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      03.11.2009 16:27
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      A good phone but does not live up to todays standards.

      The nokia 8250 is now a old phone unfortunately, this phone was announced in 2000 so now it's plus seven years old. The phone is looking very good for it's age. It has a great layout of it's bottons and does looka cool the dark blue backlight is defently a plus point for this phone. In this phones day it would of been a good phone to have and if you have it today it's not a bad phone to be using, their aint many of them around either since I think you can only get them in China so for some reason. However the phone is on the old side. The newer phones today have mp3 players and good camaras which this phone lacks, sure you can use it for making calls and texts and it has the alarm and calander but thats all. Todays phones have these features this phone does not live up to todays standards. This review is also on Ciao, Dooyoo and many other reviewing sites

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      25.03.2003 21:24
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      The Nokia 8250 is the next step up from the 8210 and the one down from the 8310. The Nokia 8250 is the same size as the 8210, however, it also includes its own ring tone composer. The features on both phones are quite similar but the main difference is the keypad on the 8250. The keypad is not only raised, but two-tone (which comes as standard) to add some colour to the usually vapid front. With it's innovative raised key pad and the shocking blue backlight, this phone is THE one to own if you're considering on buying a new phone. Once again, fascias are interchangable so personalising your new phone is not a problem. The only problem is however, the availability of the phone. It seems that only Nokia-Asia produce it and consequently, your best bet would probably be ebay. The phone includes many features such as: SMS Call Register Profiles Settings Call Divert Games Calculator Calendar Infrared If you want a unique and all around swish little phone, go for the Nokia 8250.

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        05.05.2002 09:38
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        The Nokia 8250 meets all expectations? As i live in the UK i could not personally buy this phone myself, but i can tell you that the days i waited for it to reach my hands seemed longer than ever. Its sleek and stylish looks make any buyer fall in love with it! It is small and light weight and slots into any confined space. Sometimes i do worry because of its size it is so easy to lose and i am constantly checking my pockets to see if it is still there. When placed into a mobile phone case it simply disappears right to the bottom because it is so small. It is small, but everything is compacted inside this miniature phone with excellent sound quality. So wots so special..The nokia 8250 has a specially designed - butterfly - keyboard, it is comfortable to use and ergonomically designed. The more important buttons stick out more than the others and is easy to use simply with one hand. It also has easy changeable fasicas ranging from illcit green to bewildered red. I understand that it has been said that the 8250 is the upgrade of the 8210, with better features and more time has been put into this design - the 8210 has flat, harder to press buttons. Although, the 8250 seems too far from just an "upgrade". Although there are its con's. I would describe the nokia 8250 more as an "office or business" phone. It can type up to 160 characters and store a stinjy 10 messages. It can however store 250 names and numbers, but then again i guess this proves my point of being more of an "office" phone. Also, due to its "hard" buttons games like Bantumi are simply not possible on this phone and there is only snake 1, memory, logic and opposite. These games aren't exaclty thrilling either - BUT these games are unique, like, logic and opposite - they are NOT available on most nokia handsets. Opposite is more like Othello and Memory like Pairs. I have been told that my phone is simply the best if only it had bett er games. Another main con is the price!! mine cost 2000 HK dollar which is roughy 190 - 200 pounds, another bummer is it can not be bought in UK. ALthough its price does reflect its quality and is definately value for money. The 8250 has voice activated dialling, which is ace and so interesting... talk to your phone!! You could be like Keanu Reaves in "The Matrix"... phone TRINITY. Erm, PROFILES, the 8250 has a number of profiles you can set in, with cool screensavers as well. Set your own ringing volume for different invironments, set it to vibrate, set your message tone extra loud when you get messages! By storing these settings into a profile you can simply change your profile with the touch of a button instead of having to go through repetitive processes to change settings. VIBRATE ALERT it is useful in noisy surroundings, virate alert does not just tickle the side of your pockets, but, when held tightly in your hand trys to squirm its way out. CALENDAR can set alarms for when you wake up, store birthdays so you will never forget them or simply just for everyday appointments. INFRARED, most importantly transfer information like phone numbers to other compatible phones and play 2 player snake with other infrared nokia users. It is simply the best, your friends will wonder.. how on earth?!?! TONES. To be honest they are rather disappointing since the rest of the phone is excellent. Although there are one or too different compositions that are a joy to listen to over and over again and are unusual. There is the fact that there are 5 spaces for newly composed ones done by yourself or tones that are sent to you to make up for the fac though. PICTURE MESSAGES. Nokia 8250 generous on picture messages, aeroplanes, love hearts, skylines, dragons, there are pictures for all occasions. CHAT. This is available to all nokia chat user. Keep up to date on messages you dont have to store them but the messag es are lost when the conversation is closed but you can revert back to them during your conversation just like in a chat room! BUT then again i would advise you only to use this when you KNOW that your user has their phone on and you are expecting to have a long text conversation. CONFERENCE CALLS. Feel like you are at home! Be able to chat to more that one person at once and switch in between calls! I would advise you to buy it though to be the envy of your friends as nothing can compare to its looks and joys it brings! The nokia 8250 comes with a charger that CAN be used in the UK and unlike phones in the UK they can be bought sim free and cost roughty the same price as a phone with a sim card in. IF you did not understand wot i meant by this, usually phones like pay as you go which come with the tariff's sim card cost less than just a plain handset with no sim card - a LOT less as well, if you were thinking pay as you go phones cost a lot. The nokia 8250 is compatible with all if not most british tariffs, as my phone was bought in Hong Kong i am currently using a BT CELLNET pay as you go sim card.

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          27.08.2001 21:37
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          Despite not being officially available to purchase in the UK there are many of these phones being sold on both Yahoo! Auctions and ebay but the main question is ....IS IT WORTH IT??? well if you already own an 8210 you will know that the size and functionality of the 8210 is very impressive but it is not worth the additional money for the Nokia 8250. Although it looks a lot better than the 8210 you can simply replace the LEDs in your Nokia 8210 and purchase a 8210 to 8250 conversion cover via Yahoo! Auctions or Ebay. The 8250 may have newer software installed than the 8210 but for the £150 extra I believe people can live with the old software on the 8210. If you do not own a Nokia 8210 and are wondering which Nokia phone to go for this phone may be an option to you but if money is a factor then stick with the cheaper, lighter (79g) Nokia 8210. With newer Nokia phones emerging very quickly with more and more features I believe the 8250 should be missed. The 8310 is just 5 grams heavier than the 8250 and also has WAP capabilities and GPRS. The 8310 also has lots more memory and is generally an all round better choice so if you want to purchase an 8250 I would either save up for the 8310 or not bother.

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            20.05.2001 20:00
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            Smaller than the 8210 this phone must be tiny. It is hard to play games and type numbers on the 8210 (small buttons) so what is it going to be like on the 8250. The phone is very similar and only a tiny bit smaller. Personally I like the slightly larger phones like the 3310. Easy to press the buttons and it is still fairly small. It also has much the same features. The 8210 and 8250 are only available on contracts (unless you want to pay s**t loads for it) so they are not suitable if you only use them occasionally. It is still very expensive on contract and you add to that by paying the monthly bills. These phones are only suitable if you use them A LOT.

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              07.04.2001 23:17
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              Size does matter! Very few things in this world are made for small people. The things that are usually lack features or are in some way dumbed down, as if the lack of stature somehow translates to a lack of brain. I'm not sure if Nokia had small people specifically in mind when they made the Nokia 8260 phone, but it is perfect for those people who just don't need large toys. The Nokia 8250 is about half the size of a deck of cards and weighs almost as much. It fits nicely into a shirt pocket and even fits into my pants pocket without leaving an embarrassing bulge. However, size can be an inconvenience at times. The phone is so light that I often find that I have to take everything out of all of my pockets just to make sure that I haven't lost it! Because the overall size is small, Nokia had to make some compromises. The number keys are really small and close together, taking up about a 1 1/2 inch by 1 1/2 inch area. This might reduce the usability for someone for big hands, but for me and my small hands, the proportions are perfect. On the other hand, the display area is ample, especially in comparison to my LX100. The display area is sufficient for 5 lines of text (3 for messages and 2 for icons/information). If looks could kill The Nokia 8250 is, in short, one cute little phone. It comes in 3 colors: red, blue, and gray. I picked the red one. The advertisements for the Nokia 8250 depict a bright fire engine red phone. That's not what I got, and I have to admit that I'm pleased. The red surface of the phone looks like brushed steel, so the resulting color is more of a cranberry. The trim is black and silver, again with the brushed steel look. The overall combination is perfect for Ohio State Buckeye fans! The keys on the phone are very different than those that I've seen on other phones. Rather than having plastic buttons that glow neon green in the dark, the keys are silver, w ith only the outlines of the numbers and letters on the key glowing in the dark. The effect is subtle and may not work well for those with poor eyesight, but I really like it. The overall design of the Nokia 8250 is sleek. The antenna is internal and there is no keypad cover. I like this because there's nothing to get caught on things in my purse or briefcase. At first, I was afraid that the lack of keypad cover would be a problem, but with the use of the keypad lock, I have found that it isn't. (Much to my surprise, I am able to answer a phone call even with the keypad lock set.) Talk to me! Calls sent and received through the Nokia 8250 sound great. At first, I thought that I might have to yell in order to be heard, since the microphone is a good distance away from my mouth. However, that's not the case. The phone comes with a side volume control to allow adjustment, if needed. I set it once and forgot it. In addition, my Nokia 8250 came with a headset that looks almost like a basic earphone. The microphone is attached to the cord. Again, my experience with such things was so primitive that I didn't think it would work. However, I have found that it's wonderful and the reception sounds almost better than the phone itself. I didn't lose your number; I'm ignoring you One thing that I have found annoying in the past is that I never seem to have phone numbers when I need them. Some of the ones that I need the most often but dial so rarely that I never remember them are those for my daughter's pediatrician and dentist, my doctors, select relatives, etc. Now, the only excuse I have for not having the number is sheer laziness. The Nokia 8250 provides storage for up to 250 entries in an address book. These entries include a name, the phone number, and an email address. The user can then be place a call by locating the number (via search or scrolling) and hitting a single button. The numbers can also be grouped into call groups. More on that later. Would you answer the phone already? The Nokia 8250 provides a number of ways to signal incoming phone calls. The user can choose from 40 ring patterns, though on my phone, 5 of those are blank and useless. The rings range from simple (a single beep) to long and musical (Equilibrium). The user can determine whether the selected ring tone can be ascending (starting out soft and getting louder with each ring), silent (for meetings and movie theaters), or always the same level. My biggest complaint about the Nokia 8250 is this area. The ring tones are either incredibly wimpy or ear-splittingly shrill. Even adjusting the volume level doesn't seem to help these much. The musical ones are cute, but I would feel rather embarrassed to use some of the longer musical ones (like "Mary Had a Little Lamb"), especially in a work environment. So out of 40 available ring tones, I find that I would only use 5, which are very similar to every other cell phone on the market. (If you want to get confused, go to Union Station in Chicago during rush hour and try to figure out whose phone is ringing!) In addition, the user can have the phone vibrate when it rings. This is perfect for those times when ringing phones aren't appropriate (like those times when you want to go see a movie, but don't want to wait until the movie has ended to find that your child has burned down your house in your absence). It also helps with the wimpy ring problem, as the vibration can be felt even when the ring cannot be heard. The Nokia 8250 also has storage for six user profiles, where each profile contains a distinct combination of ring tone, volume, vibration level, etc. This makes it very easy to change the phone from the "Normal" setting (where it rings loudly and vibrates) to a "Meeting" setting (where it only vibrates). It also makes it so I can have a special profile which plays "Mary Had a Little Lamb" when I'm out with my daughter or something "Normal" when I'm in a business setting. The Nokia 8250 also allows the user to program incoming calls from certain groups of saved numbers to ring in a specific pattern. This feature is nice, but doesn't work as well as I would hope. For instance, my husband has a phone number at his office where I may call, but due to the size of the company and the configuration of the phone switches, the actual incoming number is different. So if I wanted my phone to ring a certain way whenever he calls, I have to save all of the source numbers. Frankly, as much as I would like to have the "Tarzan Yell" announce his attempt to reach me, it's just not worth it. It's almost a PDA I have an old Palm II that I used to carry around, but I finally got tired of lugging such a heavy object around. Unfortunately, that meant that I lost most of the ability to keep track of useful information. The Nokia 8250 is saving me, though, because it has many of the same features as a PDA. • Built-in clock I no longer have to remember to wear a watch • Two way text messaging The Nokia 8250 can act as a pager using my wireless provider's text messaging service. I can send and receive emails (up to 100 characters) via my cell phone. This is very handy, especially for the short "I Love You" notes from my husband. • Games The Nokia 8250 comes with 4 games: Snake, Logic, Rotation, and Memory. My favorite is Snake, where I steer a little snake around the display to collect new segments. It's highly addictive. Fortunately, it doesn't seem to drain the battery of power as I was afraid it would. • Calculator I can't count the number of times when I've wished that I had a calculator with me. The functionality is basic, but sufficient for keeping a tally of my Christmas purchases. • Calendar The calendar allows me to keep track of meeting times, birthdays, phone calls, etc. and to make notes about specific events. It's alive! The best feature on this phone, though, is the battery life. With all of the things that it can do, I find that I have it turned on all of the time. With my Ericsson LX100, the battery would have been dead in just a few hours, even when brand new. But the Lilon Semi-Fixed (920mAh) battery lasts virtually forever. With my digital PCS service, the talk time is up to 3 hours and the standby time is up to a week. (Actually times vary based on how the phone is used. Times are less for analog service.) I have been so impressed with the longevity of this battery that I have yet to buy an auto charger. My phone came with the Rapid Travel Charger, which is smaller and more lightweight than any charger I've ever seen. The battery can be completely recharged in less than 2 hours. Conclusion For the most part, I adore the Nokia 8250. It looks great, works well for long periods of time, and has tons of features. I am unimpressed with the ring tones, but I can live with that. Because of its diminutive size, it might not be the best selection for those with visual imparities or for those who have really large hands. For the rest, this cute little phone packs lots of punch.

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                10.03.2001 02:04
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                Here are a few basic features of the 8250.. Size does matter! Very few things in this world are made for small people. The things that are usually lack features or are in some way dumbed down, as if the lack of stature somehow translates to a lack of brain. I'm not sure if Nokia had small people specifically in mind when they made the Nokia 8250 phone, but it is perfect for those people who just don't need large toys. The Nokia 8250 is about half the size of a deck of cards and weighs almost as much. It fits nicely into a shirt pocket and even fits into my pants pocket without leaving an embarrassing bulge. However, size can be an inconvenience at times. The phone is so light that I often find that I have to take everything out of all of my pockets just to make sure that I haven't lost it! An AT&T customer care representative told me that more customers report these lost than any others. (I wonder how many of the customers who report them missing later find them in the bottom of purses, briefcases, etc.!) Because the overall size is small, Nokia had to make some compromises. The number keys are really small and close together, taking up about a 1 1/2 inch by 1 1/2 inch area. This might reduce the usability for someone for big hands, but for me and my small hands, the proportions are perfect. On the other hand, the display area is ample, especially in comparison to my LX100. The display area is sufficient for 5 lines of text (3 for messages and 2 for icons/information). If looks could kill The Nokia 8250 is, in short, one cute little phone. It comes in 3 colors: red, blue, and gray. I picked the red one. The advertisements for the Nokia 8250 depict a bright fire engine red phone. That's not what I got, and I have to admit that I'm pleased. The red surface of the phone looks like brushed steel, so the resulting color is more of a cranberry. The trim is black and silver, again with the brushed steel look. The overall combination is perfect for Ohio State Buckeye fans! The keys on the phone are very different than those that I've seen on other phones. Rather than having plastic buttons that glow neon green in the dark, the keys are silver, with only the outlines of the numbers and letters on the key glowing in the dark. The effect is subtle and may not work well for those with poor eyesight, but I really like it. The overall design of the Nokia 8250 is sleek. The antenna is internal and there is no keypad cover. I like this because there's nothing to get caught on things in my purse or briefcase. At first, I was afraid that the lack of keypad cover would be a problem, but with the use of the keypad lock, I have found that it isn't. (Much to my surprise, I am able to answer a phone call even with the keypad lock set.) Talk to me! Calls sent and received through the Nokia 8250 sound great. At first, I thought that I might have to yell in order to be heard, since the microphone is a good distance away from my mouth. However, that's not the case. The phone comes with a side volume control to allow adjustment, if needed. I set it once and forgot it. In addition, my Nokia 8250 came with a headset that looks almost like a basic earphone. The microphone is attached to the cord. Again, my experience with such things was so primitive that I didn't think it would work. However, I have found that it's wonderful and the reception sounds almost better than the phone itself. I didn't lose your number; I'm ignoring you One thing that I have found annoying in the past is that I never seem to have phone numbers when I need them. Some of the ones that I need the most often but dial so rarely that I never remember them are those for my daughter's pediatrician and dentist, my doctors, select relatives, etc. Now, the only excuse I have for not having the number is sheer laziness. The Nokia 8250 provides storage for up to 250 entries in an address book. These entries include a name, the phone number, and an email address. The user can then be place a call by locating the number (via search or scrolling) and hitting a single button. The numbers can also be grouped into call groups. More on that later. Would you answer the phone already? The Nokia 8250 provides a number of ways to signal incoming phone calls. The user can choose from 40 ring patterns, though on my phone, 5 of those are blank and useless. The rings range from simple (a single beep) to long and musical (Equilibrium). The user can determine whether the selected ring tone can be ascending (starting out soft and getting louder with each ring), silent (for meetings and movie theaters), or always the same level. My biggest complaint about the Nokia 8250 is this area. The ring tones are either incredibly wimpy or ear-splittingly shrill. Even adjusting the volume level doesn't seem to help these much. The musical ones are cute, but I would feel rather embarrassed to use some of the longer musical ones (like "Mary Had a Little Lamb"), especially in a work environment. So out of 40 available ring tones, I find that I would only use 5, which are very similar to every other mobile phone on the market. (If you want to get confused, go to Union Station in Chicago during rush hour and try to figure out whose phone is ringing!) In addition, the user can have the phone vibrate when it rings. This is perfect for those times when ringing phones aren't appropriate (like those times when you want to go see a movie, but don't want to wait until the movie has ended to find that your child has burned down your house in your absence). It also helps with the wimpy ring problem, as the vibration can be felt even when the ring cannot be heard. The Nokia 8250 also has storage for six user pro files, where each profile contains a distinct combination of ring tone, volume, vibration level, etc. This makes it very easy to change the phone from the "Normal" setting (where it rings loudly and vibrates) to a "Meeting" setting (where it only vibrates). It also makes it so I can have a special profile which plays "Mary Had a Little Lamb" when I'm out with my daughter or something "Normal" when I'm in a business setting. The Nokia 8250 also allows the user to program incoming calls from certain groups of saved numbers to ring in a specific pattern. This feature is nice, but doesn't work as well as I would hope. For instance, my husband has a phone number at his office where I may call, but due to the size of the company and the configuration of the phone switches, the actual incoming number is different. So if I wanted my phone to ring a certain way whenever he calls, I have to save all of the source numbers. Frankly, as much as I would like to have the "Tarzan Yell" announce his attempt to reach me, it's just not worth it. It's almost a PDA I have an old Palm II that I used to carry around, but I finally got tired of lugging such a heavy object around. Unfortunately, that meant that I lost most of the ability to keep track of useful information. The Nokia 8260 is saving me, though, because it has many of the same features as a PDA. • Built-in clock I no longer have to remember to wear a watch • Two way text messaging The Nokia 8250 can act as a pager using my wireless provider's text messaging service. I can send and receive emails (up to 100 characters) via my cell phone. This is very handy, especially for the short "I Love You" notes from my husband. • Games The Nokia 8250 comes with 4 games: Snake, Logic, Rotation, and Memory. My favorite is Snake, where I steer a l ittle snake around the display to collect new segments. It's highly addictive. Fortunately, it doesn't seem to drain the battery of power as I was afraid it would. • Calculator I can't count the number of times when I've wished that I had a calculator with me. The functionality is basic, but sufficient for keeping a tally of my Christmas purchases. • Calendar The calendar allows me to keep track of meeting times, birthdays, phone calls, etc. and to make notes about specific events. It's alive! The best feature on this phone, though, is the battery life. With all of the things that it can do, I find that I have it turned on all of the time. But the Lilon Semi-Fixed (920mAh) battery lasts virtually forever. With my digital PCS service, the talk time is up to 3 hours and the standby time is up to a week. (Actually times vary based on how the phone is used. Times are less for analog service.) I have been so impressed with the longevity of this battery that I have yet to buy an auto charger. My phone came with the Rapid Travel Charger, which is smaller and more lightweight than any charger I've ever seen. The battery can be completely recharged in less than 2 hours. Conclusion For the most part, I adore the Nokia 8250. It looks great, works well for long periods of time, and has tons of features. I am unimpressed with the ring tones, but I can live with that. Because of its diminutive size, it might not be the best selection for those with visual imparities or for those who have really large hands. For the rest, this cute little phone packs lots of punch

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                  21.02.2001 01:25
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                  First glance the NK 8250 may be mistaken fro the coveted 8210. This phone is very similar and then some... Firtly you will notice how the buttons are postioned, looks cool and agressive-a bit like the Chrysler Cruiser. Like the 8890, the screen has a very cool blue backlight. The phone also enables the x-press on covers. The menu features are typical of Nokia phones-why mess with perfection? There are some additions though, and these are first in the 8000 series. Firstly, like the NK 3310 there is the ability to use Immediate Chat. You may also compose your own ringing tones which is only available in the 3000 series at the moment, and more importantly there is the ability of sending e-mails. However, the biggest disappointment of the phone is that there is no WAP service which personally shocked me. The disadvantage is that its not a tri-band phone, bit I think we've all given up hope on Nokia producing one before the first wave of 3G phones. Overall though the phone is excellent and another reason for why Nokia are the Manchester United of the mobile world. Metal gear Ninja

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                  Ok, we’ve all done it right? You go to the car to buckle the kids in, etc. and you lay the phone down on the trunk. You drive off and about 5 miles down the road you look at your spouse and say, “Where’s the phone??” Well maybe not everyone has done this, but i know someone who did. The mobile insurance man seemed to think it was a pretty common occurrence. I returned to the restaurant that we were previously at and sure enough. There where I made that right turn to get onto the highway was the phone, or what was left of the phone by now. I don’t know how many peeled back Firestone tires had run over it by now, but needless to say, it was a goner. The next day, I took the phone to our local repair shop and after they realized that “God” was not working there, they would have to replace the phone. The phone that I had was a Nokia 6161 and it was a great phone. I only had a few problems with it roaming when it shouldn’t, but that was about it. There on the counter at the service centre was the new Nokia 8260. I picked it up and about threw it through the ceiling it was so light. I played with the functions a minute and asked the salesman how much it was. He said that I could upgrade for $80.00 since I was getting a new phone anyway. Ok, I’m getting to my opinion of the phone. I purchased the last one that they had. Differences – from 6161 to 8260 Phonebook on the 6161 will store 199 names and numbers & the 8260 will hold 250. The 8260 also has a place to store the contacts email address. Now this could be helpful! Weight difference is pretty dramatic, as I could easily tell. The 6161 weighs 5.8 oz and the 8260 weighs 3.4 oz. Again, you must be careful not to throw it through the ceiling if your used to the 6161. The 8260 also has a 2-way paging function, which the 6161 did not have. You can type in an SMS message and send it directly to another phone capable of r eceiving SMS messages. That brings up the really “neat” function included with the 8260. Predictive text input will automatically try to guess what your typing as you type. You can add and delete words from the dictionary. It keeps your spelling neat and also makes typing a long message a lot easier. Anyone that has ever tried to type a message using cell phone keys will definitely appreciate this feature. Another new feature of the 8260 is the internal vibrato alert and side volume keys. There is no longer a need to purchase a $100.00 vibrating battery that cuts your talk time in half. This does not tax the battery anymore than the ring. Great feature!! Holds 5 slots for downloadable ring tones. I was pretty confused and interested in this one. It has 5 ring tones that read “personal”. The User Guide doesn’t give you much information about this. I’m looking all over the Internet and finding these ring tones for Nokia phones. I’m working with tech support now to see if we can get some loaded. I’ll have to say that I’m finding ring tones for many phones, just not many for the 8260 yet. The Calendar holds up to 50 appointments or reminders, which was not an option on the 6161 either. So this is definitely a plus. Before I purchased this phone, I did a lot of research on the Internet and of course DooYoo. The phone is very highly rated everywhere. I hope this helps someone make an educated decision about it. It is definitely a great phone, "I just hope it’s a little tougher under tires than the 6161." *laughs out load* So I recommend that if you want a new phone, or are buying for the first time, then buy the 8250!!!!!

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