Nokia are bringing out a range of three phones from July with style in mind. The 6600 fold, 6600 slide and 3600 slide are high end handsets presumably to compete with the likes of LG and Apple for the hearts and minds of a market as interested in aesthetic and ergonomic design as it always was in features and functions.
The 6600s come with touchscreen capabilities but only the fold appears to be 3G and seems to suffer a 2.0-megapixel camera as a result, rather than the healthy 3.2-megapixels afforded to both of the other handsets.
All three come with QVGA displays capable of 16 million colours and while the 6600s have 18MB of memory – expandable to 22MB – the 3600 slide is set out as the audio specialist with up to 34MB and capable of playing MP3, AAC and WMA files.
The two slide phones also come with the Nokia Maps application pre-installed that can be enhanced by the optional Nokia Bluetooth GPS Module LD-4W to take your GPS mapping use outside of the car and onto the streets.
All three handsets look good – although I’m not a flip fan myself – and each presents a good case in features but high end phones, whether they like it or not, are in competition with the iPhone and other web browser devices.
Megapixels are still important to the public but the people who aspire to these devices are the younger generation and they want internet access for social networking. They want it fast and they want it usable and the 6600 fold is the only one of three that seems to offer that.
Of course Nokia does come with its loyal fans, of which I am one, and I hate to say it but aren’t we all just waiting for the Tube? Until then, I’ll stick with a Classic thanks.