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      24.11.2008 01:50
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      love my new phone!

      I recently got the purple version of this phone with an Orange mobile phone contract for 18 months; I pay 20 pounds a month for 300 minutes and 100 texts and the phone came free, however, had I decided to take out the contract a week earlier, I would have had to pay 50/ 70 pounds for the phone on top of the contract rates.

      So, this phone is a pretty purple, almost a Cadbury's chocolate shade but a bit more violet (if you can kind of picture what I mean). The main material is of a sturdy metal and the buttons of a shiny plastic texture.

      It has a 5 mega pixel camera with a flash option and a Carl Zeiss lens. The flip open cap on the camera is done with a slide button, which I find much better than some of the other camera phones I've used because this prevents the camera fro accidentally being switched on, as it's quite small and won't flip open that easily unless you push it quite firmly. The photos I've taken with it so far look excellent, both in natural day light and with the flash during night time and in gloomy indoor rooms.

      The sound quality of the FM radio and sound clips are of excellent quality and much better than on all the other phones I've tried.

      It's quite easy to navigate and has many other features, like GPS/ Satellite Navigation for both walking and driving. You can set landmarks and when you want to store a new location in your phone, you're able to do this through taking a photo of your desired landmark.

      It's also excellent for sending and receiving phone calls, video calls and text messages and I'm very pleased with my new phone!

      A very nice phone with good camera for both video and photos and GPS function that can be used for both walking and driving.
      I highly recommend this phone to anyone willing to try it, you won't be disappointed.

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      15.10.2008 16:08

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      don't go here if you can avoid it!

      Had this Nokia for a short period of time, to use for my second SIM card - and it was fine for that job; just as a back up phone for the sim number that i wasn't dependant on.

      I wouldn't recommend this phone as a permanent, every day constant use phone. Firstly, I found that the vibrate feature on the phone was very weak, and was almost impossible to feel. Attempted to get this fixed but was told that that's how they were made.

      Secondly, the side buttons [with telephones on them] were difficult to use as the centre button had such a large scope. The buttons themselves too, weren't hugely appropriate for texting, and made clicking noises - which was a nusiance when trying to text in a quiet place.

      And finally, the battery durability was pathetic. Granted the phone was a hand me down, but had only been used a few months before I got it, and the battery length when fully charged was approx 2 hours. Ridiculous!

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      03.10.2008 02:54

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      just both one a week ago, to expencive, and a poor display, to smal fond's sorry not its money worth. going to bring it back, and pay a bit more for a Samsung I900 Omnia this is great.

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      22.09.2008 23:35
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      A slimmed down version of the Nokia 6230.

      The Nokia 6220 was one of the versions behind the massively successful 6230 - here, we take a look back at the phone several years on. With phones depreciating almost to a zero value, this phone can be had seriously cheaply now. So, should you get it?

      Incidentally Nokia are now recycling some model numbers (such as the old 6210) and this phone should not be confused with the up-coming 6220 Classic model.

      At 92g this phone is still pretty tidy and small by today's standards. Debuting shortly after the 7210/7250 models, it offers very similar features to these phones, albeit with a more traditional keypad layout.

      The phone offers a camera similar to the one seen in the 7250 model - the quality is not quite up there with other models of the same era such as the Nokia 6600, Nokia 7650 or Nokia 3650, but still acceptable for this age of handset.

      One of the major strengths lies in the navigation system - the extremely easy to use and intuitive menu layout means that accessing all the phone's major functions is straightforward. The keypad is responsive and tactile and with bigger keys than 7210/7250 models, makes texting a lot easier - perfect if your fingers are bigger than average. The addition of an FM radio into the phone models is welcome here too, and reception using the handsfree is quite nice. The phone can be customised with different covers which also are available quite cheaply. Hence, longevity is increased - scratches or dents in the cover do not matter as it's easily replaceable. The general quality is good.

      A few downsides to this handset. The 4-way directional key is not going to be to everyone's taste and can result in incorrect entry on the diagonal-down positions, which isn't really too much of a downer considering most of the movements are up-down. Battery life is slightly shorter than 7250 I feel even though it uses the same BLD-3 battery.

      But these are minor niggles - this is still a very fine handset which works well and offers no problems. Arguably most of the issues are sorted out in the later version, the better looking Nokia 6230.

      Value wise - this phone is only available on the second hand market - as it's discontinued now owing to it's age. A working version should be around the £10-20 mark which is great value for a phone that will last quite a while.

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        24.04.2004 02:57
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        I have recently purchased a Nokia 6220, and WOW! What an upgrade from the Nokia 3310. I thought snake was a breakthough! Overall, I have found the phone extremely easy to use. It has many help screens to guide you through each of the functions of the phone, and also has a customizable user interface, allowing you to use it in the way you best fit, or in the way you best like more importantly. I have however found, in my experience, that the sound tends to fade after excessive use, and have had some minor problems with the volume and the disappearance of sound. This is probably due to the humidity and wet climate that we live in, but do be careful. Also the ringtones are rather bland and are in my personal opinion, bland from any other of the phones that Nokia has on offer (excluding monotone mobiles). That problem can be solved though, by downloading some through its data transfer capabilties i.e. GPRS, Infra Red, and WAP. I still feel however that this is a great phone, with some of the following brilliant capabilities: - Built in Camera with video and sound capabilties - Built in Sound Recorder - FM Radio Function - GPRS and WAP functions, allowing game and ringtone downloads - Multimedia Messaging service capabilties, allowing photographs, sounds and graphics to be sent to and from your friends and family. - Selection of great applications such as Converter II allowing you to convert from anything to currency to weight -Great games, including Backgammon, and Water rapids - A comprehensive organiser, with alarms, notes, memos to make sure your day to daya ctivities are kept on track (I use it as a little diary, helping me with my diets) - A synchronisation tool where you can synchronise contacts with a computer or a palm top PC to make sure your contacts are always kept up to date everywhere you go. - Wallet funtion, allowing you to keep track of financial matters i.e. storing credit card numb
        ers, store card numbers. (Also comes with a password protection abilty so that nobody can access it, and view personal or potentially useful information to steal) This new phone, with its customizable user interface and abundance of help options really allows the very basic user, like myself, to really take advantage of the wide array of functions of the phone. Firstly, the built in camera. Brilliant! This camera not only produces a photo, oh no. It has a wide range of photograph options, from optimised images for night time in Night-mode and Video capabilities lasting up to 20 seconds, to self timers and editing capabilities. Not only that, but once you have took your photos, you can have them as backgrounds, upload them to your computer for editing, or send them to your friends from your phone with infrared and Multimedia Messaging Service capability. I will make a note that the quality of the photos are certainly not the best in the mobile industry. I have found that the Nokia 6600 takes the best photographs from personal experience. But again, the Nokia 6600 is more expensive than this phone. So really it comes down to personal preference. The videos are great. Little video clips lasting 20 seconds that really are brilliant. However, again, as I mentioned about the photographs, the videos are nothing to write home about. They are very low quality, and if for example taking a video in medium to low or little light, it is very difficult if not impossible to see what is happening. The sound quality definately compliments the video. The Nokia 6600 again, has a much better video quality, but only permits 10 seconds of filming. Secondly the Radio. Brilliant.Boring days at the office? Just stick your discreet earphones in, and listen away. I do however warn that if you do not have a headset included, the originals can be rather expensive. The covers for the phone are also expensive, and generally hard to find. Thir
        dly, the GPRS and WAP functions are brilliantly set out, and extermely easy to manipluate to find the information you need. However, when I travelled to the Gulf (Middle East), Every country didnt have the settings for the telephone, and therefore was unable to use it. This is applicable to several countries. This problem however should be solved soon, as the service providers upgrade their systems. The transfer of files to your computer is also relatively simple and easy to do. You do however need a relatively fast computer, and also their DKU-5 Connectivity cable. This is extremely expensive compared to the DKU-2 which is used for other phones. For the cable alone, it was approximately £55, which I think for a cable is absoloutley scandalous. I would however, in conclusion, highly recommend this phone to you. It has been extremely handy, especially its built in camera which is so convenient to use when you are out, and dont want to carry around a big camera. I am sure with time that the price of the phone and its accessories will slowly dip, allowing other users to really take advantage of it. Overall a well deserved 9/10!

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          22.10.2003 02:53

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          Not bad for the price - Advantages: Light, Big Keys - Disadvantages: too similar to 7210

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          02.10.2003 11:20
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          Nokia is fond of releasing new models with just a cosmetic difference from older phones already released in the market. Nokia just changed the looks and feel but the features are just the same. This is also the reason why I did not recommend the 3100 in my past review. Same is true with the Nokia 6220, it is just a copy of the 7250 with just minor improvements. It boasts of the EDGE support, a kind of improved and faster GPRS that provides faster data transmission, this feature however is not necessary for most users and we have not seen any significant difference in terms of speed and reliability when we test it. What attracted me to the 6220 is its capability to take video clips. I was so excited to test it that it was the first feature that I tried, but to my dismay it hanged just three seconds after I clicked the record key. Also the keypad is not convenient to use especially to heavy texters. Overall the Nokia 6220 is an improved Nokia 7250. Even the form of these phones is the same. Aside from the new voice dialing feature up to 10 phone numbers and the possibility to assign a photo to a name in the phonebook there are no other considerable changes in the Nokia 6220. The Nokia 6220 will be released next month followed by Nokia 6600 that will also be released this year. Rather than waste my money for this recycled 7250 I rather wait for the other phones that Nokia will soon offer. As what www.mobile-review.com said ?There is no sense to choose this phone or to wait for it.?

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          The Nokia 6220 phone is a stylish product that means business. It has an integrated digital camera that gives you on-the-go imaging capability and lets you create multimedia messages.

          The Nokia 6220 phone helps you manage your mobile office with speed and ease. With its EDGE and GPRS high-speed data connectivity, the phone enables a faster, more powerful way to browse the Internet and send messages, and the WAP 2.0 XHTML browser gives you a full-color interface and allows richer graphical content.