One of my personal favorite mobile phone the Nokia 6500 slide in silver and believe it or
not its still working until today, I bought my phone 2007 - 6 years later still in good condition.

Known for their candy-style handsets - Nokia has become more compatible with slide design mobile phone.

The good news about the 6500 slide Nokia raised the bar when in how mobile phone should look, with a sleek design - stainless steel with discreet rubber strips for a better grip, its certainly one of the most attractive slide design phones of the market back then (for me until today). The sliding feature itself is extremely well handled, with smooth motion that controlled by 2 way springs.

This rational design continue with the features are laid out externally, the microSD expansion slot found beneath the battery cover, just like other models. But the difference is that you don't actually have to remove the battery as well if you want to upgrade your card.

To disappointing factor of this is that you can't open office software simultaneously do it one at a time, you need to exit one then star the other one. Well with the graphic equalizer allowing you to tailor your taste in sound it offers excellent quality,

Camera is also pretty good a, no small way due to the fact that Nokia allowed the 6500 use the Carl Zeiss optic software usually found in N Series phones, with 3.2 mega-pixels having a good display quality of 2048x1536 pixels on still images and equally strong 640x480 display on video.

Even if it's not the most expensive of phones to buy nowadays, some of the features that are missing here can be found on less expensive phones everywhere. For example no back light, screen can look slightly washed out when outdoors. The slide function also fails to auto-lock, which annoying when keys are other features are used by mistakes.

Overall Nokia 6500 Slide is a good phone, call quality and battery life are more than acceptable at 13 days of standby, 6 hours talk-time.  Below you can see the basic specification of Nokia slide 6500.
  • 2G Network    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G Network    UMTS 850 / 2100
  • SIM        Mini-SIM
  • Messaging    SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging
  • Browser        WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML (Opera mini)
  • Radio        Stereo FM radio with RDS; Visual radio
  • Games        High Roller Casino, Golf Tour, Rally 3D, Snake 3* + downloadable
  • GPS        No
  • Java        Yes, MIDP 2.0
  • Colors        Steel, Black.- Stainless steel case
  • - Push to talk
  • - MP3/AAC/AAC+ player
  • - Predictive text input
  • - Organizer
  • - TV-out
  • - Voice memo
  • Primary        3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, LED flash
  • Video        Yes, VGA@15fps
  • Dimensions    96.5 x 46.5 x 16.4 mm (3.80 x 1.83 x 0.65 in)
  • Weight        125 g (4.41 oz)
  • Alert types    Vibration; Downloadable polyphonic, MP3 ringtones
  • Loudspeaker    Yes
  • 3.5mm jack    No