Nokia 6650 Review - Nokia 6650 Review

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The negatives mentioned on the previous page are doubly annoying because there is a lot about this handset to like. It has a relatively large front screen. At 1.3 inches and offering 128 x 160 pixels it makes a refreshing change from the letterbox style front screens found on the likes of Sony Ericsson’s Z750i.


And Nokia puts it to good use, allowing you to change profiles, use the music player, access the built-in camera, see a monthly calendar (not your own appointments) and use the timer and stopwatch without bothering to open the clam. All these facilities are accessed using a combination of three very responsive touch buttons beneath the screen and the left edge-mounted volume control.


The 6650 is 3G with HSDPA and supports connections up to 3.6Mbps. T-Mobile hardwires the right soft key to its Web’n’Walk service so you can get online pretty quickly. The main screen renders Web pages quite nicely and the browser’s ability to display a thumbnail of an entire page, while not exactly a novelty, is welcome as it makes it easy to move around large Web pages.


T-Mobile’s Mobile TV service is also pre-installed. This gives you access to Sky Mobile TV (for additional subscription) and T-Mobile’s Mobile TV which offers things like ITN news (again for additional subscriptions), and various other video playing options.


Despite the built in 3G you can’t make two-way video calls because there is no secondary camera for that purpose. Now, I know video calls aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I can’t see why the opportunity to make them isn’t offered here.


GPS is built in. There is no live point-to-point navigation software but Nokia Maps is pre-installed so you can have some fun with that.


The handset runs the third edition of Symbian’s S60 operating system and so is replete with higher end features. You can synchronise it with a desktop PC to carry your calendar around, for example. Nokia provides the USB cable you need to do this job but you will have to download PC Suite from Nokia’s website.