Nokia 6500 slide
When I first read about the new Nokia 6500 slide and the Nokia 6500 classic, I thought it was just the same phone coming in two different flavours, but it’s not. I’m not sure why they have choosen that similar names for the two phones, since they are actually quite different when you compare the specs. For instance the 6500 slide comes with a 3.2 megapixel camera, while the 6500 classic comes with a cheaper 2 megapixel version.
Full pressrelease from Nokia:
Nokia 6500 slide
Featuring an enthusiast-quality 3.2 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and the ability to easily share pictures, videos and even video calls on a television, the Nokia 6500 slide brings unsurpassed levels of imaging and sharing to the mid-range market. Additionally, the Nokia 6500 slide delivers a refined tactile experience with its elegant brushed stainless steel finish and smooth slide mechanism.
The 3.2 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics found in the Nokia 6500 slide marks the first time that mid-range camera phone consumers have been able to experience the outstanding imaging capability of Carl Zeiss optics. The addition of autofocus, a dual LED flash and 8x digital zoom optimizes the Nokia 6500 slide for creating high-caliber images. Using the speed of 3G technology, these images and videos can be quickly shared with friends around the world, while the TV-out jack allows them to be instantly viewed on any television with standard RCA inputs. The TV-out feature can also be used to allow an entire group of people to simultaneously enjoy the fun of video calling.
Fashioned to stand apart from the crowd, the Nokia 6500 slide incorporates a number of design elements not often found in a mid-range device. Ensuring that the sophisticated brushed stainless steel body retains its timeless beauty, a unique hard coating helps to prevent scuffs, scratches, and even fingerprints. Precision engineering of the slide mechanism means that the Nokia 6500 slide feels solid in the hand, yet moves with a smooth, fluid action to create a decidedly upscale user impression.
The Nokia 6500 slide is expected to be available during the 3rd quarter of 2007 at an estimated retail price of €370 / $500 before taxes and subsidies.