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  1. #1
    Gav
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    Well, it's out in Switzerland anyway. Just picked one up at the local
    'Media Markt' which is the equivalent of Dixons, for 600CHF (255
    pounds sterling, 385 Euro) without contract.

    Size is pretty much the same as a T610. It's excellently
    constructed, nice and solid, and looks quite elegant IMO (I got the
    'graphite' model). The keypad is actually quite usable, with
    large(ish) tactile keys. No complaints there.

    Voice quality is very good. At least as good as my faithful 3210,
    probably better. Reception also seems to be at least on a par with
    the 3210 ( which was better than friends' T68i and T610 phones).

    Can't say too much about battery life as I've only had it a few
    hours but I've been snapping pictures, making a few calls, sending
    some SMSes, transferring mp3s via bluetooth and listening to them and
    the radio, So far it's still reading full power but who knows if
    that's accurate.

    A 32meg MMC card is supplied. Useful for getting started but if
    you want to listen to mp3s a lot then a bigger card is a must.
    Luckily they are not so expensive. You do have to remove the battery
    to get the card which is a bit of a pain.


    The screen is sharp and bright, albeit a little small. Not really
    much use for photo viewing. Pictures taken with the camera however
    are reasonably detailed and at 640x480 are just about useful (other
    than as fun shots). I use bluetooth to send them across to the PDA
    and they look great on that screen, very well suited.

    mp3 and radio playback is quite crisp and clear. With the supplied
    headphones it's maybe lacking a little bass but not too bad. I would
    like to hear some 'proper' cans which will no doubt come out in time.
    The stereo headphones work over the pop port so it might be a while
    before we see third party models.


    I haven't really explored the rest of the functions of the phone.
    I'm sure there will be more than a few bugs like any new phone, but
    overall I'm very very impressed.


    Gav




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  2. #2
    Thomas
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    Re: Nokia 6230 is out (plus v. short first impressions)


    "Gav" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Well, it's out in Switzerland anyway. Just picked one up at the local
    > 'Media Markt' which is the equivalent of Dixons, for 600CHF (255
    > pounds sterling, 385 Euro) without contract.
    >
    > Size is pretty much the same as a T610. It's excellently
    > constructed, nice and solid, and looks quite elegant IMO (I got the
    > 'graphite' model). The keypad is actually quite usable, with
    > large(ish) tactile keys. No complaints there.
    >
    > Voice quality is very good. At least as good as my faithful 3210,
    > probably better. Reception also seems to be at least on a par with
    > the 3210 ( which was better than friends' T68i and T610 phones).
    >
    > Can't say too much about battery life as I've only had it a few
    > hours but I've been snapping pictures, making a few calls, sending
    > some SMSes, transferring mp3s via bluetooth and listening to them and
    > the radio, So far it's still reading full power but who knows if
    > that's accurate.
    >
    > A 32meg MMC card is supplied. Useful for getting started but if
    > you want to listen to mp3s a lot then a bigger card is a must.
    > Luckily they are not so expensive. You do have to remove the battery
    > to get the card which is a bit of a pain.
    >
    >
    > The screen is sharp and bright, albeit a little small. Not really
    > much use for photo viewing. Pictures taken with the camera however
    > are reasonably detailed and at 640x480 are just about useful (other
    > than as fun shots). I use bluetooth to send them across to the PDA
    > and they look great on that screen, very well suited.
    >
    > mp3 and radio playback is quite crisp and clear. With the supplied
    > headphones it's maybe lacking a little bass but not too bad. I would
    > like to hear some 'proper' cans which will no doubt come out in time.
    > The stereo headphones work over the pop port so it might be a while
    > before we see third party models.
    >
    >
    > I haven't really explored the rest of the functions of the phone.
    > I'm sure there will be more than a few bugs like any new phone, but
    > overall I'm very very impressed.
    >
    >
    > Gav
    >


    If you could upload a photo so we can see what kind of quality it is, that'd
    be great. Also, is the mp3 player stereo? (I know the GX-30 is mono only).

    Thomas





  3. #3
    Gav
    Guest

    Re: Nokia 6230 is out (plus v. short first impressions)

    On Fri, 2 Apr 2004 12:59:56 +0100, "Thomas" <[email protected]> wrote:


    >If you could upload a photo so we can see what kind of quality it is, that'd
    >be great. Also, is the mp3 player stereo? (I know the GX-30 is mono only).


    I can't upload a photo to a non-binaries group but if you search
    the web forums there are quite a few examples out there already.

    Yes, the mp3 player is stereo and works as such through the
    supplied headset. Quite good quality too, though maybe a little bass
    light. That could be down to the headset though - will have to wait
    for 'hi-fi' third party efforts to come out.


    Gav




  4. #4
    Alan B
    Guest

    Re: Nokia 6230 is out (plus v. short first impressions)

    Anyone tried it with the CARK112 BT kit yet, want to get a 6230 but a bit
    nervous about the Bluetooth changes and am not replacing my carkit





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