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Six months, until it goes in my cabinet, just to be polished and viewed from time to time.
Nokia 2330 classic
Member Name: 1st2thebar
Nokia 2330 classic
Date: 30/06/10, updated on 30/06/10 (494 review reads)
Advantages: Perfect size to be pocketed and without any discomfort
Disadvantages: Features, graphics and internal memory of 32MB
Young, na´ve, and armed with a gray brick!
I barely recall what my first initiation to a mobile phone handset was until I got a blast from the past at a 'table top sale.' There in front of me laid a 'walkie talkie' gray brick that required you to pull out it's antennae to take calls, or get a reception. I had fond memories on showing this amazing piece of mobile technology to my then, Swedish girlfriend. She wanted me to keep getting it out to show her. It all came flooding back, the SAS plane flights, Stockholm's dreadful reception, and carrying a separate bag just for the mobile device. Sadly, the digital display fragmented due to 'over-use' and all I got was dashes and odd shapes on the two inch screen that resembled a Piet Mondrian's painting of nature.
Before I continue, this above wasn't a Nokia contraption, yet was deemed in my mind a power house of 1990's technology. It paved my way of intrigue into portable devices. Regardless of how modern they are, I still get enamored with older models. Hence why I opted for the Nokia 2330 to help with 'speed text;' the keys are bigger and having been blessed with large thumbs that aren't that pivotal, the mobile handset is 'thumb friendly.' I suppose this is why the 'walkie talkie' styled brick seemed to suit me; and embedded itself into my long term memory bank.
In all 'Classics' the guy always marries the gal, unless it's just for Nookia
I completely 'get' why the Nokia 2330 is known as the 'classic' - hence, the model name. The interface reeks of 'once famous' models prior, to the 2330's own existence. Overall, the visuals and the setting modes stroke patterns emulates the past heroic models that took the mobile handset market by storm, before 3G came into the market-place and Smart-phones alike. The Nokia 2330 is a reminder of what Nokia once was; that was a leader of its mobile generation, this was just a moon turn away from the flip-phone, and the *first ever* plastic covered, 'flappy Trium.' Another one in the avalanche of mobile devices I've been attached to in the last sixteen years of being mobile-accessorized.
Nokia's model conveys a slick modern feel that has a shiny sheen type black protective band around the base. (2millimetres thick) It is certainly in-place with the design and rounded edges. Visually it appears streamline and updated from the exterior, which is a typical standard Nokia style. The keys are cleverly laid-out, neat and tidy and do not protrude out from the base compared to earlier models. Slick and smooth is the interaction, as of most handsets that are several years old. The 'Menu' plays a leading role and is exemplified by the 'large nucleus button;' making any navigation simplistic to the user, and is a plus for any retarded thumb. The answer phone call and end phone call sit beside the 'Menu' button; like adoring wives looking admiringly at their husband. The rest of the numeric and letter coordinated keys rest below the three main keys, as if children in a classroom. The screen takes up half of the front of the handset 2" deep - portrait viewed.
Those normal 'Brrr, Brrr,' telephone rings, have become a novelty ring-tone. I can hear it above everyone else's.
On the digital media side, not worth a jot of your time; Nokia's media suite lacks any credibility to more up-market brands of Smart-phone. My chosen ring-tone is of a shrilling 1970 'Brrr, Brrr;' telephone tone which seems to get noticed in whatever environment. Vibrate, is not my allocated alert choice, due to untimely events that can cause embarrassment. "Who is humming?"
- On the 'Apps' section: only a couple of games are allowed on this handset, 'Sudoku' 'Galaxy balls' and 'Snake' which is an update from the highly addictive 'Snake' original. - Due to having zero Wifi connectivity 'Apps' are not priority on the Nokia 2330 agenda. Blue-tooth is available, though it just about can receive image files (JPEG) from other devices. 'Real-tones' will take forever to pick-up from the airwaves; so not advisable. The built-in camera VG, predominantly should just be used for the 2330 handset, not for other purposes, though must be used sparingly due to the 32 MB 'internal memory' facility. - Sometimes it astonishes me that it does cater for colour images, it just doesn't seem sensible nor practical for a device of such frailties when it comes to functions and storage. - Taking pictures, or doing anything remotely storage hungry is concerning, it is like taking your child to kindergarten for the first-time. I simply advise to just call and text, and to turn-off the 'Bluetooth' facility as it eats into your battery life. - Battery charger connector is behind a flap on the side of the handset, along with radio 'head-phone' slot and a small camera connecting device to send images from the Nokia 2330 to a digital camera.
I give this 'Classic' model six months, until it goes in my cabinet, just to be polished and viewed from time to time.
This 'Classic,' should only be allowed to be viewed and admired (apart from the occasional phone call and speed text) just like a vintage Aston Martin corgi car. For a Nokia collector this model will get you salivating. Icons' surrounding the 'menu' options (main headings) resemble a 'game of 'Space Invaders;' I mean 'graphically,' they're enchantingly stark and colourful. Not too dissimilar to a six year old wall painting. It isn't that the Nokia 2330 hasn't the technology installed to soften those pixilated edges; it is just more endearing for the 'Classic' brand name. Classic, derives from the Nokia of the past, living today in our Smart-phone world of incredible 'apps, and software facilities;' the 'Classic' is not part of the 'app lifestyle,' but aesthetically gives the impression it is a machine to fulfill dreams. And for the Nokia connoisseur it does live up to that dream, however, for the 'app junkie' that purchasing price of 19.99 GBP will be a step into the past.
Radio does reside in the 'Classic' model. However, the chance of an interrupted coverage is about the likelihood of Capello keeping his job. Not good. - Video coverage is kept to 30 seconds only per file. Again, not to be trusted as the movie capture stimulates a Charlie Chaplin jumpy collection of images 'in colour,' that don't string together in the correct order, they were filmed. I don't blame the Nokia 2330 Classic. It may look like an Aston Martin, but it rolls as if a 'steam engine,' all puffed out and jittery due to a poor internal storage memory of a forgettable 32MB. I hasten to add with emergence that if Nokia wasn't a wonder with the serendipitous invention of the 'speed texting' facility, I, for which, would've not experienced the 'Classic;' 'which conveys the past.' - The past didn't fail us, because we are here. By going into the past and learning from older mobile phone models, this could unravel an undiscovered path for the future.
The Nokia 2330 Classic is a reminder of where we've come from.
Summary: Great 4 textin and general calls. Number one, for an emergency phone
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