The local T-Mobile office was kind enough to loan me a Nokia 3650 Bluetooth Camera phone to test with my newly purchased HP iPAQ 2215 Pocket PC 2003 (which also has integrated Bluetooth). I found it simple fast to copy the still photo and video files from the phone to the Pocket PC wirelessly using Bluetooth (neither my desktop nor my notebook PCs have Bluetooth radios).
I was surprised to find the Nokia’s built-in sub-megapixel (640×480) still/video camera was fun and addictive (I’ve never used a phone with a camera until now). The still images are saved to conventional JPEG image files. So, I could deal with those immediately on both my Pocket PC and desktop PC. However, I wasn’t familiar with the 3GP format (and the underconstruction 3GP.com only has a front page right now. So, I couldn’t figure out to see the video on anything except the Nokia 3650 phone itself.
Fortunately, a bit of searching resulted in learning Apple QuickTime 6.3 (with a 3GPP component that can be downloaded from from Apple) and RealOne can both play the 3GP video files on my Windows based PC.
At this point, I recommend using QuickTime with the add-on 3GPP component on the desktop. Both RealOne and QuickTime read the Nokia created files as 320×240 files. But, looking at the playback (and the size of the Nokia’s screen), that can’t be right. The QuickTime/RealOne playback looks too grainy. QuickTime, however, has a Half-Size playback option that lets the video quality approach what you see on the Nokia screen. I didn’t find that option after quickly (perhaps too quickly) checking RealOne. I still haven’t found a way to view the 3GP video files on my Pocket PC.
If you are interested in the Nokia 3650 camera’s still photo quality, I revised my Pocket PC CompactFlash/Sleeve Camera review on my personal website (REVIEW: Casio, HP, and Nexian Pocket PC Add-on Cameras
Any Nokia 3650 phone/camera experience to share?