Motorola & Nokia Summer Kickoff
Monday's event in New York was our first chance to play with the new 6265, a high-end CDMA phone for the U.S. The 6265 is largely similar to the 6270, but CDMA instead of GSM. The key features are impressive, including a great QVGA main display, 2 megapixel camera, and a miniSD memory card slot.
The 6265 we tried felt great, with good ergonomics and solid build quality. It's a good size, and surprisingly light. The hardware seems well-designed, right down to small, thoughtful touches like the sliding cover on the 2.5mm headset jack, and the ridge below the display that doubles as a grip to slide the phone open and an indicator light.
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The 6265 is one of several phones that will be the first to use the new, redesigned Series 40 interface for QVGA displays.
Most of the new interface looks promising, although pretty much anything looks good on a QVGA display. The menus all use the same pretty 3D icons as the N90.
The new interface looks like it still needs some tweaking, though. For one, the text in most places is very small, and not adjustable. And in general, it just doesn't have the same "refined" look (yet) that we're used to with a Nokia interface. We look forward to seeing the final version.