updated 10:25 am EST, Thu November 13, 2008
Nokia 6650 at ATT
AT&T today added yet another 3G phone to its roster through the Nokia 6650. The flip phone is adapted from the European version and brings 3G over HSPA that supports the American carrier's one-way Video Share calls as well as its music and video streaming. Nokia's phone is also considered more upscale than most mid-range music phones and is built using a brushed-metal shell rather than plastic and uses touch-sensitive controls on the outside to control music and photography without swinging the phone open.
The clamshell comes with a two-megapixel camera, uses microSD for storage, and supports GPS through AT&T's Navigator subscription service. As a Symbian S60 phone, it also supports some smartphone-level apps.
Online and retail shops will start carrying the 6650 on Friday the 14th in red and silver colors. Pricing is officially set at $120 on contract, but drops to as low as $70 through a promo that gives buyers a $50 card that can be used either to absorb the cost of an early phone bill or to buy extras.