Nokia Maps 2.0: A Good First Impression
The 6210 Navigator runs Symbian S60. It’s a slider, without touchscreen, that can still boast impressive features. The 6210 gets a HSDPA (3G+) connexion, a micro SD slot (with a 1 GB SD Card containing the maps), but also a 3.2 Megapixel camera, an FM Tuner and an MP3 player. What really distinguishes this 6210 from any other phone of the brand is the fact that it integrates then new Nokia Maps 2.0.
After a quick tryout, we can already say that the new software is quite impressive, especially the pedestrian navigation system, based on technologies from Navteq. It includes many options (POI, information sharing with the Nokia Community, like the TomTom’s Map Share).
The other good news is the price. The 6210 Navigator will be available in Q3, for about €300.
The Nokia 6220 isn’t an upgrade of the model presented above. Also coming with Nokia Maps 2.0, it’s more multimedia oriented.
An impressive level of features
After looking at its technical specifications, we can assume that Q3 2008 will see the launch of one of the mobile phones of the year, one reason being its performance-price ration. For about €325, the owner of the 6220 will be able to profit from HSDPA, A-GPS, a 5 Megapixel sensor and a platform optimized for proprietary services like OVI or Flickr for images that are geo-tagged.
Also add internet features, mail and an FM Tuner with RDS and 8 GB of Flash Memory. Only slider lovers will regret the switch from the 6210 form factor to a simpler design. The next step is now to confirm all those good feelings with a review from our labs.