View Full Version : Nokia 6600 been sold in Australia!!!


19-09-2003, 11:34 PM
Hi All,

I went to the Optus World store in Melbourne, and there are sales reps selling the Nokia 6600 for $899.00 Australian Dollars..

I am going tomorrow to buy one, i thought you may have pre order one, but they have 30 in stock and i can't wait to get one....

I will post pics and Good/Bad reports in a fews days....

Anthony

ascriba
19-09-2003, 11:36 PM
Sorry, Forgot to login in..

Hi All,

I went to the Optus World store in Melbourne, and there are sales reps selling the Nokia 6600 for $899.00 Australian Dollars..

I am going tomorrow to buy one, i thought you may have pre order one, but they have 30 in stock and i can't wait to get one....

I will post pics and Good/Bad reports in a fews days....

Anthony

Manowar
20-09-2003, 03:16 AM
You are silly. What you go to buy is a prototype.

willbrady
20-09-2003, 07:51 AM
BE CAREFUL, the OS in the prototype phones are not quite ready yet!
Look under the battery at the panel, where it should say Nokia6600 it may say PROTO - NOT FOR SALE.

We've had 3 Prototype phones now, all a little better than the last - BUT NOWHERE NEAR COMPLETE!!

Don't buy a prototype ulness you've tried ALL the features first!!


Will

Al3xandr3
20-09-2003, 09:02 AM
Good advices should be followed.

ascriba
20-09-2003, 12:56 PM
I went past to have a look, and they don't have Prototype under the battery, its says Nokia 6600 and they are the First Retail Release, 100% tested..

I get paid tomorrow, so i will go past and buy one i hope it works with my 512MB MMC card???

Anthony

ili
20-09-2003, 05:06 PM
Looking forward 4 your pics and impressions ascriba... :D :D :D

And some camera comparisons for pic quality if u can... :D

The Party Boy
20-09-2003, 07:45 PM
we will be waiting....

EAX
20-09-2003, 10:49 PM
Yeh its not as if Optus are going to be selling prototype phones anyway.
Price is pretty good! From what i remember the 3650 was around $800 in most places at its time of release.
I hope its genuine and you'll be posting pics soon :).

21-09-2003, 11:17 AM
This makes no sense. A genuine shop would not be permitted to sell a product ahead of the an official release. Nokia would no look kindly on any distributor which did this.

Al3xandr3
21-09-2003, 07:43 PM
Making sense or not, what I want to know is how much will we have to wait until N6600 is released worldwide. Nokia 3100 was presented at the same time and it's out for a while now...

Pagemakers
21-09-2003, 07:46 PM
I get paid tomorrow, so i will go past and buy one

It's tomorrow now......

Did you buy the phone then?

Al3xandr3
21-09-2003, 08:07 PM
:D

ascriba
21-09-2003, 11:17 PM
Yes, i did buy it

and they through in a Handsfree, car charger, Leather case too..

If you think i am going to straight away post pics and what i think, you are wrong, i want at least a week to play around with it and test it..

Anthony

fischerspooner
21-09-2003, 11:59 PM
it looks like the release schedule would be the Ngage, then 6220 then 6600...

Ngage is goin to be out on Oct 7 here.

Al3xandr3
22-09-2003, 12:02 AM
ascriba.. may we know why? :-?

ascriba
22-09-2003, 03:16 AM
Because i want to use it first, i can't give you thoughts right away, i do have a life, need to work!!! rather than sit in here and write posts allday

sdf
22-09-2003, 05:06 AM
Hi ascriba could you tell me which optus world you bought it from i have just rung optus in Qld and two in melbourne and know one knows about it ? as i am real keen to get one as well! Thanks

ascriba
22-09-2003, 05:13 AM
I got it form the optus world store in City, Melbourne

sdf
22-09-2003, 05:16 AM
i rang OPTUS WORLD - COLLINS ST and thay dont have it yet and cant say when? what was the street address?

22-09-2003, 05:31 AM
How can you trust a person with a "King of Warez" as a signature? :D

I kid, I kid. ;)

Al3xandr3
22-09-2003, 09:14 AM
:D

n1ghtFLY
22-09-2003, 10:23 AM
LOL

huh ... king of warez wannabe

Pagemakers
22-09-2003, 01:29 PM
Because i want to use it first, i can't give you thoughts right away, i do have a life, need to work!!! rather than sit in here and write posts allday

Gees, you sound a real unfriendly kinda fella.

If you havenít got the time to tell us about it, why did you bother posting in the first place.

I am surprised you donít want the whole world to know what you think about the 6600 as you 'are' one of the first to own one.

I'd be posting like hell and I'm not sad either and I do have a life.

Al3xandr3
22-09-2003, 01:48 PM
well said page! ;)

Pagemakers
22-09-2003, 01:58 PM
....and Optus must have forgotton to put the 6600 on their website as well.

http://www.optus.com.au

RobP
22-09-2003, 02:21 PM
Maybe...he hasn't got one!

*gasp*

There! I've said it! What have I done?!

22-09-2003, 02:38 PM
My Arse ... he has one!

Miro
22-09-2003, 07:05 PM
I think there is no 6600 official sales. The phone is a proto ( if the guy realy bought it) I contacted my friends in Austarlia(Melbourne), Finland and Germany..there is no official sales package, there is no commercial release, only protos in couple of unofficial stores. as here in BG.
So, I think I have to wait till November(this is the unofficialy announced month for the release of N6600 in Bulgaria).

n1ghtFLY
23-09-2003, 04:54 AM
BTW since when Australia get new phones faster than anywhere else in the world

as i'm living in Sydney and the fact is Australia is the lamest and slowest for releasing new phones

except the 3G one :D

Kirill
23-09-2003, 07:28 AM
Actually try Russia. We get them about 2 months after they are out in Europe. Well actually we get them about a week before but they are grey and uncertified, which means no warranty and no cyrillic text. It takes our authorities about 2 months to get them certified. It takes longer only in the US.

EAX
23-09-2003, 08:17 AM
Originally posted by n1ghtFLY
as i'm living in Sydney and the fact is Australia is the lamest and slowest for releasing new phones
Totally untrue! I was one of the first with the 3650. You just need to know where to look. (optus.com.au is not the place to go). A great online store is mobilestop.com.au .
Just because the phone isn't listed on the optus website doesn't mean it's not in their stores. The 3650 was listed long after it was actually released.

n1ghtFLY
23-09-2003, 09:10 AM
Originally posted by EAX
Totally untrue! I was one of the first with the 3650. You just need to know where to look. (optus.com.au is not the place to go). A great online store is mobilestop.com.au .
Just because the phone isn't listed on the optus website doesn't mean it's not in their stores. The 3650 was listed long after it was actually released.

I mean hav u compared how long u got 3650 after it has been released in Hong Kong or Singapore or maybe Indonesia.

U meant u r the first with 3650 in Australia it self or in the world ?

Pagemakers
23-09-2003, 03:53 PM
Does anyone have the telephone number of the OZ stores, then we can all ring and confirm ourselves.

Pagemakers
23-09-2003, 09:38 PM
According to Nokia AU http://www.nokia.com.au/nokia/0,,41286,00.html

The 6600 has not yet been released in OZ. Funny that!

Pagemakers
29-09-2003, 09:57 PM
Originally posted by ascriba
Because i want to use it first, i can't give you thoughts right away, i do have a life, need to work!!! rather than sit in here and write posts allday

You must be busy writing that review :o

omar_g
30-09-2003, 09:55 AM
Don't forget all those forum members who claimed that Expansys was sending them their cut price 6600's a couple of months back. They all decied to take the word of a "guest" poster rather than someone with contacts at Expansys but strangely we've not seen or heard from them since. Everyoen must be really busy with their new phones! ;)

yzaholdings
30-09-2003, 07:50 PM
just in case any of you dont know, the first place to get ANY nokia phone is the middle east -> i got my 7650 4 days after first release worlwide when i was in pakistan, as a couple of guys came with a few boxes on an air flight from dubai.

same thing with my 3650, i got it when people here were crying for it in sweden and the UK. :D

if u think australia is slowest place in the world, hey welcome to canada! i came here a month ago and the 3650 still hasn't been released here! and in the US it was released just a couple of months ago. people look at the phone and ask "whats that crazy thing?". :)

if nokia releases any sales reports, i'm dead sure that as a % the middle east sells more 'hot-off-the-block' phones than any other place.

yzaholdings
30-09-2003, 07:52 PM
just forgot to mention in my previous post, check out ebay for some INSANE deals on 6600s. people are auctioning things that haven't come out yet!

some guys are selling 20-packs of 6600s for as low as $2500. and then ebay pulls their auction off and tells everyone it was a scam :p

gunnar_p800
02-10-2003, 09:06 PM
Originally posted by ascriba
Because i want to use it first, i can't give you thoughts right away, i do have a life, need to work!!! rather than sit in here and write posts allday

Only a picture of ascriba holding it in his hand have any credibility
and even then he might be holding a picture of the phone printed on paper.

916
03-10-2003, 01:42 AM
Or an even better idea

A picture of acsriba holding the phone in front of his/her computer showing the All About Symbian forum (Because there are a lot of pictures floating around the web of people holding the 6600)

Kirill
03-10-2003, 10:48 AM
Does anyone really care. So the guy yanked your chain, the more you keep flaming about it the more he is laughing... just my HO.

916
03-10-2003, 11:44 AM
Not really.

But if people talking about him makes him feel special, then I feel sorry for him and I think he should get out more often :D

moamoa
03-10-2003, 11:44 AM
Originally posted by gunnar_p800
Only a picture of ascriba holding it in his hand have any credibility
and even then he might be holding a picture of the phone printed on paper.
I understand he will be sending in a photo with the 6600 shoved right up his ... :)