Data transfer options are numerous on the Nokia 6700 slide. Every common network data transfer medium is supported and so are USB 2.0 and Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP.
The 6700 slide also packs support for HSDPA and HSUPA but, sadly, not for Wi-Fi. There isn’t any GPS receiver as well.
There’s a microSD card slot and although it’s positioned under the battery cover, you don’t have to remove the battery itself to get to it. We tested it with a 16GB card and it worked just fine.
Audiophiles won’t be glad hearing this, but the 6700 slide has no 3.5mm audio jack. It sports a 2.5mm jack instead which is less popular.
Browsing the internet with the Nokia 6700 slide, like with all Nokia smartphones, is a pleasant experience. Even the most elaborate pages are rendered well and finding your way around them is a piece of cake.
The virtual mouse cursor earns the browser another point as it is easy to control and generally works great. A mini-map can be activated to help you find your way around large sites where lots of scrolling is required. The zoom level is also easily adjustable and searching for text on a page is easy.
The large amount of RAM (128MB in this case) is surely one of the best things that could happen to the browser, as it is clearly one of the most RAM-intensive applications. Now, even if you load very heavy web pages and have a few applications running in the background, you are extremely unlikely to run out of free RAM on the Nokia 6700 slide.
The web browser also has full support for Flash and Java content so you should have no problem watching content found on the Internet. YouTube videos embedded in webpages can even be set to play fullscreen, which is a nice option since otherwise they rarely fit onto a QVGA screen.
The setback of the Nokia 6700 slide web browser is the smallish display. Only 2.2 inches means the smallest fonts aren't always readable and you have to go for larger ones. This in turn limits the amount of text that can fit on screen and will force you to scroll even more.
The time-management skills of Nokia 6700 slide, like most other Symbian handsets, are really good. Just name the application and you can bet the handset has it.
We start exploring the rich application package with the calendar. It has five different types of view - monthly, weekly, daily, Agenda and To-do, and five types of events available for setting up – Meeting, Meeting request, Memo, Anniversary and To-do. Every event has its own unique fields, and some of them allow an alarm to be activated at a preset time to act as a reminder.
Surprisingly, the Nokia 6700 slide doesn’t have any preinstalled document viewer so you need to snatch one off the Ovi Store in order to view Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF files.
The 6700 slide sports a great unit converter, calculator and voice recorder, as well as the Notes application. The Active Notes application is also on board allowing multimedia content to be added to your notes.
The alarm application allows you to set a huge number of alarms, each with its own name, trigger day and repeat pattern.
If the gallery file-management options (which even include sending multiple files at a time) is insufficient you can use the file manager. It allows you to do almost anything you can think of with your files. Copying, moving, creating new folders - you name it and it's a safe bet that the file manager can do it.
The useful "Search" application is also aboard the Nokia 6700 slide. The application itself finds almost every item in your handset containing a given keyword. From messages to landmarks, every bit of data is checked and then all results are displayed on the screen.
The Nokia 6700 slide also comes with Ovi Files. You have to install an application on your computer but after that's done, you can access all the files on that computer from your phone or a browser on another computer. You also get "Anytime files", which lets you store 10GB of data online that is accessible even if the computer is turned off.