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AT&T Nabs Symbian S60 Flip Phone

The Nokia 6650 can use AT&T's 3G network for retrieving e-mails and surfing the Web with a maximum downlink speed of 3.6 Mbps.

Marin Perez

November 14, 2008

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Symbian S60 Flip Phone

Symbian S60 Flip Phone


Symbian S60 Flip Phone
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AT&T this week said it's bringing out a stylish Nokia handset that's powered by Symbian's S60 operating system.

The Nokia 6650 is a clamshell handset that somewhat resembles Motorola's Razr. Nokia's handset measures 3.9 by 1.8 by 0.6 inches, and weighs 3.9 ounces. The device appears to be primarily for voice, but the OS gives it strong messaging, Web surfing, and multimedia features.

The 6650 can receive text, multimedia, and instant messages, and it can be set up to receive Web-based e-mails. It can use AT&T's 3G network for retrieving e-mails and surfing the Web with a maximum downlink speed of 3.6 Mbps. There's also EDGE connectivity if customers find themselves out of 3G range.

"We are excited to introduce this device, built on the most open and mature mobile platform in the world, to AT&T," said Ian Laing, Nokia's VP of sales, in a statement. "It is great to continue delivering upon our existing collaboration, further cemented by AT&T's board seat on the Symbian Foundation."

Nokia's 6650 also has built-in GPS that can use the cellular data network for assisted GPS services such as turn-by-turn navigation. The clamshell handset also has Bluetooth version 2.0, an organizer, and a 2.0-megapixel camera that's capable of recording video.

The 6650 is also strong with multimedia, as it can play multiple audio formats and has a built-in FM radio. There's only 30 MB of internal memory, but the memory can be expanded via a MicroSD card.

The 6650 will be relatively low priced, as a customer can pick it up for $69.99 after rebates and signing a two-year contract. It's available now at AT&T's Web site and at the carrier's retail stores.

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