Quick Take: When we first saw the Nokia 6600 smart phone, we were impressed with its wealth of features and its sharp design. And now Nokia brings a similar model to the United States with its 6620 for AT&T and Cingular Wireless. Sporting the same candy bar shape and identical measurements (4.3 by 2.3 by 0.9 inches; 4.4 ounces), the 6620 retains the previous model's generous 65,536-color screen and keypad interface but is clad only in silver. At $399.99, the phone's price is priced fairly high, but you should be able to find it for a more reasonable $199.99 with service.
Running on the same Symbian 7.0 OS as its older sibling does, the 6620's feature list is mostly comparable, but it does have some added functionality. Beyond the already impressive feature set, which includes an integrated VGA camera with video, a speakerphone, Bluetooth, and e-mail capability (SMTP, POP3, and IMAP4), the newer handset has a WML, XHTML, and HTML Web browser; offers modem capability via Bluetooth, infrared, or a USB cable; and supports MP3 and AAC files. Also, the internal flash memory was doubled to 12MB, and the mobile, of course, includes such standard offerings as text and multimedia messaging, polyphonic ring tones, Java (J2ME) games, and personal organizer features. For downloadable applications, the 6620 also has an external 32MB MMC card slot, but like the 6600, it's annoyingly hidden behind the battery. Finally, while both phones are triband (GSM 850/1800/1900; GPRS), the Nokia 6620 offers higher EDGE data speeds. For a more detailed look at the 6600, check out our review.