Written on: 07/09/2002 by Derek Broadhurst.
Titanium Casing, Cool Auto-opening mechanism, good battery life
Plastic Screen, bad backlight on keypad.
When I first picked up this phone I noticed straight away that it had an air of great quality. No ill-fitting, fragile plastic casing here, a nice feel of real metal. One of the best features (maybe just for showing off) is the opening mechanism, which while covering ALL of the keys (not like the 8850) is used to start and end calls. The only bad points with this phone I have found is that in the dark, the numbers above the keys are not illuminated, so unless you know where the numbers are and can SMS without looking at the keypad, you're fine, otherwise it gets a bit difficult. Also, if Nokia were trying to give a feel of indestructability to this phone, they could have covered the screen with glass (much like a watch screen) rather than the plastic we are all so much familiar with.