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LG Upgrades BL40, Nokia Reveals X6 Launch Date

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Looks like there is still time for manufacturers to drop a few more new handsets before Santa turns up on his sleigh...

LG and Nokia make the headlines today with the former looking to spruce up the BL40 with a new version and the latter finally revealing when we can get our eager hands on the X6.

LG first and it has announced the LG BL40 'Chocolate Christmas Edition' which means it comes in a round tin and makes you fat while watching the Doctor Who special gets a fresh lick of paint and an upgraded camera. The paintwork is a matter of personal taste, but the addition of gold accents simply makes it look like a giant After Eight to me while the boost from a five to eight megapixel camera will mean little if the image processing hasn't also been improved substantially.

Ed rather liked the original handset in our BL40 review, but I have to say its appalling UI means if Santa wants to drop one off to me this Christmas I'll be lighting the fire...

As for Nokia, it has announced 27 November will be the date the exciting X6 hits shop shelves. It will be exclusively available on Orange and available free from £35 a month, or free from £25 a month when you trade in an N-Series handset. Nokia will also sell it online sim-free for £449.

Excitingly, the X6 will be the first Nokia handset to feature a capacitive touchscreen (though still no multi-touch) and it brings with it a 3.2in display with 16:9 aspect ratio, 5MP camera with Carl Zeiss lens, 32GB of native memory and integration of the Ovi Store and Comes With Music.

In related news RIM has launched BlackBerry Sync 3.0 has which now supports syncing of folders and automatic photo optimisation to save space. As ever it will sync music with both Windows Media Player and iTunes. The latter never ceases to amaze me since Apple happily lets RIM do this, but stamps on Palm every time. All we are saying is give peace a chance...

Links:
LG BL40 Christmas Edition via unwired view
Nokia X6 product page
BlackBerry Media Sync

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