Nokia 6600 Slide Mobile Phone
Detailed item info
Nokia 6600 slide stays true to its name as it smoothly glides open in the hand. The appearance of the Nokia 6600 slide with its glossy, high-quality steel covers and aluminium center key constitute both understated elegance as well as visual simplicity. Its well-balanced feature set is created to be exciting and intuitive.
Model 6600 Slide
Display Technology Color TFT LCD
Band GSM 1800, GSM 1900, GSM 850, GSM 900, WCDMA
Input Devices Supported Keypad
Phone Design Mobile
Connectivity Bluetooth, USB
Battery Type Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery
Talking Battery Life 4 Hours
Standby Battery Life 240 Hours
Screen Size 2.2 Inch
Screen Type 16M Colors (TFT)
Memory Card Supported MicroSD
Camera 3.2 Megapixels
Digital Camera Zoom 8x Digital Zoom
Display Size 320 x 240
Display Technology Color TFT LCD
Phone Color Black
Phone Features Email, Web Browser
Multimedia Features FM Radio, MP3 player, MP3 ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones
Organizer Features Alarm clock, Personal Information Management
Supported Data Formats MIDP2, WAP 2.0, XHTML
Phone Applications Calculator, Currency converter
Bundled Items Backup Battery, Charger Cradle, MicroSD Card, USB Data Cable
Digital Camera Built-in Digital Camera
Computer Link Bluetooth, USB 1.1
Depth 0.55 Inch
Weight 3.88 gr
Cradle type USB Cradle
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Nokia 6600 slide Cell Phone
You might think that the Nokia 6600 Slide is an upgraded version of the 6500 Slide. But that would have been too obvious. In fact it has almost precisely the same list of features as the 6500 Slide, just a different design. Whereas the 6500 Slide was big, metallic and square, the 6600 Slide is compact, shiny and curvy. You could think of it as the feminine counterpart to the 6500 Slide. Although admittedly it doesn't really look very feminine in the glossy black finish pictured here. In fact it looks like a miniature N96.
It's quite a bit smaller and lighter than the 6500 Slide, but still quite heavy to hold. We're aren't sure why, as the casing is plastic and the battery isn't that powerful. The keys are quite small too, so watch out if you have extra large fingers. However the screen is a good size (2.2 inches) and is a beautiful OLED display with 16 million colours and QVGA resolution - it's a stunner in fact. You'll need to watch out for fingerprints on the glossy finish, but apart from that we have no complaints about the way the 6600 Slide looks. Build quality could be a bit more solid, and we wouldn't recommend dropping it from a great height onto a hard surface.
The camera is better than average, with 3.2 megapixels, autofocus and a double LED flash. It produces excellent quality results, very similar to the 6500 Slide in fact. It's also got a competent video camera that can record in VGA resolution, and can make video calls. The media player is very good too, with support for all the main file formats, plus an FM radio too. The built-in memory is rather sad - just 20 MB - but Nokia have provided a 512 MB memory card in the sales package, which is enough for around 125 MP3 tracks, or a couple of hundred songs in AAC format. You can always replace this with your own card if you want more storage space, and in fact the 6600 Slide will accept microSD memory cards right up to a whopping 16 GB.
The phone is a competent internet device, with 3G for fast downloads (although no HSDPA), the excellent Opera Mini browser, plus Macromedia Flash Lite 3.0 installed. That beautiful big screen is a treat for viewing websites as well as photos or videos. Email is supported, with attachments, but no attachment editor - this is no BlackBerry after all. There's no GPS, but Nokia Maps is installed, so you can find your way around, provided that you already know where you are!
One nice feature that's new in the 6600 Slide is the ability to respond to touch. By tapping the phone, you can silence the ring or reject a call, and you can also tap the phone to silence the alarm. This is definitely a step up from the 6500 Slide - users were more likely to whack that phone in frustration rather than give it a gentle tap!
We hesitate to say that the 6600 Slide is an upgrade to the 6500 Slide. It's really more like Nokia decided to have another go at exactly the same phone, but do it differently. Both the 6500 Slide and the 6600 Slide have more than their fair share of problems. The biggest complaint from our users is that the backlight switches off after just 10 seconds, making the phone very frustrating to use in the dark. There have been complaints about the phone freezing and cutting off in the middle of calls too. Another problem, which is basically a stupid design decision, is that the speaker is located at the back of the phone, so it's hard to hear it ring. The battery life is poor too. On the plus side, the phone looks nice, and may be suitable f
13 of 13 people found this review helpful.
A Chunk of perfection
Brilliant piece of kit. Funny really, reading other reviews for this mobile, it seems some people really are hard to please - expectations are becomming slightly excessive. Afterall, it really does have everthing... except for wifi. A cheap 4 gig card inserted and it's a quality music player with effects, memory storage, Nokia maps, etc. 3.2 meg camera has a flash and produces fool proof pictures that personally I can't fault, even videos are okay - no need to to take my IXUS with me anymore. It has an FM RDS radio, blue tooth, acceleromter, etc, etc, etc, and even has a forward facing camera. It fits inconspicuosly in your pocket (a priority), is solid and chunky and the battery lasts at least a week.
Oh and by the way, it's a good clear, sensitive phone as well! Surely thats the main requirement! How the dickens do they fit it all in? Get yourself a screen protector (£1 ebay) and don't put in a pocket with metal objects (keys and change) Other than that, what more do you want from a small black box? A site to site transporter? You'll have to wait a while.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Nokiaolic, get drunk on this phone.
To be fair I have to first admit to being a Nokiafile, I have tried many other makes and models but always end up selling them to finance another nokia fix.
But 6600 is special there wasn't even an up grade to finance this one! I paid for this one out of my own pocket. Admittedly the £200 asking price was a sticking point but at £150 I was sold, God bless Ebay.
Right to the phone, again personally a mobile is just that a phone. Calls and texting is what I need anything else is extra, don't get me wrong I like the extras.
But it's definitely form over function for me and this what this phone is all about the way it looks and it looks the business! The automatic flip doesn't hurt either, especially if you ever wanted to be Captain Kirk if only it would make the communicator sound effect as it opens.
No it's not going to be all thing to all men but no mobile phone can claim that yet. If you want a bit of bling or a phone that doesn't try and pull your trousers off with it's weight in your pocket and crucify you when you sit down this phone should be on your list.
Enjoy the way it looks and feels, and forgive perceived any lack of technology that's not why you bought it.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Nokia 6600 slide Mobile Phone
Although the phone is very well presented in every single possible way you can think of I have started to have Memory Card and freezing problems after having the phone for 3 to 4 months.
Along with lots of white marks and dust that seems to always appear around the flash & camera.
Although I would recommend this phone for the everyday user, it's not very good on ware and tear.
Scratches are all over the phone from just putting the phone onto a table along with the annoying software problems.
In my view the phone is useless for the user who wishes to use the phone for its multimedia facilities.
20 of 25 people found this review helpful.