The Nokia 7650 is epic because this model represents the genesis of Nokia’s mobile photography. I wrote a long post celebrating the tenth anniversary of mobile photography, but I never owned a Nokia 7650 myself – up until today that is: I recently bought one, 11 years later, as good as new.
Why? Because I never owned it before to begin with. And because I loved the idea of capturing the very first Nokia camera phone with the very best: that came from it: the Nokia 808 PureView.
The resolution from the incredible sensor of Nokia’s 808 PureView is lightyears away from the 640 x 480 pixels you could admire in the Nokia 7650. The maximum result is in fact about 124 (!) times bigger (just imagine your salary will be one day :-).
The Nokia 7650 was the first European phone you could make shots with ánd share them! So it really is the genesis of the whole concept of sharing pictures. Nokia of course wrote so on the box. This box, to be more precise: