Nokia C6 touchscreen QWERTY slider leaks

We made no bones about our general displeasure with the Nokia N97 and N97 mini QWERTY keyboards, the lack of tactile feedback of which (and general bumpy rubberiness) let to a sluggish typing experience, so we're hoping this leaked shot of the purported Nokia C6 turns out to be authentic.  Ostensibly a 5800 with a slide-out QWERTY, the keys look more in line with those of the N900.

Elsewhere the rumored specifications include 256MB of internal storage along with a microSD card slot, and of course we can glean 3G connectivity and a touchscreen from the image itself.  However there's no tilting display as on the N97/N97 mini, something which might disappoint some would-be buyers.

The C6 follows Nokia's new naming convention, officially announced with the launch of the Nokia C5 candybar.  The Cseries will be Nokia's core, entry-level range – as opposed to the social entertainment focused Xseries, business-centric Eseries and flagship Nseries – and according to the leak the C6 will arrive in Europe before the summer 2010.

[via XatakaMovil]