Nokia 6500 slide review: Slide over slim
Nokia 6500 slide comes with a decent number of preinstalled applications outside the organizer. The consistently useful unit convertor is first in the list of additional applications. It offers all kinds of converting options and, if provided with enough information about the rates, offers currency conversion too.
The Download! Application follows, which directly connects to the Nokia download center, where you can find a lot of downloadable content for you phone, most of it free of charge.
The Presenter is a piece of software, which takes control over the PC upon a Bluetooth connection. The Presenter will be mostly usable for managing PowerPoint presentations, but it can be paired with other PC applications too.
At first we thought the Search application was an in-phone search tool, but it turned out to be the built-in Yahoo! Search. After setting the country or region you can conduct web search for images and other information. The 20 most relevant search results are returned to your phone upon request. Find out more about the Search at nokia.com
The Nokia Sensor application is a Bluetooth-based tool for creating your own Bluetooth portal and for sharing information with other Sensor users.
To finish it off, the World clock is the well known application, which allows checking the time in any time zone at the cost of only a few clicks.
|"...Nokia 6500 slide is high on exclusivity and style but in a reserved or laid-back manner. It's not a cameraphone but has a very good camera. It's solid and capable but means less business than smartphones. It scores very high, both in terms of design and functionality, but is caught in crossfire due to its high price tag..."|
Let the games begin
Gaming lovers will probably appreciate the preinstalled content, as it includes five games. The first one we don't come across too often in the mobile phones we review - the Backgammon II game is the Java interpretation of the popular board game.
We saw Snake III in the 6500 classic and the slide has it too.
The Highroller Casino is a game that will meet the appreciation of gambling lovers, as it includes some of the most popular gambling games, such as Texas Hold'em Poker and Blackjack.
The sport simulation Golf Tour has decent graphics and is comparatively easy to play.
The last game is the Rally 3D simulation. It is a classic racing game that car fans will sure appreciate.
The Nokia 6500 slide is a hard one to define and, though formally of the same bloodline, the 6500 classic isn't any better of a reference point. Nokia 6500 slide focus is on the imaging capabilities, plus, the brushed stainless steel exterior puts it in a more exclusive league.
Nokia 6500 slide is high on exclusivity and style but in a reserved or laid-back manner. It's not a cameraphone but has a very good camera. It's solid and capable but means less business than smartphones. It scores very high, both in terms of design and functionality, but is caught in crossfire due to its high price tag. With enough flashy premium handsets, heavyweight all-in-ones and practical but smart performers, pressure is coming from all ends on this otherwise highly recommendable device.