Nokia readies a new touchscreen phone for China

Shawn Farner - Jan 5, 2009
Nokia readies a new touchscreen phone for China

It looks like China will be getting a new phone from Nokia, and an interesting looking one, at that.  Upon first glance, you might notice that the Nokia 6208c has a strange removable contraption that snaps in around the camera lens.  What is that, you ask?  Well, that’s the stylus.

You see, the Nokia 6208c utilizes a touchscreen, much like Nokia’s recent N97 and 5800 XpressMusic phones.  However, the 6208c is not a smartphone like the other two devices – instead, the phone operates on a version of the S40 operating system, an OS usually found on low-end devices.  The phone is included with handwriting recognition software for the touchscreen that recognizes – you guessed it – Chinese characters.  The phone has a couple cool features, namely the ability to play MP3s, the inclusion of an FM radio tuner and a standard 3.5mm audio jack.

Will this phone ever see the light of day in the United States?  Probably not, but never say never.  The Nokia 6208c is expected to hit China sometime in the first half of this year.

[via Mobile Gazette]

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