When thinking about purchasing or upgrading a cell phone, many people view the choice as a battle between style and performance. The Nokia 3650 was designed to combine both. With better-than-average reception, numerous handy applications, and a unique design, the 3650 is a powerful phone that just happens to look great as well.Starting with the stylish aspects, the Nokia 3650 features a chic retro rotary-style keypad. The numbers form a ring in a semi-circle, in roughly the same position as on an old rotary phone. These, naturally, are still push buttons, but the layout gives the phone a one-of-a-kind look. Above the dial is a large color display.The Nokia 3650 includes a VGA camera. The camera takes both photographs (640 x 480 megapixels) and short videos. There's an XHTML browser, calendar, phonebook, and a variety of pre-loaded polyphonic ringtones. Additional ringtones can be downloaded from the Internet. Several text messaging templates are also provided for quick and easy sending of many types of short notes. Included, too, are built-in Bluetooth and infrared connections for communicating with a PC. Nokia includes free software on its website for synchronizing the phone with a computer.At the end of the day, however, the thing that matters most about a cell phone is its performance as a phone. All the bells and whistles can't hide a phone that doesn't perform up to expectations. Here, the 3650 really shines. The signal is strong from a variety of locations, including areas where other phones may struggle to maintain a steady signal.