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This phone is a veritable feast of functions and gadgets it’s simply superb. I have had this phone for a while now and it has served me very well indeed. I have as of yet had no problems with it and I think that it is immensely useful. The main features of this phone are: Huge memory up-to 8megs which is plenty, Fax, SMS, Internet and Wap Browser, Note book and a calendar as well as a variety of other features. The Phone allows you to use a built in speaker phone which is superb, set it down on your desk and walk around to your hearts content. It also includes a voice recorder, which is very useful if a situation arises where a permanent record of the conversation is required. The Wap browser is fast very fast after owning a 7110 this was a breath of fresh air the huge screen makes quick work of the web pages and before you know it you’ll be surfing through the Wap world as easily as the internet on your PC. SMS is very, very easy on this phone none of the usual faffing about is required using the full QWERTY keyboard texting is a doddle. The phone book is huge I wouldn’t like to guess the capacity but its big, very big. The phone book comes in two forms the straight phone book (names and number style) or the Contacts list which gives u comprehensive information about the entry e.g. e-mail address, home phone, GSM, Fax, Address, Company info and you can even add a note and a picture. I have the 8meg memory card in my 9110i (upgraded from 6meg), which I strongly recommend.
Built for professionals on the move, the Nokia 9110 Communicator raises productivity and efficiency by combining the essential office tools into one lightweight unit. The Nokia 9110 Communicatoris much more than just a phone, fax and email in one box - it is a complete wireless communications device. When you put it in your pocket, you take the office with you. You use the Nokia 9110 Communicator applications every day: the phone, fax and email. Each one essential by itself - and unbeatable when you have them all together. Check your email when it suits you. Then edit it and forward it as a fax - there's no need for paper because you send and receive faxes digitally. The built-in Internet setup in the Nokia 9110 Communicator gets you online quickly. Just select the WWW application, choose the Internet provider and fill in your subscriber information. Then you can surf almost whenever you like, wherever you like. There's no need for a bulging wallet full of business cards. You can keep contact information you need in one place. Create and edit all the contact information - phone and fax numbers, postal and e-mail addresses - using the Nokia 9110 Communicator's contacts application. You can view the Calendar in the Nokia 9110 Communicator by day, week or month. You can easily keep to-do lists, set alarms and reminders, and link events to memos. Use the supplied PC connectivity software to synchronise to Outlook Schedule +. You'll never be in the dark with the Nokia 9110 Communicator - it has a large, clear backlit screen which is easy to read day or night, straight on or at an angle. Each Communicator comes with a CD-ROM containing software for the Macintosh and Windows platforms. Synchronization of your Nokia 9110 Communicator with your compatible PC is made easy via a serial cable connection, or using the optional desktop stand.
I've used a 9110 for a long time now and its predecessor the 9000i before that. Yes it's big and heavy when compared with handsets like the 3310 but remember what it can do... You can send and receive faxes, emails, SMS messages with pictures, browse the internet using a browser that brings in full pages (OK pictures take a bit of time to appear but you can elect to only view the text) or use WAP instead. It has a calendar that you can enter your schedule in and the phone will remind you of a meeting 10 minutes before it's due to start. The address book can store far more information than any other phone that I know of, including the persons picture if needed! You can have a conversation with the phone open which comes in very handy when I am driving. There is a voice recorder built in for either personal reminders or to record telephone calls. You can also download WAV files to use as ringtones...not just the plinky-plonky type tunes. I have a full orchestral version of the James Bond 007 theme as my ringtone...yes I know its posey but why not!! I can also use the phone to have a terminal session with a PC system at my office no matter where I am which saves me having to drive into the office if there are any problems. The only other alternative for me would be a laptop and I would still need a mobile or have to find a land line to connect it to. I have only had one serious problem with it when I it locked up completely and my only option was a full factory reset. Fortunately I backup the phone onto my PC so I was able to reinstall everything. If you can live with the weight and size, and you do get used to them, this phone has no competition until the new Nokia 9210 is released...I cannot wait!
The Nokia 9110 is a fantastic bit of kit for the business user on the move. The relatively small package provides the user with full internet, email, fax, SMS and even WAP functionality along with a quality mobile phone. The 9110 is a little bigger than a mobile phone, but smaller than your average PDA. It has a monochrome screen which is more than adequate. The monochrome screen also means the device has a good battery life. The 9110 can be used as a mobile phone (albeit a large one) and then when flipped open is has a full qwerty keyboard and a series of hotkeys to allow the user to send a receive faxes, emails, SMS messages, connect to the internet and WAP services. All this can be done with minimal effort although there is some initial setup procedures to input the various ISP/email settings etc. Once configured the device is very useful and makes an ideal companion to the business user that needs to stay in touch while on the move both nationally and even internationally. however the 9110 is single band which is a disadvantage. It will only operate on the 900Mhz frequency which means the user is limited to the number of networks they can use the phone on. This also means that use in the USA is not possible as they operate on the 1900Mhz frequency. Okay negative points. The first would have to be the size, the device is just a little too big, it really needs to be carried in a case or bag and is far to big to carry in the pocket. From this point of view it is less convenient than say a PDA and mobile phone combination as the business user could simply leave a PDA in a hotel room, carry the phone and still be in touch with minimal hassle. However the 9110 is far more convenient than the PDA + mobile phone combo and it is one unit and once the settings have been entered is ready to go. This is a major marketing point for Nokia. Secondly is the single band system. This is a real shame as it limits the potential market for the product, however Nokia realise this and are soon to release the dual band, colour 9210. I would say all in all I like the 9110, it is convenient and reliable. If you can live with the size and if it is available on your network and is usable on the networks you may be roaming then go right ahead, otherwise you could wait for the slightly more slimline 9210. 8/10
Although like a small brick compared to most of todays phones, it is excellent for the sending and reception of faxes and e mail and a limitless address book. Have owned mine for nearly 2 years using it all summer for weather forecasts from the net while boating abroad. Easy to connect to a lap top and backup. relitively robust when dropped. Battery lasts about half a week with 20 call a day. Would like it to have an illuminated typing key pad.Functionality is improved with the optional memory chip.
So you like watching James Bond movies and you just had to have one of those Nokia communicators. Yes, nice and nifty, like a Swiss Army knife with knobs (or buttons) on. So, now you stand on the train or in the middle of the library and talk very loudly (because of your poor reception) or try (because the odds are against you) to connect to the Internet. If you are on the train I suggest trying to read the advertising hoardings as they fly past, you will probably get a better visual experience. What if I am in the library? Well first of all, be quiet! Second, if you want to phone someone use a payphone. They are cheaper and don't look ridiculous. Third, if you want to see a site in all its glory, use one of the Internet connected computers in your library. As it will cost you less, you will get a better connection and it will look ten times better. Plus, when all of the mobile telcos in Europe collapse there will be no more WAP sites to look at and you will have to switch to imode. There's a thing, the library computer will be looking at a site written in HTML and so will your imode phone (your WAP phone will be landfill by the way). Coincidence? No, it was joined up thinking on the part of the Japanese. But there you go.
tired of having a pda and a mobile with two chargers, cables and associated stuff?? try the Nokia 9110 for a one box solution. has great useability only let down by a rather slow data exchange with MS Outlook. on the otehr hand its data rate to the internet is a better than average 14,400bps and ist capable or sending/ recieving data/ faxes etc. The latest 9110e is WAP enabled for those who want that kind of thing. try also the new 9210 for colour screen.. maybe also the data rate is improved. only for those who don't want a small gsm. its big, bulky and heavy. This also means that the keys are not a bad sixe and very useable for email etc and the screen is also a good size.
It's all been said here, but having owned a 9000 and now a 9110 (and soon a 9210) it can never be over stated how good this phone/pda is. New software is coming out all the time. It run Geos programs, DOS and a BASIC compiler are available, lots of games, utility etc... the list is (almost) endless. There is even a dedicated news server with only 9110 newsgroup on the web for this product. The amount of web support is unbelieveable, and most of those pages you can surft from the phone itself with the built in "full" (not just WAP) web browser. Go get one!!! (or wait for the 9210).
I have had a Nokia 9110 for 18 months now and I would heartily recommend it to anyone who needs a PDA and a mobile phone. Whilst the Psion is arguably the best PDA around - it still needs a mobile phone and PCMCIA card to connect to the outside world. With the 9110 you get all of these facilities in one comparativley small unit. It sends and receives emails, faxes and standard mobile phone calls from anywhere in Europe. It is relatively cheap to use (so long as you don't surf too long) I recently added a WAP facility (add on memory card and download free software from Nokia). This had given me a complete mobile office in a very small package. The keyboard is quite small - big fingers would have a problem with typing, but I find it quite acceptable for producing medium sized reports. The Infra Red printing capability with a Canon BJ80 is simple to use and needs no cables. The IR capability can also be used in conjunction with my Laptop to update diaries and contacts on both machines. Backup capability is simplicity itself and NOKIA websites have a wide variety of upgrades and add-ons. At £300 this must be the best value phone/PDA on the market!
The Nokia 9110 (or the Nokia communicator) is much more than just a mobile telephone. It is meant to be a micro-computer or a palm-top as well. If you put the phone on its side and open it up there is a tiny keyboard with which you can access address books, databases and several other unique features. It is difficult to decide whether it is a facny telephone or a mini laptop but whilst Nokia have valiantly tried to combine the two they have not fully succeeded. This is due to the fact that as a phone it proves to be too bulky and heavy and as a laptop organiser it is not suffiently varied or has enough features as one would like. Good idea but poorly executed, its quite expensive too.
I have had a communicator for almost a year and love it. Sure it hasn't got the memory of a psion, but then it is much smaller than a psion. As a phone it is alittle on the large side, but you soon get used to that. The reason that it is so good is that with it you have a fax, email, internet browser, calendar, and a few other great features. And it has a proper keyboard. I'd recommend it to anyone who is on the move a lot and needs to communicate with lots of people.
I got myself one of the first Nokia 9110. At that time noone realy thought about WAP. Especially, since the phone has a html webbrowser implemented anyway. The new comunicator however has the WAP-browser readilly integrated. But now as more and more sites offer WAP services I thought "Why don't I upgrade my comunicator?" Well, I did. Nokia offers a 8MB memory chip which comes with preinstalled software applications. One is the WAP-browser. Cosing 40 pound it is a bargin considering normally the card itself costs 65 pounds. So what have I gained ? Well, my first try to start the WAP-application sent my comunicator to reboot,... It totally crashed. But the (as usual) very good handbook told me that I need a special WAP-service to connect to. I however tried my normal freeserve connection. After obtaining all nescessary settings from Cellnet via a special SMS sent to my phone, all is good ! The SMS set up everything completely hasselfree I only needed to chose Genie1 for connection and I'm on my way. So now I have a WAP-phone, and because I saved all my data on the memory module my communicator runs faster than before. Even though the usage WAP browser isn't easy it still is much easier than on normal phones, since there is the keyboard. All in all I consider the 40 pounds well spent, since I now have more memory AND new applications.
Nokia's 9110 is one of the most advanced telephone/PDA's on the market today. It's world wide web browsing capabilities - although limited through speed and the type of content you can look at - will none the less give you the edge, should you ever need to check up on customers, competitors etc whilst in virtually any location. The SMS capabilities are outstanding due mainly to it's ability to quickley take text input from a qwerty style keyboard - even predictive text input cannot beat the 9110 for speed. Management and storage of messages is beyond the needs of even the most busiest of message writers. The fax utility is very useful, whether it be for taking orders whilst on the road, or even recieving technical information or drawings to allow instant response and support to customers. The calender and agenda features are mediocre though - if not tedious to use. The ability to install third party applications (similar to Psion) probably makes up for this. Where the 9110 probably comes into it's own though is it's huge appetite for contact names and storage. You can store thousands of contacts, numbers and addresses - all of which are instantly visible to identify each caller. If you are a busy executive, this can be a boon in allowing you to cherry pick at the multitude of calls you get throughout the day, with even the calls you miss being logged for anything upto a year! Truly a remarkable phone - a real heavyweight in the technology stakes!
I've had a 9110 since their launch, and while I wouldn't change it, I also wouldn't recommend it to others. The unit is split functionally into two halves, the phone - which is to all intents and purposes a nokia 7110, and the PDA which I'll come to later. I bought this phone because, being a 'teckie', the idea of a combination PDA and phone with appropriate software for using the internet was very appealing. Even though it's large, it fits into a jacket pocket nicely and personally I like the 'form-factor' a lot. Unfortunately there are several design flaws: 1) The operating system for the PDA is an old, and rather obscure one called GEOS. Why does this matter? Well, developing software for it is extremely difficult, so don't expect the usual plethora of games and useful applications that you get for CE, Epoc and Palm devices. In fact I think there's no more than about 30 additional things you can download, very few of which are any good, and many of them you have to pay for. 2) The PDA is slow. Very Slow. Even though it's running a 486 at 25Mhz, because the PDA uses flash memory, this creates a very tight bottleneck in the GEOS operating system. For example it usually takes longer to format and display a web page than to actually download it at 9600 Baud. 3) There are several schoolboy howlers - such as not being able to use the voice recorder uness the phone is getting a signal; no synchronisation with outlook express; Slow COM port connection to the PC for backups; frames and tables are not handled properly by the webbrowser; and it crashes and needs rebooting periodically. I think the new 9110i is exactly the same phone but dual band (but don't quote me on that) and with additional WAP software (which can be downloaded for the 9110). I just wish that another manufacturer would produce a similar device, but running CE.
I have recently acquired a Nokia Communicator 9110 which to the uninformed is a combined mobile phone that can send emails, SMS text messages and faxes as well as providing an internet browser. It also offers the facility to have a comprehensive address book for all contacts which stores GSM telephone numbers, land lines, fax numbers, GMS fax numbers, postal and email addresses ect. As if that wasn't enough you can use the communicator as a diary / scheduler for meetings etc. and you can also store birthdays and other recurring (weekly, monthly and annually events as well as one off appointments). The notes section allows you to create important todo list etc. All of these features are impressive and effectively mean that instead of carrying both a mobile phone and an electronic organiser / database, I can just take my communicator which neatly combines all the functions. The best attribute of this equipment to me is the ability to email via my existing email address and ISP - this is made very easy by the full QWERTY keyboard. If you do not have an ISP Nokia suggest one for you. What the communicator does is enable you to send and receive emails which are automatically copied to your base email address and system. The Communicator therefore can replace my laptop computer for doing work / emails on the move. The emnail facility is a little tricky to set up and a call to your ISP is essential to configure the settings correctly - it does take time and patience and a cold wet towel wrapped around your head to help you study the manual but your invested time is definately worth while. From a stricly functional point of you it would be nice if the Communicator could be aligned with my email account to notify me as soon as an email message is received (like SMS). Instead you have to physically dial-in to check messages - maybe this is tomorrow's technology. I find surfing the net a bit frustrating and exp ensive this probably best done at home through a proper PC. So far I find the battery life to be very good. I cannot fault this equipment although wish it was a bit cheaper. Still, you get what you pay for.