Nokia budget mob packs surprises

You can’t have revolutions every day of the week – otherwise you end up with a nation of smokers, raw beef lovers and annoyingly good football players

You can’t have revolutions every day of the week – otherwise you end up with a nation of smokers, raw beef lovers and annoyingly good football players. Hence the 6125, a new and distinctly Everyman phone from the sober Finns at Nokia.

In the all-important cosmetics department, it’s certainly more Berkshire suburbs than Bastille spectacle: the plain silver clamshell look is reminiscent of a 2003 Moto, not a 2006 Nokia. Of course, like your mother always said, it’s what inside that counts. Luckily, this phone delivers the technology goods with the surprise inclusion of stereo Bluetooth music and Visual Radio.

Wirelessly listening to tunes on your mobile with a pair of Bluetooth headphones is a relatively new phenomenon – much like MPs appearing on Celeb Big Brother – so the 6125’s Bluetooth stereo music automatically puts it in the gadget elite. We recommend taking a peek at the deluge of new Bluetooth headphones in the past week (from Jabra and Bluetake to name two).

Visual Radio, as early adopting Nokia smartphone owners will attest, is also cool. In the UK, you currently need to be something of a Christian O’Connell fan – Virgin Radio is the only station transmitting the now-playing info, compos and news transmitted via GPRS to your phone’s screen.

The rest of the specs are commendable: a standard 1.3MP cam, WMA and MP4 player, FM radio, Flash web browser, flight mode – a rarity on cheapo phones - and MicroSD for storage.

You should be able to pick up the 6125 by early summer for around £150.