Gold is rare, nothing new there, but gold coloured mobile phones are even rarer with only one model currently available on the UK market – The Samsung U600 Gold Edition.
Gold phones are usually released as limited edition handsets and only available for a short amount of time as they are only made in small quantities, the last gold Nokia phone on offer was the Nokia 8800 Sirocco Gold Edition which was available for around a total of just five months.
Other manufacturers have plans to release gold coloured phones although Sony Ericsson are steering towards calling theirs bronze rather than gold for the upcoming Sony W910i, the only competition that the new Nokia 6500 gold has is from the Samsung U600 Gold however this is a far more plastic feeling handset and does not possess the quality build of the 6500.
The Nokia 6500 Classic is actually a remake of an older handset release some 5 years ago also called the 6500, Nokia are the first manufacturer to attempt releasing a new handset with the same model number as an old one, but in this day of retro chic it does seem to be the way things are going from clothes to electricals, the older designs are coming back from the dead and wowing audiences once more.
The new Nokia 6500 Classic is the thinnest Nokia mobile phone ever released measuring a mere 9.5mm, the next closest model is the 6300 at 11mm, the 6500 Classic may well be named after an older model but it offers today’s high specification features packed into a highly desirable casing.
To start their is a 2.0 megapixel camera with a flash for poor light conditions, a digital zoom for close up photography and support for video recording and playback of short video clips. For music lovers their is an MP3 Player which can be filled with music tracks by either uploading from a PC using a USB cable or downloaded direct from the mobile internet before arranging tracks into playlists.
The 6500 is 3G enabled which allows for extremely fast download speeds and viewing of streaming media, 3G services include access to the latest news headlines, weather reports, new movie trailers and music videos before their release. 3G also provides a huge database of new mobile content such as games, themes, ringtones and wallpapers as well as new applications for compatible devices.
There is a second camera situated on the front of the Nokia 6500 which together with 3G allows the user to make and receive face to face video calls where callers can actually see as well as hear the person they are talking with. This same technology opens up many new avenues of opportunity such as business use for sharing locations and experiences with the office whilst out in the field.
Bluetooth is also present which can be useful for hands free driving by connecting the 6500 to headsets and car kits wirelessly keeping the drivers hands firmly and safely on the steering wheel, as well as connecting with other compatible devices for file sharing and presentation.
The new Gold Edition of the Nokia 6500 is a part of the Classic range of Nokia phones that also includes the 6120 Classic pink and White plus the 6500 Slide, a slide variant with slightly higher specifications and features.