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The original 6260 was a flip and the first S60 phone that I ever owned. The new 6260 is a slider and an S40 device. Where did it all go wrong?

To be honest, the two phones have very little in common. The latest 6260 slide looks a lot like the 6220 Classic and 6210 Navigator, with one very noticeable missing piece of the puzzle: the Symbian OS. That’s a surprise considering the phone has some pretty power-packed features, like a 5 megapixel Carl Zeiss camera with dual LED flash/autofocus/15 fps VGA video, integrated GPS + A-GPS, WLAN, HSPA, 6 hours of battery life on GSM, TV-out, 8GB microSDHC support, and Bluetooth 2.1 + A2DP. Wow, that’s a mouthful.

There’s also onboard stereo speakers, an interesting addition considering the 6260 slide only has a lackluster 2.5mm audio jack. And the battery can support up to 30 hours of music listening. Seriously, if you’re going to go that far, why not just spend the extra 50 cents needed to pop in a 3.5mm port?

It also looks like the Navi-wheel has returned, only to be resurrected as the “360o Navi-key.”

Pricing: 299 euros ($384 USD) unsubsidized, putting it right smack in midrange territory.

The Nokia 6260 Slide will start shipping in the first quarter of 2009.

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The Nokia Phone Blog » Blog Archive » Nokia 6600i: Sleek S40 Slide Coming in Q3
5/22/2009
12:02 pm

[...] is the second S40 phone armed with a 5-megapixel camera (no Carl Zeiss, though). The first was the 6260 Slide, a phone that looks and feels strangely similar. And you might be better off with the 6260 Slide, [...]


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