Nokia today marked a breakthrough in mobile communications with the introduction of the Nokia 6630, the world’s first mobile phone to combine the benefits of 3G, EDGE and the leading smartphone platform Series 60. Offering always-connected email, mobile broadband access to multimedia content, live video streaming and video conferencing, the compact Nokia 6630 phone makes 3G a reality for a growing number of people.
“As the latest addition to our WCDMA portfolio, the Nokia 6630 shows our firm commitment to deliver intelligent and attractive 3G devices to the mass market that can be configured and customized to meet the demands of consumers, operators and trade customers,” says Anssi Vanjoki, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Multimedia, Nokia. “The Nokia 6630 is built for speed and smart working. It offers high-quality performance with leading operating times as well as mobile broadband connections to a growing number of 3G customers.”
Personal information management is raised to a new level in 3G environments as email, including attachments, can be downloaded and viewed at mobile broadband speeds of up to 384 kbps. Nokia 6630 users can automatically receive an alert of incoming email, and send email with speeds of up to 128 kilobits per second. The Nokia Mobile VPN client enables secure access to corporate Intranets or email servers. Uniquely, the Nokia 6630 is the only handset introduced to date that it is designed to work on 3G (WCDMA), EDGE and 2G networks around the world.
With 1.23 million effective pixels in its camera, and a host of digital imaging features, the Nokia 6630 is the most advanced camera phone introduced in the GSM market to date. The vast range of imaging features include 1 to 6x variable digital zoom for picture and video capture, manual exposure control, sequence mode for fast picture capture, up to 1 hour of video recording and wireless printing directly from the handset utilizing solutions by HP and Kodak. Users can take pictures and record video at the click of a single button, and share their favorite images in any number of ways. With the built-in memory and in-box MultiMediaCard (MMC), the Nokia 6630 features 74MB of memory in its standard configuration, making it easy to store images, videos, music and other multimedia content.
For those seeking entertainment, the Nokia 6630 phone offers a digital MP3 music player and real-time video streaming on its bright color display. The mobile broadband capacity of WCDMA networks enables the Nokia 6630 imaging phone to show high-quality, real-time video streaming and support videoconference calling. The RealOne mobile player supports the large existing base of Real-formatted video content and new 3GPP content designed for mobile devices.
Optional enhancements for the Nokia 6630 include an attachable flash for brighter pictures, a wireless Bluetooth keyboard for easier data input and the Advanced Car Kit for convenient hands-free communication in the car environment.
The Nokia 6630 is based on Symbian OS. It is a tri-band phone for GSM 900/1800/1900, EDGE and WCDMA networks. Weighing 127 grams and measuring 110 x 60 x 20.6 mm, it is world’s smallest megapixel phone for GSM and WCDMA networks. The Nokia 6630 is planned to be available during the fourth quarter of 2004, and the estimated, unsubsidized sales price of the Nokia 6630 is expected to be less than €500.