tend to announce their handsets a long, long time in
advance. The Nokia 6600 was announced in June 2003,
so it's been five months since then and Nokia have wowed
us with their upcoming 7700
and 7600 models since then.
So the big question is, does the Nokia 6600 still look
as good now as it did when it was announced?
Well, first the hard facts. The Nokia
6600 is a wide, fairly heavy phone coming in at 109x58x24mm
and weighing 125 grams. However, it has a large 178x208
pixel colour in 65,000 colours screen plus an easy-to-use
The 6600 is tri-band with Bluetooth
and infra-red support, it supports Java applications
and can take an extra memory card for more storage.
to add to the built-in 6Mb The digital camera is
640x480 pixels with a two-times digital zoom. It features
a video recorder and RealOne software for streaming
audio and video playback.
supports email and MMS, comes with an XHTML browser
and runs WAP over GPRS for web browsing, plus there's
HSCSD support for corporate customers that use it (only
a small number of operators offer HSCSD, including Orange
in the UK). It has an inbuilt speaker phone and a range
of voice-activated functions too. The 6600 has a range
of Personal Information Management (PIM) functions too.
Talktime is a pretty short 2-4 hours
with up to 10 days standby.
So, what's the verdict? Well, actually
it appears that the Nokia 6600 is still a fine phone,
and although the size is a little unusual, it's still
a lot more conventional than many phones in the pipeline.
Indeed, for some reason the overall look reminds us
of Sophie Dahl.. slightly wide-bodied but very pretty!
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