Push for 3G: Nokia delivering the 6650 GSM/WCDMA mobile phone
Posted on 14-Jun-2003 11:38
Filed under: News
Following the successful completion of the piloting and test program, Nokia has started shipments of the Nokia 6650 mobile phone to selected mobile operators and retailers in Europe and Asia, including Japan. Operators will now be able to provide their customers with the Nokia 6650 as a standard GSM phone, a WCDMA phone or a dual-mode GSM/WCDMA phone, depending on their network architecture. The Nokia 6650 is the first mobile phone in the market capable of seamless hand-overs between GSM and WCDMA systems in a dual-mode network.
The phone offers global roaming on all GSM900/1800 networks as well as on WCDMA networks in Japan and Europe. Those operators building WCDMA coverage to complement their existing GSM900/1800 coverage can now offer high data speed services of up to 384 kbps with WCDMA, while having the full coverage of the GSM900/1800 grid in a single terminal with proven dual system capabilities, tested for interoperability across the full range of functionality with the leading infrastructure vendors.
infrared and Bluetooth
Up to 57.6 kilobits per second in circuit-switched data networks
Up to 384 kilobits per second (downlink) and 64 kilobits per second (uplink) in WCDMA packet transmission networks
Multitasking: Take and send pictures while you talk
High image/video resolution: 640x480/128x96
Video capture at more than 10 frames/second
Phone display used as a viewfinder
7 MB dynamic memory* for video clips, images, phonebook, calendar, messages, and add-on applications
Illuminated display, graphical, active-matrix color display with 4096 colors