how for heaven's sake can this be 3G when there is no camera in front? same us 6233.....Hello nokia!
I'm sure the S/W could be changed, but you'd have to get an approved Nokia engineer to do this to avoid warranty complications.
I forgot to mention, the phone feels really cheap. Well, that's my opinion. I think i'll keep my money til the SE K800i comes out! ;-)
ok Vespa,yes its vodafone icons etc but surely thats just sf/ware,can it be changed.theres a vodafone badge which although i work for voda i hate them putting it on the phones they sell!torx screw maybe,get a plain nokia fascia surely??
I picked up one of these the other day.i was really suprised. compared to the likes of the n80 with 3mp its not gonna compare but the print quality is awesome!the screen res is superb and the menu system is fantastic.the speaker quality is awesome with the stereo speakers.the only fault that i could think of with is was the lack of a flash,but providing theres enough light the camera is awesome.oh and the vga recording!! eats memory though. one last thing,whats the catch with changing the mem card? i work in a vodafone branch so i constantly find myself playing with any new phone that comes in.i was definatly impressed by it.i think overall the phone will sell really really well.
Well after trying the phone... it's nasty. Typically, Vodafone have ruined the handset by installing their own s/w on it. The picture quality from the 2Mp camera is very good and a very close rival to the SE W810i but lacks the auto-focus. As for the cosmetics, well i prefer the 6233 because the keys are slightly larger, but that's a personal thing.
Unfortunately if you've used a 6111/6280 etc then you'll notice the menu system is exactly the same! Shame really, it could have been a really nice phone.
Well of course Vodaphone have this phone it's only going to be available on Vodaphone, all this phone is, is a Nokia 6233 but on Voda, so in terms of independant retailers, Carphone has this phone as an exclusive!
...also, in response to Marc, 3G IS the name of the technology, not that it is capable of being used on the 'Hutchinson 3' network. Hutchinson 3 are known as H3, the technology, 3G. Over the years there have been 1G handsets, 2G handsets, 2.5G handsets and now 3G handsets. There is still speculation as to whether 3G is worth all the hype considering the lack of take up, however with the release of mobile tv from the networks, the full capability of 3G is now being utilised and should boost sales.
Just wait for 4G whish is currently in development and should allow you to download full films in minutes, effectively making it broadband for your mobile...just as soon as the handsets can store that much info.
Yes I know this sounds very know it all, but someone has to educate!
The official announcement is that it is exclusive to Carphone Warehouse and Vodafone retail stores because it is Vodafone specific. Carphone Warehouse are the exclusive independent retailers (initially).
vodafone retail stores have had these today so not and exclusive for carphone.
Should be available from 27th may from Carphone warehouse, they have an exclusive for the first month
Getting one of these tomorrow, so I will try it out and post a quick summary here later this week.
3g is also for mobile TV,
To be honest video callins isnt very popular
Being a "3g" handset, How with the hell are you supposed to make a LIVE video call if there's only one camera on the back??????
hasanyone actually seen the 6233 or 6234 in action? and where can you buy if this has been released?
3G is the name of the technology. It stands for "third genertaion network" network "3" was the first network to use this technology.
1. If you notice the 6233 and 6234 they are roughly the same shape, my Dad works in mobile communications and when i asked him about this he told me that the software on the phone is the same, the only difference is the outside, the keypad/phone shape etc.
2. 3G is not the name of the technology, it is the name given to show which phones are capable of connecting to the network '3' and are therefore able to use its features.
3. People don't want big horrible bulky and fiddly phones like the N Series, Nokia saw that the 6230/6230i were good sturdy, simple phone, which meant that people them, this is simply the follow up, with more up to date features. They have simply updated the 6230 into the 6233/6234, hence the 2MB Digital Camera, 3G networking etc.
4. I predict this phone to be a huge hit, aiming for a market of a wider age, nokia's target audience has expanded since the 6230 came out.