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★★★★☆

“A mobile newcomer's first impressions: ”

Written on: 11/03/2003 by Oswald. (1 review written)

Good Points
Good looks and feel,
Small size,
(Slow) Modem and irda connectivity,
Robustness

Bad Points
Audio speaker quality not the best,
Some interference noises perhaps,
Nonsense thermometer,
Small screen

General Comments
A mobile newcomer's first impressions:

I like the dinky looks and feel of the blue version very much. It feels good in the hand because it has good ergonomics with the shape and quasi-rubber, and good balance of the weight unlike the 3510. I don't mind that the buttons are clicky since that is the price you pay for the robust versatility of the phone.

Compared to the 3510 though, the sound is a little tinnier or scratchy in the way those simple metallic earplugs are. You know, the really cheap ones which come free with clock radios and so on. I have also heard recently an interference rhythmic clicky pattern as if a computer is nearby and am unsure if this is the phone's oversensitivity or not. Any comments?

I do not think this is the ultimate texter's phone as the screen is small and the buttons hard.

I was really surprised at the amount of space in the phone.

Basially I am happy with the phone and featureset because mature features like a modem, connectivity and durability are my priorities.



On a speculative note, I think there is a lack of coordination between the designers and their taskmasters or marketers at Nokia. Why put in high flying features like faxmodem and laptop connectivity in a phone, and also a gimmicky thermometer feature which can not possibly be reliable, because it is insulated by the shock resistant casing? The IRDA and modem is more geared towards business users and not sportsmen either. A confused mix of features?



If I keep this phone, be sure that I will use every single feature and review it again!