mobe firm slams door shut on Microsoft. OH DEAR
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Apple's SNEAKY plan: COPY ANDROID. Hello iPhone 6, Watch
Sizes, prices and all – but not for the wrist-o-puter
Get your Indian Landfill Android One handsets - they're only SIXTY QUID
Cheap and deafening mobes for the subcontinental masses
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.