Well said! Superthin mobiles aren't all bad. Motorolas and especially Samsungs have really nice features wrapped in a cool-looking package. I just think there's thin and there's too thin. I've tested mobiles like Samsung D900 and while it does have class-winning features and a design that has one awards, it felt like a cheap plastic children's play phone. The slider wobbled and the whole mobile felt really flimsy. Yes, I've seen the "break ice with the side of D900" clip in Youtube and I'm not saying D900 breaks easily (although there is the screen cracking issue). I'm saying that thin mobiles don't usually feel good in a hand: they usually feel cheap and flimsy.
That's why I think it's such a good thing that 1) Nokia is using metal in this mobile and 2) they didn't make it too thin.
For all the haters, the thinner a mobile phone is, the slower it reacts, the worse the interior is.
Rather have a thicker and heavier phone, than something light. When u drop it, it won't have much interior damage.
In my past I've broken many thin motorally or samsung phones. The construction really sucks.
Gotta love this phone if ya got some taste.
In the Gulf area where I live, Nokia is no 1. We are used to it we can't change to use another brand . and with new models Nokia keeps us very loyal to it's products .
In Nokia 6500 I can see many functions in one device .
Too bulky and heavy... Well, I guess you're the sort who wouldn't mind having a mobile the size of a credit card. Personally, I'm the kind of guy who thinks Samsung mobiles are so thin that the thinness is starting to affect ergonomics. Oh, and I guess I don't have to mention that those Samsung Ultra Editions have been reported to have issues like screen cracking and wobbliness. But that hasn't anything to do with thinness... ;)
On a more serious note, I think this mobile is about the optimal size. It feels durable and good in your hand and yet it's thin enough to be put inside a pocket and not feel a big bump. You have also remember that had Nokia made this mobile 3-5mm thinner, it wouldn't have the space for that ergonomic keypad.
Small size, big screen, good camera 3.2 mp, very good video VGA, flash, radio, TV out...Can't believe after all these years Nokia has made exactly what i was waiting for !
It's nice to see Nokia back on top. This mobile will in mind be better than LG Shine, SE S500i, Samsung U600/U700 and Motorola Z6/Z8. In other words, I think this will be the best slider out there. I love the specs (3G, 3.2MP cam), I love the design (not too thin, metallic, timeless) and I love the fact that Nokia made it (excellent UI).
There are two fears though. 1) Nokia and slides. To me, Nokia hasn't been the best slider maker out there. I think its only good slider is E65. Let's hope 6500 slide will be a good and ergonomic slider. 2) Price. If 6500 slide's price will be above 500 euros, then I think Nokia will have managed to do the impossible: screw up a perfect mobile.
VGA quality video packed in a sleek 16mm slider??? Nice work Nokia!
I'll answer my own question - it's series 40, 3rd edition. Could live with it I guess.
i like this phone. if only it was a bit more stylish i would get it. but still considering it.
Micro usb is exactly what it says - imagine mini usb - but smaller. I think the new Motorola razr v8 & v9 are the first phones to sport the connection. I could be wrong.
Agreed. The design is definitely influenced by the N80 (which I love). Anybody know if this is a series 60 phone? Not a fan of the N95's styling & will be upgrading soon. Ideally, would like a thinner N80 with better battery life.