Nokia 6600 Slide 3G mobile phone
Smooth with a capital 'smooth'
Review While Nokia continues to trundle out heavyweight smartphones like the N96 and N85, it’s also taking care of business down-market with models like the 6600 Slide.
Rather than majoring on top-of-the-line, do-it-all gadgetry, the 6600 Slide is a 3G-enabled slider that’s more likely to gladden potential buyers with its smooth looks and solid basics.
Nokia's 6600 Slide: smooth looks
It does have a decent enough spread of features, with a 3.2Mp camera on the back and all the multimedia functionality you’d hope for in a mid-range Nokia phone. However, it lacks high-speed HSDPA and Wi-Fi data connectivity, and uses Nokia’s regular Series 40 UI rather than the S60 smartphone platform that’s been trickling down from the N series into some of Nokia’s mid-range mobiles. You won’t find GPS here either, even though Nokia Maps software is pre-loaded.
The 6600 Slide’s eye-pleasing design has a finger-friendly sleek feel about it, thanks to a glossy black plastic casing with smoothly rounded edges. It’s a neat size too, measuring a compact 90 x 45 x 14mm, but is surprisingly substantial, weighing a hefty 110g. This is partly down to some solid steel and aluminium bodywork. It’s petite design means it’s not noticeably pocket-sagging, though, and balances comfortably when the slider's slipped open for action.
A pair of vertical buttons flank the navpad, the top halves triggering the soft menus, the bottoms forming the Call and End keys.
The 6600 Slide’s 2.2in, 320 x 240 display is what you'd expect to find on a mid-range handset, but looks decent enough, the 16m-colour screen zinging out bright and sharp from the black surround. Just above the display is the phone’s number two camera, a low res shooter for video calling.
They did the same thing with the Nokia 6650 - the new one is the 6650d but Google was useless when I last had to search for something on it as it kept referring to the older model.
Pain in the arse.
Wow - they have released yet another phone that it little or not idfferent to those released 2 years ago!
All the manufactures seem to have stalled - they haven't released anything new for at least 12 months.
Is it me or...
Doesn't the review read just like one for the Nokia 6500 Slide? From the review it sounds identicle apart from the looks and inclusion of Nokia Maps?
Have to say though it does look a lot sleeker than the 6500. BTW does it still scuff the keypad when you slide the screen up like the 6500 does?
World wide model number shortage
I had a Nokia 660 a few years ago. Why are Nokia confusing the world's finest search engines by reusing the same model number for something unrelated? Don't tNokia have any consultant search engine optimisers inhouse to advise them on how stupid this is?
Paris. Model. Number?
I have a 6600
Well, OK, it has been "handed down" to SWMBO ...and it looks nothing like this. Are Nokia running out of four figure numbers that they have to re-use models' designations?
For those that don't recall, the 6600 was one of the first S60 2nd edition models and became quite an icon in its time. Drippypedia link: