Compatible with AT&T cell phone service, the Nokia 6820 is one of Nokia’s series of phones featuring a cleverly-designed flip-open QWERTY keyboard, intended to provide quicker and easier text input. When the keyboard is in use, the 6820’s high-resolution 128 x 128-pixel, 4,096 color screen automatically rotates from a vertical to a horizontal orientation for easier viewing. There are also a bunch of other great features with this phone, including a digital CIF camera and video recorder, Bluetooth infrared data transfer, voice dialing, mobile Internet connectivity, high-speed data transmission, and more.
Used simply as a phone, the 6820 features a 4-way joystick for easy navigation to a variety of calling features, including voice dialing for up to 10 numbers, voice commands for up to 9 items, integrated handsfree speakerphone, and the ability to record and send memos, conversations, and sound clips (up to 90 seconds). You’ll also get the usual array of polyphonic ring tones, calling modes (including vibrate) and much more. Nokia also supports TTY/TDD (Telecommunication Device for the Deaf), and hearing aid support for the Nokia LPS-3 Loopset, (adapter and Loopset sold separately).
The phone’s snappy new design makes it ideal for messaging; you can actually type on the QWERTY keyboard, no more hunting and pecking through the ten key system. In addition to text and picture messaging, you can also send up to four linked messages with up to 160 characters each, and take advantage of distribution lists and predictive text input. The 6820’s XHTML browser provides high-speed data transmission via GPRS or EDGE, and access to work and private POP3 and IMAP4 email accounts. You can also send MMS (multimedia messaging service) packets containing combined image, video, text, and voice clips to compatible phones or PCs. To expand your phone’s functionality, you can download additional Java applications to add to the ones already included with the phone: E-mail Client, Instant Messaging, Converter, World Clock, and Portfolio Manager, among others.
The Nokia 6820’s organizer features include a 3,000 character notepad function (now easy to use with the flip out keyboard), as well as the usual phone book with up to 500 contacts, a full calendar, and a to-do list with priority levels, among others. You can also sync up your organizer data with your PC wirelessly via your Bluetooth connection, using the included software (Sync ML or Nokia PC).
An integrated CIF digital camera lets you take 352 x 288 pixel photos, which you can view on the phone’s 4,096 color display, or send to your computer or via MMS to a friend, using the XHTML internet connection. The camera provides night shooting mode, a self-timer feature, and a video clip recorder. Additionally, you can add thumbnail-sized photo images to contacts in your phone book, change your graphical user interface with a variety of themes, and download new ring tones to add to the ones already included with the phone. There are also two games included with the phone: Bounce, Bowling, Chess Puzzle, Water Rapids, and Backgammon
The Nokia 6820 weighs 3.53 ounces and measures 1.85 x 4.21 x 0.79 inches. Its Lithium Ion batteries are rated at a minimum of 490 minutes digital talk time, and 420 hours digital standby time. It runs on the GSM at 850/1800/1900 MHz.
Price: $229 (with 1 yr service plan)
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)