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Topic # 6631 10-Feb-2006 15:32
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I was surprised to see Vodafone now selling 6630's (obviously got a cheap deal on them since they are now obsolete everywhere else in the world). The firmware in these was absolutely hopeless and the phone had so many issues that most 3G networks never actually sold the phones but instead waited for the 6680 to replace it.

Having said that however one of my friends was keen on one since they are so much cheaper then the 6680's and N70's. Does anybody know what firmware version Vodafone have loaded in their NZ phones and whether it is now stable??


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  Reply # 28173 10-Feb-2006 15:59
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These handsets work great I have used one for a while and the only issue I found was video calling and only having one camera

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  Reply # 28174 10-Feb-2006 16:03

sbiddle: I was surprised to see Vodafone now selling 6630's (obviously got a cheap deal on them since they are now obsolete everywhere else in the world). The firmware in these was absolutely hopeless and the phone had so many issues that most 3G networks never actually sold the phones but instead waited for the 6680 to replace it.

Having said that however one of my friends was keen on one since they are so much cheaper then the 6680's and N70's. Does anybody know what firmware version Vodafone have loaded in their NZ phones and whether it is now stable??



I am surprised too. According to my knowledge the 6630 and 6680 firmware are almost the same. The only difference between the two phones that 6680 has 2 cameras.

I used 6630 almost whole year last year (with the original Nokia firmware of course), and didnt find it unreliable and were no issues. The only thing why it's failed in the market, that the missing front camera.




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  Reply # 28176 10-Feb-2006 16:15
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I was aware it had the same firmware as the 6680 as the phones are essentially very similair. The 6680 had firmware issues when it launched as well with constant memory problems however this is now fixed in newer versions. I was just interested in knowing whether the phones being sold here did infact have the latest 6680 firmware loaded or whether they had older original 6630 firmware loaded on them.

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  Reply # 28222 11-Feb-2006 21:24
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sbiddle: I was aware it had the same firmware as the 6680 as the phones are essentially very similair. The 6680 had firmware issues when it launched as well with constant memory problems however this is now fixed in newer versions. I was just interested in knowing whether the phones being sold here did infact have the latest 6680 firmware loaded or whether they had older original 6630 firmware loaded on them.


Seems lodgical to upgrade from the orginal firmware... Why would Vodafone make more problems for themselves... Of course they wont be old stock!

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  Reply # 28229 11-Feb-2006 22:33
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Yep used one great phone - basically the same as the 6680 just the first version.

Looks if Vodafone have a few in there warehouse they want to ship.

I remember when Vodafone wouldnt support these as a 3G phone and they disabled through the settings, simple case through the menu to change the settings.

Apart from only one camera it was odd that that Nokia released these phones the way they where. Perhaps they just put together a camera phone and slapped a 3G badge on it.

I see overseas they rebadged these as music phones. Nokia music edition




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  Reply # 28232 11-Feb-2006 22:43
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sbiddle: I was aware it had the same firmware as the 6680 as the phones are essentially very similair. The 6680 had firmware issues when it launched as well with constant memory problems however this is now fixed in newer versions. I was just interested in knowing whether the phones being sold here did infact have the latest 6680 firmware loaded or whether they had older original 6630 firmware loaded on them.


Seems lodgical to upgrade from the orginal firmware... Why would Vodafone make more problems for themselves... Of course they wont be old stock!


I was just curious because this phone has essentially been superceded since the 6680 became available in the middle of last year. It's whierd for Vodafone to be selling something that they didn't launch with, didn't support, and has the major flaw of no front camera for video calling. Obviously they must have got them at a price too good to say no too..


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  Reply # 28234 11-Feb-2006 22:57
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Theres plenty more 3G handsets to come that don't have a second camera for video calling.

In fact theres 3G handsets coming that don't have a camera at all!!

I think the 6630 was brought on to crop up the lack of 3G releases so far this year and to fill that gap between $399 - $699.


This isn't the first time a handset has been released a year after the superseding model has been made available ;)



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  Reply # 28245 12-Feb-2006 09:42
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In fact theres 3G handsets coming that don't have a camera at all!!



There already are 3G handsets that have no camera. This is essential for many customers who due to their place of work are not allowed to have a camera phone (I have a friend who works for the Defence Force for example who is not allowed one). The point about the 6630 is that apart from early 3G phones that were crap it's probably the only 3G phone that has been launched in the past 18 months or so that supports video calling support and doesn't have a front facing or dual cameras.

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Reply # 28666 17-Feb-2006 00:16

Well, well the good old 6630 has reborn in Japan

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6630 is a nice 3G phone, you just need the video stand for video calling. :)

Here's the link to that stand

http://www.nokia-asia.com/nokia/0,,59051,00.html

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