The Nokia 3650 is a great phone and the support here is tops. Here is some feedback...
1. In the USA, not many desktop computers have IrDA or Bluetooth connections so why not a direct USB connection from PCs to the 3650 like on PDAs? In the worst case, how about just a drag and drop of program files to the MMC card reader on the PC with some utility to move and install the program once the card is in the phone?
2. I don't want to reinvent the wheel testing all the combinations of codecs and bitrates, why don't you guys just tell us what codecs work best at which bitrates from the MMC? That would include video and audio. Your White papers are great, but although "RealOne9" is recommended as the best codec, does that take into account the slow processor of the 3650? In otherwords, in real life, is RealOne9 video with Real Audio 7 the best (Your white paper It says Audio 8 should only be used for audio only)? Also it says that the top bitrate should be no more than 64Kbit/s - is this the system bitrate or just video. If just video, how high can I go with the audio? If this is for the system, what is the recommended breakdown in bitrates for video and sound?
3. 176 x 144 x 15fps is tiny for video compared to 320 x 240 x 30fps PDAs but as we see at the phone power-up a 10fps fullscreen video might be possible with MPEG4 - any thoughts on how we can achieve 176x208? That would look great, but my guess is the 3650's processor just couldn't keep up with decoding a system stream. IF THERE IS ANY WAY OF GOING FULL SCREEN THOUGH I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW.
4. Why did you ever use the dying/dead Multimedia Card format instead of the standard SD cards? What are the limitations on the MMCs? I was able to start with a 256MB KingMax card OK, but although it still works with the phone, my PC has stopped recognizing it! What know problems exist with large cards?
5. This phone could go way past being a "novelty," but not unless you help us make that happen. That means Nokia has to help developers get our content ported so that it works well for end-users. The white papers are VERY good and cover a lot of ground well, but if you guys could offer one day audio and video compression seminars in NY, LA and Chicago, that might be a start. Just the fact that production pros are getting together means a better chance at getting feedback from the field...
6. I don't know about others, but I constantly access the MMC. It would seem a better location would be through an outside slot not burried under the battery.