announced the world’s first 3GPP (Third Generation Partnership Project)
compliant mobile phone operating both in the GSM 900/1800 frequencies
and on the WCDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access) protocol. One
of the benefits of the WCDMA radio interface in the Nokia 6650 phone is
it allows running more than one data session simultaneously. This makes
it possible, for example, to capture and share what the user sees whilst
talking on the phone.
dual-mode functionality makes the Nokia 6650 phone the world’s
first GSM/WCDMA handset to work in Europe and Asia including Japan.
The first deliveries for operator-controlled live network tests of the
Nokia 6650 phone will start during fourth quarter, 2002. Depending on
the WCDMA networks’ opening schedules and the maturity of the
interoperability between networks, services and terminals, the first
commercial deliveries of the Nokia 6650 are estimated to start during
first half of 2003.
The Nokia 6650 phone offers robust functionality with pocket size comfort.
Encompassing a large color display, integrated camera with picture and
video capture, as well as voice, multiple data connectivity options
and an advanced user interface, this innovative product is ideally suited
to anyone who desires a mobile phone that combines leading-edge functionality
with a high quality feel.
“The launch of the Nokia 6650 is solid proof of our capability
to build highly sophisticated, yet user-friendly phones for more complex
and demanding operating environments using new radio standards, like
WCDMA,” said Anssi Vanjoki, Executive Vice President, Nokia Mobile
Phones. “Nokia is well prepared for - and indeed, driving - the
technology transition to 3G application platforms and radio interfaces
both in terminals as well as on the infrastructure side. We are working
closely with all industry players to ensure both interoperability and
a smooth technology take-off.”
The cutting-edge technical design of the new Nokia 6650 phone is based
on a solution that brings both the GSM and WCDMA chips on to one circuit,
enabling powerful talk times (up to 2h20min in WCDMA and up to 2h40min
in GSM) and standby time (up to 14 days).
The Nokia 6650 is the first Nokia phone to incorporate the ability to
record video simultaneously with sound. The VGA camera can be activated
rapidly just by opening the lens cover of the camera. In addition to
still pictures, you can capture video clips - with audio – for
up to twenty seconds, in 4096 colors. The pictures or clips can be viewed
and stored in the Nokia 6650, or sent to either a compatible phone or
to an email address as a multimedia message.
With the Nokia PC Suite software for the Nokia 6650, users can view
and edit the multimedia contents of the phone on the PC. They can even
compose personal movies by collecting different video clips under the
same playlist, arrange them into their preferred order and play them
back like a movie. With the PC Suite for the Nokia 6650, it is also
possible to synchronize personal data such as calendar and contacts
between PC and the phone. The PC Suite will be delivered to the consumers
as a part of the sales package of the Nokia 6650.
The Nokia 6650 phone also includes a WAP 1.2.1 browser supported by
GPRS, MIDP Java 1.0 technology for downloading additional applications
to the phone, support for polyphonic ring tones, wallet application
for mobile transactions and excellent data connectivity possibilities
via USB, Bluetooth and infrared. The WCDMA bandwith support in the new
phone provides mobile professionals with data connectivity from the
laptop at significantly greater speeds than with ordinary landline modem.
With the new Bluetooth wireless headset also launched today, the users
of the Nokia 6650 will be able to handle phone calls and messaging comfortably
on the go. The new headset is also compatible with other Bluetooth phones
supporting the Bluetooth 1.1 standard version and Bluetooth handsfree
or headset profiles, thereby offering improved possibilities for cross-brand
interoperability across the industry. The phone weighs 141g and has
a dynamic memory of 7MB.
Because of its technological merits and wide industry support, wideband
radio technology offers a smooth evolution path from GSM to enriched
mobile communications. WCDMA provides faster and more flexible use of
mobile services thanks to increased bandwith, higher data speeds and
improved roaming possibilities. As mobile services, applications and
usage evolve, WCDMA will make it possible to further enhance the features
and applications of mobile phones to utilize even greater voice and