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FCC Gives Nokia 6220 Classic the Nod

Zach Epstein
March 26th, 2008 at 7:05 PM

Nokia’s 6220 Classic has sort of flown under the radar since its announcement because let’s face it, if it’s not an Nseries or Eseries the interest level automatically drops a notch. Perhaps that’s a sign of good branding on the parts of the Nseries and Eseries teams. We first told you about the 6220 last month, but since its initial announcement net chatter has been sparse. Nokia’s upcoming 6000-series candybar has been given the all-clear by the FCC now, so everything should be right on track for the scheduled Q3 release. Code named Purple Nurple [ok, we made that up], the 6220 Classic is hardly a handset that deserves to be overlooked. In fact the specs on the 6220 are so impressive that Mark of the Nokia Blog wonders why Nokia has chosen not to include it in its popular Nseries line. Goodies include Symbian OS 9.5 (S60 3rd FP2), a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and a xenon flash, integrated geotagging, 30 fps VGA video recording, HSDPA albeit Euro-spec and even a TV-out which is something many Nseries devices are lacking. If the 6220 included US-compatible HSDPA and a bigger power plant as opposed to the minuscule 900 mAh battery Nokia chose, this would definitely be a potential backup handset and maybe even a daily carrier for a while. Sure lack of WiFi could be annoying to some, but HSDPA dampens the blow. So why didn’t the 6220 Classic make the Nseries cut?

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Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.




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