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Monday, January 02, 2006

Nokia 6230 Cellphones Review


Traditionally, mobile professional demand higher data speeds to keep them informed, entertained and connected while on the move. The tri-band Nokia 6230 offers multiple connectivity options via EDGE and Bluetooth wireless technology, a removable multimedia memory card, and an integrated VGA camera to capture pictures and videos. With these features, MMS functionality and even an integrated MP3 player, the 6230 helps balance a busy work schedule with after-work responsibilities.

6230 Phone Features

Polyphonic ringtones
True tones
Java? games
Picture messaging
Animated screensavers
Wallpaper (full-screen colour image)
Animated colour screensavers
Changeable colour schemes
Stereo FM radio
Video recording/playback
Music player (MP3 and AAC files)
Xpress-on? covers
MMC card slot
Bluetooth® GPRS
EDGE
HSCSD
SMS
Concatenated SMS (Send and receive up to 6 messages (885 characters) as a single message)
SMS distribution list
Up to 150 SMS messages or 50 picture/concatenated messages
Message register
Message Templates
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service, 100 kB per MMS)
Predictive text (support for all major languages for Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and the Americas)
Email (Over SMS, Java midlet)
Chat (Instant Messaging)
Personal shortcuts
Presence-enhanced contacts
Alarm clock
Radio as alarm clock alert
To-do list (up to 30 entries)
Voice dialling (25 preset)
16 voice commands
Voice recording up to 3 min
Integrated handsfree speaker
Automatic volume control
Wallet
Stopwatch
Countdown timer
Calculator
Extensive calendar
1000 entry phonebook
Notes view for each day
Three soft keys with five-way scroll including select function
User configurable right and left soft keys
List and grid menu
Automatic key guard

Ringtones

20 preset polyphonic ringtones
10 preset monophonic ringtones
Download additional ringtones OTA

Games

Beach Ralley II
Chess Puzzle
Golf
Possibility to download new games
Two-player games over Bluetooth® technology between compatible devices

Display

27.3 x 27.3 mm
Active TFT colour display
65,536 colours
128 x 128 pixels
5 lines for text in basic mode with 16-pixel font

Integrated VGA Camera

640 x 480 resolution
Self timer function (10 sec)
Phone display used as a viewfinder
Standard, portrait, and night modes
Photo album in Gallery
3 image quality options (High, normal, basic)
Integrated video recorder: 3GPP spec (H.263 video and AMR audio packed in .3gp format)
Integrated video player: 3GPP spec (H.263 video, MPEG-4, and AMR audio packed in .3gp format)
Video streaming: 3GPP spec (H.263 video )

Imaging

Picture viewer
Storage of images uses shared user memory. See Memory Functions below
Images: 10 preset wallpapers, 10 preset SMS pictures, 5 preset frames, 10 preset clip art pictures in the phone
Image editing
Image editing features: Add a scalable clip art picture, add coloured text, make the image smaller for contacts

Java? Applications

Converter II: Converts currencies, measurements, temperature, etc
World Clock II
Translator
All applications user removable
Downloadable games and personal applications via Java? technology (MIDP 2.0)
Max download size: 128 kB per application

Connectivity

Pop-Port? interface
Connect wirelessly to a compatible phone or to a compatible PC
Connect to a compatible PC with Nokia Connectivity Cable DKU-2
Infrared
Bluetooth® wireless technology
Send and receive images, video clips, audio files, and graphics
Install applications with Nokia PC Suite for the Nokia 6230 phone
Browsing XHTML (WAP 2.0) over TCP/IP stack
JPEG/PNG support in browser
Full OMA DRM for content protection
SyncML

Call Management

Speed dialling (Up to 9 names, with keys 2-9)
Last-number redial from dialled calls list (Dial key brings out the dialled calls list)
Automatic redial (max 10 attempts)
Automatic answer (works with headset or car kit only)
Call waiting
Call hold
Call divert
Call timer
Automatic and manual network selection
Caller identification with image
Closed User Group
Fixed Dialling Number (allows calls only to predefined numbers)
Conference call (up to 5 participants)
Vibrating alert

Memory Functions

The following functions use shared memory that is dependent on the data quantity per item and shared memory available at a time in the Nokia 6230 phone. The shared memory pool is up to 6 MB. Possibility to get additional memory with MultiMedia Card (MMC).

Notes: Up to 3000 characters in one note
Email messages: Max 30 kB per message
Ringtones in Gallery: 20 preset, all removable
Images in Gallery: 10 preset
Video clips: Record up to 2 MB (equal to up to 5 min); download up to 5 MB
Multimedia messages: Max message size 100 kB per MMS
Java? applications: 6 preset, max download size 128 kB per application
Phone book: Up to 1000 contacts with all entries filled, in addition to SIM card contacts
SMS messages: Up to 150 maximum-size text messages in addition to SIM card inbox messages

Network

Tri-band EGSM 900/GSM 1800/GSM 1900 networks in Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific, North America, and South America where these networks are supported
Automatic switching between bands
EDGE* Class 10 (4+1, 3+2): Speed up to 236.8 Kbit/s
GPRS (General Packet Radio Service)* Class 10 (4+1, 3+2)
HSCSD (High-Speed Circuit-Switched Data)*
Data transfer up to 43.2 Kbit/s in HSCSD networks
Multitasking*
TCP/IP*

Dimensions

103 x 44 x 20 mm

Volume

76 cc

Weight (with BL-5C battery)

97 g

Power Management **

Battery: BL-5C, Li-Ion, 850 mAh

Talk-time: 3 - 5 hrs
Standby time: 150 - 300 hrs

* These services require network support.
** Variation in operating times will occur depending on SIM card, network and usage settings, usage style and environments.

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