Nokia’s first camera flip phone with a clamshell design, Nokia 6101 is great combination of simplicity and style which features dual screen with a VGA-quality (640 x 480 pixels) digital camera with self-portrait and video capture and playback.
Weighs 97 gm and measures 85 x 45 x 24 mm, the Nokia 6101 mobile phone supports tri-band GSM networks (GSM 850/1800/1900 and 900/1800/1900 frequencies) and has dual color display screens, a VGA camera for still and video recording, a FM radio and smart instant messaging software for easy text chatting.
The Nokia 6101 mobile phone has 760 mAh Li-Ion battery which which is supposed to guarantee the device 240 minutes of call duration and 350 hours of a stand-by time and has 3.5 MB internal shared memory for contacts, text messages, multimedia messages, ringing tones, images, video clips, calendar notes, to-do list, and applications.
Dual Color Display
Nokia 6101 mobile phone has two color displays – 128 x 160 pixel internal display with up to 65,536 colors and external mini display supporting up to 4,096 colors (96 x 65 pixels). The handset’s keypad is thoughtfully laid out, with a 5-way navigation key and a dedicated camera button.
Tri-band ready Nokia 6101 mobile phone sports an integrated VGA camera (resolution 640 x 480 pixels) with dedicated camera button and self-portrait capability. The camera has three image-quality options: high, normal, basic but lack a flash. The camera also functions as a video recorder using the 3GP spec (H.263 video and AMR audio packed in .3gp format).
Nokia 6101 mobile phone’s external display also acts as a viewfinder allowing users take self-portraits, while the internal display allows shooting normal shots.
FM Sterio Radio
The 6101 mobile phone handset also has a voice recorder and a FM stereo radio built-in and the headset wire works as the FM antenna. There is no dedicated MP3 player as such but MP3 tracks can be used as ringtones.
Instant messaging & Chat
Nokia 6101 also features a smart instant messaging software that alerts user when friends are online. Push to talk feature of Nokia 6101 mobile phone lets users talk one-on-one or to a group with the touch of a button. Press the button once and everyone can hear you talk – release the button and hear others talking back to you.
Nokia 6101 mobile phone’s main drawbacks
- External antenna
- Low quality of the MP3 sound
- Poor quality VGA camera
- Poor video quality
- Small memory capacity
- No Bluetooth
- No Flash with camera
- Little bigger in size compared to the competition of Asian origin
Nokia 6101 Mobile Phone Features
- Tri-band – GSM 850/1800/1900 and 900/1800/1900
- Two color displays: 128 x 160 pixel internal display with up to 65,536 colors and external mini display supporting up to 4,096 colors (96 x 65 pixels)
- Five-way navigation key including select key
- Integrated VGA camera (resolution 640 x 480 pixels) with dedicated camera button and self-portrait capability. Three image-quality options: high, normal, basic.
- Integrated video recorder: 3GPP spec (H.263 video and AMR audio packed in .3gp format)
- Messaging features including Nokia Xpress audio messaging, email, and MMS
- Email: supports SMTP, POP3, and IMAP4 protocols
- Video recording and playback
- FM stereo radio and headset
- Integrated xHTML browser connects over TCP/IP
- FM stereo radio with headset
- 3.5 MB internal shared memory for contacts, text messages, multimedia messages, ringing tones, images, video clips, calendar notes, to-do list, and applications
- Java MIDP 2.0, download of Java™-based applications and games
- Infrared connectivity
- USB with Pop-Port connectivity
- EDGE, class 6: download speed up to 177.6 kbps, uplink speed up to 118.4 kbps
- GPRS class 10: download speed up to 85.6 kbps, uplink speed up to 42.8 kbps
- Voice dialing
- Voice commands
- Voice recording
- Integrated handsfree speaker
- 760 mAh Battery
2-4 hours – talk time
Up to 150 – 300 hours – standby time
- Dimensions: 85 x 45 x 24 mm
- Weight: 97 grams
The Nokia 6101 is available in India at the price of about Rs. 7,950/- with one year warranty. Visit www.nokia-asia.com for more details.