Nokia 6630

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Nokia 6630
Nokia6630.jpg
Manufacturer Nokia
Compatible networks GSM tri-band (900/1800/1900) and UMTS 2100
Availability by country November 2004
Successor Nokia 6680
Form factor Candy Bar
Dimensions 110mm x 60mm x 20.6mm
Weight 127g
Operating system Symbian OS 8.0a + S60 2nd Edition FP2
CPU 220 MHz OMAP 1710
Memory 10MB
Removable storage DV-RS-MMC (1.8V)
Display 176 x 208, 65,536 colour, 2.1" TFT
External display n/a
Rear camera 1.3-megapixel
Front camera n/a
Connectivity UMTS, EDGE, Bluetooth

The Nokia 6630 is a 3G smartphone announced by Nokia on June 14, 2004 and released in November.[1] It runs on Symbian OS 8.0a (Series 60 2nd Edition FP2). Codenamed Charlie during development, it is an evolution of the 6600 and 6620 smartphones, supporting tri-band GSM (run on lower operating systems).

The Nokia 6630 is the first phone ever that allows truly global roaming; previously GSM phones have had near-global coverage except in Japan where 2G phone standards were different. The 6630 automatically uses the W-CDMA network in Japan. 6650 and 7600 were also able to function in Japan, but they did not support GSM1900, often needed in the United States and Canada (the Nokia 6651 has the GSM 1900). The Nokia 6630 was also the first 3G phone Nokia introduced to the market.[2]

Nokia says the Nokia 6630 is the first dual-mode, tri-band handset designed to work on 3G (WCDMA), EDGE and 2G networks in Europe, Asia and the Americas.[3]

Features[edit]

Back of the 6630

Pre-installed software includes an e-mail client, a rudimentary web browser and Microsoft Office file viewer. It also includes support for MP3 and AAC playback at full quality (44.1 kHz, 16 bits, stereo), and the retail package includes stereo headphones with hands-free functionality.

As opposed to the 6600 and 6620's VGA resolution digital camera (640×480), the 6630 has a 1.3-megapixel camera (1280×960). It can record video clips at the resolution of 176×144, using H.263 video compression. Like the 6600 and 6620, the 6630 has Bluetooth capabilities and has a 176×208 pixel 65,000-color TFT LCD. It comes with a hot swappable DV-RS-MMC card, capacity 32 MB or 64 MB depending on the region where the phone is sold. It is noteworthy that normal RS-MMC cards do not work with the 6630, it requires dual-voltage (1.8 V and 3.0 V) RS-MMC cards. Currently it has been known to support up to 2 GB from a DV-RS-MMC but may support more.

A Still Image of a Train Taken Using Nokia 6630

The 6630 is capable of video calling using the main handset camera, however a separate forward-facing camera is not featured. Nokia released a video call stand (PT-8) exclusively for the 6630 featuring a separate camera to enable face-to-face video calling. The video call stand requires a connection to mains power using a Nokia wall charger, which unfortunately restricts it to indoor 'desk based' use. The 6630 was primarily marketed for its 3G data capabilities rather than video calling functionality. The succeeding Nokia 6680 featured a separate forward-facing camera for face-to-face video calling.

The main CPU in this smartphone is an ARM compatible chip (OMAP 1710 (ARMv5 architecture, Arm9 core)) running at 220 MHz, an unprecedented speed for a smartphone at its release. For comparison, the 6600 and N-Gage only run at 104 MHz.

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