Nokia 6600

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Nokia 6600
Compatible networksGSM, GPRS, HSCSD
First releasedJune 16, 2003; 20 years ago (2003-06-16)
Availability by regionNA: 2003—2009 EU: 2004—2008
DiscontinuedQ2/Q3 2008 (Q2/Q3 2008)
PredecessorNokia 6310i
Nokia 7650
SuccessorNokia 6630
RelatedNokia 6620
Form factorBar
Dimensions109 x 58 x 24 mm
Mass125 g
Operating systemS60 2nd Edition on Symbian OS v7.0s
CPU104 MHz
Memory6 MB internal user storage
Removable storageMMC
BatteryBL-5C, 3.7 V, 1020 mAh, Li-ion
Display176x208 (65,536 colours) 2.16" TFT display
Rear cameraVGA 640x480, 2x digital zoom
ConnectivityBluetooth & IrDA

The Nokia 6600 is a mobile phone introduced on 16 June 2003 by Nokia, costing approximately 600 when released in October 2003. It was Nokia's high-end model of the 6xxx Classic Business Series. At the time of release, it was the most advanced product ever launched by Nokia,[1] and it runs on Symbian OS 7.0s (Series 60 2nd Edition). It also featured a VGA camera, a music player and video player, Bluetooth and extended storage by memory card, being the second non-Communicator to do so (after the Nokia 3650).

The model is still[when?] in use in many parts of the world and has proved to be a durable product. By many users it is considered as the trend setter phone which proved to be a bright milestone for its manufacturer. The phone was intended to replace the popular 6310i as the predominant business class model in the Nokia range. It should not be confused with the newer Nokia 6600 fold, Nokia 6600 slide and Nokia 6600i phones which have little resemblance to the original 6600. A variant of the Nokia 6600 was launched in the U.S. market as the Nokia 6620.

During its lifespan, the 6600 sold 150 million units, making it one of the most successful phones to date.


Nokia 6600 front, side and back
A black 6600
  • Integrated (VGA 640x480) camera
  • Video recorder with audio support (records up to 95 KB - from 9 to 27 seconds - with built-in recorder application) also
  • Streaming video and audio
  • Wireless connectivity with Bluetooth and IrDA
  • 6 MB internal memory
  • MMC card slot for additional user memory and applications
  • Java MIDP 2.0 and Symbian(series 60) applications
  • Data synchronization with PC via PC Suite and iSync
  • Tri-band operation in GSM E900/1800/1900 networks

Additional features:

Although the initial batches of the Nokia 6600 were not stable, later system software upgrades corrected the situation.

The phone has the capacity to support the installation of a wide range of third-party software such as mp3 and multimedia players, games, web browsers, office suites, and GUI themes, via Java and ePoc (*.sis) installers. GUI themes can be created using the free Nokia Symbian Theme Studio.

The model was released to the general public in two color schemes: black and white and full black. Additional color schemes (blue and white, pink) were produced for promotional purposes.

In the year 2007, Nokia stopped production of the 6600 handsets.

Related handsets[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Cellular (2004 film) - The phone that Chris Evans uses during most of the movie is a Nokia 6600.


  1. ^ Nokia unveils the 6600 By Jørgen Sundgot, infoSync World, Monday 16 June 2003.

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