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Nokia unveiled a new lineup of entertainment devices following in the tradition of the XpressMusic range. The new X-series brings all the high end multimedia features into a very stylish and modern design. This range will definitely meet the needs of the younger generation, especially with the music focus and social connectivity in mind. Is this the end of the XpressMusic?

Nokia X6

The X6 is Nokia’s first ever capacitive touch screen device, with a 3.2″ scratch resistant display matching that of the N97 mini. Capacitive touch screens allow users to control the device with very light contact of the skin, making it a lot more intuitive. Since the Apple iPhone I must admit I am a huge fan of capacitive touch and it is probably the only factor that is putting me off the new N900. There are a few downsides in that you cannot use a stylus or use the device when wearing gloves, however S60 5th Edition has been designed to be very finger friendly, and wearing gloves isn’t a major issue, even for where I live.

The X6 also features Nokia’s ‘Comes With Music’ service, which means you can download as many tracks as you like via the Nokia Music Store, absolutely free. The sleek design will appeal to the fashion savvy music lovers, and with an active standby screen allowing social widgets like Facebook, you can expect this device to cater for the social butterflies too.

At less than 14mm thick, the X6 manages to squeeze in 32GB of storage, and just in case that wasn’t enough, you can expand the memory via the microSD card slot to a staggering 64GB. What’s more is the device features all the latest specs including a 5MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics, a 3.5mm headphone jack with TV-Out support, A-GPS, FM Radio, Ovi Maps, Share Online, and offers 35 hours of music playback and 16 days of standby time.

The Nokia X6 has a justified estimated retail price of around €450 before taxes and subsidies.

Nokia X3

The new Nokia X3 also adds to Nokia’s X-series portfolio, and is designed for the music lovers. The X3 is the first S40 device to feature the Ovi Store and the sleek and compact slider comes with stereo speakers, a built-in FM radio, and a 3.2 megapixel camera.

With an estimated retail price of around €115 before taxes and subsidies, you can expect the X3 to do very well considering the current financial market. Both devices are due to be released later this year.

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