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Nokia had the right idea with this phone but it just did not go together all that well.
THE GOOD As far as the fold out QWERTY keyboard goes, it works great. I had no trouble typing messages and after some practice I found myself typing text messages so fast my friends couldnt keep up. The screen is pretty good, not much glare when viewing from the side and the brightness is good. Battery time is excellent. I dropped mine many times, even spilled water on the beast and it always worked 100% (I think this is very important because who hasnt dropped there phone at least once?)
THE BAD: This phone is huge, it is big enough to become an annoyance in your front jean pocket and if your a girl who wears even semi tight jeans, forget about it. Because of this I have personally lost my phone. Also the quality of the keyboard is not that great, I had to send 2 phones back within a year for the same problem, keys on the keyboard stopped working. User interface can be confussing, but I personally never liked any Nokia interface (this is just my opinion, if you have had other nokia phones I am sure you will get used to this one very fast). Lack of blue tooth makes brings out the negative aspects of this phone even more. There is an optional camera but for the price, and size you might as well get a real digital camera. I did not like the integrated antenna, I have had three of these,and with EVERY one I get a buzzing sensation whenever I talk on the phone and eventually a headache. Screen will get scrathed very easily and the thought of putting this huge phone in a case......no way. There is much smaller, newer version of this phone w/ a camera, I would HIGHLY recommend that one over this model.
If your really, really strapped for cash and must have a keyboard I would shop around first for other keyboard phones (i'm not sure what the prices are on them). This phone is a huge, well constructed machine with poor ring tones (no mp3), a good screen (as long as you dont scratch it) and pretty much everything else except blue tooth and video/camera. It is a promissing idea but save your £££'s and get the newer one, as phones come and go every month!!!!
Messaging reaches new levels of ease and efficiency with the Nokia 6800 phone. This unique 2-in-1 product concept has been especially designed for easy text input and quick access to text-based applications, using the integrated full keyboard.
When you turn the phone horizontally and open it up, you'll be presented with a full keyboard. You can even start writing a message with the cover closed, and continue with the cover open. With its efficient and unique design, you can write more easily and effectively. The concatenated messaging function lets you write much longer messages, and the distribution list function will allow you to send a message to several persons at a time.
With multimedia messaging (MMS), you can receive messages containing a text, a polyphonic tone, and an image, which can be saved as a ringing tone and as wallpaper; you can also send and forward messages containing images and text to other MMS-compatible phones. Polyphonic ringing tones and an integrated stereo FM radio offer you a high-quality sound experience. The Nokia 6800 phone also incorporates a mobile wallet application, offering you convenient and reliable online shopping via WAP. With the Notes feature, it's easy to take short meeting minutes, capture your thoughts, or keep a diary.