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Nokia 6220 Classic

Nokia 6220 Classic

12 February 2008
Written by David Hall

The third handset introduced by Nokia at the World Mobile Congress 2008 in Barcelona is the 6220 Classic. As the same suggests, this new model sports a classic form factor – but with a list of outstanding features. A 5mpx digital camera, aGPS module, HSDPA, S60 user interface, and support for 8GB microSD memory cards are just some of the highlights.

The 5mpx Carl Zeiss Optics digital camera on the back of the 6220 Classic rivals many standalone digital cameras. Still images can be captured at up to 2592 x 1944 pixels, and video at up to 640 x 480 pixels. There’s a professional Xenon flash for lighting up any dark setting, and direct user interface links to Flikr, VOX, and Nokia’s new Share on Ovi video and image sharing service.

A good camera needs a good screen, and the 6220 Classic has just that: a 2.2 inch 16 million colour TFT LCD panel, with 240 x 320 pixel resolution. Just about the LCD is the 6220 Classic’s additional camera, just for face-to-face video calling.

Browsing the web, checking e-mails, and updating your blog is fast and simple thanks to the 6220 Classic’s HSDPA support. Downloads can burst up to 3.6Mbit/s, faster than many wired broadband connections in Australia. If a 3G network is not in range, the 6220 Classic will automatically drop back to a 2G network, where GPRS and EDGE can be used for data connectivity.

120MB of internal storage is offered, with the memory expandable via microSD memory cards. The microSD memory card port on the 6220 Classic supports cards up to 8GB in size, right on time with Nokia just releasing their own branded 8GB card (MU-43).

The built-in aGPS module on the handset works hand-in-hand with Nokia’s Maps 2.0 application, also released as part of the World Mobile Congress 2008. The microSD memory card inside the 6220 Classic’s sales package comes pre-loaded with local maps, and more can be downloaded through the Nokia website (from the handset).

Bluetooth, USB, and TV-out connectivity is included, with a USB and TV-out cable included in the sales package. The microUSB port standard is used on the 6220 Classic, with full USB version 2.0 certification.

A less publicised feature of the 6220 Classic, but fairly important one, is the Adaptive Multi Rate – Wideband (AMR-WB) speech coding technology. This technology gives outgoing sound a more natural, human sound, and helps when trying to have a conversation in a busy place such as a shopping centre or on a train.

The 6220 Classic is expected for release in Q3 2008. It is estimated the handset will cost 325 euros (~$521AUD at time of printing) before taxes and subsidies.

FYI .:. Nokia 6220 Classic
(ETA 3rd quarter of 2008)

Basic specifications
Network system 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA/HSDPA 900/2100MHz
Form factor Standard
Size 108 x 47 x 15mm
Weight 90 grams
Display 2.2", 16.7 million colour TFT LCD display @ 240 x 320 pixels
Battery type used Lithium-ion battery @ 900mAh
Talk/usage time* 2G: Up to 210 minutes*
3G: Up to 150 minutes*
Video call: Up to 108 minutes*
Standby time* 2G & 3G: Up to 250 hours*
Audio playback: Up to 11 hours*
Video playback: Up to 5 hours*
GPS: Up to 4 hours*
Accompanying features
Connectivity options Bluetooth 2.0, USB 2.0
Camera support 5mpx digital camera with Carl Zeiss Optics, 20x digital zoom. Xenon flash, VGA (640 x 480 pixel) video recording, and “high speed camera performance”
Data support EDGE, GPRS, and HSDPA (3.6Mbit/s)
Exchangeable covers None
Internet applications Nokia Web Browser
  Internal -
  External -
Yes, 120MB
Yes, microSD (card supplied, up to 8GB supported)
Messaging capabilities SMS/EMS, MMS, and e-mail messaging with T9
Ringing tones Polyphonic MIDI, MP3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, and WMA ring tones
Synchronisation with PC Yes, via Nokia PC Suite
System for...
  Add-on applications -
  Gaming -
  Phone -
Java MIDP 2.0
Java MIDP 2.0
Nokia Series 60 3rd Edition
Extras supported
(not listed above)
TV-out support
Adapative Multi Rate – Wideband (AMR-WB) speech coding
aGPS module
Stereo FM radio with RDS
Photo and video sharing links via Flikr, VOX, and Share on Ovi

* As per manufacturer's specifications (with supplied battery)
^ Final specifications to be confirmed

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