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Nokia 6500 Classic photos

The Nokia 6500 Classic is a great phone for making calls, and it adds a couple of extra features, too. And for an unlocked handset, it's quite affordable.

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A signature Nokia

The Nokia 6500 has a standard Nokia candy-bar design.
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A big, bright display

The 6500 has a brilliant display, with bright colors and sharp graphics.
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From behind

The 6500's camera and flash are on its rear face.
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In profile

The 6500 casts a trim shadow, but we missed having a dedicated volume rocker.
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Keypad and controls

The 6500 has a spacious and tactile navigation array, but its keypad is somewhat cramped.
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In the hand

Though it may not stand out from the cell phone crowd, the 6500 has a comfortable, sturdy feel.
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On the go

The slim 6500 slides easily into a pocket or bag.
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Picture time

The 6500's camera offers a flash, but it lacks a self-portrait mirror. A small speaker sits next to the lens.

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