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Nokia Announce New Series 60 Phone - Nokia 6600

Nokia today announced a new Series 60 phone. The underlying OS is Symbian 7.0s (as announced at Exposium 03). The phone is tri band with a 65k colour screen. The built in camera includes a 2x digital zoom. The phone supports MIDP 2.0. Nokia are billing this as a stylish business phone. Built in memory is 6MB and the phone comes with a 32MB MMC card. It will be available in the 4th quarter. More on this story as it breaks.




Technical Specifications
Band Functionality: GSM, EGSM
Operating Frequency: 900 / 1800 / 1900
UI Software Series: Series 60
Browser version: WAP 2.0
Messaging: SMS, MMS
Enabling technologies Java MIDP 2.0, Symbian OS v7.0s
Data bearers:HSCSD, GPRS
Display resolution (in pixels):176 x 208
Color depth:65,356 colors (16 bit)
PC Connectivity:Infrared, Bluetooth
Digital Rights Mgmt:OMA (forward lock)
Dimensions:108.6h x 58.2w x 23.7d (mm)
Weight: 122 g
ITU-T Keypad: Two soft keys and Five way scrolling
Special Features:
Integrated camera (VGA, 640 x 480), Video Recorder, Bluetooth, e-mail, RealOne Player, Mobile Wallet 2.0

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The new camera phone features advanced enterprise functionality plus a large color screen, digital zoom and video recorder

Today, Nokia expanded its portfolio of imaging devices with the introduction of the Nokia 6600, a sophisticated imaging device which strikes an ideal balance between advanced business features and a stylish, compact form. Packed with compelling features, this tri-band (GSM 900/1800/1900) phone meets the ongoing demands of the multitasking, mobile workforce with personal information management (PIM) applications, secure email access, seamless file downloads, and access to richer mobile content via the XHTML browser.

Launched at the Nokia Press Update event in Helsinki, Finland, in conjunction with an Asia Pacific event held in Singapore themed "Image is Power", the Series 60 based Nokia 6600 is expected to be commercially available during the fourth quarter of 2003 in Europe, Africa, and Asia-Pacific markets.

With the latest features in mobile imaging, the Nokia 6600 has an integrated VGA camera for video recording and still image capture with 2x digital zoom, as well as a large 65,536 color display with an enhanced graphical user-interface. Users can create, send and receive multi-picture multimedia messages with Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL) technology*, which allows users to compose messages that display text, sound and images in a pre-determined order. The Nokia 6600 also makes it possible to capture, send and receive video clips with audio, as well as receive streaming video content in both RealVideo and 3GPP video streaming formats. A convenient media gallery application makes access to and organization of multimedia content easy.

"In an increasingly fast-paced business environment, where access to a wide range of information is a necessity, individuals must find ways to strike a balance between work and family," says Juha Putkiranta, Senior Vice President of Nokia's Imaging Business Unit. "The Nokia 6600 offers the best of both worlds - advanced business features to keep on top of everything at the office, together with the latest functionality to capture precious family moments."

For users requiring reliable data connections, the Nokia 6600 offers both HSCSD and GPRS support in addition to local Bluetooth and infrared connectivity. Integrated TCP/IP technology** enhances both the ease and speed of over-the-air file downloads. Enterprise users can access email and other corporate servers through the public Internet with increased over the air security via SSL and the mobile VPN (Virtual Private Network) client, available for corporate customers. For fast access to mobile services and information, the advanced XHTML browser can be activated with a single click. The wallet application makes online payments and the storage of encrypted personal information easy, reliable and convenient.

Users can shape their mobile environment by adding applications compatible with either the Symbian 7.0s operating system or applications based on the latest Java(TM) technology, MIDP 2.0. Applications can be stored either in the phone's 6MB internal memory or on the 32MB MMC card included in the sales package. The new Nokia phone is based on the Series 60 Platform, the world's leading terminal software for smart phones.

Though a powerful business tool, the Nokia 6600 creates a new form of mobile personalization with user-selectable themes. They allow users to renew the look and feel of the user interface from colors to graphics and wallpapers. Polyphonic ring tones and music-like True Tones complement the customizable user interface. Optional enhancements available for the Nokia 6600 include the new Nokia Wireless Clip-on Headset, Nokia Wireless Car Kit, Nokia Image Viewer and Nokia Digital Pen all using Bluetooth technology. The complete list of functionality and optional enhancements can be viewed at www.nokia.com/products/Nokia6600

For the Europe and Africa region, the Nokia 6600 comes in two colors: light grey and rose. The 113 cc phone weighs 122 grams, and has talk-time of up to 4 hours and standby up to 10 days.
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Old 16-06-2003, 11:26 AM
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Full Specifications...

Band Functionality: GSM, EGSM
Operating Frequency: 900 / 1800 / 1900
UI Software Series: Series 60
Browser version: WAP 2.0
Messaging: SMS, MMS
Enabling technologies Java MIDP 2.0, Symbian OS v7.0s
Data bearers:HSCSD, GPRS
Display resolution (in pixels):176 x 208
Color depth:65,356 colors (16 bit)
PC Connectivity:Infrared, Bluetooth
Digital Rights Mgmt:OMA (forward lock)
Dimensions:108.6h x 58.2w x 23.7d (mm)
Weight: 122 g
ITU-T Keypad: Two soft keys and Five way scrolling
Special Features:
Integrated camera (VGA, 640 x 480), Video Recorder, Bluetooth, e-mail, RealOne Player, Mobile Wallet 2.0
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Old 16-06-2003, 11:31 AM
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Did anyone who was watching the presentation get any more on this:

"the Nokia 6600 creates a new form of mobile personalization with user-selectable themes. They allow users to renew the look and feel of the user interface from colors to graphics and wallpapers. Polyphonic ring tones and music-like True Tones complement the customizable user interface."

It seems to have been skirted over in the stuff I've read, but sounds quite funky.....

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UI Software Series: Series 60
you forgot to write it's Series60 v2.0 !!!
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Old 16-06-2003, 01:16 PM
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Well those details from Forum Nokia so blame them.

In any case I 'believe' Series 60 v2 is mainly so it can drive the new OS (7.0s) which has a good number of nifty features, ushc as having two net connections (eg WAP GSM and GPRS EMAIL) at the same time.
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Anyone else noticed that it's a bit..... chubby looking, kinda like it's spent a little too long in the pub?

As for "Series 60 V2.0", Series 60 is the UI, and as they haven't really changed the UI, only the OS, there's not much point in the V2.0.
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In any case I 'believe' Series 60 v2 is mainly so it can drive the new OS (7.0s) which has a good number of nifty features, ushc as having two net connections (eg WAP GSM and GPRS EMAIL) at the same time.
after reading the PDF files explaining the news in v2, I think there are MANY improvements, yes they're mostly due to the new OS, but anyway there are new applications included with this UI (and also a new "install" app that seems to overcome the old "differentiation" between "apps" (J2ME) and other programs

they also say that some compatibility with s60 0.9 and 1.x will be lost due to changes in the underlying OS (so programs that use lower-level instructions will probably not work, or not as expected, in new phones with series60 v2)
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From the Nokia website:

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Phone Features


Integrated digital camera with zoom
Video recorder with audio support
Streaming video and audio
Wireless connectivity with Bluetooth and infrared
6 MB internal memory
Memory card slot for additional user memory and applications.
Supports Java™ MIDP 2.0 applications
Data synchronization with PC via PC Suite
Tri-band operation in GSM E900/1800/1900 networks




Full Specifications

Size

Weight: 122 g (with BL-5C battery)
Dimensions: 108.6 x 58.2 x 23.7mm, 113cc
Display and User Interface

Bright active matrix TFT color display
65,536 colors
176 x 208 pixels
Graphical user interface with selectable themes
5-way joystick navigation
Symbian Operating System 7.0s
Integrated VGA digital camera

Camera: 640 x 480 pixel resolution; standard, portrait, and night modes; 2x digital zoom; self-timer
Video Recorder: Select picture size QCIF (176x144) or subQCIF (128x96); audio on/off; 2x digital zoom
RealOne Player: Playback and stream RealMedia and 3GPP-compliant content
Media Gallery: Easy access to and organization of all digital content (images, sounds, videos) captured with or downloaded to your phone
Memory Functions

6 MB internal shared memory for contacts, text messages, multimedia messages, ringing tones, images, video clips, calendar notes, to-do list, and applications.
Memory card slot for additional user memory.
Messaging

Multimedia messaging: Combine image, video, text and voice clip and send as MMS to compatible phone or PC; use MMS templates to tell your story with a multi-image presentation
Email: Access your work and private email accounts; supports SMTP, POP3, and IMAP4 protocols
Text messaging: Supports concatenated SMS; picture messaging; SMS distribution list
Predictive text input: Support for all major languages in Europe and Asia-Pacific
Wireless Connectivity

Bluetooth wireless technology
Infrared
Local synchronization of contacts & calendar to PC using PC Suite
Remote over-the-air synchronization with SyncML
Send and receive images, video clips, and business cards
Browsing

Advanced XHTML browser
Wallet: Convenient online use and storage of your numbers and passwords
Data Transfer

Up to 40.2Kbps in GPRS networks
Up to 43.2Kbps in HSCSD networks
Call Management

Contacts: Advanced contacts database with support for multiple phone and email details per entry, also supports thumbnail picture and groups
Speed dialing
Logs: Keeps lists of your dialed, received, and missed calls
Automatic redial
Automatic answer (works with compatible headset or car kit only)
Supports Fixed Dialing Number, which allows calls only to predefined numbers
Conference call
Java™ Applications

Downloadable Java™ MIDP 2.0 applications
Voice Features

Voice dialing
Voice commands
Voice recorder
Integrated handsfree speaker
Tri-Band Operation

Works in GSM E900/1800/1900 networks
Automatic switching between bands
Digital Services

Symbian applications available from Nokia Software Market
Graphics, icons, animations, logos
Games: possibility to download new games
Ringing tones: True Tones, polyphonic tones

Talk time: 2-4 h
Standby time: 150-240 h
Charging: 1 h 35 m

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Definitly a bit chunky...

I'll have to get hold of one though - I want to see how much OS 7 is in there - most of the differences I've seen between S60 and UIQ have been more device specific anyway, so the extras in 7 have been hard to spot...
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first TCP / IP Stack uujeaa or there is actually another one but its not released yet...
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What about backwards compatibility for apps? Will Vexed work?
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Looks great! I'm going to trade my trusty old 7650 for this.

and its not so bulky and big...check it out with 3650 at side:

6600 and 3650

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What about backwards compatibility for apps? Will Vexed work?
I think OPL will need to be "ported" to series60 v2, I think some changes will have to be made to get the OPL runtime to work with no problems
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I think I wasn't clear enough,I'm interested about OPL too,but mainly I'm curious about already available C++ apps.
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I'm interested about OPL too,but mainly I'm curious about already available C++ apps.
check on www.forum.nokia.com PDF files about series 60 v2.0, or check my previous post (on the 7650 forum on this site) about that

to sum up, almost all C++ apps should work with no or very little issues, but some apps that use 'deeper' (lower level) programming may not work as expected

I have only these PDF's as source, but nokia stated they made 'wrappers' that "encapsulate" series60 v1.x / symbian os 6.1 instructions and "translate" them into v2.x / 7.0s equivalents

there are not much 'technical' details out as now, we will have to wait till nokia releases SDK v2.0 and till they release the phone, at least for developers or network testers
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