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Nokia Announces More Affordable 16GB X6

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The X6 is the latest in a long, long list of Nokia phones which have been perfectly decent, but not remotely remarkable. In fairness it isn't alone, LG and Sony Ericsson can be tarred with the same brush - but at least Nokia has decided to do something about it: make the phone, err, cheaper...

The Finns have announced a 16GB version of the X6 which maintains all the plus points of its 32GB bigger brother - 3.2in display, 5MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics and dual LED flash, HSDPA, WiFi, aGPS, 3.5mm headphone jack and a microSD expansion slot - but fails to address the main problem: the aged Symbian S60 5th generation OS - that multi-touch overhaul can't come soon enough).

Less clear cut is Nokia's decision to omit its struggling Comes With Music service which could be seen as either a positive or a negative depending on your perspective. In addition the 16GB X6 will come with the new, free, turn-by-turn Ovi Maps and has EA's Spore, Asphalt4 and DJ Mix Tour by Gameloft pre-installed.

The reduced storage and omission of Comes With Music should see a substantial reduction to the 32GB X6's monstrous £449 sim free price tag, but Nokia has kept an exact figure quiet for now. That will be announced when the phone is launched sometime in Q1... should you really care?

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via Nokia Conversations Blog

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