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Nokia X6

Ian Delaney Published by Ian Delaney October 05, 2009

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Nokia X6

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Ian Delaney Published by Ian Delaney October 05, 2009

The new X6 puts a world of music at your fingertips with its slick 3.2-inch widescreen touch display. It uses the latest capacitive technology for smoother, gesture-based navigation of up to 20 icons on the homescreen – from Facebook contacts to Ovi Maps. 32GB of storage means you should never run out of room to store your favourite tracks, thousands of pin-sharp images from the X6’s 5MP autofocus camera, video clips (which you can edit on the handset) or work files. There’s one-poke access to Ovi, Windows Live!, Yahoo IM, YouTube and MySpace plus zippy web browsing – including Flash sites – on the intuitive browser. The X6 is a full-power gamer too, with Asphalt 4, DJ Mix Tour and Spore pre-loaded. Mobile workers can share documents on Ovi Files and combine multiple email accounts into one, easy to use inbox. The best news, though? The X6 is a marathon performer in the battery stakes, offering up to 35 hours of music playback from a single charge.

What we say

What they say

“The all-new X6 is certainly a stonking offering for music fans”

Linsey Fryatt, Stuff.tv

If you only do one thing

Dive into the millions of tracks in the Nokia Music Store – available at the prod of a finger and yours to keep forever. Browsing and downloading is incredibly easy, and Bluetooth stereo means you can enjoy unlimited music with no wires (or strings) attached.

Miscellany

Comes With Music is the closest thing yet to a ‘universal jukebox’ – a service that lets you request any song ever written.

  • The very earliest jukeboxes were coin-operated player pianos and phonographs but the concept did not really take off until the 1940s, when ‘juke joints’ in the Southern US installed boxes that allowed drinkers to choose music from a handful shellac 78rpm discs.
  • The arrival of smaller, tougher 45rpm and 33rpm records meant manufacturers like Wurlitzer and Rock-Ola (both named after their founders) could design jukeboxes that held around 200 songs, and played them to the accompaniment of bubbling water and a light show.
  • CD jukeboxes replaced vinyl machines in the 1990s, up the song list to 3000 tunes.
  • Today’s jukeboxes are internet-connected so that their selections can be updated instantly with the latest chart tunes – the best can theoretically access over two million songs.
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