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Nokia 6260 Slide

 Nokia 6260 Slide Discontinued
25th November 2008

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The Nokia 6260 Slide is one of the most important handsets launched by Nokia this year, but annoyingly it is one that is hampered by a completely unmemorable model number that has been used before.

The Nokia 6260 Slide features a 5 megapixel camera, a high-resolution 320 x 480 pixel (HVGA) display, HSDPA and HSUPA high-speed data, WiFi and GPS. What's unusual is that all of these features are running on a standard Series 40 device, rather than a high-end S60 smartphone which makes the 6260 Slide the most powerful Series 40 device ever made, and the first S40 handset from Nokia to have integrated GPS.

In other words, these are high-end features that you would usually find in an expensive N-Series handset, repackaged into a phone that has genuine mass-market appeal. It's not a particularly cheap phone with an estimated retail price of €299 before tax and subsidy, but then that is about half the price of the Nokia N96 but with most of the really useful features still included.

 Nokia 6260 Slide The Nokia 6260 Slide shares similar styling to the lower-specified and cheaper Nokia 6600 Slide - these confusing model numbers are NOT helpful - and it is a little better specified in most respects than the Nokia 6220 Classic and 6210 Navigator (although these are both smartphones where the 6260 is not).

A look at the 6260 Slide's spec sheet shows that it has a 2.4" 320 x 480 pixel display which is a much higher resolution that Nokia's standard 240 x 320 pixel offering. On the back is a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus, a dual LED flash and a Carl Zeiss lens. Inside is an integrated GPS receiver, and the 6260 Slide has Nokia Maps preinstalled.. however, because the 6260 isn't a smartphone you won't be able to upgrade to a different mapping application. Underneath, the 6260 Slide has high speed 3.5G downloads and uploads (using HSDPA and HSUPA), WiFi, UMTS 2100 MHz (other configurations may be available) and quad-band GSM support.

All the usual features are here too - Bluetooth, microSD expandable memory, an FM radio, a multimedia player, USB 2.0 connectivity, a web browser, email client and all the other features you would expect to find in a standard Nokia handset.

The maximum video capture quality is 427 x 320 pixels at 15 frames per second, which is not as good as Nokia's current S60 devices. Audio output is via a 2.5mm socket, so you will need an adapter if you want to use your favourite headphones. The handset is controlled by a "360 degree" navigation key on the front, which gives a degree of flexibility when using the 6260 Slide.

The Nokia 6260 Slide measures 99 by 47 by 15mm and weighs 114 grams. Maximum talktime on 3G quoted as 3 hours with up to 12 days standby time. There is 256MB of internal memory, expandable up to a maximum of 8GB using a microSD card.

Nokia have several handsets that compete with this - we mentioned the 6210 and 6220 which are similarly specified devices with the advantage that they are S60 smartphones. You can even buy the original Nokia N95 for about €300 which has a larger screen and dedicated media keys.

Nokia say that the 6260 Slide should be available during Q1 2009 in black and beige colour combinations.

 Original Nokia 6260 The Original Nokia 6260

Again, Nokia have re-used the model number from an earlier phone. After all, their numbering convention only allows for 8999 handsets, so they must be running out.

The original 6260 dates from 2004, and it was a Symbian smartphone in an unusual but attractive swivelling clamshell design that was aimed at business users. Due to its large size and slightly disappointing specifications, the original 6260 never really caught on.

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Nokia 6260 Slide at a glance


Q1 2008


GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 + UMTS 2100




480 x 320 pixels, 16m colours


5 megapixels


Medium slider
99 x 47 x 15mm / 114 grams



Memory card:









Yes (A-GPS)

Battery life:

4 hours talk / 12 days standby (GSM)
3 hours talk / 12 days standby (3G)


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