|Compatible networks||3G 2G GPRS|
|Availability by Region||March 2005|
|Successor||Nokia N70 (6680) |
Nokia N72 (6681)
Nokia N75 (6682)
|Related||Nokia 7610 |
|Dimensions||108.4 x 55.2 x 20.5 mm; 104 cc|
|Operating system||Series 60 v2|
|Removable storage||Dual Voltage RS-MMC, hot swappable|
|Display||Active matrix, 262,144-colour display (176 x 208 pixels)|
|Rear camera||1.3-megapixel (back)|
|Front camera||0.3-megapixel (front)|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 1.2, USB 2.0 Full Speed via Pop-Port|
The Nokia 6680 is a high-end 3G smartphone running Symbian operating system, with Series 60 2nd Edition user interface. It was announced on February 14, 2005, and was released the next month. The 6680 was Nokia's first device with a front camera, and was specifically marketed for video calling. It was also Nokia's first with a camera flash. It went on sale retailing for 500 euros. It was the spring-board onto the Nseries in April that year; its successor being the N70.
The device features Bluetooth, a 1.3-megapixel fixed-focus camera, front VGA (0.3-megapixel) video call camera, hot swappable Dual Voltage Reduced Size MMC (DV-RS-MMC) memory expansion card support, stereo audio playback and a 2.1", 176x208, 18-bit (262,144) color display with automatic brightness control based on the environment.
The 6680 remains a high-end 3G device. It is a smartphone offering office and personal management facilities, including Microsoft Office compatible software. The phone initially offered an innovative active standby mode, but this was removed by some network operators (for example, Orange) under their own adapted firmware. The phone, however, has been marred by a more-than-normal number of bugs, which have included crashes and security issues. The phone was also criticised in some reviews for the relatively limited memory available.
In addition to the standard RS-MMC card, the 6680 can also use Dual Voltage Reduced Size MMC (DV-RS-MMC) cards which are also marketed as MMCmobile. While these cards have the same form factor as RS-MMC, the DV-RS-MMC have a 2nd row of connectors on the bottom. Make sure any upgraded card supports or claims to support 1.8V in addition to 3.0V.
During its development, the 6680 was codenamed Milla.
This handset was similar to its predecessor, the Nokia 6630. Key changes were the new "active standby" feature, the facility for face-to-face video calls, a camera flash, better screen and improved styling.
The hardware application platform of this device is OMAP 1710.
The only difference between the 6681 and the 6682 is the fact that the 6681 is targeted at the European market, being a GSM 900/1800/1900 tri-band handset, while the 6682 is targeted at the American one, supporting 850/1800/1900 frequencies.
In turn, both handset's specs are almost identical to those of the 6680, except for the lack of support for 3G networks, which means no UMTS support, or video call, thus the absence of the front video call camera.
The hardware application platform of the device is OMAP 1710. The resolution of the display is 176x208.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Nokia 6680.|
- Nokia 6680 Official product page
- Nokia 6681
- Nokia 6682
- Rui Carmo's 6680 first impressions
- OCW's 6680 review
- 6680 review and specifications roundup
- Texas Instruments OMAP 1710
- Texas Instruments OMAP 1710