My First Week with Nokia 6630

9 thoughts on “My First Week with Nokia 6630”

  1. I find the lack of a full blown keyboard on these smart phones to be a huge drawback. What s the point of carrying a $300 smart phone, if all one can truly use it for is a Read only PDA Ķ the predictive text typing capability of such phones is a joke for anything longer than a typical sentence.
    For a read only PDA, there are many cheaper alternatives, some as slim as a credit card (Fellows) that are typically priced at under $100.
    The Smart Phones come on to there own when paired with a keyboard – refer to the Palm TREO 650 or the Sony P910. These are truly portable computers.

  2. Clearly there is two ways of looking at the smart phone market. phone with smart features like enhanced mail, mms, sms and photo abilities, surfing and of course camera. or you can look at treo which is a micro portable pretending to be a phone. the world, and that means everyone outside of the US doesn’t need a keyboard. I think it is very PC centric view of the world most of us have here in the US. I think smart phones do phone stuff smartly.

  3. 700 bucks for a goddamn phone! Seems to be a bit overpriced to me. On one hand we have laptops being priced at $450 (Walmart) and on the other hand we have these cellular device prices going above the roof. What is the price point at which these manufacturers are going to stop? They keep adding more features and raising prices. Besides, I agree with Ranjit. These should come with a built-in keyboard.

  4. once the voice recognition software apps are capable of being integrated into the OS of cellphones a keyboard will not be needed. that will solve this application problem. until then each manufacturer will use different price points, applied individually to various products across a spectrum of quality and applications to compete for different targeted markets.
    How do you explain the RAZR’s popularity at that price point without a keyboard?. Blackberry has 10 different products all with keyboards but with different prices. should they all be the same price if they all have keyboards and all can be $700? There are many facets to product pricing and the inclusion of a keyboard is only one. It’s really what the user needs most often that is the most important consideration. If you are producing long emails on your mobile device you need a keyboard. this however is only one of the factors of the price. should a man of om’s status be speaking on a phone less than $500. i think not. as i said there are other considerations. As far as “They keep adding more features and raising prices” this seems to make complete economic sense. if the market decides the features are worth it they will pay. if they don’t they will not and the price will decrease.

  5. It is hard for me to imagine that I am carrying around
    > in my pocket a computer that is as powerful as my
    > first generation Pentium powered AST desktop,
    Very true, I bought Nokia 6600 few days back. My main purpose was to make Macromedia FlashLite enabled applications. When I realized its a complete OS capable of doing lot more than I used to think.

    Now, I am playing with it and making different utility applications to make my life easier. Yeah, I am writing apps in FlashLite, J2ME & C++, depending what kind of app they are.

    It’s really nice to hold such powerful devices :)

    Apart from camera, what is better in Nokia 6630 than Nokia 6600? I guess, Nokia 6600 is not available in US?

    – Abdul

  6. I would have to disagree with the point about the keys having a good feel. I have tried this model at a couple of local stores and the keys feel cheap and poorly constructed (especially when compared to other models from the same line up, Vodafone 3G Japan).

    As this model is being sold in all 3 major markets its features are probably more aimed at European and Japanese users so the “PDA” substitute is not as big a factor, not in Japan anyway. Nokia typically fares poorly in Japan as its models just dont stand up to the features and build quality of the Japanese models.

    Notably the Nokia and Motorola models are the cheapest of the Vodafone 3G line up and the 6630 is currently priced at around $75 (subsidised by Vodafone) but will come down to around $25 within a few months I am sure.

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