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Nokia 6510 - a more sedate 8310?

Review by Michael Oryl on Wednesday June 19, 2002.

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Nokia 6510
Nokia 6510

A couple of weeks ago I received a 6510, the new small business oriented phone from Nokia.

The device is positioned somewhere between the real business person´´s phone, the 6310i, and the normal consumer model, the 8310. In fact it shares most all features and properties of the 8310, it is just more sedately decorated.

Like the 8310, the 6510 offers the following:

  • Weight: 84 g
  • Dimensions: 97 x 43 x 20 mm, 67 cc (slightlyy thicker than the 8310)
  • Phonebook: up to 500 names with 3 numbers and 1 text.
  • Message: up to 150 text only messages, 50 picture messages, or any combination of these
  • Calendar notes: 100 - 500 depending on length and other memory usage
  • Predictive text input: for over 10 languages. Support for major European languages
  • Templates: quick and easy sending of pre-defined messages.
  • Picture messaging: send pictures with text to other compatible phones
  • Games: Snake II, Pairs II, Space Impact, Bumper
  • 35 fixed and 10 variable ringtones (for composed or downloaded ringing tones)
  • Voice dialing: for up to 10 names
  • Voice commands: for up to 5 tags
  • WAP 1.2.1 over GPRS and HSCSD
  • Customizable, timed profiles
  • Clock and Alarm clock
  • Calculator
  • Automatic keyguard
  • FM radio
  • Stopwatch
  • Countdown timer
  • To-Do list (up to 30 notes)
  • Data connection via IR

Two minor additions, with the business user in mind:

  • Week view calendar
  • Electronic wallet for convenient mobile commerce

The electronic wallet allows the user to enter notes or credit card info into the phone. All of the text input fields support the use of T9, which makes everything much easier. When the user has a SIM card that supports Wireless Identity Module, and is using a supported application, the previously entered credit card information can be used for making purchase. I am personally unaware of any current use for this, though.

The week view mode of the calendar is part of the standard calendar app on the device. It is adequate for most basic needs, and with the help of the provided software, can be synchronized with a few different applications (Lotus Notes, Lotus Organizer, MS Schedule+, MS Windows Address Book, and MS Outlook). The software can synchronize your Calendar and To-Do items, and will of course manage your contacts.


About the author

Michael Oryl
Michael is the Philadelphia based owner and former editor-in-chief of MobileBurn.com. You can follow him on Twitter as @MichaelOryl

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