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Nokia 6650 finally gets official on AT&T

Zach Epstein
November 13th, 2008 at 3:03 PM

No, the Nokia 6650 is most certainly not the most capable S60 smartphone out there. Truth be told, it’s probably not even in the top 20. Today’s announcement from AT&T that the 6650 is now official and available nation-wide is still huge news for Symbian fanatics here in the US because it represents what will likely be the first S60 3rd Edition phone to be accepted by more than a select few passers-by. The E62 was a pretty big failure and the N75, well, let’s not even go there. The 6650 shows clear signs of promise however, marrying a sexy form factor with S60 functionality and perhaps most importantly, a low price point. A quick refresher:

  • GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, HSDPA 850 / 2100
  • 99.7 x 47 x 16.2 mm, 112 g
  • S60 3rd Edition OS, Feature Pack 2
  • 2.2-inch 240 x 320 pixel TFT display, 16M colors
  • Second external 128 x 160 pixel TFT display above three touch-sensitive buttons
  • Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP
  • 2 megapixel camera with flash
  • Integrated GPS
  • 1500 mAh battery
  • Made entirely out of recyclable materials

According to our scoop last month, the 6650 was due to hit stores on the fourth but delays are hardly a surprise these days. S60 fans should just be happy this phone is actually happening on AT&T. $70 for a sexy 3G Symbian clam shell with GPS, stereo Bluetooth and FP2? Yeah, we’ll take two.


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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