Nokia 6600 fold review: Flip and the city

GSMArena team, 08 October 2008.
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Tags: Nokia, S40

Connectivity: 3G on top

The Nokia 6600 fold connectivity options are quite adequate for a feature phone. The seamless USB connectivity leads the lot. Once the USB cable is plugged, you're prompted to select the connection mode. You can then switch between modes with only a few key presses. Moreover, Mass storage is available, allowing your phone's memory card to be directly accessed from a computer.

As mentioned, the A2DP profile is supported to allow a stereo wireless connection. The rest of the connectivity options include the network support - luckily Nokia 6600 fold supports 3G for fast data transfers, as well as EDGE and GPRS for areas where 3G support is missing.

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Finally, the memory card slot can sometimes be the most convenient way of transferring data. Its usability is however undermined by the lack of hot-swap.

Two web browsers included

Nokia 6600 fold has an integrated HTML browser. No significant changes in functionality have been made to the S40 browser since the 3rd edition of the user interface. Therefore you shouldn't be surprised that it is lacking a lot of the skills of the more advanced alternatives. It still offers decent page rendering and font size customization. When set at the smallest font, up to 11 text lines fit on the screen.

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The built-in browser doesn't render pages very well

Luckily, the Nokia 6600 fold provides an alternative. The Opera Mini is located in the application section and is really the better browsing choice on the 6600 fold. It is far more intuitive and renders text much better than the integrated browser. Overall, browsing on Nokia 6600 fold can hardly be compared to the best on the market but it still is a decent performer.

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The Opera Mini seems like the better browsing alternative

Organizer's good

The organizer of Nokia 6600 fold offers a large number of time management applications with handy features and user-friendly interface.

The calendar is well-known, offering month, week, and day view modes and six types of events available for setting up. The week can start on Monday, Sunday, or Saturday. The event types are: reminder, meeting, call, birthday, anniversary and memo. Further, each type of event has its own specific fields and some of them even allow an alarm to be set up as a reminder.

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Setting up an event in the calendar

The handy To-Do manager enables you to categorize tasks in three priority levels. Tasks can be alerted of, as well as marked off once accomplished. Those can also be easily synchronized with the calendar application. Text notes of up to 3000 characters are available as well.

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The To-Do manager is quite a handy application

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 the snooze time if you wish. Unluckily, there is only a single slot so setting up multiple alarms is only available in the calendar. This is another thing we hope gets addressed in future S40 versions.

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The alarm offers only a single slot

The other organizing functions available include a voice recorder with a 60-minute limit, stopwatch and a countdown timer. Finally, the Nokia 6600 fold calculator offers two versions - basic and advanced. A loan calculator is also available. Those apps are pretty self-explanatory, so a few screenshots should do.

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Some of the other organizing applications: voice recorder, calculator, countdown timer and stopwatch

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