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Phone Preview: Nokia 6280 Phone

All of the bloggers (including myself I suppose) are basically rehashing the same damn Nokia press release today: the Nokia N72 phone has started shipping. Well, that’s nice. Read more about the Nokia N72 in the N72 phone preview. On with the 6280 phone preview!

The Nokia 6280 “low high-end” phone combines some great features (dual cameras reminiscent of Nseries phones) in a slider form factor.

Read more in the extended entry by clicking the text link below.

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The Nokia 6280 Phone

Bands: Triband 900/1800/1900, WCDMA/3G
Weight: 115 grams / 4.07 ounces
Thickness: 21 mm
Nokia 6280 SAR value: .80 W/kg ear (more info on SAR values and cell phone radiation here)
Battery: BP-6M 970 mah
Talk time: up to 4 hours
Camera: 2 megapixel w/ flash, 0.3 megapixel
Interface: Series 40 3rd Edition
Other Features: Video calling, miniSD expandable, active standby, FM radio, Bluetooth, Loudspeaker

With a large 240×320 display supporting 262,144 colors, the Nokia 6280 phone is aiming to break the budget barrier set by its “predecessor”, the Nokia 6270 phone. Well ok, not really. The 6280 has some better features but lacks the quadband access of the 6270. And it’s a good bet we won’t be seeing the Nokia 6280 in the ‘States ever.

However, Nokia has produced a sliding phone with a pretty nice feature set here, starting with the dual cameras.

Dual cameras as in good camera, bad camera. A 2 megapixel camera with integrated flash rests under the top slide while the crappy 0.3 megapixel VGA camera on the front face can be used for video conferencing. Which brings me to an important topic: does anyone actually video-conference on their cell phones? I can’t really see it being a highly in-demand feature. I mean, people aren’t going to be protesting in the streets for video conferencing capabilities. It makes me wonder why we keep getting all these great new kickin’ features on new high-end phones and yet the battery life still manages to suck it all up big time.

On the Nokia Europe features site for the Nokia 6280 phone, we see this cryptic comment:
“Note: The front VGA camera can only be used for video calls.”

Wow. So it looks like you won’t be taking pictures of yourself and your ridiculous friends in self-portrait mode after all.

Typical bells and whistles abound for the Nokia 6280. Series 40 3rd Edition which gives you active standby, expandable memory with miniSD which is just a nice touch period, and Bluetooth among others. MP3s, video, blah blah blah.

The Nokia 6280 phone retails for 375 euros ($479 US dollars).

Nokia 6280, open view

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Max Isaac
12/24/2007
1:27 am

The worst nokia phone ever started falling apart weeks after i bought it and the phone book cant find numbers even thought they are saved to both my phone and sim card.Drives me crazy as it starts to buz and vibrate in the middle of a phone call dropping my caller out,costing me more money each time i ring back…Dont buy this phone…..I hope nokia fix the problem on the other line of mobiles…Call me to disscus this but you will get cut off by buzzing..

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