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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Nokia 6682 Series S60 Smartphone!

I've been using the Nokia 6682 (The US version of the Nokia 6681) for a couple of weeks now, and here's my impression of the Smartphone:
  • Stable - never ever hung on me before. Memory management is a little odd to me. Symbian S60 OS would close applications if the device is lacking memory. I think this is a good thing, but it does it automatically and I think if the device were to prompt you before closing an application, it would be better.
  • Expansion slot - It takes Reduced MMC (RS-MMC) card. Wish Nokia would follow the industry and stick to Mini-SD or SD slots.
  • Cost - its an expensive device. The newer Windows Moble Smartphones can be purchased for a better price than the 6682.
  • Network - its got an excellent RF reception. It also supports EDGE, which is widely available. It, however, does not have 3G. That belongs to its sibling, the Nokia 6680 and that phone only supports 2100Mhz 3G. The US UMTS/HSDPA 3G network runs on 850/1900Mhz bands
  • Applications - this is growing, however, it still lags behind both Palm and Windows Mobile. It also doesn't come with Push E-mail, which could be a deal breaker for power users.
  • Size - Its huge! Its almost the same size as the HTC Apache (PPC-6700 and VX6700)! Sure it has a large screen, but it doesn't have a touch screen, and the battery size is not as big as HTC's. There's no reason why Nokia couldn't make a smaller S60 device.
Overall, its a solid smartphone, with stability as its main plus. It also has a lot of great shortcuts, which is a time saver. However, I'd recommend the Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphones if you're in the market for one. It has more memory, and has more applications available to them.

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