Welcome to the Nokia 7650 feature on All About Symbian. Here
you can learn all about Nokia's first superphone. In this
section you can learn about the specifications,
and key features of the new
phone, view some screenshots
of the device in action, look through a gallery
of pictures, and preview some of the software that will
be available for the new phone. There are also some FAQ's
and of course you can discuss the new phone in the forum.
Summary of information and ideas about the Nokia 7650:
Nokia 7650 is Nokia's first true smartphone, and the second
Nokia phone based on the Symbian OS, the first being the Nokia
The 7650 is a complex phone, supporting not just the functions
of a 'normal' phone, but also of a PDA and a camera. The Symbian
OS supports programs and files as we think of them on
a desktop computer and thus the 7650 has a full diary program
as well as WAP, games, to do's, e-mail, and much more. The
most important functions amongst these are likely to be the
messaging program supporting SMS, MMS, Faxing and E-mailing,
and the Calendar (which is a diary for keeping events
and other date related activities in).
the back of the phone is a camera and this is what
gives the phone its Nokia category as the 'Imaging Phone',
this is principally for the new type of instant messaging
included with the phone. MMS - Multimedia Messaging Service
is like SMS but allows for the inclusion of images and other
media along with the regular text, the idea being that you
should use the camera to take a picture and then send it off
to someone with accompanying text. This is the great hope
for mobile phone operators who hope that this sort of service
will help drive future revenues.
The phone also supports GRPS for high speed connections,
and with the supporting applications browsing the WAP world
and the internet at high speed will become a reality. It will
also allow for a new generation of services based on delivery
of content to you via your mobile at high speed. Possible
example are streaming media, and more (e.g. think of
using your phone to watch the morning's news on the train
on the way to work).
Location based services will also become much more
realistic on this phone, just as with the 9210 (Tom Tom's
Online Maps). While not new (such services as finding out
the traffic information near you by phoning one number are
already available), such services will become more numerous
and media rich. A case study sees someone using this phone
to get a list of local restaurants, making a booking and then
downloading not only a map of how to get to the restaurant
9and interesting sights on the way), but its menu too!
This phone is highly connectable supporting as it does both
IR connections and bluetooth connections (again one
of the first Nokia phones to have this built in). However
the phone can not be connected by cable.
phone contrasts with the Nokia 9210, the brick is a big phone
with a full PDA inside, but this phone whhile much smaller
and lighter still has a full set of applications. The user
interface is different, but the underlieing operating system
and conventions are similar, such that a user of one will
be able to understand the other. Indeed this phone should
be easy to use, as a hallmark of the Symbian OS is its intuitive
desing and control features.
The form factor of the phone is one with a rectangular shape
with a screen taking up roughly half this space, with control
keys, speaker and microhpne takeing up the other half. The
screen is a colour TFT screen with a 176x208 pixel display.
The keypad slides from behind the phone for access to futherkeys,
although much of the time this will be unecessary with many
phone functions controlled by the 5 way joystick and accompanying
The phone is now available in Europe, no US or America variant
has yet been announced. The approximate price is around £200-£300
with a contract, and £450-650 without a contract.
Futher information is available in the rest of this section.
Nokia's at a glance information:
- Availability: Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific in the
2nd quarter of 2002.
- Weight: 154 g
- Dimensions: 114 x 56 x 26 mm
- Talktime: 2 - 4 h
- Standby time: 90 - 230 h
- Key features: Integrated digital camera, picture
taking and sending, MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service),
photo album for storing pictures, GPRS, an advanced user
interface, joystick navigation and a color display
- Operating frequency: EGSM900/1800 in Europe, Africa,
- Imaging resolution: (VGA, 640x480 pixels) Graphical
color display (176x208 pixels, 35x41mm)