Nokia World 2010: Hands-on with the Nokia C6 and C7

In addition to the high end N8 and E7 devices, Nokia announced a couple of mid-range Symbian^3 devices that I think may appeal to even more new smartphone users. The Nokia C7 and C6-01 are compact, full touchscreen devices that will be available later this year around the world.

Nokia C7

The Nokia C7 is another in the new Symbian^3 lineup that comes in a full touchscreen form factor. When I saw the C7 and C6-01 up on the wall with their home screens up I could have sworn they were Android devices by the look of the hardware and home screen. However, I think for the equivalent price consumers may find they get a better experience with these Symbian^3 devices rather than with a comparable Android device.

Key specifications of the Nokia C7 include the following:

  • Symbian^3 operating system
  • Penta-band WCDMA and Quad-band GSM
  • 3.5 inch 640×360 AMOLED capacitive display
  • 8 megapixel camera with HD video capture support
  • 802.11 b/g/n WiFi
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • FM radio
  • FM transmitter
  • A-GPS receiver
  • 8 GB internal user memory
  • microSD card slot
  • 1200 mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 4.62 x 2.24 x 0.41 inches and 4.58 ounces

The C7 is a fairly powerful mid-range device and the thinness of the device was very appealing to me. The estimated retail price is EUR 335.

Nokia C6-01

I am not really a big fan of Nokia’s naming scheme, but understand with the large number of devices they have it is almost a necessity to use this method. However, why in the world did they roll out a completely different device just a few weeks after another with the exact same name escapes me. The Nokia C6-01 is a Symbian^3 touchscreen display device compared to the Nokia C6-01 that is a Symbian^1 (5th Edition) device in a QWERTY slide form factor offering a lower cost alternative to the N97 mini. Did Nokia run out of numbers or something?

Key specifications of the Nokia C6-01 include the following:

  • Symbian^3 operating system
  • Penta-band WCDMA and Quad-band GSM
  • 3.2 inch 640×360 AMOLED capacitive display with ClearBlack technology
  • 8 megapixel camera with HD video capture support
  • 802.11 b/g/n WiFi
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • FM radio
  • A-GPS receiver
  • 340 MB internal user memory
  • microSD card slot
  • 1050 mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 4.09 x 2.07 x 0.55 inches and 4.62 ounces

As you can see the specifications for the C6-01 are quite good and the form factor is nice and compact. The CBD is excellent and I personally would buy the C6-01 over the C7 even if it is a bit thicker. The estimated retail price is EUR 260.

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6 Comments to Nokia World 2010: Hands-on with the Nokia C6 and C7

[...] and Type S40 phone and three new Symbian^3 phones were announced,  The new Symbian phones; the C6-01, C7 and E7, look very promising. All feature capacitive touchscreens and 256MB of RAM. They pretty much [...]

[...] Nokia World: Hands on with C6, C7 [...]

programmer1
September 22, 2010

The C6-01 seems to be a great bang for the buck device! [New reader here saying "hi" from Canada. Keep up the good work.]

Bob
September 30, 2010

Liked the C6-01 very much – its a great wholesome package in a neat design and good price too.

[...] had a chance to play with the Nokia C7 for a bit last fall at Nokia World and found it to be a very good device. It reminds me of the E71 [...]

[...] had a chance to play with the Nokia C7 for a bit last fall at Nokia World and found it to be a very good device. It reminds me of the E71 [...]

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