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Nokia C6 Available from Fido

by Argam - on May 5th 2011 - No Comments

The Nokia C6 will soon be available from the Canadian Fido as it was promised last month. This is not the much desired Nokia C6-01 with its Symbian^3, of course, but the C6 is also quite a good smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard, which makes surfing the Internet and messaging a real pleasure.

The non-contract version of the Nokia C6 costs only $275. Those who don’t want to pay such an amount of money at once are able to sign a two-year contract pay $50 for the device. This option is no less attractive, especially for those who are not planning to switch to high-end smartphones such as the Nokia E7 for around two years.

Let’s have a look at the specs of the Nokia C6. It is a low-end smartphone, which features a 5 megapixel camera that can record VGA videos, a 3.2 inch touchscreen and a QWERTY keyboard. The connectivity includes Wi-Fi and 3G support. Another advantage of the device is the elegant design.

Most likely in a couple of weeks the device will also be available from Best Buy or Future Shop for something like $30.

If you are interested in the deal, you can head straight to the Fido website to order your Nokia C6.

Nokia C6 to be the greenest phone

by Argam - on Mar 2nd 2011 - No Comments

According to one of the latest surveys made by Good Guide, 26 of the top 30 greenest models are designed by Nokia. It could be predicted Nokia’s phones will be in leading positions in this term, but I guess no one has expected that about 90% percent of the list would be filled by Nokia.

The laboratory’s scientists have rated 576 phones depending on their health, environmental and social performance. And taking into account these aspects they give scores to the cell phones based on energy efficient chargers, environmentally-preferable materials, green production practices, recycling programs, and other factors.

It is important to mention the Nokia C6 is in the first position, so we can write down the greenest phone in the world is the C6. But the top ten list of the greenest phones is formed by other Nokia phones, below is the list:

  1. Nokia C6
  2. Nokia 6700
  3. Nokia E72
  4. Nokia E5
  5. Nokia X3
  6. Nokia 5530
  7. Nokia x3-02
  8. Nokia E73 Mode
  9. Nokia N8
  10. Nokia C3

On the contrary side is RIM and its 17 phones that finish the list as the lowest rated ones earning 3.3 scores.

Each of 26 Nokia’s phones score scoring 7.7 or 7.6 out of a possible 10 points. Samsung’s Blue Earth phone came in 27th, followed by Motorola’s Citrus and Ecomoto phones and by Palm’s Pixi Smartphone. For comparison, the Apple’s iPhone has earned 5.7 points and Apple earned this score because of its “ethical policies and performance.”

So before critics decide to predict Nokia’s death, I’ll recommend them to take into account this subjects too.

Nokia C6 for free via SaskTel

by GULLIVER - on Dec 16th 2010 - No Comments

The Nokia C6 was announced at Bell more than a year ago, now the smartphone is available via SaskTel. Like the first retailer it is being offered for free with 3 year contract, but its outright price is more expensive, $295, and it is more at $50 when you get a voice and data plan. And if you prefer to get voice plan only, the C6 would cost more at $330. Other pricing details are available at Sasktel website.

The Nokia C6 is equipped with a 3.2 inch touchscreen, 5MP camera, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0, GPS, HSPA connectivity, full QWERTY keyboard and runs S60 5th edition OS. So from the specs listed above you can guess that it’s not a Symbian handset, and maybe this fact is the most vulnerable feature of this smartphone.

But anyway if you decide to get it, 0$ is a quite affordable price for it.

Nokia C6 firmware for the 52xx phones

by GULLIVER - on Dec 7th 2010 - 1 Comment

The guys at PNHT forums have done a lot of work to port Nokia C6 firmware to the Nokia 52xx phones. If you think such deals are being made easily, I have to remind the Nokia 5230 runs 21.0.004 version, 5228, 5232 and 5233 run 21.1.102 version of firmware, and it’s time to improve these phones’ performance. Though the awaited update has finally come, but it is still the beta version meaning there would be a few bugs to be fixed in the future.

I am sure many people will be pleased how the firmware works on 52xx phones after watching the video below demonstrating how the Nokia 5230 is running C6 firmware.

Though Nokia can’t fight in high-end smartphone market against such manufacturers as Apple, RIM and others, but it still launches budget devices like the 5230 and 5250. This is why such firmware comes to low-end devices, and as they are the most usable handsets, Nokia cares about its users.

The Nokia C6 firmware is available at PNHT forums, but don’t be confused once you are there, as there would be several updates for different 52xx phones.

Nokia C6 via Verizon

by GULLIVER - on Nov 24th 2010 - 1 Comment

It’s already not a secret Nokia is the most popular company in the world. They always come with new models, and this time I want to introduce you one of the last smartphones of the manufacturer – the Nokia C6.

The phone is equipped with a sliding 3.2 inch touchscreen display with 16.7 million colors support, a 5MP camera, which offers some advanced photographic results with the Settings for scene, video light, white balance, color tone and others, 200MB internal memory and the microSD card slot can expand it.

From other features of the phone I can mention Bluetooth, USB and 3.5 mm AV connector, Social networking apps (Facebook, Hi5, MySpace), but this high-end  smartphone boasts Personal Information Management (PIM), Call management apps. The device also supports web browsing with touch control, and if you think this handset provides many entertainment features, that’s it; navigation details are developed by the integrated GPS. Music, games, FM radio are the various features.

The Nokia C6 sports BL-4J 1200 mAh Li-Ion battery, which can deliver up to 11 hours talk time and  400 hours in stand-by mode, The C6 is available in two colors – black and white.

The Nokia C6 specs list:

General Information
Brand Nokia
Model Nokia C6 Mobile Phone
Colours Available Black

White

Weight 150 g
Dimensions 113.4 x 53 x 16.8 mm
Display Features
Display Type Touchscreen
Size 3.2″
Memory
Memory Expansion Slot microSD card
Ringtones
Type of Ringtones mp3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Video ringtones
Connectivity & Internet Features
USB Yes
Bluetooth Yes
GPRS Yes
WLAN Yes
Features
Messaging sms, ems, mms, email
Games Yes
Camera Yes
Camera Resolution 5MP
Other supportive features mp3, FM radio, organiser, built-in hands free
Battery Information
Battery Type BL-4J 1200 mAh Li-Ion battery
Battery Life in Stand-by Mode GSM up to 400 h

WCDMA up to 400 h

Battery Life in Talk Time GSM up to 11 h

WCDMA up to 5 h

Nokia N8 vs N97 mini vs E52 vs C6 Speaker Test

by GULLIVER - on Nov 9th 2010 - 1 Comment

While opting for a mobile phone many users, especially audio nerds, pay a great attention to the sound quality of the device. Nokia sound appreciators can enjoy a video comparison of the four different smartphones showing the difference in speaker performance.

The video displayed by the user Ovijade compares the volume and quality of the speakers of the models Nokia N8, C6, N97 mini and E52. Actually you can watch everything on the video below.

Nokia C6 as N97’s successor

by GULLIVER - on Nov 1st 2010 - No Comments

The Nokia C6 is another mid-range smartphone, which is similar to the Nokia N97 mini in many ways as both of them run the same OS, have the same screen size and are powered by 434MHz processors. But these two phones are different in many aspects and C6 supports such features that the N97 mini doesn’t do, for example, larger footprints, Flash Lite 3.1, but it doesn’t have a Carl Zeiss optics for the camera.

Let’s see what differences and advantages Nokia C6 comes with.

Design

The Nokia C6’s screen isn’t tilt and is larger than N97′s, the front of the phone is glassy, but the back is made of smooth matte plastic. Though this is not a high-end smartphone and is designed for mass market, many users don’t expect that such a phone would have a plastic as its main component.

The C6 comes only in black or white versions, there is no other color of it. As it features a resistive display, you have to put a little pressure before it responses the command. The phone sports a 3.2 inch touchscreen with a resolution of 640×360 pixels and supporting 16 million colors. As the keyboard and the directional control panel pad expand the phone’s length, the Call, Menu and End keys are located far from the display.

On the top of the phone we have 3.5mm audio jack and micro-USB port, and on the bottom edge we can find 2mm charge connector which light up in a white glow when connected to a power source. On the right side are the volume buttons, keylock and camera shutter, and on the left side the phone has got microSD expansion card slot supporting up to 16GB memory card. At the back are the 5MP camera and on-board speakers completing the phone’s design.

Features

The Nokia C6 is based on S40 5th Edition platform, and one of the advantages of it is the ticker tape-style mini apps allowing users to jump to the needed program without trawl through several layers of the menu pages. Here is an uncomfortable thing with typing as you have to double –tap for command – the first tap is for selecting and the second for executing. This was done to maintain compatibility with existing S60 3.x applications.

As other mid-range smartphones of the manufacturer this one also comes with an array of connectivity options; front facing camera for video calling, WiFi, HSDPA, assisted GPS and Bluetooth stereo. In the features list of the phone you can also find a built-in accelerometer for automatic screen rotation, alarm snoozing and call silencing, or you can update your phone’s firmware over-the-air or via PC.

As I said, the C5 comes with a 5MP camera, which has a minimal focusing distance of 10cm and maximum aperture of F2.4 allowing  the owners to get HQ photos in close-up shots. The camera also can record VGA-resolution videos at 30fps with digital zoom abilities while capturing.

Hardware

The device is based on 434MHz processor and 128MB RAM. It runs multimedia related programs: opening the pictures or the videos in the gallery, the device tries to keep up.

There were also cases when we wanted to open some files simultaneously, so for that we had to wait a little. As for the audio quality we could hear the voice of the speaker clearly, without any noise.

The 1200mAh Lithium-ion battery provides up to 7 hours of talk time and 17 days on standby.

When having a fully charged battery users can use personal email, web browsing, Ovi Maps, they will also be able to make calls and send text messages for 2 days.

So we have seen the C6 has complete functions to make its owners happy, this is a good offer for Nokia fans. The other features are presented below:

DIMENSIONS 113x53x16.8mm
WEIGHT

150g

DISPLAY 3.2 inch TFT resistive touchscreen
INTERNAL MEMORY 240mb
3G HSDPA 3.6 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
USB microUSB v2.0
CAMERA 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
OS Symbian OS v9.4, Series 60 rel. 5
CPU ARM 11 434 MHz processor
RADIO Stereo FM radio with RDS
BATTERY Standard battery, Li-Ion 1200 mAh (BL-4J)

Symbian^4 is on front of Nokia’s plans

by GULLIVER - on Oct 27th 2010 - No Comments

Two days ago Nokia announced the company will focus on its Qt framework when developing Symbian and MeeGo. This is very important for those buyers who own Symbian^3 smartphones such as Nokia N8, C6 or E7.

Qt is an original framework and developing apps based on it can be easily used by the both operating systems. This means the improvement of Symbian and MeeGo OSs will rely on the framework, and Nokia brings Qt to the front of its plans. Can we also assume that Nokia doesn’t resume Symbian^4 development?

One of Qt framework’s advantages probably will be an ability to change the look of the operating system, in this case Nokia stated:

“One benefit of this simplified approach is that planned and future improvements in Symbian will be developed in Qt and will be compatible with the existing Symbian^3 platform release.  This means that Nokia’s continued commitment to develop the Symbian platform will benefit not only future users of Symbian-based products, but will result in updates and upgrades for existing Symbian^3 users.”

The Symbian^3 is not a good enough platform for such phone as Nokia N8, because its sports such features as high-end smartphones come with. But we will wait for Symbian^4 hoping it will bring better experience.

The Symbian^3 is not enough good platform for such phone as the Nokia N8, because its sports such features as high-end smartphones come with. But we will wait for Symbian^4 hoping it will bring better experience.

Nokia C6-01 promo video

by GULLIVER - on Sep 19th 2010 - No Comments

The Nokia C6 was announced at Nokia World 2010. This phone has been rumored so much that we decided to show its hands-on demo.

The full name of the device is C6-01 and it comes with a 3.2 inch AMOLED ClearBlack capacitive touchscreen, runs Symbian^3 OS, captures with an 8 Mp Full Focus camera, supports Bluetooth 3.0, and, in general, this smartphone is a powerfull combination of internet, social networking, video, photos, music, maps, etc.

In addition, this phone is the upgraded version of Nokia C6. Though there are many differences between these phones, the prices don’t differ much. C6-01 costs around 279EUR while the C6-00 – 220EUR.

Blue Tech Theme for Nokia S60v5 Gadgets

by GULLIVER - on Sep 1st 2010 - No Comments

This theme design may appeal the fans of high-tech and all things concerning the hi-tech. This newest option was created by the enthusiast named Bea and the name of the theme is Blue Tech. Plus it seems to me that you really need to like the blue color to agree for the installation of this new theme.

Blue Tech is suitable for phones based on Nokia S60v5 platform with touch screen and screen resolution of 360 × 640 pixels. By the way, some sports companies could take the idea of design. For some reason it seems that if you change the picture of the topic to the ball, the design will not be any worse, and actually it will even look very sporting.

In particular, this theme can be safely installed by the owners of Nokia 5530, Nokia 5230, Nokia 5233, Nokia C6, Nokia X6, Nokia N97, Nokia N97 Mini, as well as the Nokia 5800.