New from Nokia, the 6700 classic mobile phone is out now, available from Vodafone, Optus and 3, and is available in three colours – silver metallic, matte metallic and black metallic.

The 6700 classic is a ‘candybar’ phone, so there’s no slide mechanism or flip factor to break – but it does mean you have to be careful to set a lock on the keypad, lest you dial the world as you bump the phone in your pocket or bag. It has a 5 megapixel camera and an LED flash, and will record video at up to 640 x 480 @ 15fps or 352 x 288 @ 30fps, with 4x digital zoom.

Internal memory is 170MB, and you can add up to 8GB of memory via the phone’s microSD slot. This allows you to add music to play on the 6700 classic’s Nokia Media Player – which will play amr, .mid, .mp3, .mp4, .m4a, .aac, and .wma file formats. The Media Player has an in-built graphic equaliser, the ability to make your own playlists, and you can search your music files by artist, album and genre. And yes, it will also display album art. If watching video is your thing the file formats are .mp4, .3gp; codecs: H.263, H.264.

The 970 mAh battery can see you obtain up to to 4 hours talk time on 3G GSM, or up to 5 hours on 2G GSM, and up to 414 hours standby on 3G GSM, or 416 hours on 2G GSM.

And yes, there is a mapping dimension to the phone – it has assisted GPS navigation with Nokia Maps.

What’s in the box?

  • Nokia 6700 classic
  • Nokia Battery BL-6Q (960 mAh)
  • 1GB SD card
  • Nokia µUSB headset (WH-203)
  • Nokia Connectivity Cable (CA-101)
  • Nokia High Efficiency Charger (AC-8)
  • Pouch
  • Quick start guide

Price

The Nokia 6700 classic has an RRP of $589.