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Review: Nokia 6126

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The 6126 is a bit of a stunner. Although most people would not consider it the sexiest phone on the market, it is still a stylish, well put-together handset.

However the looks aren't the most impressive part. The fact that Nokia has designed one phone that can work for novices and power users alike is a true feat. Series 40 version 3 is a big part of this equation, so this may be true of many phones Nokia launches in the future. But the features as well as the software contribute to this deadly combination. There is quite a bit packed into this slim clamshell.

The only warning is that all these features come at a price - don't leave town without your charger. You'll need to recharge every other night at the minimum.

For now, most Americans will also pay a premium price for the 6126 itself - no national carriers are selling the phone yet. Some regional carriers have the 6126 for sale, and many resellers are offering the 6131 - a version of the phone for Europe and Asia that adds an FM radio and IR to the already long list of features.

However the FCC has recently approved hearing aid compatible version of the 6126 and a variant called the 6133 that are clearly meant for the US. We suspect this signals that a major carrier will pick this phone up soon.

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