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Nokia 3660 Smartphone

Nokia 3660
One step on from Nokia's 3650, The Nokia 3660 uses the Nokia Series 60 platform (powered by Symbian OS v6.1), and is a combined mobile phone, digital camera (with video) and PDA. It features a slightly more standard keyboard layout than it's predecessor. It was released at the end of 2003.

Features: Colour screen, MMS, video camera, MMC memory slot.

The 3660 also has built-in video software, and is a tri-band phone, so is suitable for use in the US as well as Europe. Note that the 3620 is the US-version of the 3660.

Size: 130 x 57 x 26 mm
Weight: 130 grams

UK Availability: Now discontinued.
Take a look at a newer handset - See other Series 60 handsets in the range


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Nokia 3660 FAQs

Operating system The Nokia 3660 uses the Symbian Operating System. To check the version number, type *#0000#
Accessories? There's a wide range of accessories, including spare batteries, cases, chargers, in-car kits, hands-free units, data cables and fascias, available at Carphone Warehouse and MobileShop.
Sorting of Contacts There doesn't appear to be a way of changing the sort order from 'Surname Firstname' to 'Firstname Surname'.
Many users have tried to find such an option, but it appears there isn't one.
You may like to try NameSwap, available from
Can I access Hotmail? Hotmail on a 3660The Messaging application doesn't support Hotmail's email format, and there's no HTML web browser on the 3660. However, there is still a way of accessing your Hotmail email messages on the 3660. From 'Services', enter the URL , and you'll be able to access your Hotmail mail via WAP (Note that with o2 as your provider, you get an inclusive GPRS WAP allowance, meaning free Hotmail from your mobile. See our Series 60 WAP help page for Wap setup instructions)
Default Contacts For contacts with lots of phone numbers, note that you can set one default mobile, work and home number. Select Options - Defaults, then set the 'Phone number' to the numbers as appropriate. They'll then get a little icon on the left hand side of the contacts menu.
How do I turn reports off? Messaging | Options | Settings | Short message | Receive report: Yes / No
Can I use it as a modem? 3660 modemYes. The 3660 has a 'modem' option under 'connectivity'. Selecting this option allows another device (such as a Psion or Pocket PC) to connect to the Internet using infrared. We have successfully tested this with a Psion Revo Plus, a Palm V and a Packard Bell 2060 Pocket PC. Standard IR modem settings appear to work.
How do I hard reset a 3660? 3660 resetThe reset code is *#7370# . All data will be lost if you use this feature. Information obtained via Italian Nokia newsgroup - Original Article.
We accept no responsibility for use of this code. It is undocumented, not supported by Nokia and should be used at your own risk.
Email from your 3660 If you're looking to use your 3660 for sending and receiving e-mail, consider taking out an account with free provider, BT Yahoo. For details of connectivity on a 3660, Series 60 Connectivity section.
How do I use WAP / What is 'Services'? The 3660 does not have a web browser, but does have a WAP browser, which can be accessed via the Services menu. For details of Wap on a 3660, and setting up the Wap browser, see our 3660 WAP page
Email problems If attempting to retrieve email gives you a "General: System error", make sure you have "Gateway IP address" set to (Tools | Settings | Connection | Access points)
This message also appears if you are trying to connect to an email account over a WAP connection (e.g. trying to connect to BT Yahoo's mailbox while dialed up over o2's WAP service).
Also, see our 3660 connectivity page
Recycle your mobile

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How do I install software without IR or Bluetooth? If you don't have the ability to beam files to the 3660 via Bluetooth or infrared (either from another handheld device or from a PC), then you may wish to purchase a Bluetooth or IRDA adapter for your PC (this means you'll be able to install software, backup and synchronise your 3660) - See below.

There are a couple of alternatives however. One is to email the file that you're trying to install, typically a SIS (Symbian installation file) to your own email account, and then use your 3660 to logon to your email and download the SIS file as an attachment into your 3660 Messaging Inbox. For instructions on how to set up email on your 3660, see our connectivity page.
The other is to use the 3660's MMC card slot and a PC MMC Memory card reader
How do I connect my 3660 to my PC?

The 3660 can connect to a PC via Bluetooth or infrared. Here is a summary of how to connect your 3660 to your PC.

  • USB infrared from Maplin IR connection. From the 3660, select 'Connect | Infrared' to turn the phone's IR on. Line up the phone with the PC infrared port, and Windows should detect the 3660. Then, use the Nokia Connectivity package to select the file you want to send to the 3660.
    There are several IR adapters available, including the pictured 'USB-IRDA Adaptor' from Maplin Electronics (Cat no: RV88V).
  • Belkin Bluetooth adapter Bluetooth connection. From the 3660, select 'Connect | Bluetooth'. Turn Bluetooth 'On', then move to the second tab by moving the joystick to the right. This should show you all Bluetooth devices in range. If your PC isn't shown, select 'Options | New paired device' and let the 3660 search for the PC connection. When the phone and PC are paired, use the Nokia Connectivity package to select the file you want to send to the 3660.
    If your PC doesn't support Bluetooth, then you can add it cheaply and easily using a USB Bluetooth adapter. We recommend the Belkin USB Bluetooth adapter available for around £15 from
    For details of Bluetooth, see our Bluetooth page, and for help connecting, see our PC connectivity page
  • Memory card drive Memory card reader. If you don't want to beam files from your PC to the phone, another option is to make use of the MMC card slot in the 3660. Get hold of a Memory card reader for around £20 and copy files onto an MMC card plugged into your PC. Find out more on our Memory card page.

Files beamed to the 3660 can be found in the Messaging application, in the Inbox folder

Can I browse the web from my 3660? This page on a 3660The 3660 comes with a Wap browser that is capable of viewing web content designed for use over the Mobile Internet. If you're looking for HTML web access, take a look at Doris Browser. This is a small Java application that can be evaluated for free for ten days. Once installed, you can find it from the Tools | Apps icon. The browser supports image rendering, access to secure sites as well as viewing Word and PDF documents - and it all fits in under 50k.

As an alternative, the fully-featured Opera browser is available for the Series 60. and can be downloaded from here.
How do I delete message reports? It's possible to set up Messaging to send you a 'delivered receipt' when a text message gets delivered ("Settings | Short message Receive report". Receipts are stored in the Log application.
It's not possible to remove individual items from the Log application, the entries will disappear when they are older than the "Log duration" setting. ("Log | Options | Settings"). There is a 'Clear log' option in the "Log | Options" menu, which will remove all log entries, including the call costs and durations.
Extra memory for 3660 MMC card The Nokia 3660 supports MMC cards for memory expansion. Nokia can sell you their own MMC cards, but their prices for Nokia-branded cards are higher than for standard cards. We've not heard of any incompatibility with non-Nokia cards, so it's worth shopping around to get a third-party card. Here are a few online options:
  • Amazon - Always a good choice for reliable delivery at good prices
  • - bid for new cards at low prices!

For more details, see our Memory Card page

Can I use the 3660 in the States? Yes. The 3660 is a tri-band phone operating on EGSM900/1800 (Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific), and GSM1900 (USA, Canada, South America). There should be no problem using the 3660 with network operators in these countries. Roaming restrictions from your network operator may prevent use of some services in other countries. Note that the Nokia 3620 is the US variant of this handset.
How do I install ringtones? 3660 supports playback of .mid or .wav files, and use of these file formats as ringtones. To use such a sound file, beam or email the file to your 3660. It will then appear in the Messaging Inbox. Open the message and select 'Options | Save'. Then, from 'Profiles', select a profile and set the 'Ringing tone' to the new file.
For more on ringtones, see the mobile phone FAQ
How do I get to the ringtones settings? Go to Profiles, select which profile you're in (if you're not sure, it's probably 'General'), press 'Options', 'Personalise', then press on the 'Ringing tone' option. Scroll up or down, and press 'Select' on the tone you want.
How do share my pictures with others?

Once you have taken a picture on the 3660, there are three ways to get the files from your phone to other people or computers:

  1. Sending an image to a PCYou can copy it to your PC with the Nokia software supplied on the CD (see above). Depending on what you have connected to your computer, you can use Infrared or Bluetooth. Set your PC to receive files (using the IR or Bluetooth software supplied with your adapter), select the photo to send (from Images), then from the Options menu, select Send.
  2. You can use the Messaging application and email the picture to yourself (or a friend)
  3. Send the picture to another mobile using MMS. Costs of sending pictures by MMS differ depending on which network operator you're with. Take a look at our MMS page for more.
Changing the default picture

To change the default wallpaper image used in the phone application, do the following:

  • Press Menu
  • Go to Tools | Settings | Phone | Standby mode
  • Press the joystick on the "Background image" option.
  • From the "Yes / No" option, select "Yes". You're now able to select from an image in your images folder
Who's calling?

Thanks to caller display, we can see who's calling. For answers to your Caller Display questions, see our Caller Display Series 60 FAQ

What's my 3660's serial number?
Enter '*#06#' for your handset's serial number (known as the IMEI) - useful if your phone is stolen
Default lock code The default lock code is 12345
In the event that you've forgotten your lock code, take your phone to a Nokia Service Centre... they can unlock it for you.

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