BL-5C ??!! Isn't this the battery that keeps on exploding all over India? Even Nokia phones switched off while charging are exploding.
Not only this but also BL-4C [N6300, N6301] batteries are also exploding.
I just talked to someone who has this phone. With Bluetooth on, the stand-by time is reduced to around 55 hours and the talk time to around 1.5 hours. With Bluetooth off, it's more like 120 hours stand-by and 2.5 hours talk.
I have read reviews that the battery doesn't last long. Especially when Bluetooth is on. Has anyone experienced this?
I have this phone for about 2 days and find some features really inadequate. For example, there is no way to program in a Calling Card to make international calls cheaply. I also find that battery drains quite quickly, especially with bluetooth on.
Besides this, I think it's an awesome phone.
is available in Austria now ?!
No, this phone does not have a video camera. It was made for AT&T (U.S. Carrier), who are not big on video calling.
A separate unlocked non-US version is available soon, with W-CDMA 850/2100 MHz, rather than 850/1900.
The worldwide standard 3G frequency, 2100 MHz, is not available for cell phone usage in the USA, so AT&T uses 850/1900 MHz, and T-Mobile USA uses 1700 MHz. Other US carriers use CDMA/EV-DO rather than GSM/WCDMA. This all means that phones sold in the USA are largely specific to each carrier, and that the choices are quite limited. This particular phone happened to be developed primarily for AT&T's network, although it is a quadband phone, and should work on GSM (2G) networks worldwide.
There is no video calling function, only 3G for data transfer.
I've found out that the european release date is 15th October. It was 3rd October but it's been pushed back for some reason.
You might want to try 6233/6234. That is the closest design I can think of that is comparable to 6555. If you're looking for 240X320 screen resolutions (which is really good) that are the same as 6555 screen resolution: Go for 6500 classic, 6500 slide, 7500 prism, 7900 prism, 6300, 6301, 6270 and 6280. Good luck on your choice.
does this have an internal camera for video calls? and if so, can it be used for self-portraits?
this pnone is awsome. It has everything frome mp3 player to video player. Its just awsome. Perfect signal all the time and not to mention the speed of the phone. it does a wonderful jub at not freezing up. good job nokia and thank you cingular.
Does anyone know if there is a similar model to this cell phone that doesn't come in a flip phone form?...I want the same design and color but not in flip.
i prefer to have this phone, i just dont like the color, can anybody tell me if i can change its case just in case I like to, just like the others nokia handset?
Just bear in mind the price before complaining about the average features - €200. I think it's a stunning looking phone, it's very light, long battery life, reasonable features and excellent price. I'll be buying one.
BTW the new capacity of BL-5C is apparently 1020mAh, unlike the older that was below(?) 900mAh. So the hope is that this one will last longer than 6131 family and maybe make a better business phone for heavier calling. We'll see.
Note the dimensions of the army radio, it's not going to be anywhere near "small". See a photo of this phone on nokiaport.de, exceeding 7 inches when open (yes, the ruler is in inches). Compare the 6101 (at 6" when open). Closed 6555 is only a bit less than closed 6101 INCLUDING the antenna sticking out. I hope that the battery life will justify its size.