Nokia 6500 slide review: Slide over slim

GSMArena team, 17 December 2007.
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Tags: Nokia, S40

Web browsers

Nokia 6500 slide has an integrated WAP browser, which also manages HTML pages. No significant changes in functionality have been made and it is identical to the one used in Nokia 6300. Font size modifications are available, as usual. When set at the smallest font, the screen displays up to 11 lines of text. Direct address entering is available too.

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The integrated web browser is doomed to be second choice

The Nokia browser faces serious competition from another brilliant application - the famous Opera Mini. The latter is pre-installed and is definitely our first choice for browsing the web on Nokia 6500 slide. It is far more intuitive and fits text better than the integrated browser.

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The preinstalled Opera Mini is doing a better job

Organizer: time-proven performance

The organizer brings no novelties either, and, frankly, it needs none. Month, week, and day views are available for the calendar. The week can start on Monday, Sunday, or Saturday. There are five types of events: reminder, meeting, call, birthday and memo. Further, each type of event has its own specific fields like start and end time, type of alert with various advance intervals, daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly repetition.

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Different calendar views Some of the calendar settings Each of the available events has its own unique options and settings

"...The Nokia browser faces serious competition from another brilliant application - the famous Opera Mini. The latter is pre-installed and is definitely our first choice for browsing the web on Nokia 6500 slide. It is far more intuitive and fits text better than the integrated browser..."

There is also a handy to-do manager that enables you to categorize tasks in three priority levels. Tasks can be alerted of, as well as marked off once accomplished. They are easily synced with the calendar application.

Text notes are available as well; their length limit is 3000 characters. The alarm clock is repeatable; it can be set to go off on any weekday and works even when the phone is switched off. You can also customize snooze time.

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Notes and alarm applications

The other organizing functions available include a voice recorder with a 60-minute length limit, stopwatch, countdown timer and a calculator. They are all easily operable and decently looking.

This time however, the calculator is not as elaborate as in Nokia 6300 for example. It offers fewer mathematical functions but at least the essentials are still there for the user.

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Calculator stopwatch

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