Overall a nice phone, a few miner glitches, but since downloading new firmware, so far stable. No scratches on keyboard so only can suggest slight particles of dirt may get under keypad so,because the slide is so close that may be a possibility. I've had the phone for about a month now, so i will post another comment if anything occurs in the future.
for all those experiencing tone/theme reseting problem this is a solution
It probably happens whenever you press the back cover a bit. It's because of a bad connector that's supposed to disconnect the memory card when you open the back cover. This is clearly a design flaw.
You can work around the problem by moving your themes and ring tones to the phone memory.
This problem is explained and discussed here:
i have a nokia 6500, dnt like it at all. its slow, resets to the default ringtone which i dnt like at all. only the looks. when using the video camera it doesnt save to the memory card.
I'm using this phn for two months and the cover and all the fetures are amazing,But the only problem i have is battery it seems it needs to be recharged after every two days, But overall it is a nice phn
first of all, it's not that bad once you realize what is the problem. As I said before memory card socet/slot is totally ok, problem is that tiny piece of metal on the inner part of battery cover (opposite from CZ logo). This "shitty" piece is responsible for contact with memory card (that's why when you remove battry cover phone will not "see" MC). Once you make it (or shape it) to fit this small hole (between optics and memory card slot) everything works ok. Annoying for sure, but not a disaster (although totally stupid solution).
Ringtones/Themes reset (if stored on memory card) can simply be "resolved" by moving them onto phone memory.
As for music files as a result of this "now I see u, now I don't" issue, Music Player will rescan your complete Music Library every time connection to MC is lost (and depending of how many files you have, this can take up to 1 min to re-read all music files again).
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nokia 6500 slide is the best phone in this moment. i had n95 but i sold because is not very got.anad i heve 6500 slide now and it is perfect.
the phone is a quite phone however as the other stated it for some reason hangs, reset to default settings, and the battery wants to be charged every day. i am very unhappy with the move from my 6680 to this. yes the symbian os is slow but at least it was more stable than this java. why don't nokia just stick to one os. i have always used Nokia and this is the very first unhappy situation i have after 10 years of use. it seems like thei are loosing their touch come on guys wake up.
the ph has hanging problem it switch's off n on automatically in b/w d call also it does has a network problem n the ear ph do not catch radio signals while we r moving in a car or so
Just bought this phone in Australia
The language is in English .
Just wondering how I can write sms in Chinese language ? is there any way I can add a language into the phone ?
nokia 6500 is best man who work at vodafone must be a xerxes and not know much about good fones
I work for vodafone and recently purchased the 6500 slider for my personal phone. NOTHING but problems!! i bought it purely on looks. my first was sent bk and replaced and now my second one is faulty too, so will be sending it off for repair indefinately! i spoke to a nokia rep, and was advised that all 6500's have software problems and there is new firmware being developed to fix this problem. problems range from slide call handling, not loading contacts, resetting ringtone/msg tone and wallpaper automatically.... and so on. i am really dissapointed in nokia for releasing a product rought with problems!! what really sucks is i'm finding it hard to see their product for them, knowing fair well the cutomer will b bk to conmplain!!!
SE W910 also is made of cheap plastic, poor camera with no AF, 256K res., only QVGA for recording, no TV out & looks like a child's toy.
Oh Yeah.....the SE W910 costs around $50.00 more.
The 6500 is a man's phone.
Please tell me how to use the back camera in one video call?...On my Nokia 6500 slide I can not use the 3.2Mpx camera in the video call...work only the frontal camera...Version of firmware is 4.81..thanks!
Okay when i first got this phone back in january it was good but after a WEEK it started playing up got that replaced and got another one and the next one i got was even worse! just returned it today hoping i will get a good one whats up with nokia creating very poor quality fones?
I just have bought the furst one, i got the black one.. superb its works good. low batery is standard.. bute the best looking phone ever!!!!