Jul 3, 2009

Nokia 6208c Touch

The 6208c is the first touchscreen phone with the operating system S40. It is to appear in China and, as Nokia, "in other selected markets" in the first half of 2009. The 6208c combines a numerical number pad with a touch screen. It is similar to the Sony Ericsson phones G700 and G900. With chunky dimensions of 110x49x14, 7 mm and the weight of 120 grams, but it is much bigger and heavier than its competitors from Sony Ericsson. What is striking is the holder for the stylus on the back of the phone. Its design was inspired by a bamboo pen, an important element of Chinese art and culture. The materials are high quality, so the back is made up partly of metal; the rest of the housing is made of plastic in a fine metal finish.

The technical data make it clear that this is a mid range phone, albeit with a technologically sound equipment. The touch screen is 2.4 inches tall and does not go beyond the standard resolution of 240x320 pixels (QVGA), but provides up to 16 million colors on the back dark. The camera snaps 3.2 megapixels and has an autofocus and a dual-LED flash. The internal 13-megabyte memory can be expanded up to 8 gigabytes with large microSD cards. The 6208c phone comes with the GSM frequencies 900/1800/1900 MHz.

Built for the Chinese market, Nokia 6208c is the third touchscreen manufactured by Nokia (after N97 and 5800 XpressMusic). Unlike the other two models, 6208c is not a smartphone (i.e., has no work to PDA) but has only a few variants of the S40 operating system, commonly used for mobile medium or low band. Nokia 6208c phone is a tri-band EDGE and GPRS support, USB connectivity, microSD and Bluetooth, touch screen and camera with 3.2 megapixels.