Having purchased more than two years ago, Nokia 6233 is still my favourite and I prefer to use this phone, despite having a newer Nokia 6500 Slide.
Said to be the successor of the famous Nokia 6230i, the phone packs in lots of essential features, making it possible to rightly call it "The Business-Multimedia Phone" or the "Feature-rich" phone.
Apart from the regular goodies like SMS, MMS, GPRS, Java Apps, FM Radio and MP3 playback, this phone also includes a 2 mega pixel camera but without a flash.
The photo clarity is not great, especially in a darker environment or indoors. No flash means no clarity. Also the camera lacks a shutter to protect it from dust and scratches. Surely this is not a camera phone, and this fact doesn't bother me much.
Surprisingly for its size, Nokia 6233 includes 3G for faster communication and browsing. Though, I can't experience it in India, I did try it out when I was in South Africa for a few days. It is pretty good.
For daily use, this phone is very good. Great voice clarity, good signal strength, crisp audio playback with 3D surround speakers and a good keypad for those text-junkies out there. The size of the phone is perfect too. Not tiny, yet not so huge. Fits perfectly in your palm.
The phone would have been just perfect if it had a Symbian OS (S60) rather than the S40 platform, allowing one to add more applications. This is one thing I would have loved to have.
Another big let down is the lack of ability forward/rewind videos, which makes it impossible to use it as a portable video player. I don't remember when I last played a video in my phone. Probably only just after purchasing the phone.
Leaving behind those let downs, the phone is great and I would suggest anyone to buy Nokia 6233, even though there are newer (and may be better) phones out in the market.