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Nokia Unveils Budget 3G, Five Megapixel Slider

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Nokia Unveils Budget 3G, Five Megapixel Slider

While today's launch of the Samsung i8910 has meant there's a new spec leader on the market, those of you with smaller budgets will be amazed at the features Nokia has managed to squeeze into its latest budget handset.

The '6600i slide' will launch in the third quarter this year and comes with a sim-free price of just $272 (a mere £175 even with our lousy exchange rate) yet it packs in hardware that would have been cutting edge only 12 months ago.

Key most in this assessment is the inclusion of not just HSDPA data connectivity but also a five megapixel autofocus camera with dual LED flash and a hidden external touchscreen which allows users to silence alarms or reject calls without opening the handset. Furthermore, both black and silver editions of the 6600i are finished in brushed metal, they will come loaded with Nokia's Ovi Store and support for 16GB compatible microSD cards with a 1GBer bundled in the box.

The backbone of the 6600i is a Series 40 OS, which means it should be solid as a rock. So, while everyone crows about impending high end handsets like the aforementioned i8910, Palm Pre or whatever Apple has cooked up for the next generation iPhone, this could well prove one of the smartest buys you could make.

Link:

Nokia 6600i Announcement

Andy Vandervell

May 20, 2009, 6:29 pm

Hmm, looks pretty funky that.

lifethroughalens

May 20, 2009, 7:04 pm

I wonder why s40 and not s60? If only to differentiate this phone from the more expensive s60 handsets then that's pretty daft with the great spec's it has.

Kanu

May 20, 2009, 8:04 pm

S40 phone cant run the same types applications that S60 phones can. So this phone is targeted basically to undercut the Iphone market - non techie buyers who want something sleek and wont be running any heavy duty apps. So no S60 operating system and no S60 price.





Also the review refers to a "hidden tocuhscreen", but does not explain. Are they sure that the call rejection and alarm handling isnt just done with those white soft buttons above the call and end buttons?

Luan Bach

May 20, 2009, 8:06 pm

S40 isn't Symbian, it's NOS.

Ash

May 20, 2009, 8:57 pm

S40 is not a Symbian OS, but Nokia's propritory closed OS

lifethroughalens

May 20, 2009, 9:22 pm

"S40 is not a Symbian OS, but Nokia's propritory closed OS"





Yes, that's right Nokia bought the remaining shares from the UK company last year. But it's not a closed proprietary OS - it's an open OS available on many different hardware platforms....is it not?

Gordon394

May 20, 2009, 9:48 pm

@all - fair play, yes. Though Nokia opened up Symbian last year it technically isn't yet referring to S40 or S60 in that way. I'll drop the reference.

Vaibhav

September 30, 2009, 6:55 pm

Hey.. I wanted to see some sample pics from this phone.. Also im confused as to buy a 6600i slide or 6700 classic since both of them have the almost the same price tag.. It would be great if gordon or sandra could upload some pics taken from this phone..6600 i slide looks awesome to me..

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