At least, that's the most interesting way to approach the 6220 Classic for tech-heads and power users - the man in the street will see this as a free Nokia with 5mp /Xenon-flash camera on a £15 a month contract and that's the guise in which it will sell by the bucketload. It might even appear on pay-as-you-go by the end of 2008 - who knows? SIM-free, it is available now for around £260, but this should fall towards, or even below, £200 once the launch-price-effect wears off. Very impressive - compare this to the N95's launch price of £500.
The functionality and spec of the flagship N95. What's interesting is to spot where compromises have had to be made in order to perform this miniaturised magic trick.
But, taking the geek's point of view - yours and mine - let's examine this tiny S60 phone in detail. The review unit had a rattle-prone keypad surround, but let's be generous and assume that this is because it wasn't a full retail device (it came white-boxed but with full box contents). Shiny black (and fingerprint-attracting) plastic, so much in vogue these days, provides most of the front surface and feels cheap, if I'm honest. If I didn't already know what was inside the 6220, I'd dismiss it as a bottom of the line Series 40 feature phone. Yet the prominent (in contour, not in size) S60 apps key gives a clue to what the device can do.