Nokia debuts X6 and X3 music phones

Nokia's X6 and X3 music phones offer new features in updated designs.

The X6 has a large touch screen. Nokia

Nokia announced two high-end music phones at the Nokia World Conference in Stuttgart, Germany. The Nokia X3 and X6 handsets build on the company's established Xpress Music line, but offer revamped designs and upgraded features. Both models support Nokia's Ovi service and access to Facebook.

With a trim design and a 3.2-inch touch screen, the Nokia X6 is a looker by all regards ( you can watch a video of it here ). You can get it in red or blue. Music, of course, is front and center on the handset. Besides the music player, which should resemble that on the Nokia 5800, it also supports Nokia's Comes with Music service and the Nokia Music Store. Music playback time is rated at 35 hours.

The X6 runs a Series 60, fifth-edition interface and is a full world phone with quad-band GSM and tri-band 3G support. Features include a 5-megapixel camera with a Carl Zeiss lens and dual-LED flash, voice commands, a full Web browser with Flash Lite, Bluetooth, a personal organizer, messaging, a speakerphone, TV-out capability, a video and image editor, Assisted GPS, and 32GB of internal memory. And from what we hear, it will have a capacitive touch-screen.

The X3 sports a slider design. Nokia

The X3 is a slider phone with a 2.2-inch display. It also comes in red or blue color schemes. Features include a music player, Bluetooth 2.1, stereo speakers, a microSD card slot, a 3.2-megapixel camera with autofocus, voice commands, lighted effects, dedicated music keys, messaging, a speakerphone, and a personal organizer. Music transfer should be easy through a USB cable, the Ovi Player PC client, and Windows Media Player 11. The X3 runs Series 40.

Both phones should ship in the fourth quarter of this year. The X3 will fetch 115 euros, or about $163 US, and the X6 is priced at 459 euros, or about $652. At Nokia World, the company also introduced the Nokia N97 Mini .

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