Well it looks like UK 3G phone network Three has a hit handset on its hands – but ironically it is not one wearing the badge of its partners NEC or Motorola.
According to the Carphone Warehouse, which kind of has an exclusive on the phone, the Nokia 7600 has been disappearing out of its stores at the rate of 7-10,000 handsets a week.
TD regulars will know that the handset runs using the Three network, taking advantage of its ultra cheap voice calls. However it has only limited 3G features and for example can’t access Three’s premium video download/stream content such as MTV videos and Premiership footy goals. Also it doesn’t boast Three’s signature feature – person-to-person video calling.
One can only wonder how many more subscriptions Three would have sold had it took more stock of the 7600 from Nokia and promoted it as its key phone for early 2004.