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Nokia 6680 Review
Nokia's first bash at a 3G mobile phone wasn't too hot - the 6630 was ugly, riddled with bugs and lastly (as if that wasn't enough) it wasn't a 'true' 3G mobile. However, Nokia have been back to the drawing board and managed to come up with a good looking, capable and bug-free replacement - The 6680 !
From the outside, the 6680 is a square-jawed 'don't mess with me' looking handset that exudes a business like feel - Far from the 6630 which looked gimmicky and plain ugly - Have we mentioned that already ?
One thing that you can't help but notice when you pick up the 6680 is the forwards facing camera. This is for video calls and enables the person you're speaking to , to see you - So make sure you're lookin' good before trying it out !
The rear camera is a 1.3 megapixel affair - it takes great photos (as you would expect) and shoots video too. Images etc can be downloaded easily to your P.C via Bluetooth or USB and you can get pictures printed and sent to your door via Kodak...Cool ! Alternatively, and probably easier is the ability to print your own pictures instantly via XpressPrint which lets you print your images directly on any PictBridge-enabled printer...Even cooler !!
We mentioned before that the Nokia 6680 was more business like than the previous ugly 6630 and it does feature some office orientated tools. There’s QuickOffice to view Word, Excel and PowerPoint files and a comprehensive
suite of imaging and video editing applications - Which should be enough for most mortals.
Features first : What's it got?
1.3 Mega-pixel camera
3G video calling
High-speed connections with 3G and EDGE
Bluetooth wireless connectivity
Nokia XpressPrint printing solution including PictBridge direct printing
Music player with stereo audio
features - Anything missing?
Time : Up to 2.2-3.3 hours (WCDMA) - Up to 3-6 hours (GSM)
By Time : Up to 6-11 days
: Type: : Active matrix, 262,144-colour display (176 x 208 pixels)
||Data & Connectivity
:Bluetooth - UMTS - GPRS - USB - SyncML
||WCDMA 2100 with simultaneous voice and packet data (PS max speed UL/DL= 128/384kbps, CS max speed 64kpbs)
||10 Mb total memory /64 MB Reduced Size Dual Voltage (1.8/3V) MultiMediaCard (MMC) Included
||WAP 2.0 XHTML/HTML multimode browser
||Integrated 1.3 MP camera - zoom - Flash - Multishot - Secondary VGA for 3G calling
Polyphonic & MP3
- Built in Java
MIDP 2.0 / CLDC 1.1
Features : Integrated antenna,
camcorder,date & time display,
reminder list, Alarm, stopwatch,
countdown timer, currency
T9 predictive text, MMS
compatible, vibrate alert,
screensavers, 1000 entry
||A couple of goodies ..
contents include (UK SPEC)*
Nokia 6680 Handset
64MB MultiMediaCard (MMC) MU-1
Adapter for normal size MMC slots
Nokia Stereo Headset HDS-3
Nokia Battery BL-5C
Nokia Travel Charger ACP-12
Nokia Connectivity Cable (USB) DKU-2
CD-ROM containing software
*contents may vary
depending on network
and may be subject
The 6680 is straight forwards to use despite the complexity of the mobile itself. Obviously you won't be able to use all of the features without reffering to the manual.
Main features include - Call records - Phonebook - Applications - File manager - Messages - Browser - Calendar - Camera & Settings. From each of these you access the sub-menu system.
Five-way scroll key, two soft keys, application key, edit and clear keys, send
and end keys. Dedicated keys for voice dialing, commands, and Push to talk
+ Good looking 3G phone
+ Good features
+ Large display
Easy to use
- No FM radio
- Slightly heavy
Quite conclusive really - The 6680 is without a doubt one of the best, if not THE best 3G mobile phones on the market-to-date. Fairly easy to use and with an impressive array of features to entertain and business tools.
Value for Money -9/10
Overall -8/10 - 3G tastic !
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