T-Mobile Nokia N70 and ALK CoPilot Live 6 for Symbian Review

Was it really just last week that my review of ALK’s CoPilot Live 6 for Windows Mobile Smartphone was published? As I mentioned then, ALK has been supporting Windows Mobile for some time, but it wasn’t until February this year that the company announced the availability of CoPilot for Symbian Series 60.

T-Mobile has built a successful relationship with ALK, bundling its navigation kit with various Windows Mobile devices and now it has snapped up CoPilot Live 6 for Symbian to sell in a bundle with Nokia’s N70. That handset is available either in its standard guise, or, if you are particularly masochistic, in a World Cup themed version.

T-Mobile sent me the bundle and, because the N70 itself has not been reviewed at TrustedReviews before and ALK’s CoPilot is similar in terms of look and function on both Windows Mobile Smartphone and Symbian Series 60, I’m going to do a two in one review here, looking at both the handset and the CoPilot software.

I will, just to spare the feelings of any depressed footy fans, skirt around the World Cup issue and get that out of the way first. Suffice it to say that the World Cup N70 comes with the official FIFA 2006 World Cup football game from EA Sports and exclusive football themed icons, ringtones and wallpaper, that its sliver and black colour scheme is slightly different from the original N70’s and that if you must have that handset without the navigation software, it’ll set you back from free to £149.99, depending on contract.

While we are on pricing, the CoPilot software on its own with UK and Ireland maps costs £199.99, and it costs £100 more to add in European maps. The maximum you will pay for the N70 and CoPilot bundle is £299.99 depending on the tariff you choose.

The Nokia N70 is not a new handset but it has proved particularly popular. Lacking the chunkiness of the hard drive toting N91 or the multi-twisting capability of the N90, the N70 is a plain and simple candy bar phone.

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