Looking to keep the heat on after its XpressMusic reveals
last week, Nokia has gotten real with a three-pack of dumbphones that eschew S60 but hang onto a laundry list of relatively high-end features. The 6600 comes in both "fold" and "slide" designations, but the spec sheets are surprisingly different considering that they share a model number in common. The fold rocks out with a 2.13-inch QVGA OLED and 2 megapixel camera, while the slide gets upgraded to a 3.2 megapixel sensor but loses the OLED designation on its 2.2-inch display. Both models also include a rather fascinating feature that allows the user to double-tap on the phone's surface to wake it up or silence it (which begs the question, could we heave it at a wall to achieve the same effect?). The fold comes in at €275 and the slide at 250 -- about $430 and $390, respectively, before carrier subsidies bring those puppies down from the stratosphere.
The pictured 3600 slide, meanwhile, gets no fold companion -- but with its in-your-face color scheme, it really doesn't need any help. This one gets a 3.2 megapixel autofocus lens with dual LED flashes, TV out, and microSD expansion for 175 (about $273). All feature quadband EDGE while the 6600s add 3G on the 850 and 2100MHz bands, so pretty much everyone around the globe (and those in the States without a need for fast data) can get in on this action when it all ships in the third quarter.
Nokia showcases 6600 fold, 6600 slide, and 3600 slide