Product Type: Nokia Smartphone
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Its a blackberry! oh wait no its not.
Member Name: llgsimpson
Advantages: Looks like the blackberry
Disadvantages: Would have been great on the android system.
The shape of this phone is nice and from a distance it looks like the blackberry mobiles that are on the market, it fits into your hand nicely but as the back is very smooth it very easily drops out of your hand from time to time. the size of it is manageable but sometimes a bit top heavy, its not too heavy in general though.
Calling with this phone is very clear, with the ability to make the volume go up or down as required, however the speaker where the voice comes from has become loose and rattles within the phone sometimes. the loud speaker on the phone is very good as well.
Texting on the phone is very easy with the QWERTY keyboard, the application is the same as all previous Nokia models.
The phone uses the standard Nokia operating system which is the same as a lot of the other Nokia phones which are not smartphones. there are some slight differences such as the Ovi store, and the community applications.
The basic Nokia web browser is usable however if you want to use this phone for frequent web browsing i would suggest downloading an external application such as skyfire or Opera mini. when using these programs the phone is able to display web pages quickly and precisely.
In addition to the web browsing capabilities the phone features WIFI which is a nice little bit of tech for this basic phone however it's somewhat difficult to get set up correctly and can drain the battery quickly.
The media player on the phone is a little bit better than the older Nokia's however there is still room for improvements, if you want to use this phone as an MP3 player on the go you will have to spend quite a lot of time building a playlist before you can play the tracks in sequence, otherwise selecting a track will just play it one by one.
Browsing your picture gallery is really easy on this phone, it shows thumbnail pictures in which you click to enlarge, mobile videos can also be played in the same way.
The keyboard on this phone as mentioned above is the QWERTY keyboard which is very easy to use, works well with women who have fingernails or guys with large fingers as well, the only downside is that they keys paint work rubs off during general use.
The battery on this phone lasts quite a long time if doing everyday tasks such as calling, texting and occasional web use, battery life shortens quickly when using things such as the media player or WIFI
The charger used for this phone is a standard Nokia Mini pin charger which are widely available.
The only problem ever had with this phone was a software fault, where it crashed every time the camera was loaded or the memory card was accessed, this was solved by plugging the phone into the computer and updating the phones software to the latest version, this also enabled the communities and Ovi store to work correctly.
This phone with its combination of the QWERTY keyboard and the WIFI coupled with the Social network applications makes this phone a cheap alternative to the blackberry models.
if your looking for low tech with social & style, this is the one for you.
Summary: A cheaper blackberry, A great phone for social networking.