We found the A-GPS system and Nokia Maps application worked very well in day-to-day use. It locked on to satellites and got our position reasonably quickly from switch-on – from under 30 seconds to a minute, though Nokia claims it could take from a few seconds to several minutes.
The A-GPS system uses an onboard GPS receiver and cellsite information to work out location quickly and accurately, and within the Maps application you can carry out local searches for places and services, or search by addresses or locations. Naturally, you can plan routes, look up directions and get mapping details and instructions onscreen.
The side-key is programmable, but runs Nokia Maps by default
Nokia boxes the 6220 classic with a 1GB MicroSD card containing mapping information for the UK and Ireland. It also has an optional voice navigation add-on, to provide standard turn-by-turn sat nav voice commands, with a 90-day trial included. In-car, the phone was loud, clear and quick enough with instructions, and you can change the onscreen view between various options, including 2D, 3D, night and day modes.
You can download additional maps, and add optional extras (for a license fee) such as live traffic information, city guides, pedestrian guides, and so on. If you’re looking up your position or maps outside of the countries loaded onto your phone, you can get maps automatically updated as you go along – although this will incur data charges, so could be an expensive option when roaming abroad.
Obviously, the 2.2in display isn’t going to match a 4in dedicated in-car Sat Nav screen for viewing and following directions, but as a piece of GPS kit in your mobile, it worked very well.
@Captain DaFt + others - Snooze Time
Okay, I know you were joking - but seriously, the point of snooze time is to snooze a bit more.
Some people wake up differently - some can jump straight out of bed, others, like myself, need 20mins of gently being re-introduced to the world ! Plus its not just the the wake up alarm - you can set reminders for things, and sometimes you'll be in the middle of something else, then for the buzzer to come back 5mins later is annoying, so you cancel the whole reminder and then forget about it - whereas setting somewhere up to 20, 30 mins later would be helpful.
And yes - after text, calling and phone book, alarm is the most important feature to me on a phone; anything else is an added bonus!
@Stuart - thanks for the info - does make me happy !
Just got one as well...
...and the only thing that annoys me is that the screen seems prone to scratching. I've had it a week and there are already a couple of irritating hairline screapes which it's picked up from sharing my pocket with some fluff.
Other than that, I'm with Stuart (above) - my last few phones have been SE and I've been more than delighted with them, but this little beauty is nice.
Nokia 6220 - THE business mobile
it's available with free delivery on the nokia UK website! http://shop.nokia.co.uk