Nokia has launched the 6260 slide, a phone it says is "made for high speed sharing".

The sliding handset claims quick access to search engines and points of interest straight from the home screen and the new 360-degree navi-key that promises a "great mobile Internet experience".

Nokia says uploading images and videos to websites, blogs and social networks is quicker than ever with the device's HSDPA 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity with the web browser said to offer a simple, "instantly familiar" interface.

Another big selling point is the device's GPS capabilities, complete with Nokia Maps and AGPS. Nokia states the 6260 slide brings GPS into the Series 40 software platform for the first time.

The 6260 features a 5-megapixel Carl Zeiss camera with flash, with pics easily shared and uploaded to Nokia's Share on Ovi or other photo and video sharing websites.

The Nokia 6260 slide is due to ship at the beginning of 2009 for an estimated retail price of 299 euros.