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I inherited this phone from my hubby when he got a free upgrade on his contract phone. He had been using it for a couple of years, but the chassis is robust, so it still looks in pretty good condition.
Ths first thing that you notice is the size and the weight of the thing, it's pretty hefty! I refer to it as "the brick" (approx dimensions just measured with my thumb, 5 in long, 2 in across, 3/4 in deep with keypad extended. Sorry metric types, my thumbs only do imperial.) Warning, this phone is incompatible with dinky hanbags! (I speak from experience here girls.)
The keypad slides out from the phone. On the fascia there are two operating buttons, a small joystick and a button which always reminds me of a paperclip, which accesses the main operating system. The joystick is great, operates easily and is in constant use. It seems very robust which is vital as the phone could not operate without it. The buttons on the keypad are quite small and flat, and can be a bit fiddly to use.
The phone switches on and off via a quite small red button on the top right. The phone fires up with a nokia welcome screen, then asks for the lock code. (You may be able to bypass this, but I can't figure out how. If anyone knows please tell!) My hubby had it because the phone was on contract but I am a low value pay-as-you-goer and so I don't usually bother with lock codes.
Once that is input you reach the main screen, where you can access all the phone's features. The camera and the calendar are directly accessible via the buttons at the bottom of the screen, everything else via the paperclip. Pushing the joystick in accesses your contacts.
The phone has too many features to fully list here, so I've concentrated on the ones I use.
This is pretty straightforward using the searchable contacts list. Volume can be adjusted during the call.
I find this a little clunky to get to, as you have to use the paperclip, then move the joystick to Messaging, then select inbox to read any new messages. It has all the usual sms features, predictive text etc. The large screen means you can read your text messages easily.
Pretty low res by current standards, but ok for quick snaps.
For me, the most useful addtional feature. This can be synchronise with outlook via bluetooth, infrared or modem (and I imagine also via good old cable). I use this all the time, saves me carrying a diary.
It comes with a couple of games, you can download many more if that's your thing. Squinting at the screen to play a game isn't mine, but it keeps small boys amused when they have to wait in the car.
The phone is WAP enabled, which I have used very very rarely. It works fine.
OTHER USEFUL FEATURES
It also has an alarm clock, you can select different profiles for ring volume etc, and of course you can download polyphonic ring tones.
My battery is obviously nearing the end of it's life now, as it drops from 3 bars to no bars in the time it takes to ring. When it is fully or nearly fully charged there is no problem. The battery charge lasts for about 4 or 5 days on standby (which mine mostly is).
Thank you for reading and rating this review, I'm off to ebay now for a new battery!
Well, if you need a phone with a basic camera, small video recording (addon software), then 7650 is a good choice. It also have huge variety of softwares available but due to limitation of memory (4 MB POOL MEMORY only), few are able to work correctly. It has couple of good features like WAP, GPRS, INFRARED, BLUETOOTH, and more..
It is a heavy sliding phone with a big size. Screen is located at the top portion (176 * 208 px). Handsfree sensor is located at the upper-left side of the screen so it is almost impossible to take your ear (or any object) near the speaker while listening call or music. Its main speaker is located at the top of the phone which has a decent voice but not as loud as K300 or X600.
WINDOWS Standard formats (GIF, JPEG, BMP e.t.c) can be opened by default. (Install ADDON SOFTWARES FOR MORE EXTENSIONS e,g: PDF).
MID, AMR can be opened by default. (Install ADDON SOFTWARES FOR MORE EXTENSIONS e,g: MP3).
Due to early release video recording / Playing is not available but nokia has released a free 10-second video recorder which can be downloaded from nokia's website.
(Note: 3GP or MP4 can only be recorded at this moment)
There is also another option for running videos (Download, streaming) / audio is to install REALPLAYER. which is available at www.real.com.
(Note: REAL PLAYER takes about 1 MB on NOKIA 7650 so Large Files are Not Possible To Be Stored).
Nokia Series 60 devices (including Nokia 7650) has most support to games then any other companies (at least in that range). Nokia 7650 Support not only JAVA 3D Games But also C/C++ Games (Which are designed to run on Nokia 7650).
Like Games, Nokia 7650 also supports huge variety of softwares including FTP Uploaders, HTML Page Builder EMAIL CLIENTS, MESSENGERS, REMOTE CONTROLERS + MANY MANY MORE..
Yes, this is an op with an agenda! Like almost everyone else, i'd been more than happy with my Nokia 8310 for quite some time. In fact, that particular phone so pleased consumers that they stopped buying new phones ? which until recently had been worrying the phone manufacturers no end. What wasn't to like? It had a radio, was a perfectly handy size, and also boasted Nokia's usual stylish design. So the manufacturers have been pushing phones with new features onto the market for a while to try and get us buying phones again ? and it's starting to work. The digital camera wasn't the killer app for me ? sure it's fun to have one ? but I didn't feel it was necessary. The camera on the Nokia 7650 actually performs quite well, with apparently better resolution than smaller + sleeker models. Sending a recently taken snap is child's play, and there is plenty of room to store pix. But I've been looking for a semi-business phone, and with that in mind, it seems worthwhile to compare this with the 3650, a similar Nokia model (y'know, the one with the bulbous, circular keypad). In terms of "computing" ease of use, there is very little to choose between the older 7650 and the newer but more fashion-oriented 3650. Both sport digital cameras, and use the (ALMOST standard for mobiles) Symbian operating system. It's very simple to download extra applications ? games, etc. ? to add to either mobile. In fact, though the 3650 comes complete with a video camera, it is extremely simple to add one to your 7650 ? there's a free one available on the Nokia site. In terms of physical appearance and ease of manipulation, the 7650 clearly has the edge. It's far more professional looking, rather than the gaudy 3650 with it's round keypad ? a nightmare for text-addicts! Both phones also make use of Bluetooth technology, a short-range radio system that enables you to t
ransfer data from your portable computer to your phone. If you don't want to spend ages on GPRS downloading any of the larger apps, just DL them to your computer and beam them across your living room to your handset! i'm using an Apple PowerBook G4 portable ? the 12" and 17" models come with Bluetooth as standard, but adaptors or upgrades are cheap enough. And here comes the handiest application (for me) of the 7650. Bluetooth is also geared towards the transfer of contacts and diary entries from/to your handset, to/from your computer. Currently, i have the same address book available on the 7650, my PowerBook, and even an iPod! (So much more than a Walkman?) Having this data available wherever we've been has already come in handy on a few occasions. It also makes transferring your contacts list (including addresses, faxes, email & more) to a new phone a doddle. i am still trying to figure out a way to automatically synch contacts and calendar info, rather than one record at a time. As with the iPod (check out my review of the new 10Gb model ;-> ), the phone would then run thru the address book and intelligently update any altered info. Apple say this should be straightforward ? Nokia don't explain how to do it. (i'm still hunting for the solution and will update this review as and when it's found?) Bluetooth also enables you to transfer photos from a phone to an enabled computer ? and doing this i was hugely surprised at how large and clear the images taken by the 7650 are. This also helps you free up memory space on your mobile ? one of the only drawbacks worth mentioning. The 3650, for all its design flaws, does have the capability to take an upgraded memory card (think digital cameras), giving it a greater capacity for games &c. If you Bluetooth all your pix over to a computer when you've done sending them, space won't be a problem on the 7650, and you can get a fair number of applicat
ions on there, but you wonder when the memory restriction will feel like a problem. Aldo added to my model is a video player by Vemotion. They're one of many companies providing compressed video content suitable for mobile phones (you may need to DL a different player for different content? tedious but unavoidable), and as well as content on the sites of network providers, they supply some on their own site. The picture quality is great, given the size of the screen ? and all without 3G, or third-generation mobile networks! (Most people use the 2.5G networks.) The phone is also email-capable, if you go to the Yahoo! site (for example) using the WAP browser and register for a free account there. Otherwise, WAP is handiest for finding out late footie scores from the BBC, or tidbits of gossip about Fame Academy... As with many SmartPhones, battery life is not great, but if you are looking for a professional phone, you should be able to charge up in somebody's office (or your car) fairly regularly. Yes, it's bulkier, but the functionality demands a compromise on size ? you wouldn't want to watch video on a screen the size of the 8310, after all. So, while the 3650 may have expandable memory, it's not necessary unless you're planning to spend a lot of time with complicated or graphics-heavy games (I'm rediscovering classics such as Asteroids and PacMan at present ? maybe i'll want Doom one day, but not yet). The Bluetooth capabilities enable you to work around this one issue, and until this time next year ? when presumably I'll bemoan the fact that I don't yet have a phone with 1Gb of memory ? the 7650 does the job.
The Nokia 7650 comes direct from the latest crop of photo cameras aimed at the typical non-business customer. It is decidedly bigger than its rival, the 3650, clocking in at around 11cm long and 3cm thick. However, its looks ensure that this is not a mobile to be ashamed of; it has a certain charm and unique quality bereft form other similarly designed Nokia phones. Indeed, from the outset it looks a lot like a PDA, featuring a large and clear screen, a small joystick and only three buttons. All fears of a fiddly touch screen style interface are quickly forgotten though with a keypad that slides down, as immortalised in the film "The Matrix". Of course, this further adds to the phone's size, with it drawing comparisons to the dimensions of a regular house phone, but as this is only applicable when in use, it is not really an issue. The traditional phone functions are performed well, providing a clear line to both landlines and mobile numbers. The industry appears to have entered a state whereby in regards to these features, no further improvements can be made without a significant change in technology. This is not to criticise the phone, as it performed as well as everything else and I found no problems with its use. As though to make up for the lack of Bluetooth headphone interaction, the phone also has a speakerphone option. With this the call is projected louder into room, and the microphone picks up more distant sounds. The speaker performs somewhat disappointingly here. In a driving situation, the roar of the engine seems to dull out the voices from the phone (though it may just be my dodgy Metro!). On the positive side, the microphone is exceptionally good and finally makes those tasks such as using the phone whilst playing Playstation or reading the paper on the loo a reality. The reception performed pleasingly well, succeeding in gaining a strong signal even in relatively remote places (the test network was Orange). The batte
ry life however, is another issue entirely. The standby time is good, meeting most people's needs at 230 hours. Unfortunately, the talktime runs at only 3-5 hours, in my experience heading firmly to the former of that figure. This may be inadequate for individuals who will be phoning a lot without being able to recharge the battery. Also, just using the phone to play games, take photos or any of its other features (which, being such a fun phone is quite often!) drains the battery, though not quite as vigorously as when making a phone call. The user interface is very well designed. The aforementioned joystick navigates the menus whilst the two main buttons either accept or deny a choice. The keypad can be slid down when extra keys are required, but most options and programs can be operated without its need. There is also a separate button with the sole purpose of taking the user to the main menu. This leaves any previously running programs still operating making it possible, for instance, to leave a game mid-play to write a text message. This multi tasking ability is a function that eventually gets taken for granted, a shock when reverting back to another phone. The built in digital camera is obviously one of the main selling points of the phone and it is reassuring to know it performs very well. Taken at 640 x 480 resolution at 0.37 megabit resolution it may not sound particularly impressive, and it will certainly never replace your standard camera, digital or otherwise. The photos though, are of surprisingly good quality considering the limitations even when uploaded onto a PC. It is most useful as a camera that you have with you all the time, so no matter what, you're always prepared to capture the moment, particularly useful for piecing together 'the night before'. Next time somebody gets seven-balled in the pub at pool you can be confident that you'll be there taking photos of their naked body hurtling
round the table (for those of you not aware of this rule, be sure to employ it should you ever pot all your balls before your opponent sinks a single one). Arguably the phone's secondary function is as a lightweight PDA. Basic functions such as appointment tracking and note making are available, but anyone expecting anything more comprehensive will be disappointed. That said, the upgradeable software could conceivably enhance these features. The other major selling point of the phone is the Bluetooth capability, with it being able to run certain java and C++ programs. Images, games, tunes, programs and data can be transferred to and from a Bluetooth enabled PC (requires the purchase of a £30ish Bluetooth adapter if not built into the motherboard). There is a large quantity of free software available to download from the Internet for the phone; currently I have my 7650 controlling winamp ensuring I never have to leave my bed to change a track. This effectively renders the phone relatively future-proof as new software will continue to upgrade its features. Recently, a video capture program emerged, allowing short video clips to be filmed. The total memory available to the phone is a non-upgradeable 4MB, which considering its potential is a little disappointing (the Doom port alone takes up almost 2MB). This 4MB can store up to 99 640x480 images, but this assumes nothing extra at all is on the phone. For those who want lots of programs, games, tunes and images, frequent trips to the PC will be in order. As the memory fills, crashing becomes more frequent often requiring the phone to be rebooted. The standard software built into the phone is very much standard fare, besides the PDA programs. It includes a composer, wap browser, games, calendar and to-do list. The PC software to connect to the phone, after a fiddly start, is straightforward to use and allows transfer of files and backing up o
f data. Overall, I would strongly recommend this phone. As prices vary so much with different contracts and deals, I cannot give a definitive value for money rating. Rest assured, if you see a good deal, you'll be getting a good solid phone and camera that will see you through for many years to come.
The 7650 has got excellent software installed and upgrades are available for download from the internet, a real one player can be installed to enable video viewing. Some software bugs were present in the earliest 7650 which would block access to the phone book. GPRS is fast and easy to use quick download times; the camera is good quality as well with a choice of different capture options, night, portrait and normal. For long phone calls I would recommend that the phone stays closed because of a bad balance between the top and bottom half of the phone. Overall this phone is much better than the other camera phones available on the market today like the gx10. Well worth a look.
This is my new work phone which i have had for a few weeks now and thought it was about time i reviewed it. I use this phone manly for work as because of the camara which saves the company money on buying me both. I use this to take pictures as been a surveyor i always forget things. THis just helps me remember things. The Nokia 7650 is a futuristic imaging mobile phone with a lot of nice features. It is both business-like as well as a high-techie gadget for those who love leading edge technology. It's a pity the phone is only 0.37 megapixels but then again, that's the standard for current camera phones (with the exception of NTT's i-mode/3G phones). It could have been better if Nokia could have cut down the price and more importantly improved the software bundle. You CAN download ringingtones to the 7650!! It is very easy and simple. If you use Windows Explorer do as follows : Connect your 7650 via IR (or bluetooth) to your computer. Select a mid(i) file from your PC which you want to add to the existing base of ringingtones and right-click your mouse button and select the option "Send To" and after that, select the option "Infrared Recipient". The file will be send to the 7650 and you receive it in the Inbox on your 7650. Now you only have to save it to the memory of the phone. To all those other 'critics' who have whined, bitched and moaned about the Nokia 7650 - GET OVER IT! For heaven's sake, no phone is perfect! Quit scrutinising and start ENJOYING! Yes the Nokia 7650 is not perfect, but it is one fine piece of kit! There is no button delay time or slow menus, and contrary to sombodys opinion the menu's are VERY VERY EASY to navigate. The camera and pictures are excellent. You couldn't ask for anything more. And the 4MB free memory is huge. Yes I know some people are complaining memory size is small but not a lap top! As stated above there are a few downsides to the Nokia 7650. For people on th
e go all the time this phone is probably not for you, but for the more casual phone user I'd highly recommend this Nokia. Other 'camera' phones in my opinion are slightly inferior. The t68i has slow menus, poor picture quality. The GD88 can only store 10 messages, has a memory shortage, and poorer camera resolution. Give the Nokia 7650 a go - you won't be disappointed. Great Phone
For those of you who don't know what horse dung is: it's the dung from a horse ;) Okay, okay. Here we go: BAD: Okay, so the phone's a pda which you can't synchronise with a palm(tm) or with windows address book, or even export records to a comma delimited text file. You have to buy MS Outlook or Lotus Notes (ugh). You can't edit the records on screen with your PC like a normal PDA Bluetooth is great, if you can actually do something with it: with the nokia, you can only export single records to a mobile device, can't use a bluetooth headset, and Nokia haven't released a satisfactory driver to collect sms from a palm. BTW the current standard for bluetooth is 1.1, the 7650 is BT1.0 The loudspeaker is terrible, I have to sit so close to hear it, I might as well use the handset, which I end up doing because if you get too close, the proximity sensor switches the speaker off. The ringer is so quiet I don't hear it in my pocket. Nokia Tech Support is a misnomer: No e-mail or postal support, an 0870 number for club nokia members, otherwise premium rate (I hate it that they make money out of keeping me on hold for 20 minutes at £1/min to sort out *their* failings) GOOD: I get a signal in places my friends get battery drain, it has never dropped a call, battery life is satisfactory. it's cute, the screen and camera are great. OVERALL: I'm going to sell this phone, less than a month after I bought it. I am very sorry I ever bothered.
When I first saw this phone, I thought that it looked MASSIVE. In fact it is not that big (114 x 56 x 26 mm)...It fits in a pocket easily, and the sliding cover cuts down on size dramatically as the keypad takes up no extra space. The menu is increibly simple to use and the central joystick works a treat. The handset weighs in at a modest 154g. I felt that the build quality of the mobile was somewhat plasticky however. The phone just didn't have the same quality feel as some of the newer mobiles out now like the Nokia 7250 for example. The built in camera (640x480) was a dream to use, and taking movies and pictures was a breeze. With the added benefit of sound on the movies, one can't really go wrong. With 3.6MB space, ther is plenty of room for pictures and movies. Text messaging was a breeze, as the keys are plenty big enough (another worry I had) and the abilty to use MMS (Multi Media Messaging) is another massive bonus. The large bright colour screen made the options very easy to see, and the Symbian operating system is fast and efficient. The phone can handle Java, making downloading games etc. very easy. The phone also features Bluetooth which is incredibly handy for laptop users, and those wanting to use wireless Bluetooth headsets. Infra Red is also present. There are several fun games, and of course WAP 1.2.1. This arrives over GSM, HSCSD or GPRS. The phone is dual band, capable of high speed data transfer and features voice dialing. Sadly, (probably due to the big screen) you only get 2-4 hours talk time, and 100-150 hours standby time which is pretty poor in relation to other models. I have found however, that this makes little difference, as you can put the phone to charge every night. I would recommend this phone to anyone with a sense of fun. Even if you don't use the camera, you can most certainly enjoy the simplicity of operating this excellen
t mobile phone.
What a piece of kit! Or so I thought. I've owned a string of mobiles now, and I've found Nokia to be consistently the best manufacturer to suit my needs, and always capable of providing a good quality, solid, reliable (ish), and extremely user friendly phone. How disappointed I find myself with Nokia's latest offering is incredible. Why I hear you ask - let me begin. The Nokia 6210 I was using previously was an excellent phone, solid, dependable, easy to use, but ultimately quite dull. After one and a half years with my network provider, I decided it would be time for an upgrade, and lo and behold, the idea of the 7650 was sown. Now, I will admit at this point, I was a bit of a shameless whore to try and get a free upgrade, but after several weeks of being told that the upgrade cost for the phone was going to cost me more than just getting a new connection, I decided enough was enough, and cancelled my contract. And so the quest really began - after failing to get the PAK code to keep my number, I went through a couple of weeks of trawling the internet (and the high street) for a bargain, I had found nothing. However, on a chance visit to one of the major retailers out there on our old friend the high street (who shall remain nameless), I found a deal for a free phone on the tariff I was looking for. Joy! Or so I thought... After looking into several contractual obligations to get the phone free (chiefly using a third party network provider), I decided to use a competitor for some serious price matching. With a little bit of haggling (actually I thought that even Mohammed Al Fayed couldn't orchestrate a deal of the magnitude of what I had achieved) I got the phone free on the tariff I wanted. And so, a full six weeks down the line I was happy. Well, to be honest, I nearly wept with the extreme satisfaction this had bought me. But it's just a phone. I know that's what you're thinking. How could you possi
bly say that! I mean look at it, it's another classically designed piece of beauty from Finlands' finest - a work of art, that makes phone calls, and has a camera on it! As far as style icons go, this was as cool as the phone in The Matrix. Except you didn't need a leather trenchcoat to stop you looking like a sales manager. So, that's a hefty chunk of the background out of the way - now down to business. Why did I go to such great lengths to get the 7650. Well, the stats speak for themselves - full colour screen, in-built digital camera, downloadable software, high-speed GPRS internet access, and Bluetooth connectivity. Damn, that's a great specs list whichever way you look at it. Or so I thought. I, unfortuneately brought the great hype. Let's go through those again in a little detail shall we; 1 Full colour screen At first, this is a truely great feature - especially when you get going with that lovely little camera toy that you get. But before the end of your first month, you'll notice that the contrast, whilst adjustable, is never quite right. Not only that, but all the little fingerprints and minor scratches that were never a problem on your last phone really annoy the hell out of you now. The applications already on the phone don't really make full use of the colour palette, and it's really just a great way to kill your battery (hence why the new non-colour phones really do last for days on a single charge) 2 In-built digital camera This, I have to admit, was the ultimate selling point for me. I mean just think about never having to pay to develop a film again. Imagine being able to send pictures direct to other phones, or straight to e-mail. Picture it ever working to something like your expectations? I did, but I was wrong. The camera, whilst functional as a nice toy, really can't cut the mustard as a tool in any sense of the word - to get anything like a decent ph
oto out of it, you need to get the perfect lighting, judge your distance from the subject to the nearest micron (because the zoom is frankly pathetic), and have a hand steadier than Everest. Frankly, you've got more chance of seeing explicit snaps of me and Kate Moss cavorting on a billboard on the M25 than you've got of ever seeing a truely good image on this phone. 3 Downloadable software Another great idea that really hasn't been properley implemented. Unless you own a laptop PC, the chances of you actually trawling through the net on GPRS to actually download any software are quite slim. Unless you want a phone bill that would be of equivalent cost to funding a revolution that is... Some of the bits and pieces that I have painstakingly searched for are actually fantastic little things. Assuming that is that you firstly, don't mind using a wealth of install once demos, and secondly, can actually find anything of any practical use at all. I've used a couple of games to kill the odd bus journey to work, but other than that, I'm really not going to pay $50 for a decent money management package. It defeats the object - you really need a PC to get the software, and you've got a PC, you can get better alternatives on that... 4 High speed GPRS internet access At last, something that does what it says! The internet access on this phone is indeed extremely fast. In fact, it's quicker than the very 56kb modem I'm using right now, and the net is a dream on this phone. However, as the network providers have invested a lot of money into this new functionality, it means that checking my Hotmail on the go costs about as much as a fortnight in a five star hotel with all the trimmings. It's really great to be able to check your e-mails and the latest sports results, but when you consider that it's cost you less to go the game or send a letter, it's really a bit of a sham. 5 Bluetooth conn
ectivity Having had the data kit for my last Nokia, I was quite concerned about being able to backup all the numbers, texts, and settings on my PC. Imagine my annoyance when I found out that Nokia designed the phone without provision for a data cable, meaning that a Bluetooth adapter for my PC would be required. A snip at a mere £65 quid (and even then, that's for a generic, non-Nokia approved item). Even more annoying (especially considering the bulk of the phone) is that the Bluetooth on the phone only supports data transfer. So no Bluetooth hands free kit then. Hurrah! All in all, I think I used the Bluetooth seriously once - to send my new number to a group of people. And that's just the major selling points for the phone! On top of all these failed promises, I've found the my phone has an intermittent keypad fault, the PC Data Suite provided refuses to find my phone, and the fact the my keypad no longer recognises letters (meaning no texts, and frustratingly, no new contact entries)... All in all, I would simply advise you to leave this phone alone. The Sony Ericsson P800 has all the same features, The Nokia 7250 has none of the same faults, the Samsung camera phone offering is smaller and has a protected screen, and the Nokia 6310 is a far greater business tool. This phone is a toy, and very little more. The call quality is average at best, the polyphonic ringtones are far too cheesy (although that is an endemic fault of all mobile ringtones), the user interface is so dramatically differnt you'd be hard pushed to believe it's a Nokia, and to add one further insult, Nokia made it the size of something you'd nromally need a mortgage for...
I'm not going to go on about the phone because everyone agrees that it is an outstanding phone, which it is. However, be aware that the Vodafone branded 7650s do not work properly. You can only get Vodafone branded 7650s direct from Vodafone. Phones from Phones4U etc on the Voda network are fine. Vodafone originally released the 7650 with the original Nokia software, but with the release of Vodafone Live! they wrote their own software for the phone and released this. The error on this software means that the memory on the phone wll keep filling up when you use MMS functions. Eventually the memory will fill up completely and the phone cannot be used. Vodafone have been very unhelpful. I understand that they have now discontinued the phone because the software faults are so bad. If you have a Voda branded 7650 I beleive the only way you can get t fixed is at your Nokia Repair Centre and have the software downgraded. Other than Vodafone being useless, I love my phone. Oh yeah, just a few bugs: when I get a message, the beep doesn't always beep (although it vibrates); it does crash occasionally (but I think that this is the Voda software; I haven't got my phone fixed just yet); the inbuilt hands-free is poor qualilty and I just don't like phoning ppl on it, it just doesn't seem to be right, the sound quality is tempremental and you need the ear peice and mic in exactly the right place. But iI use my phone for txting mainly. I think I need to say what an innovitive phone this is. It's a joy to use. All phones should be like this. I'm so disappointed that the new Nokias are just like the old ones, essentially working like a 3210, but with colour. The user interace on the 7650 is so very very good, and should be the future of phones. xxxxxxxxxxx <------- Kisses for my 7650! Read the other reviews for other stuff, I only wanted to tell you about Voda, BUT I DO LOVE MY PHONE!!!!
7650 is the best Nokia phone for interactive Java apps. (Try out the free mobile instant messaging s/w. Read how to download it to your 7650 at www.justyak.com.) The GPRS connection is very good and stable. Text entry is excellent, making chatting with ICQ, Yahoo, MSN users just like using a PC. If you like to chat, 7650 is your choice. The big colour screen also let u see buddies online status just like on a PC. Go 4 it!
Sometimes life is incredible, amazing, awe-inspiring. Sometimes it leaves you speechless. If you have something to say, even when you're speechless, share it with the Nokia 7650. The Nokia 7650 is not only a phone - it's also an integrated digital imaging device. Point, use the color display as a viewfinder, snap a picture, and share the moment. Save the picture in the photo album - there's memory for dozens of pictures - or send it to a friend over MMS, the Multimedia Messaging Service. It works like text messaging, except that you can send a picture, text and voice all at once. Snap a picture, write a short note, record a message, and send it as a multimedia message. You can send your pictures from your Nokia 7650 by MMS to an e-mail address, to another Nokia 7650, or to another MMS-capable phone.
And when you can send, you can also receive. The Nokia 7650 makes it possible to make use of multimedia entertainment and information services. So you could receive the latest news or sports headlines together with a picture and a short commentary. It's also a phone, of course, and you can do a lot more with your voice than talk. You can save up to 25 names and numbers for voice dialing, so you can call your friends by pressing one button and saying the name. There's also a voice recorder. Use it for recording voice messages to send as part of a multimedia message. Record a memo to yourself. Or record part of a phone conversation. With the Nokia 7650, the connection to WAP services over GPRS is always on, so you can connect fast to your WAP homepage or a bookmarked page. When you are sending and receiving e-mails you can shift to double speed - up to 28.8 kilobits per second. And if you want to use the Nokia 7650 as a modem to download Internet pages to a compatible PC, you can fast-forward the data at up to 43.2 kb/s. And you can connect wirelessly via infrared or Bluetooth. Connect to a compatible PC or to another phone supporting Bluetooth and share pictures, graphics and contact cards.