In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. - Albert Einstein
The Nokia 6600 phone features new advanced imaging features, including a bright 65,536-color TFT display and camera equipped with digital zoom. These complement a built-in video recorder with audio and a RealOne Player for playback and streaming of 3GPP-compatible and RealMedia video clips. Multimedia functions are enhanced by templates for MMS messages and a Media Gallery for organizing digital content captured or downloaded with the phone. Advances in phone features include support for Java, MIDP 2.0, True Tones, themes, and personalization of clock and calendar sounds. (For more info visit www.nokia.com/6600)
These features of Nokia 6600 are indeed amazing and astounding at the time of its release (launched June 2003) that's why it became one of the bestselling cellphones in the world but with the digital explosion of the different models and units of cellphones nowadays like Apple iPhone, Samsung Omnia, Sony Erickson C900, and Nokia's E series, old cell phones like the S60 series are now just taken for granted.
What's the use of old and outdated cellphones? Can we upgrade them to compete with the new features of postmodern gadgets and devices? This intructable will answer this latter question in the affirmative. And the former question will be answered in greater detail in the following pages. It was two years ago (2006) that this idea came to my mind but I have not been able to write it due to my hectic schedule. But now I will give you a glimpse of my old multi-functional cellphone. You can see the systematic list in Step 36: Appendix A - Quick Index (at the end of this appendix, I explain concisely how to uninstall or remove mobile application from your cellphone if you don't like it).
In the midst of economic and financial difficulties, you must save your energy, money and, of course, our environment. Instead of buying different gadgets and devices like microcomputer (portable computer such as laptop or notebook computer, subnotebook, tablet PC, Pda - personal digital assistant, wizbook, etc), iPhone, camcorder, iPOD, MP3 player, PSPs, Gameboy, DVD player, scientific calculator, reference books (dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc.), digital camera, flash light, organizer, etc., etc. which took so much mass, space, time, money and energy, what you need is just your old dusty cellphone (Nokia 6600) from your cabinet. Clean it up and simply follow the step-by-step instructions below and you will see the great difference it could make to your life and lifestyle. Don't forget to read the Step 37: Appendix B - "The M.O.N.E.Y. Principle: How to Achieve Financial Success in the Midst of Global Economic Meltdown."
Please be careful in the installation of application programs. By reading this instructable you agree that you are responsible for your own actions. I will not be held accountable for any loss or damage to you or to your cellphone and electronic devices.
No hardware change is needed in this conversion. Only the memory card will be replaced. All conversions will be done through installation of different applications that will enhance your old cellphone. You can also apply the same procedures to other models of cellphone but you must use compatible mobile applications in the form of upgraded versions.
I will let you to enter into the world of my Nokia 6600. Here are just some of the application programs that can be found in my old cellphone. I have installed most of these applications two years ago. These applications can be found only in my 512 MB MMC and I still have hundreds of applications in my other two MMCs (64 MB and 1 GB) which will not be shown and displayed in this instructable due to lack of time on my part. In fact, I will not be able to discuss all the applications which you can see in the following pages. It would take more than five hundred pages to explain all these applications.
If you want to see the installed applications in my old cellphone. Watch this video:
Note: if you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer, the video may not be displayed and the picture maybe a little bit disordered with the text, use Mozilla Firefox instead.
Step 1: Devices and Application Programs
You will need the following devices and applications:
- Nokia 6600 (or any S60 series cell phones if and only if they are compatible)
- Memory Card (MMC 512 MB or 1 GB)
- USB Card reader/writer
You can buy the following programs from their providers or websites listed below. Some of them are free. Visit www.getjar.com/software/Nokia/6600. You can also buy the full version or download the trial version from www.handango.com or from other websites which offer applications for Nokia 6600 and other S60 series cell phones.
FExplorer v1.17 (www.gosymbian.com), Zipman v2.50 (www.wildpalm.co.uk),
Y-Browser v0.75 (www.pushl.com/y_browser/), System Explorer v1.8, WOWScreens v1.51 (http://mobile.reallusion.com), WOWVideo v1.0 (http://mobile.reallusion.com), Mobile Anti-Thief Advanced Device Locks v1.0 (www.webgate.bg) ZPlus v1.0 (www.mobilesalad.com) Time Machine 1.6.1, DesktOper, Camcorder v2.0.2, Philips Camcorder Pro v3.7.5, NoviiRemote v2.1 (www.novii.com), Remote S60 Pro v2.68.140905, PowerMP3 v1.01, OggPlay v1.69 (http://symbianoggplay.sourceforge.net), WMAPlus 1.2.0 (Filamoon@hotmail.com),
MoreMedia v1.00, AACPlayer 1.11 (www.viking.tm), Ultimate Voice Recorder v2.3.5 (www.ultimateportable.com), PowerDictaphone v1.03 (www.symbianware.com),
Surprise! Sounder (www.redlynx.com), Karaoke Gum v0.9 (www.karapuzzz.com),
MP3 Player v3.60 (www.viking.tm), Talks v2.51.4 (www.nuance.com),
FaceWave v4.3 (www.facewave.com), Quickoffice v188.8.131.52 (www.quickoffice.com),
Maxinote v1.15 (www.mobystar.com), QuickWrite v2.00 (www.mobi-systems.com), Papyrus v1.2, Econometer, MobiSystems Diets v2.0 (www.mobi-systems.com), HealthCalc (www.L3solutions.com), BugMe! Series 60 1.03, DVDPlayer 1.11 (www.vikinggames.hu), pvPlayer v03.04.00.253, Mobile Theater v1.1.0 (www.mbounce.com), SmartMovie v3.25 (www.lonelycatgames.com), DivX Player 0.88 (www.DivX.com), MSDict Viewer v.3.01 - Pocket Oxford English Dictionary 9e, Concise Medical Dictionary 6e, Oxford Dictionary of Idioms, Dictionary of Business, Dictionary of English Phrases, Dictionary of Irregular Verbs, Dictionary of Acronyms, Dictionary of Synonyms (www.mobi-systems.com), Human Anatomy (www.soundtells.com), Resistor v1.0 (www.s60mobile.com), PlanetFinder v1.31,
Element Dictionary (www.satat.tk), The Big English Encyclopedia from MobileReference v7.2 (http://www.mobilereference.com), WikiEncyclopedia (http://www.soschildrensvillages.org.uk/schools-wikipedia-small.zip), SoundMonitor v1.0.1 (www.digia.com), PhotoSpy! (www.softwareformobiles.com), ImageSpy v2.05
LieSpy (www.eviendo.com), PhotoRite v5.3.0 (www.zensis.com), Surprise! Lenses (www.redlynx.com), PanoMan v1.0.0 OS7 (www.bit-side.com), Camera Magica (email@example.com), PhotoCard v1.10 (www.wildpalm.co.uk), PhotoFix v1.00 (www.wildpalm.co.uk), CameraFX, PhotoAcute (www.photoacute.com), FunCam
Superimpose v1.6.0, Surprise! Disco (www.redlynx.com), Hairstyle Mobile 1.0 (www.softomobile.com), Screenshots v1.0 (www.rock-your-mobile.com), ScreenSnap (www.SmartphoneWare.com), Yellow PhotoSMS v1.64 (www.yellowcomputing.de)
AniViewer v2.0 (www.iki.fi/jari.j.laaksonen), Opera 8.50 (www.opera.com), Netfront v3.3.21 (www.access-netfront.com), Pdf+ v1.65 (8) mBrain Software, eBookMaker v1.0 (www.SymbianWare.com), MobiReader (www.mobipocket.com), Handy Book v1.0 (www.epocware.com), iSilo v4.32 (www.iSilo.com), Metal Bluster Episode I for S60 v1.3, Chessmaster v1.0.4 (www.gameloft.com), Doom (www.wildpalm.co.uk), KingKong v1.0.4 (www.gameloft.com), Might and Magic v1.0.1 (www.gameloft.com),
Rainbow Six Lockdown v1.0.7 (www.gameloft.com), NiceCalc v1.0.1 (http://very-soft.com), Scientific Graphical Calculator v1.0 (www.k-software.com), Powerful Unit Converter v1.1, KJV Go Bible (www.jolon.org), Tagalog Go Bible (http://go-bible.org)
Mobile First Aid v1.0, Smart Vision, HeightCam v1.0, Anti-Mosquito, (www.mobilepow.com), WorldMate SE 1.21 (www.MobiMate.com), Speereo Voice Translator v1.2.0 (http://www.speereo.com), Stacker 3.00 (www.symbianware.com), Phyton (www.phyton.org), ColorPicker, GuitarTuner v1.1 (http://symbian.flyerone.com), Call Cost Saver (firstname.lastname@example.org), Heresy Composer v1.21 (www.wildpalm.co.uk), ConcertA Chromatic Tone Generator v1.0 (www.handango.com), InTune Musical Instrument Tuner v1.0 (www.handango.com),
Chordile v1.0 (www.karsten-breit.de), Dr.Color, Syntrax, Photo Express M-Style for 6600 (www.ulead.com), VideoStudio M-Style (www.ulead.com), Setting Wizard v2.2.9 (www.nokia.com), Nokia Wireless Presenter (www.nokia.com), Print@Kodak v2.3.3 (www.kodak.com)