Nokia 7650 is a 20-year demonstration

06. 06. 2022 Monday / By: Robert Denes / Generic / Exact time: BST / Print this page

The Nokia 7650 is a 2.5G consumer-oriented smartphone that belongs to the fashionable and experimental (7xxx) series. It was unveiled in Barcelona on November 19, 2001, which CEO Jorma Ollila described as the company’s most important start that year.

Rich in features, it was the first Nokia phone with a built-in camera (VGA resolution), so its imaging capabilities were widely marketed. Its large (then) 2.1 "color display has a resolution of 176x208 pixels. The 7650 was the first in the company to include multimedia messaging (MMS), Bluetooth and GPRS connectivity (although many critics did not support Bluetooth headsets.)

Nokia 7650 Specifications:

Network Technology GSM
2G bands GSM 900 / 1800
GPRS Class 5
Launch Announced 2002, Q1
Status Discontinued
Body Dimensions 114 x 56 x 26 mm, 138 cc (4.49 x 2.20 x 1.02 in)
Weight 154 g (5.43 oz)
Display Type TFT, 4096 colors
Size 2.1 inches, 14.0 cm2 (~22.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 176 x 208 pixels, 35 x 41mm (~130 ppi density)
 Act as a camera viewfinder
Advanced User Interface
Joystick with 5-way navigation
Photo album
Platform OS Symbian 6.1, Series 60 v1.0 UI
CPU 104 MHz ARM 9
Memory Card slot No
Internal 4MB
 3 phone numbers per name
25 voice dial numbers
Main Camera Single VGA
Video No
Selfie camera   No
Sound Loudspeaker No
Alert types Vibration; Downloadable polyphonic, monophonic ringtones
3.5mm jack No
 Ascending ringing tones
Personal alert tones
Comms WLAN No
Bluetooth 1.1
Infrared port Yes
Radio No
Features Sensors
Browser WAP 1.2.1, xHTML
Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Languages English + 2 other per phone (28 total)
 Predictive text input
Profile Selection
Battery Type Removable Li-Ion 750 mAh battery (BLB-2)
Stand-by 90 h - 230 h
Talk time 2 h - 4 h
Misc Colors
SAR EU 0.35 W/kg (head)    

In addition, it was the first Series 60 platform device (used to power most Nokia smartphones for many years) and the first mass-market Symbian OS device to be released, allowing both to load pages. Java and EPOC applications. These factors made the 7650 very popular at the time, especially since it came almost four years after Symbian Ltd. was formed.

It was finally issued on 26 June 2002 for approximately € 600. The good sales of the 7650 helped the Symbian operating system. to be the best product in the European "handheld market" ahead of Palm OS and Windows CE in the third quarter of 2002. By then, its successor, the Nokia 3650, had been introduced. The release of the device was promoted along with the sci-fi movie Minority Report. The importance of the 7650s has been hailed in later years and is considered by many to be one of the most important mobile devices and one of Nokia’s most iconic products.





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