Just made commercially available, the Nokia 6500 classic is a sight for the sore eyes of thousands of slim-phone lovers, who had been quivering with anticipation. The new addition to the Nokia Series 40 team had us equally impatient to see what it's capable of. The Nokia 6500 classic is slim, but not enough to slip our scrutiny. So, sit back as we put this thin gadget through its paces.
With the deservingly warm welcomed Nokia 6300, it seemed the legendary Nokia 6230 had finally found its rightful successor. As time passed however, the slim Finn was having harder and harder time standing its ground to a growing number of rivals. Now Nokia is throwing another super thin phone in the battle and it seems to be a worthy reinforcement. Armed with 1 GB of onboard memory and design that simply cannot go unnoticed, Nokia 6500 classic surely deserves attention. So, let us give it all of ours.
If you expected miracles from the Nokia 6500 classic box you might end up disappointed. In the slim (what else?) retail package we found a charger, a wired handsfree and a microUSB cable. A miniUSB obviously would've been too large for the slim body, hence the not-so-popular microUSB format is used. Not that this will bother anyone, as the cable can be easily carried along if needed that badly. Leaving that aside, the box reveals a CD with the required PC sync software, a manual and, finally, a quick start guide.