However, there is one major downside to the 6822 and that is the inclusion of a mere 3.5MB of memory. Considering that flash memory prices are at an all time low and with several other phones boasting 32, 64 or more of user accessible memory, this is something Nokia should look at correcting sooner rather than later. To add further insult to injury, the 6822 doesn’t have a memory card slot – come on Nokia, it’s the 21st century and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that 3.5MB is not enough for a mobile communications device.
This memory is also shared with your contacts, SMS messages, Java applications and so on, which means that every new addition to the 6822 eats away at an already tiny amount of memory. After having sent a few emails – which were left on the phone – taken two pictures with the camera and having copied my contacts across, I had just over 1MB left. This is because 1MB of the memory seems to be dedicated to Java applications, so you’re left with 2.5MB for everything else. But you could clear some of the memory by removing over 300KB of themes and a further 500KB of pre-installed pictures.
Using the 6822 as a phone is no different from most other Nokia handsets and the menu system is also pretty much identical. It doesn’t use the Series 60 OS though, so fans of the older Nokia menu system might find the 6822 easier to navigate. Unfortunately, the keypad has a rather annoying layout – although fairly typical of modern Nokia handsets – which has two light strips running down each side of the middle row of buttons. The problem with the light strips is that you can end up pressing them instead of the buttons at times, especially if you have long finger nails.