Monday, December 20, 2004
Why I love 3G...
I have followed the advent of 3G for more than 7 years, when
the first marketing guys started working on marketing messages in the offices
next to mine, experiencing the hype, thinking and commenting on services, finally witnessing the bubble burst. -What a ride, I do not think I will ever
see anything cause such a mass psychosis as 3G did.
I decided not to be an early adopter, I wanted to use either
the Communicator or a Series 60 phone, but with the introduction of the 6630, the first Series 60 3G phone
finally maturing to commercial maturity, I decided to upgrade. Now I am ready
to declare my love for this amazing technology:
I love 3G because the phone SW, also known as Series 60, became lightning fast, since the HW needed to run 3G needs to be very powerful. Opening and browsing my phonebook, sending a message, rapid scrolling of memories in Lifeblog - I love it. This alone is a reason to get onto 3G!
I have done a bit of blogging, browsing on 3G and my conclusion is like the one I made a few years back: The future of mobility is not a bandwith problem. We have a screen problem and that is terminal. The only way to get around it in small handhelds is to design content specifically optimised for small handsets.
There have been lots of writing on the Nokia 6630, which I find to be a great phone. The mechanical feel is solid, I have tried to break it by throwing it around. The feel of the keymat is great. It takes better pictures than the 7610 and as I already mentioned it is fast. Great job guys – it was worth the long struggle. This phone somehow reminds me of the Nokia 2110 a real ledgend. Lets return to this phone in 10 years and see if it made its mark as the Nokia 2110 did.
Have you read Russ's (fairly negative) review of the 6630?
(Hey, I'm entering my e-mail address into this form, but it's NOT going to be visible to everyone is it? The last thing I want is for a spambot to pick it up.)
Posted by: Usman at Dec 21, 2004 6:37:56 PM
Could you remove my e-mail address from these two comments?
Posted by: usman at Dec 21, 2004 6:38:55 PM
I think you are mistaken: Russell actually liked the phone, but was concerned about the amount of memory in use.
And he updated his review later saying that the memory thing wasn't as bad he first reported it..
Posted by: Henrikki at Dec 21, 2004 9:27:19 PM
I've been an early adapoter of UMTS with the NEC e606 and now the LG U8110; and I love it to check my e-mails or transfer photos to my moblog. It even works great as modem for any WinXP computer.
But the BlackBerry is still my main workhorse for office related tasks.
IMHO Nokia was too late with decent handsets and also had problems with W-CDMA (UMTS) infrastructure...
Posted by: Lo Szabo at Dec 22, 2004 12:39:26 PM
I think 6630 is a great phone in terms of features, size and weight, but I dont like how it looks, a step backwards compared to 6600. The rumoured 6680 looks a lot more business-like, I hope it is announced early 2005.
Posted by: Tero Lehto at Dec 27, 2004 8:39:21 PM
As a lover of the 6630 (although an old love now!), would you know where I could get my hands on the Japanese Firmware for this mobile? Am trying to read/tap away in Jpn on the little beast.
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