Nokia 6220 classic review: Sharp witted shooter

We can call the Nokia 6220 classic an attempt to regain some 5 megapixel ground. The compact smartphone carries some serious imaging power. Xenon flash, active lens cover, VGA video @ 30 fps and TV-out do sound exciting, don’t they? It would’ve been all too easy but that’s not all Nokia 6220 classic is about. One of the most compact bodies in the Symbian realm squeezes in GPS, HSDPA and Feature Pack 2 for a truly ornate UI. The new classic sure has a range of skills, now let’s see if it has the guts for the job.
Key features

  • 2.2″ 16M-color display of QVGA resolution
  • Symbian 9.3 OS, S60 3.2 UI
  • ARM 11 369 MHz CPU and 128 MB of RAM
  • 5 megapixel camera with active lens cover and xenon flash
  • 3G with HSDPA support
  • Quad-band GSM support
  • Built-in GPS with A-GPS support
  • Compact and lightweight body
  • 120 MB user memory
  • microSD card slot, up to 8GB cards supported
  • FM radio with RDS
  • TV-out
  • Document viewer
  • USB and Bluetooth v2.0
  • More visual enhancements to the UI than any other S60 handset we’ve seen
  • Nokia Maps comes with three months free turn-by-turn navigation license ” Read more here:

Nokia N96 Review at phonearena!

“The front of the phone is comprised mostly of the 2.8” QVGA display. At 16 million colors, the same as the iPhone, the display is extremely vivid and colorful. It is easily readable in any lighting conditions, though oddly enough colors tend to wash out in direct sunlight. At the top is a pinhole front-facing VGA camera and earpiece. Below is the navigational cluster, which features right and left soft keys, the five-way d-pad, send, end, menu and clear keys and a multimedia key. Also hidden are multimedia playback controls, which sit outside the four corners of the d-pad and illuminate when the keypad lights up. The menu and clear keys, which are on the corners, can be a bit cramped and awkward to press.” Read more here:

Android Expected to Get 4% of the Market in Q4

“Analysts expect Android sales to go up in the fourth quarter of this year. Strategy Analytics estimates about 10.5 million smartphones to be sold in the U.S. during that period. From those, 400,000 are expected to be G1 handsets from T-Mobile.
Chris Ambrosia, Executive Director of Strategy Analytics says:

Google has the brand power in the USA to make a big impact at launch. The main issue will be operator subsidies. As seen with the iPhone and smart devices in general, retail prices need to be well below $200 to be competitive. Longer-term success will, of course, rest on Android vendor ability to create designs with wow factor and an intuitive user-interface.

Android’s market share might go even higher. T-Mobile announced earlier it will have from 600,000 to 700,000 ready to be sold once the G1 starts selling. And let’s not forget the Christmas season will pump all sales up.” via