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Nokia 6700 Slide review

Does Nokia's plastic slider smartphone justify the price tag?

When it comes to the internet the small screen of the Nokia 6700 Slide is an obvious and immediate negative point. You simply can't get the same kind of experience with web browsing on a 2.2-inch screen as you can on a screen that is twice that size.

Nokia 6700 slide

But Nokia's web browser does a reasonable job of making the most of the space on offer.

The MiniMap system means that you get a small overview of an entire web page and can pan about and stop when a red thumbnail box hovers over the section of a page you actually want to see.

There is also an accelerometer built into the Nokia 6700 Slide, which means you can turn the handset onto its side and get a slightly wider-screened view of things. It doesn't make a huge amount of difference, to be honest, but even the few extra pixels of width can come in handy at times.

Nokia 6700 slide

There is also a full-screen viewing option, which gives you even more screen area to allocate to a web page. Again, it doesn't offer anything like what you can expect from a larger screen, but it's better than a slap in the face.

Nokia 6700 slide

There are keyboard shortcuts for a lot of browsing features such as returning to the home page, saving bookmarks and switching to full-page view. And there are shortcuts for zooming in and out too.

However, the browser is slow and cumbersome to use - given you might be using this phone for a year or two on contract you'll be forced to use and increasingly slower web browser, where your friends are whipping around the internet on all manner of spangly new smartphones.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
BluetoothYes
USBYes
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported16 GB
Built-in Memory60 MB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, HSDPA, EDGE, HSUPA
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 1900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleSlider
Operating SystemSymbian
Brand NameNokia
Battery Talk Time4 Hour
Product Model6700 slide
Screen Size5.6 cm (2.2")
Screen Resolution240 x 320
Weight (Approximate)110 g
Maximum Video Resolution640 x 480
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.0
Operating System VersionSymbian OS 9.3
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height95.2 mm
Width46.1 mm
Depth15.9 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time300 Hour
ManufacturerNokia
Product Name6700 Slide Smart Phone
Screen TypeLCD
Manufacturer Part Number6700 slide
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nokia.co.uk
Marketing Information

The colourful and compact Nokia 6700 slide is designed for you to capture and share life's special moments, and to enjoy your choice of messaging and social networking services. The Nokia 6700 slide is playful and colourful phone with a slim feel that stands out from the crowd.

Package Contents
  • 6700 Slide Smart Phone
  • Nokia Connectivity Cable CA-101D
  • Nokia 2 GB microSD Card MU-37
  • Nokia Stereo Headset WH-101
  • Nokia High Efficiency Charger AC-8
  • Nokia Battery BL-4C
  • User guide