Nokia 6700 classic review: Sirocco Lite

GSMArena team, 13 July 2009.
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Tags: Nokia, S40

Organizer is great

The organizer of the Nokia 6700 classic is very elaborate, offering a large number of time management applications with nice features and a user-friendly interface. The calendar offers month, week, and day modes and five types of events can be set up.

The week can start on Monday, Sunday, or Saturday. The event types are: reminder, meeting, call, birthday and memo. Furthermore, 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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Calendar month a week view modes setting up an event

Next-in-line is the handy To-Do manager that enables you to categorize tasks in three priority levels. Tasks can be assigned alerts, as well as marked off once accomplished. Those can also be easily synchronized with the calendar application.

Text notes are available as well - their length is limited to 3000 characters.

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Text notes on board

The alarm clock is repeatable: it can be set to go off on any selected days of the week, even when the phone is switched off. You can also customize the snooze time if you wish.

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The alarm is nice but has only a single slot

The other organizing functions available include a voice recorder with a 60-minute limit, a stopwatch and a countdown timer.

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Countdown timer and stopwatch are available

Finally, the Nokia 6700 classic calculator offers two versions - basic and advanced. In addition a loan calculator is also available.

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The calculator has a simple and a scientific version, along with a loan calculator

A lot of applications

The consistently useful unit converter 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.

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The unit converter is really nice

The Download! application follows. This 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. Don't worry, it still works despite the service getting integrated into Ovi.

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The Download! Application

The Search application offers Google Search initially, though other search engines might be available depending on your country and region. Searching launches the web browser, which makes this app somewhat useless. Or rather, it would have been if the browser had this functionality built-in.

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Search application

Windows Messenger is included for your IM needs. If you don't like it you can always download something else with the Download! app.

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Windows Live Messenger

The final featured application is World clock for checking the time in any time zone at the cost of only a few clicks.

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World clock applications is well familiar

At first, you'd be quite surprised to find things like Facebook and MySpace in the Collection folder in Applications. But they, like the YouTube icon, are just links that load a mobile version of the intended site in the built-in browser.

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Just links here, nothing to see

There's a Flickr app that allows you to upload your photo's to the popular image sharing site. You can set it to downscale photos before uploading them to reduce the upload size. It's not a complete application, however, browsing photos is done through the mobile version of the Flickr site in the built-in browser.

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The Flickr app browsing is done with the browser (of course!) uploading a photo

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