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Phone Preview: Nokia 6288 Phone

October 18, 2006 in Nokia Phone News

Going back through my last couple weeks of postings, I came across the Nokia 6288 – except I never actually took a look at it – and only mentioned it rather randomly. So now it’s time to fill the void.

Nokia 6288 Phone

Nokia 6288 phone: the thinner, less featured N80.

The Nokia 6288 Phone at a Glance

Nokia 6288 Phone

Operating Frequencies: Tri-band 900/1800/1900, WCDMA 2100
Form Factor: Slide
Display: QVGA 320×240 resolution, 262k colors supported
Camera: 2 megapixel w/ flash, second VGA camera
Interface: Series 40
Memory: 6MB onboard, supports up to ?GB external miniSD cards
Battery: BP-6M (970 mAh), up to 4.5 hours talk time, 11.7 days standby time
SAR value: 0.38 W/kg on ear, 0.76 W/kg on body (more info on SAR values and cell phone radiation here)
Connectivity: Bluetooth, infrared, EDGE, HSCSD
Other Features: Java MIDP 2.0, FM radio, speakerphone, PTT
Weight: 115 grams / 4 ounces
Thickness: 21 mm
Colors: Black, White

Release Date: Q3 2006
Expected Cost: 189 Euros ($260 USD)
Buy From: Amazon.com

The Nokia 6288 Phone

The Nokia 6288 is basically a thin version of the Nokia N80 Nseries phone. Or the “low-cost,” budget version. Let’s look at some features:

Camera
Dual cameras – main camera is 2 megapixel with integrated flash, and the secondary is a typical VGA video-conferencing piece. There’s the usual bells whistles associated with these Nokia camers – digital zoom, dedicated camera keys, etc.

Connectivity
First and foremost, the 6288 is a tri-band 900/1800/1900 phone with WCDMA 2100 (3G) supported. Bluetooth is standard, as well as infra-red and Pop-port connector.

Memory
The Nokia 6288 supports miniSD cards up to 2 gigabytes. A 512 mb miniSD is included with the retail package. Internal memory is pretty flat at a crapper 6 megabytes of storage.

Battery Life
The included BP-6M battery is good for up to 4.5 hours of talk time under GSM, and up to 3.5 hours for WCDMA. The 6288 also has a standby time of up to 280 hours.

There’s really nothing too special about the 6288. It does what any typical Series 40 phone will do, and will suit most users just fine. However, if you’re looking for more (better camera, quad-band connectivity, wifi), I highly recommend the Nokia N80 phone. Or the upcoming Nokia N95 which almost makes the N80 obsolete.

The 6288 is supposed to be available in third quarter 2006, but I have yet to see this phone surface anywhere.

Nokia 6288 PhoneNokia 6288 Phone: Front ViewNokia 6288 Phone: Back View

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