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

    Gav wrote:
    > 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.


    Do you own a large MMC card, for example 256, 512 or 1024 megabytes? It
    would be nice to hear your comments if they work OK.

    --
    Tero Lehto
    http://lehto.net/tero/





  3. #3
    Alistair
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    Re: Nokia 6230 is out (plus v. short first impressions)


    "Tero Lehto" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Gav wrote:
    > > 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.

    >
    > Do you own a large MMC card, for example 256, 512 or 1024 megabytes? It
    > would be nice to hear your comments if they work OK.
    >
    > --
    > Tero Lehto
    > http://lehto.net/tero/
    >
    >


    a 256 card works fine in my 6230, thats the largest I've got





  4. #4
    Gav
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    Re: Nokia 6230 is out (plus v. short first impressions)

    On Fri, 2 Apr 2004 12:45:49 +0300, "Tero Lehto"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Gav wrote:
    >> 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.

    >
    >Do you own a large MMC card, for example 256, 512 or 1024 megabytes? It
    >would be nice to hear your comments if they work OK.


    Nope - I've got only a 256meg SD card which the 6230 explicitly
    doesn't support. The only MMC I've got is the 32meg one that came
    with the phone.

    Actually, the memory card is one of the few weak points. It's
    annoying to have to remove the battery to get at it and they really
    should have taken a bit of extra effort to support SD which is
    extremely similar to MMC.


    Gav




  5. #5
    Andy Bolger
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    Re: Nokia 6230 is out (plus v. short first impressions)

    mybe slightly off topic but my daughter uses a 256mb card in her n-gage,
    with no problems at all
    andy
    "Gav" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Fri, 2 Apr 2004 12:45:49 +0300, "Tero Lehto"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >Gav wrote:
    > >> 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.

    > >
    > >Do you own a large MMC card, for example 256, 512 or 1024 megabytes? It
    > >would be nice to hear your comments if they work OK.

    >
    > Nope - I've got only a 256meg SD card which the 6230 explicitly
    > doesn't support. The only MMC I've got is the 32meg one that came
    > with the phone.
    >
    > Actually, the memory card is one of the few weak points. It's
    > annoying to have to remove the battery to get at it and they really
    > should have taken a bit of extra effort to support SD which is
    > extremely similar to MMC.
    >
    >
    > Gav
    >






  6. #6
    Darragh Rogan
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    Re: Nokia 6230 is out (plus v. short first impressions)

    In article <[email protected]>, "Alistair" <forget_it>
    wrote:

    > "Tero Lehto" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Gav wrote:
    > > > 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.

    > >
    > > Do you own a large MMC card, for example 256, 512 or 1024 megabytes? It
    > > would be nice to hear your comments if they work OK.
    > >
    > > --
    > > Tero Lehto
    > > http://lehto.net/tero/
    > >
    > >

    >
    > a 256 card works fine in my 6230, thats the largest I've got
    >
    >


    Are the MP3s stored as MP3s or are they converted to some propriety
    format?

    Interested Mac user...

    Darragh



  7. #7
    Alistair
    Guest

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


    "Darragh Rogan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In article <[email protected]>, "Alistair" <forget_it>
    > wrote:
    >
    > > "Tero Lehto" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > > > Gav wrote:
    > > > > 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.
    > > >
    > > > Do you own a large MMC card, for example 256, 512 or 1024 megabytes?

    It
    > > > would be nice to hear your comments if they work OK.
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > Tero Lehto
    > > > http://lehto.net/tero/
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > > a 256 card works fine in my 6230, thats the largest I've got
    > >
    > >

    >
    > Are the MP3s stored as MP3s or are they converted to some propriety
    > format?
    >
    > Interested Mac user...
    >
    > Darragh


    Just normal MP3 format.





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