Nokia 6610

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Nokia 6610 in black and grey

The Nokia 6610 (codenamed Jacqueline) is a GSM candybar phone announced in June 2002.

It was a business oriented feature phone, with infrared support and a classically styled design. Another feature of the 6610 was exchangeable Xpress-on covers.

The 7210 (codenamed Vanessa) was a stylish variant of the 6610, sharing most of the same features but with an unusual keypad design. These later evolved into the 6610i (codenamed Speedy) and 7250 (codenamed James), with the addition of a basic built-in camera and more storage. The low resolution of the camera meant that pictures only took a few kilobytes; over a hundred of them could fit into the internal storage. Additional variants of the 6610 exist which support CDMA and TDMA networks.

Variants

Model Type Announced Released Colors Description
6610 NHL‑4U Jun 2002 Q3 2002 Black
White
Grey
Base model.
6610i RM‑37 Apr 2004 Late 2004 Adds an integrated camera, xHTML support for the browser and bigger user memory. One way to differentiate the 6610 and 6610i is that the 6610i has a browser icon on the 0 key. The 6610i has a startup animation compared to the 6610's static startup image. Codenamed Speedy.
6560 RH‑25 Sep 2003 Oct 2003 TDMA version of the 6610, and Nokia's most advanced TDMA model. Was available on Cingular (now AT&T), AT&T Wireless, and Dobson.[1]
6585 RH‑34 Mar 2003[2] Q4 2003 CDMA version of the 6610, uses Nokia's own chipset alike the GSM model. Was available on U.S. Cellular[3], also sold in Asia-Pacific and Latin America markets.
7210 NHL‑4 Mar 12, 2002 Oct 2002 Turquoise
Orange
Brown
Fashion oriented version of the 6610, identical other than the faceplates. Not to be confused with the Nokia 7210 Supernova. Announced before 6610.
7250 NHL‑4J Sep 4, 2002 Feb 2003 Blue
Plum
Fashion oriented version of the 6610i, codenamed James. Has a different design to the 7210, featuring two black stripes near the edges and an integrated camera. Released before 6610i.
7250i NHL‑4JX Jun 16, 2003 Q4 2003 Blue
Plum
Brown
Olive
Grey
Green
Mostly identical to the 7250 but with increased user memory and added xHTML support for the browser. Codenamed James G.

Related phones

  • Nokia 6100: Very similar to the 6610, released a few months later.
  • Nokia 6220: Successor of the 6610, adding features like integrated camera, EDGE and WAP 2.0 & XHTML support for the browser.
  • Nokia 7210 Supernova - Namesake of the 7210.

Specs

Basics

6610
HW Platform/ChipsetDCT4 platform, UPP8Mv2 (50 MHz ARM7TDMI)
SW Platform/OSSeries 40 1st Edition
Display 128 × 128 CSTN, 4096 colors
Sub-displayNo
Physical display size1.5"
LED IndicatorNo
SensorsGPS • 6585 only
Flash memory6610/6560/6585/7250: 8 MB, 610-977 KB available
6610i/7250i: 16 MB, 4 MB available
RAM512 KB SRAM
Memory card slotNo
Phonebook capacity6610/7250: 300
6610i/7210/6560/6585/7250i: 500
Charging connectorNokia 3.5mm charging jack
Data connectorPop-Port (FBus)
Regulatory info6610/7210/7250/7250i: PYANHL-4 (approved 2002-09-12)
6610i: LJPRM-37 (approved 2004-03-31)
6560: GMLRH-25 (approved 2003-09-11)
6585: QMNRH-34 (approved 2003-09-09)

Connectivity

6610
Operating modesGSM models: GSM 900/1800/1900
6560: TDMA 850/1900, AMPS 850
6585: CDMA 850/1900, AMPS 850
DataGSM models: HSCSD, GPRS
6560: CSD
6585: CSD, HSD
Push-to-talkNo
WLANNo
SIM sizeMini SIM • not on 6560/6585
IrDAYes
BluetoothNo
PC LinkNokia PC Suite

Input

6610
Input methodsT9, predictive text
Touch screenNo
Soft keysTwo softkeys, 4-way d-pad, call, end
Side keysLeft: Volume up/down
Top: Power

Media

6610
Rear cameraCIF (352 × 288) • 6610i/7250/7250i only
Video recordingNo
Front cameraNo
Supported image formatsPNG, JPG, GIF, BMP, WBMP, OTA
Supported sound formatsMID, NRT
Supported video formatsNone
Speaker configurationEar speaker, mono loudspeaker
Line outPop-Port
SynthesizerminiBAE, Chippy Bank
6610/6560: 4 voices
6585: 16 voices
FM radioStereo (accessory on the 6560)

Messaging

6610
SMSYes
MMSYes

Software

6610
JavaMIDP 1.0, CLDC 1.0
Max JAR size: 62 KB
Heap size: ~200 KB (6610/6560), 500 KB (6585)
Java APIsNone, except Nokia UI
BREWNo
MophunNo
Flash LiteNo
MediaTek MRENo

Part interchangeability

Keypad modules from the 6610 and 6610i

Display

All of the 6610's variants have compatible display modules (Nokia 10-pin CSTN connector, pinout) and may also have other interchangeable parts. Screens from other Nokia phones with the same display specifications are likely functional with the 6610. Additionally, the display connector itself is compatible with 65K color phones like the 6030, but 65K color screens cannot be used in the 6610. Notably, these displays have been used for numerous electronics projects outside of phones.

Keypad

Keypad modules from the 6610 cannot be used in a 6610i, as the connectors are on different sides. One way to tell these keypad modules apart is from the writing on the back - TK7_08 for 6610 and 1HP_02 for 6610i, see the picture.

Pre-loaded content

Apps

6610/6610i/6560

  • Portfolio II
  • Converter II

Games

Game 6610(i) 6560 6585 7210/7250(i)
Backgammon Yes
Beach Rally Yes
Bounce Yes Yes Yes Yes
Chess Puzzle Yes Yes
Triple Pop Yes Yes Yes
Water Rapids Yes

Accessories

Batteries

Chargers

Data cables

Headsets

Gallery

6610

6610i

References