How does it compare...
3230 is symbian phone, like 3650, 6600, 7610, n-gage
As well, the 3230 sports a larger, higher resolution display, T616-esque styling, Push to Talk...
The 3230 also has a much larger display, and a megapixel camera, plus push-to-talk.
Also, if you have Cingular, the 6230 is available in a version with GSM 850 so it will work on that network. So far Nokia has not announced if the 3230 will be offered in a version that would work for Cingular.