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This was the first step for me into modern technology considering my previous mobile phone to this had an ariel. I chose this because my daughter was also telling me how good this bluetooth is, allowing you to send things for free and in the end I was persuaded to buy this phone.
This phone, despite being quite old has a slim and lightweight design. Compared to the phones today that you can fit in the palm of your hand it would probably be considered a brick but I thought it was great. At only 111g it didn't weigh too much either which meant it was ok to carry around in your pocket without weighing your trouers down.
When the phone came out, it was available in three colours,black, bronze and cream. What variety! Considering it to be the most sturdy looking, I had the black one.
Unlike phones today, theres not pages and pages of games or 'apps' and the screen resoloution obviously isn't as high so the battery life was considerably long which is good, especially if you use it regularly.
The phone itself is easy to use really, it's compact though making it awkward at times to press the letters you want when texting because they're real close together. Also the screen is small so when you're reading or writing a text, you have to keep scrolling down as it won't normally fit on one screen.
Being an old phone, it doesn't have the features of modern phones that would interest people nowadays, i.e. it has no camera or video recording which is a downside when you see other people taking pictures on their phones because it's nice to be able to have a nice photograph of the kids or grandkids as your wallpaper. Also, the phone can't play music, it has polyphonic ring tones that are just like beeps rather than a real tone which I can see being a problem for many people.
I find older phones so much more hard wearing than these new flimsy modern phones. Mine had been dropped down the stairs and fell out of my pocket countless times but is still in perfect working order despite a few bumps and scratches on the cover. If you do drop them as well, you can buy new housing on ebay for them for a few pound to make them look brand new again.
You can't buy these in stores anymore, at least I can't say I've seen one in a shop for a long time, but they're easily available on ebay for a range of low prices.
I'd recommend this phone for someone who wants a basic phone for texting and calling, because this is perfect for it. It does exaclty what it needs to, is hardwearing and (to me) looks pretty good so it's exactly what I need.
Yesterday I read a brilliant review by Soadfan on the Nokia 3210, a phone he had used (and loved) in the past.
Inspired, I've decided that now I'll review the phone I am currently using - my nine year old Nokia 6310. Released in 2001, some 2 years after Soadfans 3210 model, this was at the forefront of modern technology! Why, not only did this phone have games, wap internet, and sms messaging, it was also the first Nokia handset to come with Bluetooth!
I'm not sure why I chose this phone at the time, but I imagine the bluetooth aspect was certainly part of the decision, allowing me to swap business cards with people over the phone, making sure that if I met a hot guy in the bar, I could send him all my contact details at once over Bluetooth, assuming he had a similarly up to date and modern device to myself!
I also imagine it was something to do with the slim and lightweight design. Sure, it's bulky in comparison to the modern phones doing the rounds, withthe current maxim being 'small is better', but really for it's time it was very stylish and compact . At only 111g, it was certainly a lot slimmer than the phone I had used previously, the Philips Fizz, which weighed in at a huge 169g.
The phone is easy enough to slip into a handbag, or into a pocket if you don't mind an unsightly bulge. And whilst the colours in which the phone was available at the time -black, creamy, and bronze- might not have been the most exciting, they were at least not as garish as other phones on the market.
The thing that remains most impressive about this phone is the battery - offering 5 hours talk time, or an impressive 18 days standby power. And with the charger being a simple plug in device with no fiddly bits, although rather bulky and heavy, charging is a simple matter.
The contacts list is also impressive, with the ability to save three numbers for each contact, and to have an impressive 500 contacts . I don't know about you, but I doubt I'll ever fill the whole memory - I just don't imagine ever having that many friends .
Calling is simple, with the phone book being searchable by name, and with calling just being a simple matter of pressing a button . Texting is also easy, with predictive text included. However, the buttons are quite close together, and sit rather snugly in their housing, making it easy to mispell words , and the screen of the phone was very small, meaning that you could rarely see a whole message on the screen and instead had to scroll through.
One downside to this in comparison with modern phones is that the menu is slow at times. Another is that the ringtones are not polyphonic, and of course, there is no camera. The fact that this phone has no colour, other than the green screen and black letters,might also put some people off .
I remember the voice commands being a bit of an interesting novelty at the time - with the ability, for example, to say the word 'Silent' and have the phone switch to silent mode . You could also set up to ten number to have voice dial. With that said, I found the phone didn't recognise my voice, and it was much easier to just call in the standard way.
However, this phone has lasted me nearly ten years - and survived with merely a few scratches on the outer casing . This phone has been washed in the machine, dropped, thrown, chewed by teething babies. I suspect it is indestructible, and whilst I have used other phones in the last ten years, when they have (inevitably) let me down, I have reverted back to my trusty 6310, which has always welcomed me as an old friend, with the words 'Hello Sexy' (which I programmed to be it's welcome message years ago!)
You can't buy these phones new nowadays - but they sell well on ebay, probably because they are such a trustworthy and reliable model. I even had a fella in a pub offer me £50 for mine, as apparently he'd had one years ago and missed it .
Not the most modern, stylish , or feature packed phone, but for it's time, it was brilliant . And in my mind, it still is - I forsee this continuing to work for years to come. 5 stars .
I had one of these a few years ago as my first company phone - this was the phone that took wireless technology and the interface between phone and computer to a new level.
I would imagine that this was probably the best selling phone of the time, largely due to it's high appeal to business users. This phone moved on from the superseded 6210.
The phone itself is quite large - I would guess from memory that it is probably about 150mm x 50mm x 10mm. Despite that, it is still very lightweight, and cannot be described as being a burden to carry round.
As with all old style Nokia's, this phone is very easy to use and very easy to get used to; it has the old style Nokia menu layout which everyone in the world is probably familiar with! Because of the size of the phone the buttons are also relatively large and easy to press.
This was the first Nokia phone to come with PC Suite software, which meant all of you contacts, messages and appointments could be synced between your phone and computer. This was probably a large part of the appeal to the business community.
In terms of reliability, this phone was faultless. Despite it being right up to date at the time, the functions of the phone were relatively basic. It seems to me that as more features are added to phones the more faulty and liable to problems they become. I had my 6210 for about 4 years and it never let me down once.
In summary, technology has moved on from this phone, but at the time it was probably one of the best mobiles on the market. If you're after a cheap, reliable handset today then this as good an option as any.
The Nokia 6310 made history in my family as the only phone who has been responding perfectly year after year. My father still uses this model today when he goes camping because he loves the excellent battery life, the good reception and the loud, crisp speakers. When this phone appeared in 2001 it had some nifty features such as bluetooth, infrared, voice command and GPRS. In nowadays these may not seem like much but back then this was an elite business phone, a new type of phones dedicated to the businessman who was always on the move and needed a reliable phone.
The overall aspect of the phone feels nice and clean, with a thickness of 19mm the phone is slim sliding easily in any pocket. The screen is easy to read offering 6 lines of text . The keyboard is well spaced so there is no possibility to touch two keys at the same time. The numeric pad is made from a soft plastic and have a very good contact point, as for the command keys, they are made from a tougher plastic in order to resist a more repetitive use. The plastic cover of the phone is strong and shock resistant, although the manufacturer does not specify that, I can assure you it is extremely solid.
This is a great phone for someone who is constantly traveling, thanks to the Li-Po 1100 mAh battery.
Mobiles are new age Connection tools
We must get connected with things around us to feel one with yourself and everything, what best
gadget to feel one with your friends and your heartbeats than the MOBILE phones, the new age
GET CONNECTED tool.
Getting connected has never been so easy in the history of mankind, This makes me remember a incident in the famous writers life, Imam Bukhari was writing a book, he came across a saying he wanted to get confirmation first hand about a quotation and the person lived in Egypt, so Imam Bukhari mounted his Horse, rode from BUKHARA (Russia) to Egypt to meet the person and take confirmation for the saying. 1500 Kilometers distance just to talk with the person.
Can you imagine how tough it was those days to get connected, this same confirmation can be made
sitting in your office within seconds today. Is it a boon from NOKIA the first company to make
Cheap and affordable MOBILE (CELL) phones. Truly the mass of people knew their first mobile sets
thru NOKIA company, I myself is one of them. I understand today people living on top mountain
homes, just make a call down below to the city to know if the milk van came or not ? Otherwise
they had to climb down and go up empty handed.
There is a deluge of mobile phones in the market today, there are so many manufacturers, I don't
know all their names, Sprint, Motorola, Siemens, LG, Samsung are some of the well known names every
company has many hundreds of models. But we are reviewing NOKIA model 6310, so down below
are the details of this model.
GSM / EGSM dual band 900/1800
This phone has Monochrome display as opposed to color display, it comes with GPRS, WAP, BLUETOOTH
You can hear radio stations from this mobile set and the sound is good, you can use this set to
send SMS, the charge depends on the service provider. You can also use www.texthq.com to send
free SMS messages to mobile phone users, but first you will get free points and do referrals and
You can keep this unit on vibrating alert instead of ring tons, you have voice recorder, you
have voice dialing and automatic redial, this unit is capable of receiving data/fax calls, you
can check emails, it has internet browser, it stores 500 names and numbers, Bluetooth file
transfer is available. Talk time is 330 minutes and standby time for the battery is 432 hours
these are all just specifications, the dimensions are 4.7 centimeters wide, 12.9 centimeters
long and 2.1 centimeters thick, so size is not a problem , you can keep it in your pocket without
feeling choked. The unit weighs 111 grammas. With this phone you can send picture messages and
you can get SMS alerts, like my simple phone NOKIA 3115.
This unit comes with standard games, I must tell you, monochrome games are a bit heavy on the
eyes on small mobile screen, at least you are getting all applications you need in a mobile phone
with cheap price.
Like in the model I mentioned 3115 you have ring tone composer, you have fixed ring tones supplied
with the unit and a few you can download and some websites give you codes printed to compose your
own ring tones in the composer you have in older models of nokia.
The battery must be taken care of specially and the batteries for these models are more costly
compared to other new models these days and it is difficult to find replacement for batteries, so
use wisely your battery, do not keep the charger attached once the charge is full, you can switch
off the phone for a half hour and charge the unit, this switching off makes the battery charge
3 time more faster than the normal charging. This is a trick works with all mobile phones.
Once the charge is full, always take out the charger from the current outlet, if left like that
it effects the battery life and even spoils the battery. So on you go with recording voice of
your friends unaware and confront them by saying you said this and you said that.
You please download some good ring tones and send them to me, so I can use it on my phone.
Yo! All mobile users happy calling, enjoy being connected, get connected !!!
This phone is fulfilled with many features and different options available to make your phone personalised. With great features such as wap, GPRS, bluetooth and much more this phone will be great for any person wanting a mobile phone. OK now for the features more of me gabbling on later. GPRS- With this feature you are able to listen to the radio on the move with great sound quality Sms- With this feature you can send messages costing 10-12p depending on what provider you are with With O2 its 10p or with vodaphone, orange and t mobile its 12p. These "text" messages consist of you using the letters on the keypad to create a message the letters are in upper case . The maximum number of characters you can use in this process is 160 but if you go over this amount the text message will continue to write but it will cost you the price of two messages 20p or 24p. The number of message that it is possible to save depends many different things but you can save up to 150 sms messages or 50 picture messages but more about them later. There is also the very coveted facility of sms reports were every time you send a sms you will receive one back telling you that it is pending. Once the recipient acquires the message you will be alerted again with a message of "delivered" Personally I don't use this service as it gets quite annoying but if you do want to turn this on here are the details how to. This is a free service and can be turned on via going to messages on the menu then going to message setting, now you are on a screen with 4 settings choose common and on the delivery reports section change this to yes. There is also a picture messaging service available were you can send pictures along with text. This service is three times the cost of an sms message proving costly- 36p or 30p. This phone can receive this type of messages and send them but it cannot create them as it does not
come with a camera attachment. Predictive text input. This is a great service that should be available on all phones as it makes sms messaging much much quicker. Instead of having to press 2 three times, 4 two times, 3 twice, wait, 3 twice, 7 four times and 3 once you just press 24337 continuously once and this service will guess cheese. If cheese was not what you want then you just need to press the asterisk and it will find other words that you may have been looking for such as; cheerf or cheere. templates. This consists of the most used text messages so you dont have to type them out. some of the templates include; please call, im at work, im at home, i cant answer and i am late These cut the time that it takes to send such messages in half. Games; There are actually no new games out on the 6310 compared to a previous model of the 3330. But the ones on it are still great. Be careful you might get addicted and end up saying "hi im bob and im a gamaholic" Snake 2; 2- ahh the long anticipated snake 2. Similar to the classic snake you have a snake like line that you have to direct to pick up food making the snake even longer but with a twist. There is no longer a box around the outside so if you want you can go through the walls. This brings a whole new dynamic side to the great snake. space impact; - fly a space craft around killing evil monsters while you go. Really addictive bumper; - the game that started off in the nokia 3330 has created a brand new type of game the pinball. With this game you can choose which table you use and much more features. This is great and is catching popularity as it appears on new phones pairs; -the old game of pair made harder. I dont normally play this as it is quite boring compared to the other games Ringtones; With this phone you get much space for you ringtones. You get 35 fixed unearasable ones and 10 tha
t you can fiddle about with as much as you like. Personally i normally pick one or two songs that are in the charts and use that until they are old then i compose another one. This feature is great as it helps personalise your phone. Battery talktime; 3 hours - 5 hours 30 minutes Battery standby time; up to 18 days charging time; 2hours Overall this phone has a wide variety of features and is a great buy, well worth the money!
Having had my Nokia 6310i for 3 months now, and having resisted the temptation to share my latest mobile phone with a review up until now I have finally succumbed, having been chastised for my op on the 3410 that I bought at the same time for a friend to use, and of course for consumer purposes thought I ought to play test. Until I encountered the blue screen of the Nokia 6310i, I had always equated a blue screen with the "Blue Screen of Death" with is of course best remembered when your computer crashes and you haven't saved your work for ages... However, the 6310i's blue screen is a far more welcoming sight than the Windows Blue Screen. Having been very satisfied with the Nokia 6210 that I bought in September 2001, I decided when the guarantee ran out, at the end of September 2002, that I would buy another one, but was stopped in my tracks when I saw that the 6310 and 6310i were available for a tiny bit more, being the follow-up phones to the 6210. Having parted with EUR 99 and 4500 One For Me points (the rewards scheme from One, the mobile operator that I use in Austria) I got the 6310i, with it currently retailing at EUR 49 and 4500 points or as a new phone (first time subscription for the same price. Off contract it currently retails at EUR 519 here in Austria. One of the biggest attractions and something that I will go into later was the fact that I didn't have to replace my data cable, and was able to use the data cable (DLR-3P - RS232 Serial Cable) to download my entire phone book, SMSes, user groups etc. from my 6210 to the 6310i. By similar dint, the 6310i will also fit the same desktop charger and the same car kit. Admittedly I have posted this op in the category for the 6310 - this is therefore the ideal opportunity to explain what the "i" stands for. Unlike the "i" that Siemens used in their phone series back in 2000 - there was the S35 and the S35i for example (I owned the latter), with the &q
uot;i" merely indicating that the phone was an "Internet Phone" i.e. was WAP enable, the Nokia "i" means that the phone is Java-enabled, enabling the user to download Java Applications for the phone, either being games or business applications. Hopefully I'll soon be able to program my phone, and have a price quotation calculator program making it possible to give on the spot quotes to my customers for translation! (Dream on!) Furthermore there is a charger upgrade from the 6210 - with the 6310i being supplied with the ACP-12 charger rather than the ACP-8 charger, with the former being the fast travel charger and the latter the normal travel charger - with a full charge of the battery using the ACP-12 taking only about 1 hour 40 minutes rather than 2 hours 30 minutes. Whilst running through the various features of the 6310i, I'll compare it with the 6210 to put the phone in perspective, and also to highlight the various "upgrades", "nips" and "tucks" that the phone has been given compared to its predecessor. The exterior: The weight of the 6210 and 6310 is more or less identical, as is the size of the phone. The screen is the same size, and you'd be exceptionally hard pushed to tell them apart from the back view. The keys on the 6310 are however markedly larger, which is a welcome relief for me, with the 6210 keys being just big enough, but the 6310 keys being a lot bigger and making it therefore a lot easier to use. To give an idea of the difference in key size, the central keys i.e. 2, 5, 8 and 0 are the biggest, with the keys on the sides (the other numbers * and #) being the same size on the 6310 as the centre keys were on the 6210. The call buttons and up and down (or forward and back) buttons are also larger, as are the menu buttons. The 6310i, like the 6210 is only available in a relatively limited number of colours, and there are no Xpress-on covers, w
hich have been a hallmark of Nokia phones since the 5110 appeared in late 1998. The phone is available in beige and silver, all silver, bronze and silver, or black and gold and looks a bit more gaudy than the 6210 did. Once again the "toe" can be personalised - members of Club Nokia can get a free personalised "toe clip". The screen of the 6310i is blue, whereas the 6210 has a green one - I find the blue screen easier to see in the dark, with the contrast being better on it, although there is otherwise no difference with the display than on the 6210. The battery indicator and the signal indicator now have a whopping seven bars, compared to the 5 bars on the 6210 - this is only really a superficial difference in terms of signal. Features: As with a lot of Nokia models, there are all the basic features on the phone, but they tend to be tucked away in a different set of menus with each phone - this takes a while to get used to although the logic in each layout is there really... I am not going to run through all the menus and submenus - the review would never finish if I did! Instead I am only going to pick out the features that are new to the 6310 - after all nigh on every Nokia in Christendom has had a calculator, an internal aerial and predictive text input in several languages. As with the 6210 the phone has been able to hold a 500 entry phonebook, which each entry allowed up to 3 phone numbers and an e-mail address for it, and with no restriction on the length of the name used. Of course this can prove troublesome if you then copy the contents of your phone to a SIM card as the entries are either truncated or they are made into separate entries where there are multiple phone numbers. For backup purposes I would recommend using the data cable, as the supplied Nokia Data Suite (my phone was shipped with Version 4.81) can be used to make a copy of your phone's memory - including the ring tones and profiles a
s well as the numbers in the address book and the SMSes in the memory. There is a feature called "my numbers" which is useful on the one hand, but a pain on the other. Whilst it is useful to be able to store your numbers in part of the SIM card for easy reference, the phone only supports calling these entries up - you can't edit them. Well what is the problem? Well the problem is that the numbers have been set using an old handset (the Siemens S35i certainly had this feature) and if you no longer have any means of changing them, then you might have entries that are a bit on the old side (e.g. in my case the GB mobile number that I had in late 2000 - I have had two British mobile numbers since then!!! And my home number and fax number here in Austria have also changed...). I would suggest having your own name in the regular phonebook and sending it via Infrared / as a business card (only recommended to other Nokia users - from memory some Siemens and Sony Ericsson phones can't understand Nokia business cards). Concatenated text messages (i.e. being able to send up to three linked SMSes) are a pleasant addition to have, and certainly useful if you need to send something over 160 characters, although of course the feature is dependent on whether the recipient also has the feature, otherwise they are delivered in separate chunks. The call register has a useful addition for data users, namely that there are counters for GPRS data sent and received (in terms of packets and for those connecting to GPRS over WAP for the connection time), which is useful if you are a heavy user of GPRS, or if like me you get a certain number of data packets per month for free so you can see about your allocation and whether you have used it. There have been no refinements of the profiles menu - one of the most useful features, as you can alter a lot of settings at the same time and can use it to effectively not ring for non-business call
s during business hours - or at least not having them ring! You can also time a profile so that it is possible to automatically change back to the default profile at say 17:30 (or whenever you leave the office) without haven't to think about it. I wish more people would use the "profiles" feature on their phone a bit more often - it is a great way of ensuring that your phone is set correctly for the surroundings (e.g. only rings for business calls when in meetings or is silent when on the train, so that you don't disturb others whilst on public transport. The 6310i, being as previously mentioned a Java phone, has a number of expansion possibilities, which both the games menu and the applications menu taking advantage of this. The games supplied are the staple Snake II, as well as horizontal scrolling space shoot-em-up Space Impact, and pinball game Bumper. The instructions for each game have been given a polish - and illustrations, and there is now support for vibration in games (the Nokia attempt at force feedback or a rumble pack!). There is also the option to download games to your phone via WAP, with some dynamic phone memory set aside for this purpose. The extra game that came with the phone is Racket, a bat and ball game somewhat akin to tennis with table tennis scoring... Further games are available for download from various sites although the phone is not as supported as other Nokia models with similar features (e.g. 3410 and 3510i). Beware that downloading the content either requires a call to a premium rate number, or payment via credit card and then a WAP link to follow - a lot of games here in Austria are ?3-?5 to download. Similarly you can also download applications, with a World Time clock and a conversion program being included by default. Current web searches have not proven that fruitful in the search for software, although if I can learn Java (Java SDK using J2ME is available from the Nokia Developers Forum),
I intend to start writing applications for my own personal use - e.g. a translation quotation charging database, with a few other ideas for applications that I'd like to implement. The applications are useful although I find that for the currency conversion, e.g. between Euro and Swiss Francs or Euro and Sterling, that I still tend to use the currency converter that is built-in in the calculator (as it has been since time immemorial!). Having had a Palm to use as a diary and notepad, I had not really use the "to do list" on the 6210. The 6310i has got a re-done version, with it now being possible to assign priority to items from 1 to 3 (in descending order of priority) which is great for then syncing with a Palm, which uses the same system. Previously entries have only been allowed to be 30 characters or so in length whereas the 6310i allows 256 characters per reminder. Similarly the calendar entries are also allowed to be this length. Nokia vaunts the improved "connectability" of the phone, and by this they mean, that as well as Infrared and via data cable, the phone is Bluetooth enabled. Unfortunately I can not comment on the Bluetooth mode, as I have not yet purchased a Bluetooth headset - that might follow once they have come down in price a bit - £100 for one is still quite hard to justify. There has also been a lot of debate about the frequencies used for Bluetooth being more harmful than traditional mobile radiation - so I'll pass until this has been substantiated or disproved. Nokia have also added a menu of extras, which consists of a Voice Recorder - something I missed from my Siemens S35i owning days, and the phone can store up to 2 minutes of speech either as a single file or as several sound clips - which is far more advanced than the S35i voice recorder was. There is also the facility to program voice dialling - although I have never been that great a fan of this - after all initial voice
dialling attempts used to ensure that I ended up calling someone completely different, and unintended. However, since owning the 6310i I have been convinced of its virtue - and the fact that you can also use voice activated commands to dial your voicemail or to change your profile is quite a nice added feature although certainly one which having been so used to living with out is not one that I use that often. Unfortunately you can only store three voice commands so there is scope for improvement. The next major addition, which is designed for those who shop online a lot, is the "Wallet". The wallet is used to store your credit card details, bank card details, log-in details etc. These are saved in a protected part of the phone, which requires a separate pin to access the Wallet. The information is kept safe, and you can hold info for up to 5 cards including logins for netbanking for them, as well as a number of notes. It is possible to turn off the request for entering your code every time but I would recommend that it be left in place - it would be madness to leave your credit card details on your phone in an unencrypted manner... If your phone got nicked, then that would be bad enough, but if your credit card details were nicked as well, then that would be devastating... The countdown timer and stopwatch feature have appeared on other Nokia phones - I can't imagine that I'll ever use them. The services menu is, as has been the case with previous Nokia phones the place where you access WAP sites, with the only addition being the possibility for GPRS access via the phone. Setting up the GPRS access and the WAP access was very easy - the ease is usually more a question of how your network operator configures your phone (in my case all done via SMS) and then you are free to surf the mobile internet. I only use it to get cricket scores and sports scores with, but have noticed that GPRS had been a lot quicker than WAP - which from e
xperience has been painfully slow. So what can't it do? Being so feature-packed you'd expect to find a kitchen sink lurking somewhere in one of the menus. There are some things that are lacking in terms of features, which are on other Nokia phones, namely: MMS Messaging: admittedly it is very early days, and the majority of people still aren't using MMS - after all cross-network MMS is patchy and the cost is still very high once the introductory offer expires. Related to MMS there is of course no digital camera attachment - but the quality is still not really that great and it seems a slight white elephant to my thinking at the moment. When and if 3G takes off, sure this will be a lot more used, but for the moment who needs it. FM Radio: Other handsets e.g. 8310 have FM tuners built-in but of course these are to the detriment of standby time, and are not really that important. Colour display: Other than for MMS there is very little point in having a colour display on a mobile - Siemens tried a few years back, but it has only really become a reality in recent times, and the cost of TFT active matrix screens is bound to put the cost of the phone up. Given the fact that phones tend to often go wrong because the screen breaks, and the repair can be very expensive, and can simultaneously invalidate your warranty unless the phone is returned to Nokia (often a chore!), this is probably a blessing in disguise of the 6310i rather than a genuinely lacking feature. Conclusion: Other improvements are the fact that this phone is a triband phone (although this is only really of use if you travel to the US a lot) and the battery life is a marked improvement over that of the 6210. The battery indicator now has a whopping seven bars, and the standby time on the battery is often closer to ten days with about three hours talk time in that time, as well being quicker to charge, as alluded to earlier in the op. F
or me the larger keys are a welcome improvement on the 6210 and whilst people might say the p hone is very large and quite heavy, I would point out that its robustness and wealth of features and usable keypad are good reasons for this. Ultimately this is a serious business phone - the 8310, whilst being a "cute and sexy" phone, is certainly put in the shade by this one. The speech quality is as per all Nokia phones very good, and the phone is ultimately reliable. I would recommend the 6310i as it is tried and tested - as with the 6210 I stayed away from it until it had been out for a while - software stability is very important and often lacking in the initial release versions of the phone. Also the phone is instantly more affordable by not buying it the minute it is released, and this phone is stylish, yet serious, and not a poseur's phone. Prices vary so much depending on your contract and network provider that I have chosen to omit any pricing information, other than saying what I paid for my 6310i.
have eagerly awaited the release of Nokia's first triband phone since I found out they were making one in January. After extensive testing by Orange, they finally put it on sale & I am a happy bunny! Although the menu's have changed a little, once you get used to them, you will find great ease of use with this phone. Nokia are very straightforward with their commands, messaging has got easier (predictive text obvously included) and once you activate your GPRS you can email as a test message as well! This is a communicator phone really, with the same ability to store messages, numbers, addresses, credit-card details (for purchasing online on your handset) and much, much more. The call divert facility has now been moved into Call Settings, which means scrolling down for it and learning a new shortcut, but it's no major problem. There are also Voice Notes, a Wallet (for storing personal info i.e. credit card details etc.), Stopwatch, a To-Do list and the infamous (and incredibly expensive) Bluetooth options. These are things such as wireless hands free accessories, starting at about £100 each, but means you can leave your phone in your pocket & still speak to people! The 6310 is a triband phone, which means you can use it pretty much anywhere in the world now - handy for me as I visit Canada - downside will be big phone bills! It has a large screen again and the text comes up in smaller letters this time, so you can get more to a page when sending or receiving texts. Call register has now expanded to the last 20 calls, which is useful if you're like me & call everyone!! The ringtones have been updated too and although the default is still there, you can have 'Scotland the Brave', The Entertainer' and various other cheesy tunes! Games have been upgraded and moved to position 5 in the menu, including new ones such as Space Impact (space invaders, sideways on), Bumper (like pinball)and Racket.
I use my phone as a life line and am able to store copious numbers, email addresses and information all into one little handset that fits nicely into your hand. I would fully recommend anyone looking to buy a triband handset (or indeed just a phone) to buy the Nokia 6310.
Having had my 8210 lose the plot entirley I had to make a decision as to what phone next. I like my gadgets but not so keen on big prices for upgrades etc so that ruled out the new ericsson t68. So my helpful sales guy at BT Cellnet select suggested this as an alternative. So having had a week and more or less got my way through the technical side of it i am can say that its alot of phone to get to know. I have had nokias and ericssons and true tp form nokia have gone for the standard functions we all know and added some quite useful features which I can say are a nice touch. Yes its got WAP and Bluetooth GPRS games ringtones vibrating bits BUT what wins is the mini voice recorder. Quite a stroke of genius...scenario - wandering through Soho looking for offices to rent etc..lots of agents boards with phone numbers...no pen and really cannot be bothered to type number in memeory and save etc...got to extras and blab away. Back at office replay message and comments of the building, street, parking and other stuff. Very useful indeed. Downsides are my one has a brown facia ( looks like feaces) Larger than other phones but nowadays I prefer seemingly stronger and less likely to go mad.. Battery time is amazing as I have left it on since Thursday and used it an average amount and its still going 5 days without being charged or turned off. So far so good yet to be sent my GPRS settings from BT but will update when have got it ready. New points to add GPRS works and so far so good, obvioulsy not a great deal of stuff to browse unless you are really techie but it is devilishy quick and easy to use. It even worked on the slopes in France when i wanted to change my flights back to UK.