Pros Good call quality, light weight, excellent display quality, access to functions in front display, long battery life, keys offer easy texting, sync to PC and MS Outlook calendar, ability to install Quickoffice and Adobe Reader.
Cons Camera quality is ok, you must purchase additional software to use all smart phone features (Quickoffice and Adobe Reader).
Summary I wanted a flip phone that had good call quality and smart phone features and this phone is perfect for those who want these features. I am guessing that in several years the smart phone features on this phone will be expected on all flip phones. I wanted to sync to my PC and MS Outlook calendar and read MSOffice or PDF files that I receive as email attachments. For about $70, I purchased Quickoffice to open and edit Word, PowerPoint, and Excel files and add Adobe Reader to open PDF files. These programs have worked well, but I am glad that I also purchased a 2 GB memory card for the phone; it fills up quickly. I use a bluetooth device with my PC to sync with the phone; this has worked well. The names of callers stopped being displayed after the first time I synchronized my PC and phone. The names of contacts were duplicated, confusing the phone on who was calling. Just eliminate duplicate listings to fix this problem.
Phone features-I have tried most of the features on the phone. Call quality is good. I use the hearing aid feature; it eliminates some of the background sounds on calls and I like the sound of the callers with this feature. The speaker phone sounds fairly good and is loud enough to use in my car. Ring tones are loud enough for me to hear. The main display is colorful and clear. The outer display allows access to many functions (music player, calendar, etc) and is also high quality. The keypad light color options are nice, as are the themes that come with the phone. The battery lasts a long time on this phone. Web browsing is fast and all functions run quickly. The key placement allows for easy text messaging. The only problems I have had are: 1) I have accidentally pressed the dedicated GPS key just under the scroll key a number of times; I have trained myself not to hit this key, and 2) the main display zoom only goes up to 125%; most of the time this is fine, but it would be nice to have 150% as an option. Quickoffice and Adobe Reader do have higher zoom options when reading files. The camera is ok. I did not expect the camera in this phone to be my main camera, so I am not disappointed with the camera. Overall, I am very pleased with this phone!
Pros Great Battery Length
Construction is solid
Easy to set up email
Cons Ditto the editor
Learning Curve for Symbian Software
ATT Navigator Button
Summary I got rid of my Blackberry because I felt I didnt need to pay the 30$ a month for the data plan. I did still want access to email and other navigations. This phone is basically a phone that should be considered a smart phone. The S60 software can do pretty much anything that the Blackberry could. From viewing doc's to email to your calendar and syncing.
The main con is that stupid att navigator button. Its right next to the D pad so I constantly hit it and if your not paying for it you have to constantly exit the program. Also the PTT button is next to the volume rockers and I dont use PTT. I havent yet found a way to change the function of that specific button but I am hoping I can.
If you skip to the last paragraph, like I usually do on these reviews, I recommend this phone a lot! Especially if you have a BBerry data plan and dont really have a need for it. This does what you need to do (call, mms, sms, gmail, weather, doc's...).
Pros symbian os totally customizable
screen is beautiful
real stainless steel
touch screen front
intuitive internet browser for both mobile and full HTML sites
great music player
Cons the camera supposedly a 2MP camera but awful quality (the only reason this thing didn't get a 5 star rating) it has a flash which i thought would make it better, but no dice. but remember it's a phone not a camera, ao not that big of a deal.
Summary i had an e62 which was a great phone (i still use some of the office productivity) but was just too heavy. This phone has almost all of the same features and then some and weighs far less. Once again the screen is beautiful!! The web browser is fantastic. plus even though it is lightweight, it can still take some hits. Everyone is going after touch screen phones with substandard resolutions and substandard quality. But if you want a great phone with beautiful color and an amazing totally customizable OS that isn't totally outrageous on the expensive side, than this is the phone for you.
Pros Nothing at all!
Cons The gps button and other buttons are too easy to touch and activate. I only had unlimited text messaging not data or multimedia but after this phone i needed to get it because of the amount of times the gps would load the application.
Pros Amazing battery life (3+ days per charge)
Front screen allows access to features without opening phone
Free GPS and free tethering (if you get MediaNET unlimited plan)
Symbian OS lets you reprogram annoying buttons
Great music player
Cons Pre-programmed menu is convoluted (but again, Symbian programs let you change this)
Camera is inconsistent
Summary The bottom line is that this is a great phone if you have a little time to devote to customizing it and becoming familiar with its quirks. If you want a phone that requires zero thought from day one, it is not for you. But if you can put in a little time, you'll get a phone with great call quality, an excellent music player, web-browsing, and easy email access. Plus, the Nokia PC Suite, which is free for download on the Nokia site, lets you format your phone and install symbian applications. My personal favorite application so far is Tracker, which let me create my own customized menu with all the programs and features I actually use. It also let me reprogram those annoying Navigator and PTT buttons other reviewers have complained about. Now they serve functions that I actually need. For instance, I reprogrammed the Navigator button to open Google maps, which uses the GPS antenna in my phone for free (I have AT&T's MediaNET unlimited plan so I don't get charged extra for all of the resulting data usage).TO JRT2009: Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you. Go to Tracker's menu and hit the left softkey ("options"). Then scroll down to "New" and scroll down in the sub-menu to "Action" and select it. That brings up a screen with three blanks. If you want to do what I did with the PTT button, then scroll to the "Action" field and select it. This gives you a list of options. Select "Close All" and hit "Ok." This will take you back to the previous page. Now scroll down to "Hotkey" and select it. The screen will say "No key." Hit the PTT button now. The screen will change to "App 1." Select ok. Now the action "close all" should appear in the Tracker menu list and the PTT button will close your applications (except for the music player, which is a system app, and the main mediaNet page) whenever you have the Tracker program open and running. Follow the same process to associate Google Maps with the GPS button.
The most compelling reason to get this phone is that it offers tethering (the ability to use your phone as a wireless modem for your computer) as part of the Nokia PC Suite -- but since AT&T does not consider the 6650 a full-fledged smartphone, it isn't subject to a $30/month tethering fee like Blackberries and other PDA phones. So you can tether for no extra cost as long as you have the MediaNET unlimited feature, and the connection is just as fast as my DSL connection at home.
Updated on Feb 18, 2009