Feeds
70%
Nokia C6

Nokia C6 smartphone

Workshy workhorse?

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

One Day At A Time

The music player is easy to find your way round but the sound is distinctly bass-light using the supplied cheapy headphones, though you can easily upgrade them thanks to the 3.5mm headphone jack or Bluetooth and there's an equaliser to tweak the sound to suit your ears.

Nokia C6

Versatile, but not exactly nifty

There's an FM radio on board too as well as Shazam's music ID service and there's also access to the Ovi Music store along with Nokia's not-bad Comes With Music service, which offers a large range of downloads for a monthly fee. It will play MP3, WMA and AAC files.

Battery life is surprisingly weak on the C6, especially since Nokia has been notably strong in this area in the past. I barely managed a day of moderate to heavy use on it, which didn't really seem like enough.

Verdict

The Nokia C6 fits into the recent Nokia gameplan of offering strongly featured, reasonably priced workhorse phones. It's packing a decent range of smartphone features and has a good Qwerty keyboard, but social networking could have been better integrated. Camera and media playing facilities are okay too, but the Symbian OS tends to be irritatingly laggy and the Ovi Store is still a long way behind the Android Market or Apple’s App Store. ®

More Mobile Phone Reviews

Nokia
E5
RIM
BlackBerry
Curve 3G 9300
LG
Optimus
GT540
Motorola
Flipout

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

70%
Nokia C6

Nokia C6 smartphone

Versatile Symbian slider smartphone with a full Qwerty keypad.
Price: £255 RRP

More from The Register

next story
Nexus 7 fandroids tell of salty taste after sucking on Google's Lollipop
Web giant looking into why version 5.0 of Android is crippling older slabs
All aboard the Poo Bus! Ding ding, route Number Two departing
Only another three days of pooing and I can have a ride!
Heyyy! NICE e-bracelet you've got there ... SHAME if someone were to SUBPOENA it
Court pops open cans of worms and whup-ass in Fitbit case
Official: European members prefer to fondle Apple iPads
Only 7 of 50 parliamentarians plump for Samsung Galaxy S
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode
Frontier cops an epic kicking in its own forums ahead of December revival
The IT Crowd's internet in a box gets $240k of crowdcash for a cause
'Outernet' project proposes satellite-fuelled 'Lantern' WiFi library for remote areas
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
The Heartbleed Bug: how to protect your business with Symantec
What happens when the next Heartbleed (or worse) comes along, and what can you do to weather another chapter in an all-too-familiar string of debilitating attacks?
Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile
Data demand and the rise of virtualization is challenging IT teams to deliver storage performance, scalability and capacity that can keep up, while maximizing efficiency.