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      18.07.2010 18:02
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      it was OK when I was 11. But i wouldn't buy it.

      This was my first moblie phone when I was 11, and i got it for Christmas (by then my parents decided I was old enough to have a moblie.)

      At the time, it didn't really matter what kind of phone, I had at 11 cause we didn't have that craze of who had a better phone - well that didn't happen till secondary school.
      This phone came out in 2002, and I'm guessing the price was approx 100 pounds. I thought the phone was cool at first as it had better ring tones and text message sounds, games including snake and some tetris games and they were free too! They had some good games on the phone. Suddenly then I felt like that my phone wasn't brilliant after the Nokia 3510i came out where the phone was twice as better!
      The one thing I didn't like about this phone was the fact that it was a bit dull and boring and I got bored of it after two years and got a new phone!
      As well the battery on the phone would go dead quite quickly so it would need charging a lot of the time.
      No internet, and if you wanted to download something you would have to have access to a computer and paid quite a fair bit just to have it on your phone. Unless, you could get it for free which is quite unlikely.
      As well you had no camera or video recorder, unlike phones these days.
      When you switched your phone off it took forever just to load and switch off - which is really annoying especially when you're in a place where your phone has to be switched off e.g. Cinema, theatre, exam.
      As well you had no contract and had to credit every time you ran out.

      This is a good phone if this was your first phone, but it is no longer popular today, as we have better technolgy with phones like they're all shiny and new, clean, have internet acess, camera and video recorder, downloading is much easier, personally spend more and have all this equipment on one phone rather than getting a camera, cam corder and phone and pay twice as more!

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        11.05.2008 21:55
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        Good Phone For Those Who Want To Phone People, Not Take Pictures Or Play Games.

        My Favorite phone of the past only second to the 3210 in my view.

        This phone incorporates the newer features of WAP and GPRS and Polyphonic ringtones, customisable screensavers,ringtones,operator logos and more, it is fasionable yet functional, the menu is classically nokia and the default green LED's are as usual.

        thye keys are big enough for most people, the phonebook is great to use as with most nokia and signal strength is always good, battery life is considerably good.

        unfortunately the 3510i came out with a colour screen replacing this phone, yet both lack bluetooth, cameras and radio featrures.

        apart from the WAP/GPRS this phone is a classic nokia, this phone was released during a period of great productivitiy by nokia, churning out phones willy nilly, although it had only a short period of popularity it is great for those looking for simplicity and a cheap price, it is quite rugged and fits well in the hand,

        I liked the phone a lot but upgraded due to colour phone coming into the market quickly afterwards at an increasingly affordable price.

        This annoyed me as i do not like it when they bring out the same phone as before just with a colour screen and java etc. as it makes you feel the phone is obsolete.

        overall the phone is good for anyone who prefers reliability and simplicity over the amount of gadgets it possess.

        a good phone for those seeking a phone who may not be that technologically advanced or just getting used to the technology.

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        31.01.2005 21:53
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        Nokia 3510.

        I first got this phone about 14 months ago, and to be honest I wasn’t that keen on it, but I thought I’d try it anyway. I’ve always had Nokia phones, previously I had the 402, 3210 and the 3310. The phone itself is basically your standard Nokia with a few extras thrown in.


        The Menu.

        The Menu is split into 10 sections, each with its own sub sections, they are as follows:
        1) Phonebook
        2) Messages
        3) Call Register
        4) Tones
        5) Profiles
        6) Settings
        7) Games
        8) Organiser
        9) Tools
        10) Services


        Phonebook

        The Phonebook, its as it sounds, the place where you store all your numbers, but you can also store other information such as email addresses, house addresses and web addresses. The phonebook is split into 12 smaller sections, in which you can add voice tags, change the view of the phonebooks list of names and swap between sim card and phone memory. On this phone you can store a total of about 500 names and numbers, 90 of those are on your sim card and the others are your phone memory. I would personally recommend that if you are going to use the phone memory then to have the numbers written down somewhere too as I did have a few problems with this which I will come to later.


        Messages

        To me messages is the most important part of the phone, anyone who knows me would say I never have the phone out of my hand as I’m always finding something to text about! In the messages section you can send and receive text messages, there are also various folders to store messages in, such as outbox, archive, templates, pictures and a section called my folders, where you can make your own personal folders. The texting itself is pretty good. There is the predictive text option, or just the standard ABC mode. There are also a variety of languages to choose from should you need them!


        Call Register

        This is the area where you will find a list of your received, missed and dialled calls, and you can also find a summary of your call durations.


        Tones

        This is kind of tied in with the profiles section. From here you can change the settings for the current profile you are on and choose your ringtones, which are on this phone polyphonic, and sound very cool especially (very sad I know!) Gareth Gates Spirit in the Sky!! You can
        also choose your message tone alerts from here, there is the usual selection of standard, special, ascending and beep once, but there is also a personal option where you can choose a ringtone as your message alert.


        Profiles

        As I said earlier this ties in with tones, except you can change other things such as screensavers here and you can also stay in the profile you are in and adjust other profiles at the same time. You can also rename the profiles here.


        Settings

        This section covers all the phones main settings, such as security, accessories, phone, call and date and time settings. In the date and time section there is a part saying auto update of date and time on or off, this needs to be set to on, or the clock and date will stay at whatever time you set it.


        Games

        Another favourite section of mine! There are 5 games on this phone, kart racing where you basically have to race a kart round a track and come first! Space Impact 2, is an updated version of the 3310 Space Impact, where you are a little spaceship and you have things flying towards you and you have to shoot them away, then at the end of each level there is a boss to defeat. Dance 2 music… what can I say except… What were they thinking with this game!! You are either a girl or a Panda and you have to press the corresponding keys to the ones it tells you on the screen to get your character to dance to the music, which I might add is very bad music! Link 5 is kind of like the game connect 4, where you have to get 4 of your colour in a row to win, except with this you have to get 5, which is slightly harder! Then there’s Bumper, which is a really cool pinball game with a choice of either a golf or snake themed table!


        Organiser

        In here there is an alarm clock and a calendar. In the calendar you can store reminders and birthdays, when you enter a birthday, it will ask you for the year of birth, then it will calculate the age of the person and repeat the event every year, so it can be amusing to go to a random date 20 odd years from now and discover how old you and all your mates will be!


        Tools

        Another small section, this section hols items such as a calculator, stop watch and countdown timer.


        Services

        This is the WAP section of the phone. Please don’t ask what WAP stands for because I don’t know! All I know is, it is the part of the phone where you can surf certain sites on the Internet. I’ve only used this area a few times, because it is quite expensive on my service plan and also because I don’t really need to unless I’m away from home and can’t get to a computer! Also this section doesn’t seam to work when I use a pay as you go sim card.


        Right then that’s the phone explained.


        Battery Life

        This phone has a excellent battery life of upto 8 days standby life and hours of talktime, not sure exactly how many as I don't time myself on the phone, but I do spend about an hour or so a day of it, and I can get away without charging for about 2 and half to 3 days.


        Problems

        I got the phone in September 2002 and it was fine until February this year when I had a lot of problems while texting when it would turn itself off, and then back on again, kind of like a computer crashing, so I took it back and they replaced it for me. Then about 2 weeks later a bottle of pop leaked in my bag completely soaking the phone, so back it went again, my fault that time I know! So know I’m on my 3rd attempt at this phone and from then it’s been fine, although the last couple of weeks it has been doing it’s on off thing again, but I think its nearly time for an upgrade anyway!


        Overall

        All in all I think this phone is great and defiantly worth having, I’ve had my fair share of problems with it, but I would still recommend this phone, because to be honest I do put my phones through a lot and this one has lasted me longer than any of the others, so its got to be quite tough for that!

        Thanks for reading!

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          06.11.2004 00:22
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          Well I have had this phone now for about three months or so and I think it is great.

          You can save phone numbers in the phones memory or in the sim cards memory. The internal phone book can save a maximum of 500 names with several numbers and text notes for each name. The total number of names that can be saved depends on the number of names and the phone numbers and text items attatched to them.
          The phone supports sim cards that can save a maximum of 250 name and phone numbers.

          You can make a phone call by saying a voice tag that has been added to a phone number. you can have a maximum of 13 voice tags, any spoken words such as a persons name can be a voice tag. You can also assign a ringingtone to each phonebook memory entry. You can for example assign the same ringing tone to all you friends or colleagues.

          Also in the phone there is an alarm clock which I think is fairly easy to use, a calendar which sometimes can be confusing, a calculator which is easy to useand a stopwatch/countdown timer which I havent used.

          There are 5 games, they are: kart racing, space impact 2, dance 2 music, link 5 and bumper. Kart racing is obviously a racing game which can be addictive! space impact 2 is similar to the old type of games, i.e asteroids, space invaders, dance to music is where you use the keypad to move in time, link 5 is similar to the game connect 4 and bumper is a pinball game.

          This mobile is also a wap phone which means you can go on the internet but sometimes isnt too good as it sometimes disconnects you for no apparent reason and you can only access sites which are wap enabled.





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          17.08.2004 02:58
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          I brought this phone over a year ago now and after swapping to a 6100 for a while it have returned again to my trusty brick, The 3510 has all the classic features of a classic nokia phone, however this one has the WAP settings which allow you to surf the internet and to check emails etc as well as downloading ringtones and games. Although this at times can be quiet slow it is a nice handy option to have. The polyphonic ring tones that feature on the phone are ones that i personally could live without as the sound very high pitched and not very noce to listen too, however this may be due to the age of the phone as on the newer ones they seem alot better to listen too. Although this phone is quite bulky compared to the newer nokia and other make models it is relatively lightweight making it easy to carry, it is also drop proof as after the many bumps on the floor that my phone has had it is still in perfect working order and there are only the minimal scratches that you would expect with normal use of any phone. The Nokia phones are generally very simple to use and even without the use of the manuel even the most un technology friendly person would be able to work their way around the phone without much difficulty. The phone also has a nice big screen making things easier to see as well as the huge number pad, which although at first may look unusually big to someone who is used to a much smaller model. I think this is a great phone and i would recomend to to any one looking for a great easy to use phone, they also come relatively cheaply as they are a slightly older model.

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            17.03.2004 02:43
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            Having had a Nokia 3330 on contract for some time , the time came when it was time for a change - sad as it was to see the back of the old legend that is the 3330!!! I phoned up my provider who suggested the 3510i and decided to take their advice. (Best Mobile decision I ever made) Over the first few days i noticed the similarites with my old phone - It was great - I was a much improved 3330 basically. The phone has 12 options in the main menu - these are - 1 - Phone book - As with all mobiles i kno, it comes complete with a phone book where you can store the numbers of ur bessies and the ones you love - often finding numbers of girls i dont kno - OH WELL! Its very easy to delete numbers if you no longer use them too. Use can set Speed dials with ur 9 favourite numbers - example storing my mums number under (1) meaning that by dialling (1) and then ringing i get through to my mum without searching through a lengthy phone book or typin the number in. There are Voice tags also which work similar to above - however using a voice activation. 2- Messages -Being a contract phone user I do have access to 600 free texts per month - finding it tedious to count up how many id used, i often received my bill finding I had more than used my allocation and had a nice big bill infront of me. My friend used his old allocation of 1200 free texts to such an extent they barred him - oh dear. Neway my point here is that by checkin in the Call Register i have a vacility which tells me how many texts ive sent - then after each bill comes in i reset this - meaning i can keep track of the texts and stop myself spendin a fortune. The message box holds many many messages. It even has the facility to save the messages you send out into a handy Outbox. This can be handy at times, but on the other hand it means the message box fills quicker. 3- Call Register - Phone gives you the usual call register. This is basically a tracking device for call received, mis
            sed calls and such like. You can also see the length of the calls and such like. 4 - Tones-Comes complete with the usual tacky ringtones, but you could always buy new ones. I tend to have my phone on silent, so there is no need for tones for me. In this option you can also alter the volume. As with most phones on the market now, this phone has the well known vibrating alert - where the phone will vibrate when receivin a messahe or a call - Vibration is an added bonus :op 5 - Profiles - Lets you choose how ur phone operates in different environments by selecting and customising a combination of phone settings. 6- Settings - This allows you to alter the time and date - divert calls and change the phone menu language etc - very useful. 7 - Gallery - Means you can manage any image and audio files on your phone into suitable folders. 8 - Games - You of course have access to the usual few games. Best of which here is a Skydiving game. Tiz fun - but snake it better. You then have an extras option which gives u a calcuator, timer and a stopwatch to name a few. 9 - Organiser - Gives you features which will help you remember daily tasks - with a calender and an alarm clock - very useful 10 - Applications - Lets you use and manage applications on your fone - gives you info on the phone memory also - interesting addition 11 - Extras - This includes a calculator , a timer and a wallet function - very useful and effective. 12 - Services - This is the WAP access on the phone. You can send emails, use chatrooms and check out the latest football scores. Great on the train or bus. Better battery life,meaning no constant recharging after a nights heaving texting, lighter in weight and the added novelty of a coloured screen. Ok maybe it doesnt have an inbuilt camera, and maybe it aint the size of a matchbox - but hey its a great phone for someone who doesnt need an all singing and dancing mobil
            e. When not using the phone the standard screensaver is a clock, meaning you can easily keep track of time. Would recommend highly! Nice phone and doesnt cost an arm and a leg either!

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              • "Far too big and low on features for the price"

              Sometimes, I find it hard to get enthusiastic when friends get new mobile phones. This is particularly the case when I have owned one of the models in question, and found it to be below average in key areas, and when the phone is a Nokia. Every year, the model range of this Finnish manufacturer gets more and more complex, and I get more and more confused. Despite this, the phones attract a massive market share, and one only has to look at network websites, such as O2 and Orange, to find that the maker which has the largest number of handsets available is, of course, Nokia. It always intrigues me that, unlike Ford and Vauxhall, the two best-selling makes of car in Britain, Nokia always commands a higher price for its handsets than everyone else. Rich or poor alike, it seems to make no difference, Nokia has something to suit everyone, including my mother, who has loved her 8310. The difference is, however, that more and more of my friends have now started to leave behind their Nokias, and choose something different. My mother now hankers after a new Samsung, and another friend has abandoned his 8310 in lieu of a T100 from the aforementioned Korean manufacturer, and yet another has just got a new Sony Ericsson T610 after owning an 8210 and 5210 in succession. My sister abandoned her beloved 3330 this year to upgrade to a Sagem MYX-5, which offered more for her than the other free upgrade on her contract, the ubiquitous 3510i, and my housemate sold his 7110 in favour of a new Sagem MYG-5. Is it just that Nokias have been the same for so long that people are, dare I say it, bored of having the same thing for so long? Or is it just that other makers have moved the game ahead, and Nokia is struggling to keep up in a cost-effective fashion? One way to find out is to own one of the handsets in parallel with those of other makers and do a direct comparison of what one can obtain for the same sort of money. I was able to do this when I needed to buy a Nokia for a friend, as he
              simply cannot use any other phone menu system, and I held onto my own Siemens C55. Let us start from the beginning. The 3510 was obtained on Ebay for 52.50 pounds, which is significantly more than I paid for my C55. This particular handset came neither with a box nor a manual, and had a slightly tired appearance about it, not helped by being clothed in quite the ugliest mobile phone cover I have ever seen, the bright red Nokia 3510 gaming cover. Of course, I had to get this replaced right away before giving it to my friend! The C55 was absolutely new, and was a comparative bargain at 46 pounds. Since its ups and downs are more fully discussed in my own review of this particular model, I keep the comparison to a minimum, but suffice it to say that I was distinctly unimpressed with the phone even before I had switched it on. No matter, however, since it was to be sold on. Upon pressing the stiff lime-green power button, I was greeted with the standard type of green display that has been present in Nokias, and many other phones, for a number of years. At the time, I was using my old Siemens MT50, which has a blue backlight, and it certainly took me back! Things were, however, to get better. The weight of the 3510 is commendable for what is ostensibly a large phone (it is actually bigger than the 3310), and this is partly helped by the standard lithium-ion battery. Although this appears to be the same unit fitted to the 3410, I could not make any kind of dent in it after a full charge, despite half an hour of playing with the games and ringtones, so Nokia must have made a perfectly reasonable decision to stick with the old-style battery. This is even more impressive since the 3510 has seven charging and signal bars, whereas the 3310, 3310 and 3410 have only four, so a drop in battery level would be a lot more noticeable. I did not get the chance to test the 3510 in particularly poor signal areas for the particular network with which I was using it at
              the time (Orange France), but I would imagine that it would be perfectly acceptable, due to the not inconsiderable overall size of the handset, and therefore the aerial, and also the fact that Nokias generally do have good, steady reception. Now that the basic practical specifications of the phone have been taken as read, I can now move onto the more interesting features of the 3510. As is necessary in a modern phone these days, Nokia have considered the needs of those who have large address books and who need to easily handle multiple contacts. The C55 can only store one number under a phone book entry, which is fine for people like me who only ever use SIM card storage, as I change phones so often, but for the rest of the world who tend to have one phone which they keep for at least 12 months, this could be an issue. I believe that it is possible to store up to five different numbers under a single contact name, and this, coupled with a huge phone memory, and the ability to copy a whole list between the SIM card and the phone effortlessly, makes this an excellent choice for those with friends who keep changing their phone numbers. Text messaging is not bad, either, although with the gaming cover that I was using, it was a little difficult to get used to. Nokia still deposit the text messages received in any old order, as opposed to the more logical chronological order used in other phones, but the ability to store messages on the phone and the SIM card is a real plus from the old 3310 days when inbox deletion was a twice-daily task. I still have an issue with the prepensity to present the user with the last text message that he or she composed upon choosing the 'Compose New Message' option, which in my mind makes no sense, as it requires unnecessary text deletion, but with a character counter, and the ability to send and receive long text messages, there is no reason why the 3510 should not, with a standard keypad, be every bit as good for text me
              ssaging as the 3410. It was this phone that I claimed was the fastest I have ever texted on, and I still stand by this claim today. Once I had worked out the unfamiliar (to me)punctuation layout and turned off predictive text, I had no further trouble. But such a phone needs to be able to do more than text messaging and basic contact management to merit its price, and the 3510 fortunately does have more tricks up its sleeve. Polyphonic ringtones was one of the major attractions of this phone when it was released in the middle of 2002, and it must be said that, although the polyphonic version of the Nokia Tune is just as irritating as the standard one, it is quite a plus to find this on such a phone. Everywhere I go in Britain, I hear one of the standard 40 Nokia ringtones blurting out at me, and it does start to annoy me sometimes. Even if the selection is neither as adventurous as my Sagem MYX-6 or as cultured as the Siemens C55, it is refreshing to hear something new eminating from a machine bearing the Nokia badge. The ability to also set whichever of the ringtones one desires to be the text message alert is also a great plus, since the standard polyphonic one is almost the same as the boring old monophonic one. Something which has been missed out is the ability to change the ringtone on the alarm clock. I have to admit that I am not a big fan of the noise that this phone makes when I need to wake up, and to have no way of changing it does not especially endear the phone to me at 7am! The other organiser features, such as the stopwatch and the personal organiser, are just as good as anything that I have experienced with my MYX-6, so a more heartfely recommendation is hard to obtain. The games are also rather good on the phone, although like many other 3510 users, I would like to know what happened to Snake II/III. Kart Racing is good fun, although I feel that Java from the 3410 would have been better used in this phone, due to its larger memory,
              and the ability to add that terrible games cover! Ensure that the game music is turned off, however, since when it goes on an endless loop, it is just as annoying as an airport continuous reel! The 3510 also contains the ability to receive up to three MMS messages, and GPRS for fast Internet access, but I believe that the MMS was tacked on as an afterthought in order to differentiate this phone from the 3410, as it is pretty much useless since the phone only has a monochrome display. I did not test the Internet browser on the phone, but I would imagine it works just as well as always. The usual array of downloadable ringtones, screensavers and logos is available for the 3510, as for any modern Nokia, but the digital clock still rules supreme as a screensaver for me and many others. Why not add a feature which enables one to see if there is reception at the same time, as on Siemens phones? This would be even better. There are also changeable covers, which can soften the blow somewhat of the terrible standard appearance of the phone. The lime-green power button (far too stiff as is usual for Nokias), transparent sides and a bright blue back cover matched with a dark blue front cover is just too much. The silver cover I managed to find on Ebay complemented the phone nicely, once I had worked out how to fit it, strangely more difficult than the 3410, but those glowing sides really do put me off. The build quality is up-to-scratch, however, and the little Made in Germany sticker really did give me additional reassurance of quality. This phone would certainly take the knocks that its target audience of young people might subject it to. The 3510 is different from previous Nokia models. There are a good number of additional features in this handset over the 3310 and 3410, for example, but I cannot help thinking that not enough has been changed, and the 3510 was brought out too quickly in order to fill a gap between the low-end 3410 and the much higher spe
              cification 3510i, which was still under development when this pair came out, so is a little incomplete. The size may put some people off, but when I compared the menu icons of this phone and the old 5110 and found them to be identical, I knew that I was not going to get on with it. At a far higher price than the C55, I can only really see that those with complicated social lives, thus requiring more than one number in a phone book entry, would really benefit from this phone. Otherwise, why not consider a different make next time?

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                21.11.2003 17:44

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                Not able to erase saved polyphonic signals - Advantages: godd phone otherwize - Disadvantages: buggy!

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                Ok, better than the 3310 or 3330 - Advantages: Large screen so you can see a lot of informatioin, holds onto signal, long battery life - Disadvantages: not small, feels slightly flimsy although it has been fine after a few bashes

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                As dooyoo haven?t put a review option for the Nokia 3510i I?ll have to put it in here. But to be quite honest the phones isn?t all that different, its just been upgraded in several ways ( I know this because I sampled the 3510 in store). As I am a high tech girl with a low budget, I picked this phone. Ok I admit its hardly a top of the range phone, but it does it?s job with a few little extras. I bought this phone from carphone warehouse (The best mobile phone shop in my opinion). But seeing as the phone wasn?t on O2 yet, and that was my preferred network I bought the unlocked version for £150. Although now you can by it for around £120. ~~~~Image~~~~ First I better tell you what the phone looks like, as all us ladies know style is everything. When you first buy it the shape is not that unusual and it comes in a navy shade fascia, with orange sides that light up when the phone is in use. This is quite a cool feature that I haven?t saw on any other phones. The keypad is not that different from other phones and doesn?t make this model stand out. It weighs 106g which is quite light but you could tell if it was lifted out of your pocket or bag which can be seen as a good advantage. The phone isn?t one of the smallest on the market but its ok for me measuring at 118 x 49.6 x 17.1 mm What attracted me was the high colour screen which is guaranteed to make your phone look more flashy. ~~~Messages~~~ The menu for this area is quite extensive. There is the general text message, where if you use more than the number of characters for one message it automatically runs into two. Also it gives you a chance to view the sent messages.. Which is handy if you are prone to sending text messages when your drunk, at least you can see what trouble you got up to in the morning. Also you can send emails as the phone has wap with a GPRS connection. Then there?s the multimedia messages. I can?t tell you much on t
                his because it doesn?t work on my phone because I didn?t get the sim card with my phone.. But I?ll be setting it up soon. What I gather you can do is send messages with pictures. And this is sent via the internet. Then there is the chat option which is on most of the nokia phones. It acts as if you are in a chat room on the internet but by messaging instead. You can opt to listen to your voice messages from this menu but its easier to just dial 901 ~~~Internet~~~ I?m not quite sure what the whole GPRS thing stands for but what I do know is that it makes your connection on your mobile phone faster? and also making downloads faster. You can access download sites such as o2, yahoo, software market and so on where you can download, tones games and logos. This is a great way to customise your phone as no one wants a boring ringtone.. Its embarrassing. And the games are essencial for journeys. They can be quite cheap as well around £1.50. Also you can find out the latest news, and directions to places and lots of other useful features like train times ~~~Phone features~~~ You have the option to have a background colour display which can make your phone look more interesting. There is also a wallet with your own pin where you can store your credit card information if your doing a bit of internet shopping but only have your phone on you. You can customise your own profile for different environments such as college where you would want it on silent but maybe on vibrate to let you know you have a message, or outdoors for example where you would want it really loud if you were in a busy environment there are six profiles you can customise. Oh one thing that is important that the tones are polyphonic. Which give a better sound than the mono tone ones. Especially the downloadable ones to your favourite songs very cool. Also a good advantage is that it has a built in alarm, this is good if your always travelling. The
                phone does offer speed dialling where you just press one button on the keypad for a certain number and it also has the feature of voice dialling but this does not work very well. In all this is an ok phone if you can?t afford the best. It suits me and my lifestyle as a student. And as I get bored easily there are fascias that make this model look like a totally different phone and there are always new tones and games to be downloaded, ok for everyday use but I would not recommend to the business people.

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                  14.06.2003 03:22
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                  I have recently purchased this mobile phone after thinking about updating my old 3310 which I have had for quite a while now and I was really pleased with the outcome. I i grown to love this phone, adjusting to the controls reasonably quickly as they are quite similar to the 3310's but with a new-look cooler keypad. The 3510i has a colour screen which amazed me, the games are a hell of a lot better and the message capacity has increased considerably i think which is great! I am really pleased with the look of the phone and the sound quality is much better, as the phone has polyphonic ringtones and an amazing sound when you recieve a text message. The idea of having a background aswell as just a plain black and white logo is immense as it takes the look of the phone's screen to a new level. The price of the phone was not too much either, coming with a really cool case on the outside which has orange lights on the side which light up when it is in use and when an anouncement occurs. The phone also has WAP internet facilities which is pretty useful and you can also use this feature to purchase amazing and good quality ringtones and wallpapers from an internet site. Overall, the look, quality, graphics and sounds are up to my standards for an improvement and I no there is alot of competition but i personally prefer this model. Thanks for reading my review.

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                  01.06.2003 23:24

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                  NOkia 3510 - Advantages: colour screen, changeable covers, lots to fiddle with - Disadvantages: crap ringtones to start with, no camera, not that small

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                  All the mobiles ive owned have been Nokias, so i thought id stick with tradition when hunting for a new one. My 3310 was getting a bit tired, and there is no signal on Orange where i live, so i decided to buy a new one. Plus i just fancied a new handset. What initially attracted me to this particular model was the deal that was available on the O2 website. They gave me the phone for free on a £20 monthly contract (which includes 500 off peak minutes and 500 WAP minutes, plus lots more), and there was the added bonus of 500 free texts. However the phone itself also has a lot to offer. Ill run through the menu of the phone so as to explain all the features: 1. Phonebook : The usual Nokia phonebook, all as you would expect with speed dials, and voice tags (although i never use these). 2. Messages : The main two parts of this are SMS (normal texts) and MMS (multimedia messages). The text message inbox holds about 20 messages, and automatically stores all sent messages. Multimedia messages allow you to send text, pics and ringtones to people, although this does cost a bit more then a regular text. Also in the messages section are chat (which i dont see the point of), and information messages. 3. Call register : This is where all your dialled and recieved calls are stored, both the numbers and the duration. There are also sections which count the number of sent and recieved texts, and monitor GBRS calls (see 'Services' section below for explanation). 4. Tones : The usual ring tones section. The 3510i has both normal tones and polyphonic ones. There are 34 standard tones, but you can download almost any tune imaginable as a ring tone. 5. Profiles : This is the bit where you change the various 'profiles' of your phone, that is a collection of ring tones and sound settings for various situations. For example you could set up a profile whereby whenever the phone rings or recieves a message it will
                  vibrate but remain silent, much less embarassing. By using profiles you can change between these settings easily without changing each individual setting every time. 6. Settings : All the usual bits and pieces to make sure the phone is just how you like it. Change welcome message, time and date, display settings etc. here. 7. Gallery : This is a new one on me. It is where all your images and extra ringtones are stored. Er... not much else to say about that really. 8. Games : Always useful in a boring lecture or meeting. Mine came with the JAVA games Backgammon, Sky Diver and Racket (ping-pong). However there are loads out there which are available for download, and the phones memory can hold quite a few, so there is hope when youre bored of the standard ones. 9. Organiser : This contains an alarm clock, plus a nifty little calendar thing, through which you can set reminders for yourself. 10. Applications : Er, havent quite worked this one out im afraid. I never really got round to reading the manual on this bit, so let me know if you know what its good for. 11. Extras : This includes a calculator, stopwatch and a countdown timer. 12. Services : The 3510i has WAP, as most new models do, and this is where you access that. WAp is available in two ways: GSM (standard WAP), plus a new feature, GPRS. Not quite sure what that stands for, but essentially its a new, and supposedly faster version of WAP. It is a little quicker, but i havent noticed significant differences. Be careful though, as if your package is anything like mine youll only have a little bit of free access (which is measured in Megabytes of data, rather than by time), and once youve used the free stuff up it is fairly pricey. Thats the run down of the main features of the phone. It also has a nice looking colour screen, with changable backgrounds. Its a reasonable size, (118 x 49.6 x 17.1 mm), and pretty light at 106g. The battery life
                  is good, about 6 or 7 hours of talktime, or (the website claims) 13 days on standby, although im a little sceptical about this, as it seems to last a but less than this. Navigation around the phone is not the greatest ive experienced. The menus are a little different to my last phone, and a few of the sections arent very well explained, but if you read the manual carefully enough this shouldnt be a problem. Also when moving around certain areas it takes a little time to open or close some menus which can be a little frustating. Another disadvantage is the style, which im not a big fan of. The picture that dooyoo provides looks ok, but my model came in a horrible blue and orange. I didnt get to choose the style, so maybe i was just unlucky. This really is a minor quibble though. It doesnt have the complete set of latest features (eg camera facility or third generation), but i wasnt really looking for these as their too expensive, and the new features seem to come out so regularly that its impossible to keep up with. Aside from these three little problems the 3510i, it really is a good quality phone. Plenty of features, reliable, and durable too (ive dropped mine a few times already). It was free on contract, and i think it costs just over £100 on pay as you go, which represents good value for a phone of this quality. All in all, well worth a look.

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                    03.05.2003 23:32
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                    I bought this phone just 8 weeks ago and already the damn thing is causing me trouble, lol. However, it isnt all bad..... POSITIVES - I love the size and weight of the phone. It is ultra light and a nice size for use by even my dad who hates the tiny fones about at the moment! It isnt big enough to be called a brick though, it just looks big sometimes but is in fact only a tiny bit larger than my old 3210. - The tones are pretty good. Im impressed by their quality and the variety but it is a little confusing as I wasnt sure I could download them due to the lack of spaces for them in the tones menu, but be assured, you can! - With my old 3210, when you used jeyboard shortcuts you HAD to commit to them, and if you changed your mind it took ages! Now though, you can exit the shortcuts path at any time and return to the main menu with ease. Its only a minor feature but something that does make a difference sometimes. A nice quirk. - The games are fab! They are really good fun and all my mates are jealous lol because they are way more exciting than their meagre variety! - The graphics and large display are visually sharp and give a quality feel to the phone. - Excellent battery life length. It really does seem to last forever!! NEGATIVES - I hate the cover. The front and back are nice but Nokia's cruel ploy of making them entirely different colours means you feel inclined to replace it. And what with the green rubber thing on the top?! EEW!! - The buttons do tend to stick, especially the up arrow on the keypad. This is incredibly annoying. - No snake! Youd have thought theyd have brought out a snake 3 by now! - It can crash! Yep and you thought that was annoying in a pc?! Think again! This is almost as annoying! I downloaded one dodgy tone off a site and if anyone clicks on it the whole fone freezes and emits a high pitched SQUEEEEEALLLL and you have to turn it off! - Its very hard to turn on as you have to ap
                    ply a lot of pressure. It hurts!! - The WAP can be slow and expensive, but hey, thats not the fones fault I dont think!! To sum up, its a good phone, keeps me happy, but I could have done a lot better for myself. I think you can do better than this, Nokia. -

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                      24.03.2003 21:52
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                      I've had quite a few phones, but this one has to be one of the best. It has endless features, and looks cool to. I must admit that this is my first Nokia. Everyone always seems to buy Nokia's, so I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon and see what all the fuss is about. I am impressed. It has so many spaces for numbers its unbelieveable. If anyone has managed to fill up their phone book, let me know. You are too popular for your own good. Along with numbers, you can keep their email address, address, homepage, and notes about thisry handy person, which is very handy. I'm sure I dont need to list all of the features for this phone as it is probably common knowledge for all nokia users. So I wont go into too much detail. I was also very impressed by the amount of texts that you can save on the phone. As I am a text-addict, this is very useful. The polyphonic ringtones are excellent. I never really heard any before. They are fun to listen to but I am yet to find out if or how you can download them. The interchangable front covers are cool. I am yet to decide which one to get, as Ive only had the phone for a week or so now. But I dont think there are as many out as there are on the 3310 and the 3330. There is also a new 3510 out called (very appropriatly) the 3510i, which I think is exactly the same as the one I have now, but it has a colour screen. The battery life is actually lower than I expected. Previous to the phone I had previously (dont worry, you'll get used to the way I speak soon) I had a Ericsson T20. Of which the battery life was over 2 weeks. But this phone doesnt last a week, and I dont even use it as much. That is a big disadvantage for me, as I like my phone to stay with me, and not connected to a random plug in the wall. Also, I've experienced that the buttons get jammed, and my '4ghi' button wouldnt work the other week, and now my '5jkl' button
                      cant be used. My friend has also experienced problems wither her '8tuv' and '0' buttons. So bear that in mind! Another disadvantage was the fact that there is no Snake game on here. I was reallylooking forward to not having to steal other peoples phone to play it, and now that I have one, it isnt even on there. You dont even want to know what language I was using when I realsied that. On the upside it does have Karting, Link five (which is kinda like Connect4), Space impact2, the very funny Dance2music, and bumper (pinball) Umm.. I think I've said all that I needed to say. The phone has its ups and downs, as does everything, but this has the extremes.

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                      The playful Nokia 3510 grabs the attention in any situation. It is your connector, your entertainer, your new best friend. Like a chameleon, you can change the way it looks and sounds to suit the way you feel with new polyphonic (MIDI) ringing tones and various fun and functional Xpress-on covers. Snap on the one-of-a-kind gaming cover and take your senses on a roller coaster ride of polyphonic background sound and vibra effects with five in-phone games. Receive multimedia messages containing text, MIDI audio files, and graphics or animations that are as lively and expressive as you are. Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) is the next step in the evolution of messaging, enhancing the existing text messaging service by adding graphics and sounds. But the possibilities don't end when you receive a multimedia message on your Nokia 3510; you can then detach the sound and graphic files and use them as ringing tones and animated screensavers. The Nokia 3510 - when it takes a role, it steals the show.