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Nokia 6500 Slide Review

Featuring a brushed metal body and a Carl Zeiss Autofocus lense that are the hallmarks of a N-series flagship phone, the Nokia 6500 Slide is certainly an unusual move from Nokia. Join us as we take the 6500 Slide for a spin and see if its worth your hardearned monies.

It’s been not long ago since mobile phones have become commonplace in our lives and since then, we’ve witness the evolution of the mobile phone into something that is more than just a phone.  The mobile phones of today have evolved into mini-computers, helping us get through our daily life, offering services that once had been unheard of in something so unassuming.  So much so that most people take it for granted until  they lose their phones.  As a telecommunications tool, the mobile phone has gone from just offering phone calls and text messaging services to becoming all-rounded entertainment devices.

In the recent years, we are also starting to see the trend in phones offering high-speed internet connectivity with GPRS, EDGE and HSDPA.  All of these serve to provide connectivity for us while we are out on the move and the increased mobility has provided more opportunities for people to connect to the world.  From PMEB’s who need to access the internet while out on the move to teenagers who feel the need to share their daily lives with friends, mobile phones of today are fast becoming powerful tools for bringing people together. Whilst all of this tecnology can be daunting for many, Finnish telecommunications manufacturer, Nokia, recognised this and pioneered the move to provide Human Technology to mobile phone users around the world. Thus, forever changing the way people look at mobile phones again.
Today, we will take the Nokia 6500 Slide for a spin and see what has been packed into this diminutive package.

Lets take a look at the specifications before we move on.


Quadband GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Dualband WCDMA 850/2100 MHz


96.5 x 46.5 x 16.4 mm


125 g


16 million colors QVGA 240 x 320 pixels 2.2" LCD display
Active display area 33.5 x 44.7 mm
Ambient light sensor


20 MB user free internal memory
Optional microSD memory card expansion up to 4GB


EDGE Release 4 multi-slot class 31 (5RX+2TX: maximum 6 slots)
GPRS multi-slot class 31 (5RX+2TX: maximum 6 slots, class B&C)
CSD (circuit-switched data) transfer for browsing and as data modem
Bluetooth 2.0
Micro USB connector with USB 2.0

 Messaging & Email

MMS for creating, receiving, editing and sending videos and pictures with AMR voice clips
Supports SMTP, POP3, IMAP4 and APOP protocols
Supports concatenated SMS, picture messaging, and SMS distribution list


WAP 2.0 browser with XHTML support over HTTP/TCP/ IP
Opera Mini browser

Ringtones & Themes

MP3/ 64-polyphonic voice ringtones
Video ringtones
Themes with wallpapers and screensavers

 Applications & Games

Games: High Roller Casino, Golf Tour, Rally 3D, and Snake 3
Yahoo Go!
Nokia Catalogs
Nokia Sensor
Flash Lite 2.1.1
* Games may vary with service provider


Integrated 3.2 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, auto focus and up to 8x digital zoom
Integrated double LED flash
Video recording: VGA (15fps) and QCIF (30fps) resolutions with 4x smooth zoom. Supports H.263 MPEG-4 in .3gp format
Secondary camera for video calling (QCIF resolution, 15 fps)


900mAH Battery BP-5M
Talk time up to 6 hrs*
Standby time up to 13.25 days*
* Talktime may vary with usage

Package Items

Nokia 6500 slide phone
Nokia Battery BP-5M
Nokia Charger AC-4
Nokia Wired Stereo Headset HS-47
Nokia 256 MB Micro SD Memory Card MU-27
Nokia Micro USB Cable CA-101
Nokia TV-Out Cable CA-92U
User guide

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