Nokia’s 6680 imaging smartphone, its first to boast two cameras and offer person to person video calling, has started shipping in Europe. The 3G handset has been designed primarily as an imaging phone, which basically means it’s got 2 cameras (VGA on the front 1.3 megapixels to the rear), a flash and a high res 262K colour screen. It also supports PictBridge for easy photo printing as well as Bluetooth. Besides all the usual 3G network services – video calling, music downloads, live streaming and all that kind of thing – the phone also has the distinction of running the Symbian Series 60 OS so it’s a smartphone as well.
This means you’ll be able to access your emails and all manner of other PIM facilities such as Calendar and Contacts, as well as get to work on some text files and documents. Phones of this ilk often lack a decent printing facility, but spurred on by the need to provide photo printing services, Nokia has extended the application to work for data as well, making it a bit smarter than the average smartphone. We expect O2 to get it first in the UK.