Unboxed – Nokia X6

Nokia isn't famed for its love of touchscreens. Its first touchy Series 60 phone, the 5800 XpressMusic, only arrived on October 2008, and even then it

Nokia isn't famed for its love of touchscreens. Its first touchy Series 60 phone, the 5800 XpressMusic, only arrived on October 2008, and even then it came with a stylus.

But the X6 – along with the Maemo N900 – show that the Finns are starting to take finger-friendly phones seriously. This flagship 'Comes with Music' phone is the Nokia's first with a capacitive touchscreen, and therefore warrants closer inspection.

As you can see above, the X6 is a little chubby compared to its competitors. But it does at least house 32GB storage, which should be enough for around 700 albums – a not inconceivable total, given that it also comes with a one year subscription for unlimited downloads.

As is now standard issue for Nokia gadgets, the X6 comes in a blue box, which contains your Comes with Music gubbins and some slightly cheap-feeling headphones.

This is no disaster – on the top of the phone is a 3.5mm headphone jack (along with a mini USB port), so you can plug in your choice of cans.

So, how is that touchscreen? It's a marked improvement on the resistive versions seen on stablemates like the N97, and generally very responsive. But Series 60 still lags behind its main rivals (Android and the iPhone) as a digit-friendly interface, and the X6's 3.2in screen feels a little cramped.

Nokia's Ovi Store has improved greatly since its buggy early days, but the shelves still aren't warping under the weight of must-have apps.

Round the back is a 5MP camera with autofocus and a dual LED flash – we've yet to try it out, but judging by Nokia's previous efforts it should be a capable alternative if you've left your compact at home.

Scroll down for more X6 pics – we'll bring you a full review very soon.