Nokia 3650 is Almost Picture-Perfect
The Nokia 3650, a high-style, high-speed data phone with integrated Bluetooth, blurs the line between feature-rich phones and PDA/phone combos. It also offers a touch of nostalgia for the rotary phone set.The Nokia 3650 ($300 street), a high-style, high-speed data phone with integrated Bluetooth, blurs the line between feature-rich phones and PDA/phone combos. The 3650, which functions primarily as a phone and camera, is based on the Symbian operating system. It runs the Nokia Series 60 graphical user interface and has support for third-party applications. The combination of an easy-to-read screen, numerous preinstalled applications, and an interface with icon navigation is a home run. The plastic phone, with its minimalist two-tone design and circular number pad, doesnt necessarily look like a business device, but its fun and easy to operate. The 4.6-ounce sculpted case measures 5.0 by 2.1 by 0.9 inches (HWD) and is comfortable to hold. You can buy the phone with gray, yellow, or dark blue top and bottom covers, each with white trim. You can also buy blue, fuchsia, and purple covers for $28 each. One odd design featurewhich we grew to appreciate in timeis the phones circular, counterclockwise numeric keypad. Having the numbers in a circle actually makes finding them fast and easy. A five-way navigation button, smart keys, and software icons make getting around in the interface simple.
The triband GSM/GPRS phone supports voice dialing and six-way conference calling, and a touch of a button lets you access the impressive speakerphone. Setting up unique ringers to distinguish incoming callers is easy, and you can record and store voice tags for speed dialing. Nokia offers several attractive headset accessories for the 3650, including the $120 Nokia HDW-2 Wireless Bluetooth Headset. Nokia says the phones battery will last through 4 hours of talking or 8 days on standby.