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Nokia 6600 Slide review

 Review: October 2008  
 

Last updated September 2009

Rating: 2 stars

In a nutshell: The Nokia 6600 Slide is a slide design 3G phone with an excellent 3.2 megapixel camera and a large hi-res OLED display. It offers video calling, an MP3 player, an FM radio, expandable memory and Bluetooth. You can even silence the phone just by giving it a tap. Battery life could be better, but overall this is an excellent mid-range product if you're looking for an easy-to-use phone without some of the more advanced features.

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You might think that the Nokia 6600 Slide is an upgraded version of the 6500 Slide. But that would have been too obvious. In fact it has almost precisely the same list of features as the 6500 Slide, just a different design. Whereas the 6500 Slide was big, metallic and square, the 6600 Slide is compact, shiny and curvy. You could think of it as the feminine counterpart to the 6500 Slide. Although admittedly it doesn't really look very feminine in the glossy black finish pictured here. In fact it looks like a miniature N96.

It's quite a bit smaller and lighter than the 6500 Slide, but still quite heavy to hold. We're aren't sure why, as the casing is plastic and the battery isn't that powerful. The keys are quite small too, so watch out if you have extra large fingers. However the screen is a good size (2.2 inches) and is a beautiful OLED display with 16 million colours and QVGA resolution - it's a stunner in fact. You'll need to watch out for fingerprints on the glossy finish, but apart from that we have no complaints about the way the 6600 Slide looks. Build quality could be a bit more solid, and we wouldn't recommend dropping it from a great height onto a hard surface.

The camera is better than average, with 3.2 megapixels, autofocus and a double LED flash. It produces excellent quality results, very similar to the 6500 Slide in fact. It's also got a competent video camera that can record in VGA resolution, and can make video calls. The media player is very good too, with support for all the main file formats, plus an FM radio too. The built-in memory is rather sad - just 20 MB - but Nokia have provided a 512 MB memory card in the sales package, which is enough for around 125 MP3 tracks, or a couple of hundred songs in AAC format. You can always replace this with your own card if you want more storage space, and in fact the 6600 Slide will accept microSD memory cards right up to a whopping 16 GB.

The phone is a competent internet device, with 3G for fast downloads (although no HSDPA), the excellent Opera Mini browser, plus Macromedia Flash Lite 3.0 installed. That beautiful big screen is a treat for viewing websites as well as photos or videos. Email is supported, with attachments, but no attachment editor - this is no BlackBerry after all. There's no GPS, but Nokia Maps is installed, so you can find your way around, provided that you already know where you are!

One nice feature that's new in the 6600 Slide is the ability to respond to touch. By tapping the phone, you can silence the ring or reject a call, and you can also tap the phone to silence the alarm. This is definitely a step up from the 6500 Slide - users were more likely to whack that phone in frustration rather than give it a gentle tap!

We hesitate to say that the 6600 Slide is an upgrade to the 6500 Slide. It's really more like Nokia decided to have another go at exactly the same phone, but do it differently. Both the 6500 Slide and the 6600 Slide have more than their fair share of problems. The biggest complaint from our users is that the backlight switches off after just 10 seconds, making the phone very frustrating to use in the dark. There have been complaints about the phone freezing and cutting off in the middle of calls too. Another problem, which is basically a stupid design decision, is that the speaker is located at the back of the phone, so it's hard to hear it ring. The battery life is poor too. On the plus side, the phone looks nice, and may be suitable for buyers who aren't looking for every latest feature, but are willing to sacrifice some of the more high-tech functions in return for a phone that's easier to use. The price reflects this too, and you should be able to pick it up on some cheap contracts. Just beware of the problems associated with the 6600 Slide - we wouldn't recommend taking a 24 month contract with such a phone.

The new Nokia 6600i Slide has an improved camera and a brushed metal finish and is a better phone than the 6600 Slide.


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Reviewed by Anu from UK on 6th Nov 2011
Really bad signal strength...
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Reviewed by Peel from UK on 7th Aug 2011
Sicking phone i've ever come across tbh.
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Reviewed by Jude Bhola from UK on 31st Jul 2011
I love this phone, it is very easy to use but the camera could be a bit better. But i like the way you can just tap the phone to do different options
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Reviewed by selim reza from UK on 27th Jan 2011
It is a very bad mobile phone because it is not supported MP4 & sound quality is very poor
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Reviewed by anthony from UK on 18th Dec 2010
not a good phone, back light and memery card problems, might buy a hammer for the phone or stamp on it
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Reviewed by Tushar from UK on 14th Dec 2010
It's quite good but If You Make It Symbian version It Will Be Good Much Better.
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Reviewed by Maddie from UK on 14th Nov 2010
I had this phone for two years only because it was quite pricey and it seemed stupid to buy a new one when I'd spent £120 on it. It's a good looking phone which very compact (a bit heavy but that wasn't really a big deal). The surface collects fingerprints very easily which isn't a fault but kind of spoils the effect on such a good-looking phone. It's not very well designed though there are a number of problems: the call volume is very quiet. Any kind of background noise and you can't hear a thing. This is the biggest problem. Also the 2 soft keys and the call/end call buttons are sort of on the same button, so it's extremely easy to accidentally press the wrong button and eg lose the whole text you just typed and return to the home screen, or hang up on someone who you meant to put on speakerphone because the volume is so quiet. When using the memory card to access music or pictures, the phone would often freeze completely for several minutes and the only way to revive it was to take the battery out and turn the phone back on again. The backlight goes off way too soon which is a bit of a pain. The menu lists are unfriendly because the most commonly used options such as Delete and Edit take a lot of scrolling to get to. The screen occasionally falters on mine and lots of coloured stripes appear threateningly. It hasn't gone completely though. It's a good phone for general use but it's unreliability, particularly as it has got older, has been quite poor. Reception and battery life weren't impressive, but it does charge quickly. The tap feature to show the time/new messages/silence the alarm without sliding the phone open is very handy. Overall it's very easy to use and looks good, but it takes some getting used to. I am looking forward to the arrival of my replacement.
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Reviewed by Brian from UK on 20th Sep 2010
I get the annoying tone when i send a txt as well and i have just found out If you are on o2 the only way you can turn of the service reply tone is to ring the o2 help desk and they turn it off at thier end. They have just done it for me and it worked.
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Reviewed by Liz from UK on 10th Sep 2010
I'm incredibly disappointed with the signal quality of the 6600- had I seen any reviews warning of this before I got it six months ago I'd have stuck to my old phone and searched for a little while longer. Not only do I get really poor signal most of the time, I get none on public transport, in supermarkets in any city I have recently visited in the UK or indeed in my new house. It's pathetic that a company this reputable could produce and continue to manufacture a phone with such an obvious fault as this, and I'm now having to search for a different phone, after mistakenly blaming my network and switching provider first. Although it's pretty, this phone is not worth the hassle it has brought, and the fact that it freezes a lot and the screen plays up frequently doesn't really help matters. Nokia, you've let us and yourself down.
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Reviewed by Rebecca from UK on 19th Jun 2010
I have to say I do love my phone but it definitely has some irritating features which, if you can accept, makes it a good phone. Its quite a small phone which I love as I dont like big chunky phones that you cant fit in your jeans pocket! It looks stylish in all black and its really easy to use however, the down side is that you really cant change the timing for when the backlight goes out so trying to read a long text from someone/play games is impossible unless you press a button to keep the light on. I also find it loses signal easily, even when others on T Mobile have full signal?! Recently I had a problem with my phones screen and had to send it off for repair and in the meantime I had to go back to my old mobile and I have to say that even with the downsides to this phone I missed it and couldnt wait to get it back! Would give it an excellent review if it wasnt for the problem with the backlight...
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Reviewed by Andy Brown from UK on 31st May 2010
What do you lot expect from a sub £100 phone? Its a nokia, it calls and sends messages, feels solid, looks nice. If you want an all singing all dancing phone with a camera thats amazing, get a more expensive phone, or a proper camera. The screen goes off every 10 seconds - so? what do you do, look and keep checking for calls and texts? If so, very sad. I can hear mine and feel the vibration just fine, its easy to text on, the camera does its job when you need to take a quick picture, and bst of all, it has a golf and sudoku game for when your on the loo!
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Reviewed by suman from UK on 2nd May 2010
everything is excellent but the sound system on the phone is poor.
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Reviewed by Bingiza Malawi from UK on 21st Apr 2010
I hated the phone after three weeks the camera protrudes and it got scratched from laying it down now its completely useless cant recommend
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Reviewed by Ashley from UK on 15th Apr 2010
This fone looks quite good and i love the blue and black colour but the actual fone isnt very good. Firstly it doesnt catch signals very well and secondly the battery power is useless. I would recommend the LG KS360 its much better and totally worth the money.
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Reviewed by Ashley from UK on 15th Apr 2010
This fone looks quite good and i love the blue and black colour but the actual fone isnt very good. Firstly it doesnt catch signals very well and secondly the battery power is useless. I would recommend the LG KS360 its much better and totally worth the money.
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Reviewed by Nicole Finch from UK on 13th Apr 2010
I have had the same problem with this phone millions of times! The phone crashes constantly, leaving me with a screen full of coloured lines, once this has happened, the phone does not come back to its normal state for hours (sometimes its been a couple of days). Also, in an attempt to delete text messages, the phone totally freezes up after about 7 texts and the screen gradually goes blank. The phone can then be blank and will not turn on for several hours. I have sent the phone back for repair three times now, and eventually was given a brand new Nokia 6600 Slide yesterday, and already it has crashed again. I'm not sure getting a brand new version of the same phone is going to solve this problem after reading the previous reviews. Looks like its a fault with the phone itself. However, the phone is attractive and small and has a pretty decent camera. I probably wouldn't reccomend this phone after the problems I have had with it but the previous Nokia phones that I have owned have been great!
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Reviewed by Andy H from UK on 11th Apr 2010
Nice looking phone, very compact and easy to carry around but such a bad phone. Anything that can go wrong with it has gone wrong with it! Backlight does not work, battery life poor, speaker volume awful. I have a 24month contract and Orange won't replace although i've been with them for 12 years!!!! Never buy this phone. You have all been warned by a person with 17months experience! I've never had different than a Nokia but i think my next move will be away from them.
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Reviewed by Adrian W from UK on 11th Mar 2010
I'll just go through a few things about the phone for those who are interested. Firstly the navigation and menu screens are very straightforward and easy to understand. Was easy to pick up and start using straight away. The camera isn't particularly brilliant but fine for taking the odd photo out and about, just not in low light, it's useless haha! As for the music player and radio, I've only used once but it was pretty good. The screen is nice and clear with bright colours and okay for viewing a webpage on now and again, though I wouldn’t really recommend if you view the web on your phone regularly. The battery life is good on standby but calls do tend to eat it up pretty quickly. Also I'm happy to report the keypad is a joy to use. In summary, I wanted a phone which looked good, was pretty small, did the core things a phone is supposed to, and was easy to use. I'm not disappointed. It's not perfect, but much better than what most people have given it. Maybe I've just been lucky! I really like it and still using it! P.S Some of the complaints some people have had are ridiculous and untrue, as they obviously haven’t used the phone for any time at all.
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Reviewed by Richard from UK on 26th Feb 2010
Owned my 6600 slide now for 4 months and everything about the phone is great except for one important thing,the ability of the phone to pick a signal up is terrible and its got to be the worst experience i have ever had with a mobile phone. With the phone out of my hands its fine as soon as i pick it up the signal dies of death. I honestly think nokia should do a recall on this phone because i am tied into a 18 month contract and the phone is basically useless to me as it drops calls all the time,work with people on the same network with different nokias and they have 3 times better signal quality.At the moment using a phone i had 3 years ago not a pretty phone but it works!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by Haroon from UK on 6th Feb 2010
THIS MOBILE IS USELESS! DO NOT BUY IVE HAD IT FOR FIVE MONTHS BACK LIGHT KEEPS COMING OFF SPEAKERS ARE RUBBISH CANT HEAR THEM ATALL thankfully ive upgraded to a samsung omnia ;)
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Reviewed by Anthony from UK on 23rd Jan 2010
had it for 4 months then it broke due to "water damage". it was too quiet and muffled. it kept on freezing on the camera menu. Got it as an upgrade from a nokia 6300 which had been fine. i chose it because it looked good, but as soon as i touched it it looked rubbish because of all of the smudges. Bought a samsung genio touch to replace it and that is good
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Reviewed by barbra winsfred from UK on 13th Dec 2009
i love this phone had it for a while now and not had one problem with it.It easy to work light and samll, it's perfect!
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Reviewed by Thomas from UK on 11th Dec 2009
This is the worst phone I have ever owned by a million miles. I have no idea how anybody could possibly review it as being anything but. Am on my second one - the reception is dreadful, both voice mic and speaker. Do not buy one if you actually want to make calls and be heard or hear the other person speak. Camera regularly fails - I can't wait until my contract is up so I can change it. If it was possible to rate something as minus I would.
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Reviewed by Jeremy from UK on 9th Dec 2009
Absolute garbage. Reception is awful - mine misses over 50% of calls. The clock and power save features do not work as described in the instructions. Speaker is on the back, so if I put it down on a surface, I cant hear it ring. I bought it for its compactness, but it is so heavy, any benefit is lost. I though Nokia were a premium brand. Oh dear...........
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Reviewed by Trish from UK on 29th Nov 2009
I agree the Nokia 6600 Slide looks very nice and the MP3 is very good. The two main disappointments are the battery and the back light. I find it so frustrating to have to keep opening and shutting the phone for the light to come back on when you are reading a text.
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Reviewed by me from UK on 29th Nov 2009
Good: 1) Solid slider 2) Simple design. Bad: 1) Can only change volume while calling - manual wont tell you how. Do you enjoy puzzles then this phone is for you.. 2) If you pause while reading/texting then screen will go black in only a few seconds - it will annoy you no end. No option to disable it. 3) Max volume is low. "say again pls..." 4) Soundquality is very poor (worst I have experienced in any phone). 5) Minimal edges between buttons - get used to looking at buttons while texting - only fit for slow texting. 6) Applications such as map and web are too simple/useless and really just take up space. better luck next time nokia..
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Reviewed by amos beckett from UK on 27th Nov 2009
my 6600 slide keeps saying check info service . does anyone have a clue
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Reviewed by Ashley from UK on 26th Nov 2009
I got this for my birthday a few months ago.... It's not great but it's strong ( I have dropped it about 8 times!) lol It holds music unlike my old one and it's got style. The only problems are the backlight which does turn off very fast, ringtones arent soooo great so I use music for it. the camera isnt that bad.... at least it has a flash...it hold loads of sms's.. It could be improved though!
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Reviewed by sarah from UK on 22nd Nov 2009
never have signal!
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Reviewed by liam mccarthy from UK on 14th Nov 2009
got this phone last june and it is da biggest heap of garbage!i am never getting a nokia again !i am getting a reliable nice sony ericsson!
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Reviewed by Coral from UK on 27th Oct 2009
Had this phone since may, worked really well up until recently. I get more than one message at a time and it freezes. Permanantly.so far, its been frozen since last friday...everything else i find with the phone is fine. but im not sure how to stop the freezing.
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Reviewed by peter from UK on 27th Oct 2009
what a load of rubbish this phone is been back for repairs 4 times in last 6 weeks still not working. i would not recommend this phone anyone
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Reviewed by James from UK on 22nd Oct 2009
I've always used Nokia phones because generally they have been excellent. This is useless. The loud speaker stopped working within the first couple of months, the phone initially kept crashing until it was sent off for a software update. It is hard to get signal and it frequently drops its signal going form full, 3 bars to nothing before going back to 3 bars in an area of excellent reception. Do not buy this phone
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Reviewed by Edgar from UK on 13th Oct 2009
Looks good but signal drops off constantly & have now gone & bought myself another 6230i which had fantastic reception. AVOID AVOID AVOID.
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Reviewed by Brenda from UK on 8th Oct 2009
Looks good but totally ill fitting for business people, as unable to hear the phone ringing, reception very bad in all areas, could live with the rest. No backup from service provider and told, just have to pay for the contract no matter what. Called Nokia not long after receiving the phone and told, go to the net and download and the phone would be sorted, I've been ripped and now sit with this useless hand set and need to pay for two years....not sure I'll ever go for another Nokia...
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Reviewed by Mark from UK on 5th Oct 2009
Very poor phone.Not the usual Nokia quality. Nothing but problems since i got it in january. Have now given up and resorted back to my good trusty old 6300. only gave it 1 star because i can't choose 0
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Reviewed by John from UK on 1st Oct 2009
3 months old and problems with speaker cant hear other person without putting loudspeaker on and wont let me put numbers in to the To; box for texting only letters unless i change to numbers mode which is a pain Avoid this phone at all costs!!!!
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Reviewed by j.g from UK on 29th Sep 2009
very nice looking phone,light and small.Its a real pity the lihgts on the key pad dont light up,the speaker is muffled when the phone is on its back so you cant hear it ring.reception is appauling.so in short would make a nice fashion accesory and thats all.
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Reviewed by steven from UK on 28th Sep 2009
i am thoroughly dissapointed with this phone and with 3 network,not only does the phone freeze when it wants,the signal is rubbish,now i have lost all the lights on my screen,and what do they say when u phone 3 up,take the battery out and try again,u take the battery out turn the phone back on and oh yes it freezes again,they say go into menu,but when u say u cant get back into anything yhey say take the battery out again,take it out ill take it out and shove it up the **** of the nearest nokia salesman,my advice to anybody buying a new phone 2 tips,dont buy a nokia 6600 slide and dont go to 3 network,absolute rubbish
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Reviewed by Kristie from UK on 25th Sep 2009
Don't do it! I haven't had issues with ringing volume or any of the other common complaints EXCEPT that I am currently on my 3rd one in about 8 months!! Maybe it's a slide phone thing where the actual electronic connection isn't great, but after buying my first one it wasn't long before the handset speaker cut out and I could only hear the other person on loudspeaker. Not ideal at all! My phone was replaced with a second one, did it again and was replaced with a third one, and guess what? A couple of days ago my third one has done the same thing. Now in negotiations with my phone company to get a completely different phone. For anyone who is lucky enough to avoid this issue it could be a great phone...but I will never touch this particular model again.
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Reviewed by Greg from UK on 23rd Sep 2009
Very dissapointing for an otherwise very good looking phone: CHECK ALL NEW NOKIA'S FOR THIS BEFORE YOU BUY!!!! Some design moron has decided to start sticking the speaker on the back of the phone. Ummmmm When you put the phone down YOU CANNOT HEAR IT RINGING not that Nokia ring tones are very loud to begin with. Putting it say on a book or flat in your car cubbie hole makes the ring tone inaudible and you lose calls. Call qulaity is average to very poor. Don't understand why all their phones simply can't just have good call quality. It's like the seacrh for the holy grail. Like I said nice phone but not really a phone. More like a fancy USB key. RUN.....
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Reviewed by sean parker from UK on 21st Sep 2009
absoultly amazing phone camera is exaland media player i great batery life 9 / 10, weight 9/10, screen 10/10 good for all ages i highly recomend this phone ***** 5 star
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Reviewed by Paul from UK on 11th Sep 2009
I was recently due an upgrade from Nokia 6300 and was advised by the sales rep that the 6600 was my best bet. As I had always had and been happy with Nokia phones in the past I took his advise, but couldn't have been more disappointed. This is by far the worst phone I have ever owned. Yes the back light is a problem (it only lasts 6 seconds on mine) but the lack of signal is the real issue. What's the point of having a phone that you can't make or receive calls on due to it having no signal? On the odd occasion when there is a signal available and you try to make a call the phone normally cuts you off mid conversation as it has just done to me 3 times during a 5 minute call. If you want to use it as an mp3 player or camera then that's fine but if you want it for the fundamental purpose of making calls then this is not the phone for you.
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Reviewed by Levison from UK on 7th Sep 2009
Good phone, but I'm having problems with the internet.
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Reviewed by mark from UK on 6th Sep 2009
This is the worst phone I have had!
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Reviewed by Phil Gallagher from UK on 30th Aug 2009
I have not one positive comment to make regarding this device. I can only reiterate the remarks made by many - the back light drops out, I cannot hear it ring or feel it vibrate. Worse of all is the lack of signal. My first phone has been back to T-Mobile and replaced. The new one is just as bad as it's predessesor. I am currently doing battle with T=Mobiles customer services to change it for a different model. I CANNOT live with this for another year, and have since reverted back to using my old N73 which is far superior in every way. Please do not even consider taking this phone out of the shop, and whilst mentioning shops DO steer clear of T-Mobile's shop in Smithford Way, Coventry their customer facing skills are abysmal, they tell lies, they are insolent egotistical =, and partronising.
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Reviewed by usman from UK on 28th Aug 2009
best fone ever
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Reviewed by Frank from UK on 26th Aug 2009
Decent phone, no major complaints apart from it's annoying that it's not compatible with nokia's sport tracker app (sportstracker.nokia.com)
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Reviewed by 6500S upgrade from UK on 24th Aug 2009
Reception is shocking, otherwise I like it.
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Reviewed by pedr0 from UK on 24th Aug 2009
the only fault i have with this phone is the 10 second backlight its slim that it fits in the small pocket in your jeans so no need to fall awkwardly on it i got this as a replacement for the 6500 and im more than happy with it found a great site for free downloads www.zedge.com iv used it and its virus free
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Reviewed by fuumin from UK on 20th Aug 2009
Nice phone~
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Reviewed by Tania from UK on 17th Aug 2009
I find that the volume is poor and the reception isn't that good. I can never hear the thing ring and often miss calls. However, it looks good and the calendar and notes is a great feature. (I must admit my really old Nokia worked better.
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Reviewed by Matthew Fry from United Kingdom on 10th Aug 2009
Good points: Smart looking phone, good camera. Bad points: Bad reception, short back-light on-time, fragile - my LED screen cracked after I sat on the phone awkwardly (I only weigh 12 stone!). I have another screen on order for £13 which I'm going to replace myself to save a bit of dosh. In many ways, this phone isn't as good as my old 6300. The 6600 slide would appear to be one of the bum marques that a company (even as reputable as Nokia) occasionally come up with. I can't really recommend this phone, and am eagerly awaiting my next due upgrade!
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Reviewed by Srikanth from India on 10th Aug 2009
The phone was pretty sleek and handy. quite the opposite of what you can tell from the pictures of the phone on the internet. the 110 gms weight feels just a bit across the line given its compact form factors, nevertheless not a big issue. the weight makes the phone feel all the more solid in hand. felt it s worthy buy. P.S: the memory supported o the phone is 4G instead of the 16G mentioned in the review.
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Reviewed by marina from india on 10th Aug 2009
I hate this phone. I got this as a birthday gift and within the first call i noticed its flaws. 1. It doesnt pick up signals as well as my old sony k750i. Call clarity is seriously compromised. 2. The speaker at the back is not good enough. I miss all the calls because I cant hear the phone ring. Miss the alarm in the morning also :( 3. Camera is a total let down 4. Everytime i use loudspeaker, i have to restart the phone to use the normal speakers. 5. phone gets really hot after long usage. 6. The back pane is a fingerprint magnet. Hard to keep up the shiny look. 7. No back button, or C button like my old k750i. Have to go through long menu options to delete one message. 8. Battery is pathetic. Hardly lasts on hour of continuous talking.
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Reviewed by Glen from New Zealand on 9th Aug 2009
Have always had great experence with nokia ,not any more, wish I had read these reviews before buying wifes new phone, thought she was just kidding about backlight with no adjustment for time(how stupid are the designers) its back at shop battery dies after 6 hours from full charge,funny thing dropping off the phone ,thy had one dropped off the day before for the same thing, would not recommend.
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Reviewed by Cath from UK on 3rd Aug 2009
I do like this phone and would recommend it to others. Styling is great and very compact. I have some gripes - the backlight times out too quickly. The call volume is a bit quiet and the handbook doesn't explain how to increase it (you have to press the top of the blue outer ring on the navigation button, while in a call) also my inner screen broke after 6 months of normal use, no damage to outer screen, so it has gone back to be repaired).
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Reviewed by john from U.K. on 2nd Aug 2009
Very poor experience with this phone, as other reports, unable to hear ringing, "vibration" never felt this working its so weak,crackling or faint earpiece. Phone number one, display failed after 3 weeks, phone number two started to drop calls then came up no signal or no network coverage, after two weeks.
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Reviewed by Anthony Hannant from United Kingdom on 1st Aug 2009
had to take it back twice with software problems.
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Reviewed by sadie from UK - Essex on 29th Jul 2009
Can anyone help? I recently (25/6/09) upgraded my phone & signed up 2 a new contract for 2yrs. Having decided on the 6600 slide i had only had it 10-14 days and the screen went completely unreadable. I used it in the morning, put it on my desk at work. picked it up a few hrs later to txt & the screen had coloured lines all over it. Took it back to the shop who have sent it off & they have said i dropped it! I didn't drop it. they have said it will be £50 to repair. They have said these screens are delicate! well how would it last 2 years if they are that delicate?! Does anyone know if i have any come back?
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Reviewed by Nikki from UK on 28th Jul 2009
I Love this phone. I got this after the LG cookie and I have to say that in my opinion, it is much better. I think the camera quality is good, there is lots of good games on it aswell. The only thing i dont like about it is the call quality sometimes, but overall i am so glad i got this phone.. Its simple and easy to use. It actually contains loads of good features that newer and more expensive ones don't. I can't see how people would slate this phone, I know people that have it and its lasted them a long time without breaking. You shouldnt listen to people who have just picked up faulty ones, because it just depends on your luck these days really. This phone is a good phone.
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Reviewed by dave from england on 28th Jul 2009
got this upgraded in december from 6300 - now on 3rd one - keeps giving no signal or one way speech on calls utter rubbish
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Reviewed by Sumit from United Kingdom on 24th Jul 2009
i am having problems with Nokia 6600 slide phone, this is the second one. The voice keeps on going many times and then i have to talk on loud speakers. This is very irritating. Does anyone else have this problem aswell??
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Reviewed by CAW from UK on 24th Jul 2009
Received this phone for my birthday, everything promised and more. Great phone. Camera was good quality for only 3.2 megapixels and interface with Nokia PC Suite was painless and simple.
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Reviewed by Nicola from England on 21st Jul 2009
What a peice of rubbish. the screen went faulty within 2 months of having it. i was not amused. took it into t mobile and they did a check on it and they said it was water damage. but not the usual kind. the water damage u get when say going out in the rain or being put by a kettle by the steam. those were tmobiles examples. rubbish.
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Reviewed by Pat Nally from UK on 21st Jul 2009
I have purchased a Nokia 6600. This is the worst phone I have ever owned. The background noise makes it impossible to conduct a conversation.My contacts keep telling me to use a landline.The battery life is dismal. T-Mobile refused to exchange it after 28 days and say it must go for repair.So much for the Sale of Goods Act and Statutory Rights.
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Reviewed by bob from UK on 21st Jul 2009
have had nokia phones since mid 90's and always been happy with them, wanted a nice slim phone that would fit into my pocket as a replacement for my 6300 and this seemed to fit the bill. Upgraded in April and have had nothing but hassle with it, internet browser doesn't work, keep getting check info service error message and loses connection with the mastin areas I normally have no problems with, this i have never had in the past from any of my phones. I have tried to download upgrades for it from the Nokia web site but no joy whatsoever. Have just returned it to T mobile for them to sort out as I feel either my handset is a defective one or the phone is just useless, hopefully the handset is defective. If it still plays up i may have to resort to placing it somewhere uncomfortable in the sales assistant who recommeded it as an upgrade handset
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Reviewed by chris from england on 18th Jul 2009
complete junk! had it on a upgrade and after 2hrs im ready to send it back,very plastic feel, very dull screen, took a couple of pics and my old 6300 pic was better than this, very dissapointed, think will get the 6300 upgrade ie 6303.
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Reviewed by Jo from Enlgand on 13th Jul 2009
Nighmare of a phone. Like others I cannot believe that the screen goes blank after 8 seconds, so you have to keep sliding it to see anything, day or night. A 'feature' supposedly. I've had mine since January. It turns itself off now and again, and sometimes the screen wobbles and goes blank mid text. To cap it all, I tried to delete my inbox and sent items, and it kept freezing after about 20. T-Mobile shop said it was a software problem. Tried to download update at home from Nokia- no joy. T-Mobile shop then tried and failed. There is a fault with this they declared. So today it has been sent back for repair, but based on some of the reviews here, I'm not convinced this will be the end of the matter. I've always liked Nokia, but this has been the worse.
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Reviewed by sarah from england on 4th Jul 2009
brilliant phone best ever
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Reviewed by WIll from Northern Ireland on 3rd Jul 2009
I just got a black 6600 slide as a quickfire replacement for my ultra reliable LG Chocolate. On the second day I had amassed a long line of complaints... the screen going dark in ten seconds is a huge gripe that cannot be resolved it seems. Also, the text message writing screen is fairly futile. it annoys me a lot that I can't pick small case letters at the start of sentences, and that picking numbers is such an awkward exercise - which also applies to typing the number into the 'send to' box - it assumes I will want to type a name in. When you close the screen, or when it goes dark, it's still active. that means you can hit away at the buttons and not know! It doesn't automatically lock on the downslide (as the LG did). The centre OK button is framed by a rather harsh alloy ring in blue that does not match in with the smooth black cover of the phone. Being metallic it's quite sharp both physically and in action when pressed. The music feature is pretty good, but I do wish it was a little more instinctive in its layout. The speaker on mine doesn't seem able to go above 60% without distortion, so I've been loathe to try it out at any higher volume. The memory came full of stupid frames and themes and far too many pathetic ringtones that all to go. Some of the features and nearly every menu have links to online access and that's not what I want from a phone, and I cant get rid of them. I cant stop it from sending a service reply after every text, which gets a stronger vibration than the actual text arrival! The battery isn't that bad, but I've seen some last longer. And the cover - stainless steel I think? - shows up every single fingerprint ever. My cover is already marked just from being in my pocket, and I have to wipe it every time I use it which is not cool with me. Oh and did I mention it froze TWICE on the second day I had it? Currently online looking for another LG. I knew there was a good reason I stopped using Nokias after my 8210.
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Reviewed by Danny from Romania on 1st Jul 2009
Bought it yesterday.. I'm so inlove with it! yes the vibration is weak but.. who cares i can hear it loud and clear from my purse or in the house. great to look at, not made for business issues but just a normal phone and great radio and mp3 player.. PS: Colors are AMAZING! can't take my eyes off of them!
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Reviewed by johnny adams from northern ireland on 1st Jul 2009
good enough phnoe to begin with but after 3 months mine had to go back to shop. i had no signal and couldnt hear barely a thing on it. i have the fone back now and the next problem arises that it wont recognise my memory card. if i had my time over again i'd never buy this fone. pure waste of £220. nokia should be ashamed.
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Reviewed by martin from london on 29th Jun 2009
i've had nokia's since my first mobile in the mid 90's and this is the worst !!! screen keeps playing up, bad reception, low volume, i'm sending it straight back !!!!
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Reviewed by jane from england on 20th Jun 2009
i have just got this phone so far its been ok the vibrate is weak and back light dosent stay on long and the cameras good, but i have one small problem when getting a text it alerts you once. my other phone a nokia flashed every 2 mins to let you know you have a text or a missed call but i cant find how to set it up on this one can anyone help
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Reviewed by Sherina from Uganda on 18th Jun 2009
This phone is so disgusting :( I bought it to always be able check my mail but alas! After typing in my password for my yahoo account, the net searches for a while and then gives me this infuriating information "Unsupported content type"!!!!!!! I took it to an IT support staff and he failed to upgrade its internet settings. Wow!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by Aisha. from Bahrain on 15th Jun 2009
A small, simple, solid phone. I got this phone last December - and its handling pretty well. A few minor set backs: the speaker on the back [hard to hear the alarm/incoming calls/texts] but its possible to just flip the phone over when unoccupied, then you can hear. Backlight is short lived, especially for reading texts - but helps develop quick reasding skills! However the camera is excellent, there's a great music player/FM radio and the tapp feature is VERY handy, its also very easy to use and has a good solid feel. I don't know what this problem with the vibration feedback being week is, but mine is good enough. I would definately recomend this phone to anyone.
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Reviewed by Grace from England on 9th Jun 2009
Although it's not a completely horrific phone when you first buy it, it digresses quickly! I bought it at Christmas for £130 (which was with a £40 discount) It now randomly decides to turn the screen blank for up to 5 minutes at a time...not turning off, just a black screen. The back light is also an issue when you're reading texts! Sometimes it decides that it's not going to connect calls even though you have full reception. The battery life is not amazing. You have to wipe it everytime you pick it up and can't put it in your pocket with anything else as it has a tendency to scratch. It is yes another Nokia that has let me down over the past few years as they all seem to break after a few months. Quite good camera though.
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Reviewed by J.Bragg from UK on 8th Jun 2009
I bought a Nokia 6600 Slide last weekend, it took 4 days for me to able to send and receive messages, I quickly realised that there were problems with the back light - it says lit for only 6 seconds - not long enough to read a text and decided how to react to it. I spent ages trying to fix this problem, then I went on-line for help - I saw many complaints of the same nature - and no remedies!This is a very bad feature to this model and I am taking it back to Carphone Warehouse this afternoon to be exchanged!
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Reviewed by Thirly from UK on 7th Jun 2009
Wish I'd never bought this phone. You cant keep it clean for a start. The signal strength is great until you actually use the phone, when it decides to disapear alltogether either before call connection or during. Same applies to sending sms. The front of the phone scrathes very easily, so avoid having anything in the same pocket (or bag). The camera is pretty good mind, but thats about all. Only buy this phone as an ornament, or a spare. It has almost put me off nokias, and would have done had I not had some great nokias in the past.
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Reviewed by Sheheryar Umer from Saudi Arabia on 2nd Jun 2009
itz quite a c00l cell with all the gud featrz.:)
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Reviewed by Bugsy from UK on 25th May 2009
i have to say this phone is not worth the price! reception is really bad, and it also keeps turning off when it wants and i have to take the battery out to turn it back on, and another thing is the handset! every time i put it in it says error and the phone turns off! not impressed
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Reviewed by PINA from UK on 20th May 2009
LACK OF SIGNAL, NOISE IN BACKGROUND WHILE ON THE PHONE AND AN ODD CLICKING SOUND. RUBBISH PHONE
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Reviewed by Gaz from UK on 9th May 2009
The phone never has a signal. It is really poor. I set next to mates on the same network but different phones and they have four bars of signal and I am off line! Useless!!!
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Reviewed by Khaniala from Uk on 3rd May 2009
ITS RUBBISH ! I CANNOT SAVE MY MESSAGES ONTO MY MEMORY CARD.REALLY ANNOYING PHONE DONT KNOW WAT TO DO WITH IT
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Reviewed by L from UK on 3rd May 2009
After reading some of the reviews by other people, i was nearly put off buying my 6600 but decided to go for it anyway! First off i think there are a lot of complaints being made that are simply not true. I previously had a sony walkman phone so i was a bit worried the sound quality or volume wouldn't be up to scratch but it's the same if not better in my opinion. Some people have commented the ringtones are too low and you'll miss countless messages/calls. Again, not true. If anything, they're louder than my old w610i and it made me laugh to wonder who could possibly miss a call at that volume. The phone looks and feels good and the only problem i can find in this sense is that the screen does become a little bit wobbly after some use. I've only had my phone a week now and i can already feel it moving as i use the front menu. Other people have mentioned the phone freezing and i have already experienced this although, to be fair, it may have been because i was being impatient and using the menu too quickly. Overall i'd say it's a nice, good looking phone. The sound quality is good but i probably wouldn't recommend it if you care about more than looks. With the screen already becoming loose and the freezing issue i've got a feeling i'm going to have some trouble with this one...
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Reviewed by Andy from England on 2nd May 2009
Great looking and feature packed phone with gorgeous OLED display and excellent camera. Unfortunatly the signal strength as others have mentioned is truly awful. I can't get a signal in the exact same places as my old Nokia 6233 on the same network! Real shame as I loved the look and features of this phone but at the end of the day no point having a phone with poor signal reception regardless of how good the camera and other stuff is. After all its primarily a phone! Have gone back to my old Nokia 6233 for now!!
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Reviewed by vivian jarvis from England on 2nd May 2009
Nice to look at not very practical with speaker on back,hard to hear it ring,bad reception
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Reviewed by Bro! from Australia on 1st May 2009
Mate i think this is a great phone its perfect! The screen only stays on for 10 seconds which is a bit annoying. But hey its small and easy 2 use. I dont know what every1s talking about, that battery in the phone is perfect its lasted me 2 weeks and i txt and call everyday. good Phone!
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Reviewed by raj from ameriaca on 1st May 2009
it is damm gud phone in the world must buy thanz
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Reviewed by Jo from Merseyside on 30th Apr 2009
Well, I got this phone yesterday. I had the LG Cookie which I was struggling with, using the touch screen. I was after a Samsung soul but the size of it put me off a little. I think this phone is possibly one of the best I've used. The sound is brilliant, the reception great and the camera is also good. The only thing I find a problem is the shiny surface which looks gorgeous except for the finger prints all over it. Still, who cares about that when the phone itself is small and brilliant to look at. It also has Flash messaging, which means the recipient recewives the message you send already opened on the front of their phone. Cool when someone is ignoring your texts. Lol Battery isn't so great to be honest, which is why I haven't given it the full five stars, but would recommend to anyone.
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Reviewed by Tony from Northern Ireland on 23rd Apr 2009
Rubbish phone! Very poor signal even in good reception area.At work my cheap samsung could always get signal, send and receive text messages.This phone could'nt even get a signal in the same place with the same network!! Also very annoying backlight that drives you mad, only stays on for 10 second max!! avoid is my advice
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Reviewed by Zoe from UK on 22nd Apr 2009
Do not like this phone at all, for the simple reason that you simply can't hear it ring or feel it vibrate. Guys in the shop tried to convince me otherwise, but no way, it's just far too quiet. Back it's gone and good riddance I say.
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Reviewed by lyn B from England on 21st Apr 2009
I have got this phone on contract,and I prefer my old brick!I am for ever missing calls and texts as ringtone is not very loud,back light stays on for seconds.The tap feature is ok but im not sure of the point of it when you cant hear the calls,and I would say requires more than a tap!All in all not impressed and im off to find my charger for the brick.
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Reviewed by Paige from UK on 19th Apr 2009
I bought this phone in January on an 18 month contract with three network. I have read alot of these reviews and found that alot of people have experienced the same problems as myself with this phone. My handset is heavily used as i'm more prone to text than i am to call, so the texting feature is used alot. It is clear that this phone isn't capable of such usage and freezes alot. I have had many screen disfunctions - the picture becoming distorted and a plain white screen, meaning i have to take out the battery and put it back in. I also think it is silly to put the speaker on the back, impossible to know whether you have a text or an incoming call when placed on a duvet for example. I think a negative is that it lets you store as many text messages as the phone can take because it means my sentbox has totalled to over 7000 messages! I have tried deleting them and it gets to about 11 messages and freezes! I tried to restore it back to factory settings and it just freezes and after about half an hour tells me "restoration has failed" The music player feature is good, although there are no volume buttons on the side of the handset which is a bit annoying. I have had many phones including the sony ericsson w810i, and i feel that this phone was much better quality for what it was! If i do manage to get a different phone anytime soon, i'll definitely go for a sony ericsson as they seem much more reliable at the moment! Nokia has let us down with this phone.
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Reviewed by sandra from untide kigdom on 18th Apr 2009
really good fun but the memory is not that good
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Reviewed by Rajon from bangladesh on 12th Apr 2009
nokia 6600 slide is best slide phone.and it is butifull mobile is camera is very good is the best 2009 nokia phone
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Reviewed by Mr H from UK on 11th Apr 2009
Exactly what you want from a phone, small, thin, superb basic features and does exactly what it's designed to do. The faults mentioned below about the backlight not being on long enough and the sound and vibrate being too quiet are legitimate but not enough of a problem to put you off. If you like the 6500 Slide this is a fantasic upgrade to take.
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Reviewed by Jesse from Breakfast Point, Sydney, Australia on 8th Apr 2009
my dad got the nokia 6600 slide 4 my b,day its so kool its 500$ but worth it :) im dissapointed though that its extra money to b prepaid :s well good luck :P
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Reviewed by art from Hong Kong on 8th Apr 2009
Just the pits...this phone should be avoided like the plague and God help you if you have purchased it in Hong Kong because the after sales from Nokia is simply appalling. I have had three screen failures, and I have been waiting 17 days for a replacemnt phone to be sent to me. In short, its scratches too easily, the predictive text does not work, the screen becaomes loose and fails often, the vibrate is poor, the volume rubbish and the battery life short... if you want a phone to drive you to destraction you just found it. Sham on HK Nokia for terrible service.
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