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This is an old phone now, but it´s one that I really like, and even though I´ve moved on to a different handset, I still have this one and miss it! At the time it seemed really cutting-edge, and had some really great features. Even though it´s dated now, people who aren´t interested in apps and things might like this.
It was one of the first phones to feature internet access, although it´s pretty slow to get online and it´s quite difficult to navigate the web. It´s a slider-phone, but with a nice variation - there´s a button just below the aerial on the back that pops open the cover so you can access the keys. There´s a rolling control in the middle that lets you browse through the information on the phone, and this is really well-designed. The phone looks good, with a sort of sparkly surface that sometimes looks green in the light. Because of its age, it doesn´t have a colour screen.
I think the slider-cover is really useful because it stops you pressing buttons accidentally, and you can answer calls either by pressing the exposed left blue button, or by opening the slider with the button on the back, which is a really satisfying thing to do! The screen is quite big for this type of phone, although this does mean the phone is larger than some older Nokias.
On the negative side, I did find that some features of the phone didn´t work so well after a while - the button that controlled the sliding cover stopped working after a year or two, and it seems less responsive now - for example, it doesn´t always react when you shut the cover, and sometimes you have to slam it quite hard to make it stay shut.
Overall, this was a very good phone at the time, but you probably wouldn´t buy it now unless you particularly like old phones. I´d like Nokia to bring out a new version of this, maybe, because it´s one of the best phones I´ve had.
Right here we go I am going to babble on about a phone this time ladies and gentlemen. The Nokia 7110 is a cool phone but for the detailed and funny side to this handset see below.
What can the phone do exactly?
I do ask myself this question every time I go to pick it up and call someone.
1) Text messaging: The text messaging on this phone is not better than any other Nokia I have used to this day. When you go onto the menu screen it is there, however you do not get the option to see your Inbox. To do this you must push in the Jog-Dial (This is the little scrolley thingy in the middle of the phone nearest to the Screen) which will then let you into the main messages folders. The brilliant thing about the text messaging menu is that you can create folders (Say if you had a text message from someone called Jai you could create a folder called Jai and store her messages in there for future reference). Also another thing about the messaging menu is that you would have to go the long way to get predictive text messaging (Predictive Text Messaging is hard to use for a beginner. Take this example:
If you wanted to write: (HELLO) you would need to hit the keys 43556. Instead of using the normal way for message.
If you were to say (HELLO) using the normal combination you would enter 4433555555666. In my knowledge of using this handset the predictive way is the easiest. It saves you time in writing those irritating messages out long hand and it saves time.
2) Call Register: This is an essential part of the phone which allows you to see who you have called, what numbers you have missed and most importantly those received calls. This menu works on the same methods as the Text Messaging menu but the difference being is that this is only for CALLS Incoming, Outgoing and Missed.
If you wanted to you can erase the whole log of numbers in your handset. If you get confused in seeing who called you when, this might just be the best feature in this sub-menu for you.
3) Profiles: This is a great menu. You can change the way your phone behaves when using a certain profile. Say for example I had a headache and I wanted to cut out the ringing altogether. I would select the SILENT function. Likewise if I wanted to turn I wanted to turn the ringing volume up I could do so by using the LOUD profile. You can even personalize these profiles. If you didnt like the ringing tone you have currently you can change it to another that you do like. With this function you can even have different caller group ringtones. Say if you wanted to choose a ringtone for your group you would simply do the following:
Group ringer: Jai, Mark, George, Dolly and Daniel. The ringer was on Limp Bizkit. Hold on a minute, I dont like Limp Bizkit lets change the ringer to Will Young for this group. There thats how easy it is to change the profile. Its as easy as your ABC's.
4) Settings: Without having any settings on your phone, it just wouldnt work to the maximum that it should do.
Within this menu you will be able to change the settings to the following:
Time Settings: You could set the alarm for the early morning and Change the current clock time.
Call settings: Have any key answer, Automatic Redial, Speed Dialing, Call waiting service (Subject to Network compatibility), Summary after call, Fax and Data Call (As this handset has a built in 28.8k Modem) and you can even choose whether to send your own number when making an outgoing call.
Phone Settings: Have any language you require (there is a wide selection), A welcome note for when you switch your mobile phone on, Network Selection (I am still not sure what this is used for) and Change to function of the Jog-Dial.
Communication Settings: Your own Information Service, Option to call the answerphone and Change the answerphone number.
Security Settings: Within this menu you can change your PIN code (This is the code to lock your phone out from unauthorized persons), Call Barring ( subject to network compatibility), Change all of the necessary codes including the Security Code, Pin Code, Pin2 Code and the call barring code.
If after fiddling with these options you can restore them back to their factory default settings. This is a great way of re-setting your handset just in case anything goes wrong, or you might not like your current settings.
5) Call Divert: Yet again not everyone can access this function; this is subject to your Networks Compatibility. When you are within this menu you get the opportunity to change where your calls will go when you are really busy or just out of office. Instead of changing the phones number I would add a number. This number would be the diverting number. You call my phone; if I am unavailable you will get transferred to another number I have allocated. Cool huh? This is great if you dont want to talk to someone. Just hit the cancel key once and it might just go to another person or usually the default answerphone.
6) Games: On this phone you have a series of games including the following:
Snake 2: This game you have to direct the snake towards the food to make it bigger. The only problem is that the more the snake eats the harder it gets to control it. Whilst doing this you will accumulate points. This will be stored in your mobile phones memory. With this game you can always quit it and it will automatically save it for you. Cool or what?
Rotation: This game is a little bugger. You have to join up numbers like one of those little rubix cubes. This game takes patience, Time and Logic.
Racket: This game is brilliant as you can have a nice little game of Tennis. You have the option of 4 levels. Slow, Slow/Medium, Medium/Fast and Fast. The fastest is the hardest and the slowest is the easiest. This game is great if you are on the go, plus it saves you having to carry a laptop around with you.
Opposite: This game reminds me of Othello, you have white circles and Black circles. The objective of this game is to have more white/black circles on the table when the last space is taken.
7) Calculator: This phone even comes with a built in calculator. This is great if you dont want to be carrying around a large calculator in your pocket. It even comes with a currency converter.
8) Calendar: This phone is a little miniature office so far. You have a calendar to record those last minute appointments when you are out. This gives you easy access to see where your next job or location is. You even can set-up an alarm that goes off between 1-24 hours before the appointment is due to commence.
9) Infrared: This is a handy feature that really works. All you have to do is point it towards you infrared port on a computer and start transferring files. You can even use it for dual gaming via Phone to Phone. Its really easy to use. All you have to do it go into the main menu and scroll up to number 9 on the menu and press the Jog-Dial in. Thats it, ACTIVATED. If you were to use it for a computer you would need to get the software and drivers for it.
10) W @ P: This phone comes with the internet on. As I said earlier, it has an amazing 28.8K Voice/Data/Fax modem built in. Surf the internet and get into your e-mail. All at the touch of a button.
Overall my experience of this phone is very good. It may be a Dual-band phone (This means you can use it only within certain areas of the world) but it is one of the most self-contained I know to this day. Use it for business or pleasure the choice is yours but I do say one thing, DONT KNOCK IT UNTIL YOU HAVE TRIED IT. This phone is great.
Attempting to write a fair review of the Nokia 7110 is like trying to be objective about the Mini. There have been many cars before it, and there have been many after it, but it represents a landmark in automotive history, and has achieved iconic status despite its flaws. The 7110 may not have been the phone to ever have that flip, for which it is now famous (Nokia's own 8110 used exactly the same system), and there were other phones launched that year, such as the Siemens S25, which also had WAP, but there were none which had the exact combination of features which made the 7110 such a success. The Mini had not been the first car to use a front-engine, front-wheel drive layout, and neither the packaging (the Fiat 500 predating it in this respect by some two years), not the transverse engine was unique, but these facts did not bother the buyers. The Nokia was one of the most expensive phones around when it came out, and there were many which could have almost matched its feature-set for a lot less money, but the 7110 defied its competitors. Even today, it is one of the most sought-after mobile phones on the secondhand market, two years after its discontinuation, a fact brought home to me by my housemate's sale of his 7110 last month for £33.50, even if it was in only average condition. What makes this Nokia still have an endearing appeal for so many people is a complex combination of marketing, brand awareness, endearing features and, above all, style. One of the less scientific ways to check whether a phone is still in common, acceptable usage is to watch a television programme where mobile phones are constantly used. One such programme is The Bill, where the whole of the police station CID and also the Community Safety Unit (CSU), keep in touch whilst on cases by mobile phone. For a while, it seemed that Motorola were sponsoring the programme, since for weeks there were only Motorolas ever appearing in the pockets of the officers, but above them a
ll has stood the colossus of the Nokia 7110. Used by PCs and detectives alike, the 7110 seems to be currently used by DC Ken Drummond, and although he is not the most fashionable character on the programme, this at least goes to prove that the phone is long-lasting enough to still be used for police work. Indeed, my housemate postponed selling his 7110 for a long time, despite the problems he had with it, due to its continued reappearance on the programme. However, it was a far earlier feature on the big screen which sparked off interest in this design. In the first Matrix film, released in 1999, the most obvious piece of mobile phone product placement ever was rolled out on the screen before the audience's very eyes. Keanu Reeves' collection of the Fed Ex package containing the then new Nokia 8110 introduced the world to the phone which had a button on the back to open the sliding flip, rather than the more traditional 'clamshell' design, which is normally opened with two hands, or the design which was popular at the time, the simple flip to cover the keys. Just to reemphasise the brand, as Keanu Reeves dropped the phone off a building, the Nokia logo was almost frozen in slow motion as the 8110 fell from his hand. At the time, this was something of a revolution in mobile phone design, and it seemed that everyone marvelled at this great new thing. The updated version of this phone, was, of course, the 7110. Given the green theme of The Matrix, it was appropriate that the new model should be this colour, although it had a strange shimmering effect. This meant that the colour could be anything from dark red to dark blue, with the green spectrum in the middle of the two. This was yet another reason why the 7110 was an instant hit with the trend-setters in the fashion industry. However, there was more to the phone than just its external characteristics. Despite being one of Nokia's last designs with an external aerial, which in ret
rospect was a little dated since the 3210, one of the first phones with an internal aerial, had just been launched, its shape has become iconic. Even now, skeleton silhouttes of the 7110 are shown on websites whenever a WAP feature is being advertised. There is little doubt in the minds of many that such a shape will last forever, even if the phone itself has been discontinued. What is contained within the phone is even more interesting. The buttons are unlike many of the later Nokias in that they have a rubberised finish, and they are black, rather than silver or clear. The screen surround is chrome, something which has only appeared on Nokias to a much lesser extent since. Also, this was the last time that Nokia used an on/off button on the front of a phone as opposed to one on the top, pioneered on the 3210. As I have always found the button on the top to be irritating, especially when trying to turn a Nokia on or off in a hurry, so it came as light relief with this phone that it is on the front. However, the unresponsive nature of the on/off button, which can be a problem with most Nokias, is no different on this one. When one has eventually managed to turn the phone on, however, things do improve. With a huge screen, capable of displaying five lines of text in a large font, it is clear that the 7110 was designed around its WAP capability, rather than the feature being retro-added at a late stage in the design process. This makes it ideal for text messages, gaming and, of course, browsing the Internet. To be fair, using the Web function is just as slow as any other phone without GPRS, which was at least two years away when the 7110 was launched, and the lack of a colour screen means that the graphic options are limited, but at the time this must have been revolutionary. There cannot have been a better advertisment for the new technology than the 7110, since the screen was more than adequate, the browser is easy to use and the Navi-Roller key can be used
in a similar way to the wheel on a mouse, something which no other phone has really copied since. It is strange, therefore, to report that text messaging is a somewhat different affair. Despite having predictive text and a character counter, the 7110's rather unresponsive keys make text messaging more difficult than it should. This was compounded on my housemate's 7110 by having a very stiff hash (*) button, thus making it very difficult to change the capitalisation of words, and the bottom row of keys would sometimes be a little too close to the flip, making it slightly uncomfortable to press the essential space key! However, there is more to the 7110 than just its ability as a mini computer. Although it was not a new idea to have downloadable pictures and ringtones, and also to have them sent by text message, the 7110's comparatively huge memory means that more than 150 text messages and 200 numbers can be stored, along with all those ringtones and pictures. This was probably not the first phone to be able to store the information that was normally on the SIM card on the phone, but it certainly set the pattern for successful follow-ups, such as the evergreen 6210, universally known as the 'dealer's phone' because of the amount of things which could be stored on it. The games on the 7110 were also great, apart from the fact that Snake II had to be played in an irritating maze, as opposed to on the later versions where there was an option to remove the maze altogether. The two-player Snake option through the Infra-red port was a stroke of genius as well, giving an instant lift to any train journey, as long as you could find someone who had the same phone. Ping-Pong, a version of which was one of the first computer games, also made it onto the phone, and provided for hours of entertainment. For the business user, it was possible to send names from the phone to another compatible device (such as my Trium Eclipse, or a PDA) in Vcard fo
rmat. The days of the electronic business wallet had arrived. However, it was not all good news for the 7110. One of the principal features of the Nokia business phone series, as well as the old 5110, was the fact that the same battery was used right up until the current 6310i. Although this meant that the colour of the back could not be changed, it at least allowed for component standardisation. This way, it is possible to upgrade the battery life of your old 5110 to extra-ordinary levels by fitting it with a Lithium polymer battery from a new 6310i, but at the same time, there is a basic design flaw. This is that the back can work itself loose from the contacts just through normal wear and tear, thus causing the phone to inadvertently turn off. My old Sagem MC920, with a similar set up to this, used to turn itself off, as did a 6210 owned by a friend of mine, and unfortunately the 7110 owned by my housemate suffered the same problem. A new battery did not improve things either, and it was then that one of the other main problems with the 7110 was discovered. The initial battery, which was a slimline lithium ion one, was replaced since the life went down to under 24 hours standby. A new Nickel Metal-Hydride battery was purchased (being a student, I could not afford anything else), but this only increased the battery about twofold, leaving me to believe that one of the fundamental design flaws of the 7110 was a short battery life. Given that my housemate's new phone, a Sagem MYG-5, now lasts over a week without a charge, I would say that technology has moved on a lot since the time that it was launched. Also of note is the flip itself. Despite looking amazing, and really being a talking point upon unanswering calls, the flip on the 7110 is not the most robust pieces of equipment. After a couple of years' usage, anything can go wrong with them. I have had friends who have kept the flip up with elastic bands because the clip that holds it up
is broken, other friends who have had to open the flip with two hands because the spring-loading has failed, and my housemate's phone needed coaxing sometimes to open. Also, the keylock, which is affected by the position of the flip, is liable to go on an off at any time, even if the flip has not been moved at all. This can be a real problem. Also, given the size of the majority of phones these days, and that external aerial, the 7110 is still one of those phones which need to be worn on the outside of a pair of jeans, as opposed to simply fitting into the pocket of them, an area where my housemate's new Sagem MYG-5 certainly scores. There is a lot to like about the Nokia 7110, and if someone really has their heart set on one, then nothing this, or any other review can say, will put them off. It is a design classic, still has many useful features, and can still command silly prices on Ebay for what is a four-year old phone which many would see as a brick. When this phone was new, it did not represent good value, except on contracts, but this did not stop thousands buying it, if just for that image. Not even Nokia's own 7650, which in some ways was a bigger step forward than this, has created as much of a following as the 7110. Long may it stand as an example of how to make progress in style.
The main part of Nokia 7110 ? is the huge, absolutely graphic display, which is constructed first of all for screening WAP- pages in the best possible way (text information adopted specially for viewing it on the mobile display). 7110 ? on of the fisr mobile phones that support WAP. The phone special in the way that it can transfer data with speed by 14 400 кb/s (of course if it is supported by phone operator), and also has the system of fast text input Т9? (dictionary for 60 000 words). Controlling and management of mobile by special device «Nokia Navi Roller?» that is resemble by his functions to the scrolling ball. You can move in to phone menu just by rolling roller, and for choosing something that interested you just push it. One of the good option that there is no any bottoms for regulation of volume, the same roller can help. Because of the big display playing games became very easy and convenient. There are only 4 games, but all of them quite nice, old ones such as: «snake», «rotation», «opposite», and one very new and interesting ? table tennis. In order to answer the incoming call it is necessary just to put down panel of the phone, that is very easy and comfortable. The same if necessary to finish conversation. Besides all mentioned advantages phone has a big memory for numbers - 1000 cells (for two names and five phone numbers in each) ? and memory for 50 SMS. All the accumulators form Nokias of 61 and 51 series are suitable to Nokia. 7110. The person who likes comfort and reliability will find it the best option
I bought my Nokia on contract with Orange in March of last year to replace a Bosch pay-as-you-go, also with Orange. At the time it was being pushed as "the phone from The Matrix". Okay, it does look similar, bit it isn't that one. A year on, and I can say that it's been a good purchase. What do I like about it: o Great screen, (a colour one would be great). o Simple controls. The "NaviRoller" especially is very well implemented. My four year old daughter can use this phone with little effort. o Good size/weight, (not keen on phones that look like something that belongs to a dolls outfit. o Pretty robust. I've dropped mine more than half a dozen times and it's still working fine. o Good signal acquisition. I've compared this to the Nokia 6110 on the same network, (employer-supplied phone), and the older 7110 always gets a better signal and holds onto it longer. o The slide section protecting the keys. What I don't like about it is: - Takes a long time to turn itself on. - The clip that holds the slide closed can sometimes be awkward to use, taking three or four attempts to get the slide to shut. I'm so satisfied with this phone that I'm only going to change when GPRS is fully/cheaply available. Until then I'll stick with this one, (unless Nokia bring out a 7110 version with a slightly taller colour screen, WAP2 and longer battery life).
The Nokia 7110 - some people think of it as the stylish phone flaunted in the matrix (This was actually a different model), others may consider it as just another annoying, infuriating, exasperating mobile phone that goes off in meetings and at the theater to your annoyance. As phones go I feel this is still up to modern day standards, although it is around four years old, this phone still hosts numerous features that are considered to be the biggest attraction to mobiles today. The most prominent of these is WAP - this is basically a sort of interactive teletext for when your on the go, if you add a genie sim card it's free. Quite a wonderous feeling when you buy a car through your phone, but apparantly it can be done. I know from first hand experience the 7110 is in fact one of the least annoying phones on the market, this is some acheivement, as mobile phones are now viewed as a neccessary rather than an accessory. I wouldn't go as far as to say that the 7110 is the best phone ever, but it's amazingly original roller function, and unique games, the Nokia 7110 was ahead of it's time, the phones that are being released now are gradually getting better, the 7110 was unique, the slide was cool, it was ahead of it's time, but no longer is.
The jumping out cover, large Navi-roller and big display - first, that you see at Nokia 7110. The side buttons responsible for loudness, are not present, this function has undertaken heel. It is necessary to get used to management of a cover: if necessary to open it there is not so simple, and sometimes it shooting almost spontaneously after a casual tangency. It is convenient, that the telephone allows working in the menu with the closed cover, entering figures and letters, simply rotating Navi-roller. In a folded condition it is possible to visit in a notepad, to make records to cells or to work with existing numbers, and certainly, to realize bells. Having Nokia 7110, it is possible to overlook notepad in a SIM and completely to pass on telephone notepad. The possibility to keep on one name up to five numbers with pictures, suggesting the home telephone or mobile, is very conveniently. In the same cell it is possible still to locate a brief entry recalling of birthday and a trade of the person, and also its e-mail. Buttons are surprising convenient and pliable. To work with 7110 is easy, the menu is traditional and clear, all items have numbers, therefore instruction hardly will be necessary, being is replaced by the brief helps on the display. Navi-roller it is possible to program on fast call by one from five functions, and to make it was possible literally for five seconds. To switch operational modes of a phone it is simple: short pressing wheel - and you already in the required directory. The most popular functions of the telephone (for example, alarm clock) are born by separate item that saves of recess in the menu only for the sake of morning getting up. But the probability of casual hit in this directory will increase. For setting of a bell there is a list of variants and the transition from usual to a silent mode is extremely simple. WAP-browser worked normally, any difficulties have not arisen. Certainly, the instruc
tion, and also information from operators was necessary for tunings. After enter in Internet the weather has become accessible in 40 seconds. The microphone is sensing and only, perhaps, on noisy streets it was necessary to increase a voice. The adjustment of loudness dynamics is multistage, and it sufficed almost in any conditions. This is a good phone for WAP. The next very useful model from Nokia.
This was my first phone and what a phone. It has everything that you could want (except for possibly voice activated dialling but lets be honest that's dodgy at the best of times and with speed dial who needs it?) This phone has many key features including: A 1000+ name and number memory, Wap Browser, Games inc 2 player Snake 2, Calendar (which comes in very useful), IR port etc. Basically this phone has everything as well as a matrix style slide down front which is just too addictive (you just wont be able to leave that silver button alone) The size of this phone often puts people off and as modern phones go it is big. But the screen is huge great for Wap browsing. The external aerial although bulky gives superb reception and the Navi scroll is just superb once u have tried it no other phone will be as easy to use. Overall this phone is superb and I would advise anyone to buy one. Alas my first phone broke (Water Damage) but its ok because I have recently purchased a new one.
The nokia 7110 is not a good phone to buy even though it has all of these features trying to make it a better phone: Key facts The phone is realy 2 phones in one. It is dual band: it works in both GSM 900 and GSM 1800 networks. It automatically uses the network with the strongest signal, and switches networks even during a call within the same operator's network. So you get a more reliable connection, fewer dropped calls, and fewer "Network busy" messages. And the Nokia 7110 enables you to have two separate lines in one phone, one private and the other for business, with separate ringing tones and forwarding options for each. Weight: 141 g Dimensions: 125 x 53 x 24 mm, 125 cc 3V technology High-contrast graphical display, 96 x 65 pixels Memory for up to 1000 names in phone Up to 3 numbers and one text/address field for each name Predictive text Input Access to WAP-based services with Internet WML microbrowser Data Support at higher data rates (14.4 kbps) 34 languages available, depending on market area 35 selectable ringing tones, SMS alert tones Calendar viewable by day, week, month. Memory for hundreds of calendar notes. Even though this phone has good features the one main thing that lets the phone down is the flip down, as this is always breaking off on my phone, and i have to keep sending it back to nokia to get it fixed or replaced.
I have had my Nokia for nearly 10 months now and it is still as good now as it was then. I bought it to start with mainly because it was a WAP phone and also because it looks fantastic. It weighs about 141g, which, compared to some of the new models today is slightly heavy bit is still very light. Famous, because it was featured on "The Matrix", and sometimes called the Matrix phone, it has a flip down cover protecting the keypad. This is great as the keys don't get damaged at all which extends the life of the phone. It has a great ability to recieve signal virtually anywhere, obviously depending on the network aswell. The services menu is what stands out on this phone though, allowing you to access the internet. It is quick to connect and very rarely fails. With a built in infra red sensor you can also download information to your laptop at 14.4 Kb/s. As with all Nokia's it comes with a calendar, calcutator and games. With the 7110 though you can play Racket, a tennis game that you play with the roller. The 7110 has a massive memory too. It can hold 1000 names/numbers and also holds around 80 messages too. This can be very useful if you need to keep a lot of messages!! Also available are caller groups, and with this you can specify ring tones to various people. That way the phone will ring according to who is calling, whether it be your friend, a family member, or a colleague. These can be re-names aswell to suit you're needs. The keys are very easy to handle and typing a message is easy too, although the cover can sometimes be a bit of a nuisance when pressing the hash and star key. At night all the keys light up equally and the screen lights up equally too, not just a little light in the top corner, there by you can read every letter with out straining or turning to the light. With it being such a big screen
also allows you to fit more information on it too. Don't be put off by this though as it doesn't make it any bulkier really! The battery life is very good too, it will last over 2 days easy. The sound quality is brilliant aswell on this although it could be improved a bit more I feel. This is a brilliant phone that should be considered.
When I was deciding on what phone to buy, it was a toss up between the Ericsson T28, and the Nokia 7110. I knew someone who had a T28 and the sheer size of it was astounding, unfortunately it was a one trick pony, other than size, the 7110 betters it in all areas. My dad had a 7110 which was standard issue at his work, so I had a chance to get a feel of it, he got his when they were £250 and just released, so the WOW factor was even greater then. The first thing that you notice on the 7110, is the sheer size of the screen, it's a monster! Making it ideal for WAP browsing, and [clears throat] playing Snake II. Despite the 7110 being a 1998 model Nokia has not improved the screen on any of it's newer models. Another aesthetic gem is the color of the phone's body. Nokia decided to only produce the phone in one colour, It's a kind of chameleon green, which is difficult to explain to someone who hasn't seen the phone. Basically it's a green-grey colour which changes in different light and at different angles, really nice effect. But of course the real feature of this phone that everyone who sees it is wowed by is *THAT* slide. Immortalised by Neo in The Matrix. The 7110 has the best cover mechanism ever designed on a mobile phone, I can say that with the fullest of confidence. To answer calls you touch the metal switch at the top rear of the phone and the slide snaps down and you can speak. it even feels satisfying and is a major pose, when you get a call in public watch the people around you stare in awe. Another major feature of this phone is it's WAP capabilities(In fact it was the first ever WAP-enabled phone) Any criticisms that can be made about WAP are more aimed at the WAP technology, than the actual phone. The fact that it is a WAP enabled phone means that it has a built in modem, which means that you can use it's infrared capabilities to communicate with a PDA(Palm, Psion, etc
..) I use mine with my Psion 5mx to browse the internet, and it is great for that. WAP itself is a mixed bag. It is too slow to be used for anything other than sporadic use. It is a) too slow b( too expensive c) too underdeveloped IMO. However it is invaluable if you are out and want to check the football scores for example. It's a great novelty if nothing else. The NaviRoller is also an intuitive addition, it is basically a roller/button in the middle of the phone which makes selecting menus a breeze and WAP browsing, and is better than Sony's similar Jog Dial on their phones IMO. The Games are at best average. Snake 2 is inferior to the original Snake IMO, Rotation, Opposite, Racket...YAWN. Really dull games, racket slightly better, but it soon becomes tiresome. I play the games very rarely. In comparison The T28 has Tetris, The 3210 has Snake, and the Sony has Bananas. However, the games are not the reason most people buy a mobile phone, so it shouldn't matter too much. The Calendar function doubles up as a basic Personal Digital Assistant, and allows you to make notes, I haven't ever used this as I have my Psion, but it is fine for making notes etc. The actual call quality is superb, Clear as a bell, my friends can never tell whether I'm calling from my home or on my mobile...unless I'm in a club:-) really, it's that good, oh and the volume's adjustable to levels that are louder than you'd ever want. My main criticism of the phone is it's size, it lacks the dinkiness of the T28 and even the 5210's design with no sticking out aerial. The trade-off, however is long battery life, the 7110 shines here, really the battery is superb, and will last for days and days switched on. Also it's size allows it to be more rugged and withstand drops and falls. This phone is a popular model, and has a large user base, meaning that there is lots of software fo
r logos, ringtones, unlocking etc on the web. However it is a phone that is showing it's age: I can tell the difference between it and the 3210's speed in switching menus etc. I'm guessing that the newer phones have been fitted with faster processors. However, for me the advantages more than outweigh the disadvantages: It has a huge screen, long battery life, *that* slide, nice colour, good build quality, as good as landline call quality, WAP, and it is the phone from the Matrix! you should also be able to pick up the phone fairly cheaply these days. The disadvantages are: size, average games, quite an old model now. It really is a Pandoras box of delights, and there are smaller features that make it great too, that I haven't gone in to detail about. Buy with confidence.
The Nokia 7110 has been around for sometime but I must admit it a good phone. The concept comes from it predecessor 8146 which was the earlier version of a sliding front panel phone. This phone has a variety of features into it and has great value for money. Most of you should know by now that this phone has been out for sometime now and you can see that many opinions have been written about it. What important to understand about a mobile phone that even though all the features are nice there always going to be problem regardless of what anyone says. Design --------- The design of the phone is very sleek with a touch of a futuristic look on the display. The main attraction to this phone is the display size and the funky sliding front cover. They’re also an easy to use navi (roller button and scroller in one). This allows you to control the menu option selection as well as scrolling through them. Nokia must have done their research into what people are looking for because this phone is still a very good contender in the market for purchase. Features ------------ The phone has the standard feature as most other Nokia phones with a few extra bits. It has a built in infrared device, which allow you to transfer contact details and connect to mobile devices such as (Pocket PC, Laptop and other data device). I personally have a HP545 device that is a Pocket PC and I’m able to send faxes and connect onto the Web without any problems. The maximum transfer rate that you can get out of the phone is 14,400 kps but what most people don’t know is that it depends on your network provider service. Most network provider can only transfer at 9,600 kps but they never tell on the package for the handset that this is the issue. As everyone know most company are only out there to make money and nothing else. It also has a WAP (Wireless application protocol) brows
er built into the phone. I think this was one of the first phones out at the time when this technology actually came out. What good about wap is that it an information system similar to Internet explorer but can only display text and a few simple graphic. The best thing to say is that it’s like teletex and can be a pain after a while. Size ------ The size of the phone is not too bad compared to other phone out during that time. But now there to many small phone available with the same features at a higher price. Sounds stupid but is very true and would advised not to always look for size as you know the expression, (The smaller the phone, the easier it is to lose it). Dimensions: 125 x 53 x 24 mm, 125cc Weight: 141g It’s not that bad in size. Standard Stuff ------------------- You’ll get a lot of the standard feature such as Call register – catch up with you missed calls, received call, made call to see if anyone used your phone. Ringtones – you can download from the Internet or over the phone personalised ringers for your phone. You’re allowed to store up to 5 ring tones. Games – You’ll be surprised with the four games that come with phone, one opposite, snake 2, racket, and rotation. You’re able to try the games out on the Nokia Webster if you’re interested or just don’t want to buy the phone for the games. Predictive text - An easy way to write your text messages out. What it does it suggests words for you, which you then pick. Overall ---------- The phone is really well structured in the menu and you able to perform personal profile so that you can set for individual event (meeting, indoor, outdoor). There are quite a few accessories available but the only one I would recommend is the car kit and the data cable. Other than that it up to you to decided
on which ones to have. Price ----- The price can vary depending on what package and network you select. Some shop is currently offering this model for free. Best thing to do is look around and find the greatest deal. Off line will cost you around 200 pounds. I have unlock mine and it's worth alot for me. Important ------------- Since the launch of this phone there has been quite a few problem occurred so please make sure you check the software version of the phone by pressing *#0000# to see if you have the latest version. I’ve listed the entire version for you and remember you can go to a Nokia service centre to get your version updated as well Software version: v4.73 (Old version) v4.88 v4.94 v5.00 v5.01 (Newest version)
I have used several phones since the early nineties and Nokia’s stand head and shoulders above the rest. The 7110 is miniscule compared to the first brick I used to cart around with me and instead of 12hrs standby the latest offering from Nokia regularly lasts me 4 – 5 days! Why are Nokia’s so good? Well it’s the user interface or GUI, I’ve tried Motorola’s only to end up shouting at them and visiting the doctor for repetitive strain injury of the finger. The Nokia interface is quite simply elegant, everything you require is in a logical menu structure and with the addition of the “Navi Roller” on the latest phones my little pinkies are safe! A large screen makes SMS and data easier than on previous models and the covered keypad (similar to the banana phone) ensures that you don’t accidentely call the police too often! Aside from being from a good breeding heritage the 7110 is an excellent phone in its own right with a variety of useful features not available on its competitors models, this includes infa-red data links through the built in modem. In its simplest form this allows you to connect to other phones and transfer any number from your phone book as a business card. It’s a very good idea to store your own number so you can beam it into other people’s phones (saves having to hunt for pen and paper). But the IR link comes into its own when lined up with a Psion or Palm pilot this allows full use of email and even web surfing, be warned this can be expensive on UK networks. The real top draw feature of the 7110 is WAP or wireless application protocol, this allows users to access specially written web data from the phone. Now WAP has received a bit of a pasting in the media recently, the majority is undeserved and caused by the charges levied by networks for the service often 5 – 10p a minute. Using WAP
without worrying about the cost on some sort of fixed price deal say and extra £3 per month would no doubt see WAP take off. Useful sites like the “curry pages” where you can enquire where the nearest Indian is and up to date travel info from the RAC would become indispensable. There are ways to get unmetered WAP access but your current ISP has to have an 0800 dial up number and you need to be on Orange, sadly not practical for most, so come on networks cut us some slack! When WAP does fly a 7110 will see you alright, but until then you will have a small light phone with built in data capability and IR transfer, as well as long standby, easy user interface, 40 ringtones and predictive SMS input. Oh I nearly forgot to mention it looks pretty cool as well! With contract prices for the 7110 about 70 quid and pay as you go prices about 150 quid you can't go wrong