HTC Desire HD
BlackBerry Torch 9800
Nokia N8
BlackBerryCurve 8520
Apple iPhone 16GB
HTC Wildfire Brown
Samsung Tocco Lite
HTC Desire
BlackBerry Curve 9300
Samsung Galaxy S

Nokia C7 Mobile deal with FREE Xbox 360 4GB

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Get the Nokia C7 with an Xbox 360 4GB FREE with your handset from affordablemobiles.co.uk on T-mobile. Experience the new C7 with its slick new Symbian 3 software, superb 3.5 inch AMOLED screen, noise cancelling microphone and easy Facebook/Twitter widgets. Available in black, brown, or “frosty metal” colours. Get this high quality stainless steel construction phone with the exciting Xbox 360 4GB – a perfect gift for the C7 with its sleek new design and matching controllers, the xbox 360 offers blockbuster games, HD video player and Wi-Fi for easy connection to Xbox LIVE. The Xbox 360 4GB console is also ready to connect seamlessly with the Kinect Sensor for games with no controller required.

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Nokia 1800 with FREE Sony PS3 Slim 160GB + £15 Cash

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Get the Nokia 1800 with a Sony PS3 Slim 160GB FREE with your phone (£250 value gift!), courtesy of buymobilephones.net and T-mobile. Your Sony Playstation will arrive within 72 hours of ordering the excellent Nokia 1800 handset (available in blue, red, silver grey and black) with 1.8 inch TFT colour screen, FM radio and LED flash light, Exchangeable colour covers, mp3 ringtones and SMS messaging functions. This deal includes £15.00 automatic cash back (no need to claim), next working day delivery, unlimited internet usage and 100 minutes call time to any network with 100 free texts on an 18 month contract.

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Nokia X2 with FREE iPod Touch 8GB

Category : Mobile Deals, Nokia

Experience the Nokia X2 with FREE iPod Touch 8GB delivered with your phone. If you love music you will love the Nokia X2 with its dedicated keys for navigating albums, playlists and artists, wide format support compatible with iTunes and other download stores, and great sounds. In addition to great music playback the Nokia X2 comes with a 5 megapixel camera with an LED flash, Facebook integration and Nokia Messaging for easy set up of email accounts. To sweeten the deal with T-mobile affordablemobiles.co.uk are including a FREE iPod Touch 8GB which will arrive with your phone, 5 months FREE line rental saving £125.00 (with Cash back paid at months 4, 8, 12, 15 and 18), next working day delivery (if ordered before 3pm), unlimited internet use and 300 minutes to any network and 300 texts included.

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Full Review of Nokia 6303i Classic mobile Phone

Category : Mobile Phones, Nokia

large6303classicsilverAnother mobile from Nokia targeted towards entry level users, the Nokia 6303i Classic is a conventional “candy bar” shaped handset which provides a surprising range of features. The stainless steel bevelled casing looks and feels good, additionally it’s a simple handset to use with one hand. Standard features include a 3.1 megapixel camera, web browser, music player, video player and messaging services, essentially the 6303 offers all the features and services mobile phone users need. The Nokia 6303i is essentially an upgraded version of the Nokia 6300 with additional memory, features, and greater customisation using the range of new coloured casings.

The 2.2 inch display is a TFT type with 240 x 320 pixels resolution and supports up to 16 million colours. Even with full alphanumeric keypad below, the overall dimensions are still just 108.8mm x 46.2mm x 11.7 mm, with a weight of just 96 grams. Connectivity options are limited to the 2G network with GPRS and EDGE, no 3G or WLAN but thats only to be expected given the price range of this model. USB and Bluetooth are both supported however, so overall the the Nokia 6303i Classic scores well in connectivity stakes for this level of pricing.

The Nokia 6303i classic is a low end device that does not offer memory intensive gaming facilities so the on-board memory of 55 MB and external memory of 2Gb with microSD card included is quite sufficient (if necessary even this can be upgraded to 8Gb if required). The camera is decent with 3.2 megapixels, LED flash, video recording at 8 frames per second and auto focus. The music player on the Nokia 6303i classic offers a good music listening experience and supports all popular file types such as MP3, WAV, eAAC+, and WMA.

Advantages:Great quality stainless steel handset seems built to last and feels good to hold, easy to use and get familiar with main features, good battery life, decent camera for the price, lots of features for a budget mobile phone.

Disadvantages: Some users feel the loudspeaker could use a bit more volume, no 3G , no touch screen display, some users felt keyboard was slightly too small while others had no problems – perhaps not the best handset for those with podgy fingers!

In the main, Nokia has got another winner on it’s hands in their budget mobile phone range. This handset, although targeted at the entry level users, has many of the features associated with much higher end products so will surprise and delight many budget conscious phone users! Currently the best offers on the Nokia 6303i Classic are to be found with o2 and Vodafone.

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Nokia E5 Mobile Phone Review

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largenokiae5blackThe Nokia E5 is a feature packed smart phone loaded with 3G and WiFi technologies. A direct competitor to Blackberry products such as the BlackBerry Curve , this 3G Smart-phone however persists in using the outdated Symbian operating system (despite the long running industry rumours of Nokia switching to the superior Android operating system). . The saving grace of the E5 is the inclusion of a full QWERTY keyboard and the user friendly navigation controls which has become something of a Nokia trademark.

In terms of features, this mobile phone has everything you could possibly need. Built in music player, video recording and playback, five megapixel digital camera, fully functioning Web browser, Multimedia Messaging, Bluetooth and WiFi, Vlingo speech-to-text , pre-installed applications for social networking via Facebook and similar, Ovi Maps with free turn-by-turn navigation, Quad Band reception and much more!

The handset features a 2.4 inch TFT screen (up to 256,000 colours and resolution of 320 pixels x 240 pixels) above a full qwerty keyboard and classic Nokia 5 way navigation key. Available in 5 different casing colours ( white, carbon black, silver grey, copper and sky blue) which nicely highlight the chrome effect accents. Measuring 11.5cm x 5.89cm x 1.28cm, the E5 is reasonably compact, though certainly not the smallest phone on the market. It does however feel substantial to hold with a reassuring solid feel.

Lack of touchscreen means users require keyboard for functions such as zoom and navigation, making transitions slower and clunkier than Android powered mobile phones such as the HTC Desire or Motorola Milestone. However the customisation features available on the home screens means the E5 beats the iPhone set up by some margin!

Advantages: Fantastic Qwerty keyboard enables fast typing for texting/emails etc, sturdy design, excellent battery life, huge choice of connectivity options. 3.5mm audio jack allows easy upgrading of standard headphones, powerful speaker with good clarity

Disadvantages:
Screen not brilliant – difficult to read in direct sunlight and 320 pixels x 240 pixels is simply not enough nowadays, ancient Symbian operating system is feeling a bit outdated, Camera is just adequate – should really be better in this class. Headphones included in retail pack are poor.

The Nokia E5 is another handset from Nokia targeting Blackberry (much like the C3), apart from the rather low tech screen, it does a good job and the superb qwerty keyboard alone will certainly win a few customers from the more expensive Blackberry Curve and similar products. Available on T-mobile, o2, Orange and Vodafone

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Nokia 5230 XpressMusic Smartphone Full Review

Category : Mobile Phones, Nokia

large5230Another fashionable touch screen handset from Nokia, the 5230 XpressMusic comes in black or white with interchangeable battery covers (red, silver, pink, yellow or blue) for further customisation potential.

The 5230 uses the Symbian 60 operating system software powering all the features and the 3.2 inch high resolution touch screen. In terms of overall size the Nokia 5230 XpressMusic measures 11.1cm x 5.17cm x 1.55cm and weighs in at 115 grams (this weight includes stylus which annoyingly is not included in some retail packs).

As expected from a smart phone, the Nokia 5230 XpressMusic comes with internet browser with RSS feed display, full email capabilities, SMS and MMS (multimedia picture messaging service), alarm clock, phone-book, music player with FM radio, camera and much, much more.

From the model name (XpressMusic) you can expect this mobile phone to focus heavily on music capabilities. Nokia has long been a leader in providing music players masquerading as mobile phones! Ever since the launch of the 5800 XpressMusic back in 2008, Nokia has been delighting music lovers with their handsets. The 5230 XpressMusic does not disappoint in this regard, with integrated FM radio, music player (supporting MP3, MP4, AAC, eAAC+ and WMA music formats) with 33 hours of playback time from a single battery charge, dedicated volume control key and speaker for listening to radio/music tracks without headphones. The 5230 has 70MB of internal memory but this can easily be expanded to 16GB using microSD card. If your music collection doesn’t stretch to 16Gb songs are also available for download from the Nokia Music Store.

In addition to the music capabilities, the Nokia 5230 has a fairly basic two mega-pixel camera with a digital zoom, integrated flash and dedicated capture key which makes it easy to take photographs. The camera also supports video recording and video recordings can be played back on the high colour touch screen display.

High speed data access is provided courtesy of the 3G HSDPA technology. The 5230 also comes with GPS navigation and Nokia Maps 2.0. Connectivity is good with EDGE technology and useful Bluetooth connection or USB connection.

Advantages: Fast and responsive touch-screen display, great music player

Disadvantages: No Wi-Fi, less than exciting looks, fiddly sim-card removal process

A good all-rounder with particularly good music features and excellent sound quality. The only place the Nokia 5230 XpressMusic falls down is no Wi-Fi capability. That aside, this is an excellent mobile phone with an attractive retail price and great offers available on contracts from T-mobile, Vodafone and Orange.

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Full Review Nokia 1800 with Latest Deals

Category : Mobile Phones, Nokia

large1800The Nokia 1800 is available in four colours (blue colour, red, silver grey and black) in a solid “candy bar” type casing measuring 10.7cm x 4.5cm x 1.53cm and weighs just 78.5 grams. With a 1.8 inch TFT colour screen and the typical Nokia navigation controls below along with call buttons and alphanumeric keypad.

The 1800 is a basic mobile phone, for those who do not require all the bells and whistles (which this type of customer would probably never use anyway). A refreshingly simple product, easy to use and set up, it does what it “says on the tin”, no more, no less. despite this elegant simplicity, the Nokia 1800 has many useful basic features and functions, such as phone book for storing contact names and numbers, calendar, clock, alarm, SMS messaging, FM radio and LED flash light (why don’t other phones have this simple yet extremely useful feature?). The 1800 also supports MP3 ringtones and comes with 32-polyphonic ringtones pre loaded. There is also the option to personalise the handset with a range of covers.


Advantages:
Usual functional and intuitive Nokia navigation, decent headset included in retail pack, useful LED torch which would work well in emergency situations, good reception even in rural areas, cheap

Disadvantages: No camera, no internet data connectivity, no email, lack of gimmicky features may put some people off! – no bragging rights, the sleek looks mean the casing design can be a bit slippery to hold!

If you just want a mobile phone for making/receiving calls and some text messaging, the Nokia 1800 has much to commend it. Extremely easy to use with no complicated menu functions nor tons of high tech features which you will never use! With the battery providing 528 hours standby time (helped no doubt by the distinct lack of power sapping features) this would also be a great handset for emergency use whilst driving/travelling for instance. The retail pack includes a Nokia Compact Charger, Stereo Headset and a useful User guide. Most users would have this phone set up and ready to use in seconds (after battery is fully charged). The Nokia 1800 has a high satisfaction rating from customers with very little negative feedback at all – all in all, a budget mobile phone with all the basic features wrapped up in a nice looking handset, with easy to read screen, simple to use navigation and good reliability. Perhaps the best basic handset on the market right now.

Available free with contract from T-mobile, Orange, and Vodafone. Or for less than £10 on pay-as-you-go!

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Nokia X3 Touch and Type Review and Latest Deals

Category : Mobile Phones, Nokia

largenokiax3touchblackThe Nokia X3 Touch and Type is an unusual handset offering a combination of touch screen display AND standard alphanumeric keypad ( the only other phone we can think of offering this combo is the BlackBerry Torch 9800) The actual screen size on the X3 Touch and Type is a modest 2.4 inches, it’s a TFT resistive type screen with QVGA resolution and supporting up to 256,000 colours. The resistive screen allows use of stylus and helps keep dimensions down to a snug 106mm x 48mm x 9.6mm and a light weight of only 78g. The X3 is noticeably slimmer than many competitors. As with most Nokia’s, navigation is simple and intuitive and the touch interface works well.

Connectivity is a major advantage with this mobile. A quad band GSM handset, with 3G and both HSDPA and HSUPA enabled, along with GPRS (Class 10) and EDGE. The handset is also WiFi enabled and features Bluetooth 2.1, with A2DP support. Connecting to PC or laptop is easy with supplied Micro USB port. Full support is offered for messaging services like GTalk, Yahoo messenger, Windows Live; and for popular social networks like Twitter and Facebook.

The internal memory of the X3 Touch and Type is a meagre 50MB, however additional memory storage via Micro SD memory card can support up to 16GB (according to Nokia, however users have reported using memory cards of up to32Gb with no problems). This memory is especially useful for the on-board media player which supports all popular digital audio and video formats. A 16Gb memory card can hold thousands of songs along with video’s and photographs, and if you ever get bored of your music there is always the built in stereo FM radio with RDS support.
The Nokia X3 has a decent 5.0 megapixel camera (resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels) which can also record video with and supports for high speed data transfer. Nokia claim 408 hours stand by time for both 2G and 3G with standard battery which is exceptional for a touch screen phone.

Advantages: Exceptional battery life, stylish looks, superb connectivity and very user friendly, quality feel despite wide use of plastic in construction
Disadvantages: No qwerty keypad, Symbain OS some way behind class leaders, camera at 5 megapixels is pretty basic for this class

The Nokia X3 is an unusual phone with touchscreen and alphanumeric keypads with a good range of connectivity features and easy to use S40 software. Lacks the bells and whistles of competitors like Blackberry but this is reflected in price. Currently being offered as a free handset with contract by T-mobile and Vodafone. Another winner from Nokia!

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Full Review on Nokia C7

Category : Mobile Phones, Nokia, O2, T-mobile

largenokiac7blackThe Nokia C7 is a mid-range phone with all the features you would expect from Nokia in this price range with no serious shortcomings. In the Nokia range, the C7 is priced above the C6 and below the N8. This was one of Nokia’s first mobiles featuring the new Symbian 3 software and by all accounts, it’s a much faster, more versatile system than previous offerings in the range. Offering quick and extremely slick switching between apps and screens.

This latest operating system provides a choice of 3 different “home” screens, each of which can be customised with a collection of widgets ( such as email, news, social status on Facebook/Twitter and even TV widgets allowing display of channels like CNN or BBC).

The phone’s frame is a classy, solid feeling stainless steel design which feels more robust than some of it’s competitors. Available in black, brown, or what Nokia describes as “frosty metal” colours. The C7 also features a second noise cancelling microphone so you can be heard clearly when making calls despite high levels of ambient noise.

The 3.5 inch screen is an AMOLED design (Active-matrix organic light-emitting diode). This is essential in a phone with a clear internet based appeal, providing both Wi-Fi and 3G to ensure seamless, high speed web access almost anywhere.

Heavily promoted by networks which in the UK include T-mobile, o2 and Vodafone, the C7 is available free on a contract basis.

Advantages: Sturdy stainless steel construction, much improved Symbian 3 software is slick and versatile, superb 3.5 inch AMOLED screen

Disadvantages: Although the Symbian 3 software is much improved it still has a way to go in terms of catching up with close mobile rivals such as Apple’s iOS or Google Android, that shiny surface is a bit of a magnet for fingerprints!

The C7 is yet another useful option in the Nokia range, Nokia has made the point (very publicly) that they feel customers want choice and a one phone suits all approach is not optimal (obviously a direct reference to the Apple iPhone!). A mid range handset with a strong bias towards internet users and in particular social networking. Has much to commend it, with very little negatives. The only downside really is the Symbian operating system is not quite a match to the current market leaders, but it’s not far behind and in normal everyday use most users would not feel short changed.

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Nokia X2 full review and price comparison

Category : Mobile Phones, Nokia

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Released at the same time as the Nokia N8, this new handset, the Nokia X2 is marketed as a mid range handset retailing for the same price as competitors budget mobile phones. The Nokia X mobile phone series is the successor to the XpressMusic series.

At just 81g, the Nokia X2 is a slim, “candy bar” type handset (111mm x 47mm x 13mm), featuring a 2.2 inch TFT screen with up to 256,000 colour display. This QVGA display sits above a standard alphanumeric keypad including the traditional (and easy to use) Nokia style Navi key with two soft option menu keys, this may seem basic when compared to touch-screen phones but for those used to navigating Nokia phones it will be welcome compared to some overly complex set ups!

Although this is a good all rounder, the main thrust of the Nokia X2 has to be music. Featuring built in stereo speakers, a 3.5mm audio jack and bespoke music keys. The S40 platform gives the music player a good feel with many different themes and options to customise. Music can be listed via album, artist or genre, play-lists can be created by type, artists, or the frequency you listen to tracks. Most popular music formats are supported including AAC and WMA which means you can transfer music tracks direct from iTunes. Audio quality is good via speaker or included headphones using the built in graphic equaliser. A stereo FM radio is also included along with RDS support.

Not the best mobile phone in the world for web browsing or downloading files, as there is no support for GPRS or EDGE, however the standard Opera browser is perfectly adequate for regular use and email/messaging functions are handled well by the Nokia Ovi messaging suite included as standard.

The Nokia X2 comes with a better than average 5.0 Megapixel camera with LED flash and auto-focus support. If you like sharing images, via Flickr or Facebook page then you may find the built in photo editor extremely useful for retouching images prior to uploading them.

Advantages: Kind on your bank balance, great music player, decent camera, very easy to use (particularly if you have owned a Nokia phone before), 13 hour talk time, 27 hour music playback

Disadvantages: lack of 3G, looks a bit boring, no GPRS or EDGE for fast web browsing/downloading, just 48 MB of on-board memory storage (expandable up to 16Gb with memory card but not included in retail pack)

In conclusion the Nokia X2 offers a lot of features at a bargain basement price. It’s certainly not a market leader in any particular area, but there is very little to complain about at this pricing level. All the main features are present and correct and there really is no arguing with the price. A great buy for those who require a decent mobile phone without needing all the latest gimmicks. Available free with 18-24 month contract from  T-mobile and Vodafone.

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Nokia N8 Full Review and Latest Deals

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largen8blackThe Nokia N8 is the best touchscreen smartphone from Nokia to date, with sturdy looking aliminium case, fantastic 12 megapixel camera, and a new improved version of the symbian software powering the phones features. A huge improvement over the N97 but perhaps still not as much fun as some of the touchscreen competitors such as the Apple iPhone or the HTC desire.

The touchscreen on the Nokia N8 is fast and responsive with just one touch needed to open most applications. This capacitive touchscreen is streets ahead of the old resistive type screens used on previous generations of touchscreen phones like the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic.  Unfortunately, there is no qwerty keyboard, just the fashioned 12 key alpha-numeric kind found on standard mobiles. This is a suprising omission, perhaps more to do with Symbian, than Nokia. Regardless it’s something we would expect Nokia to rectify in their next model.

There are some great social features designed to allow you to view Facebook and Twitter updates for example on a single screen. But, frustratingly, there is no widget which allows simple uploading of videos to youtube for example. However any widgets not found as standard on the N8 are likely to be found in the excellent Nokia Ovi Store.

The N8 is a chunkier phone than some rivals, with dimensions of 113.5mm x 59mm x 12.9 mm. Simple enough to fit in most pockets but not ultra slim like the Samsung Galaxy S or the iPhone 4. The N8 ships with an adaptor for HDMI to mini HDMI, decent set of earphones (with impressive audio quality) including inline audio controls, a Nokia pin charger and a USB lead with adaptor. Unlike other mobiles there is no battery in the retail pack as the Nokia N8 does not have a removable battery.

Advantages – superb 12 megapixel camera with xenon flash, quality machined aliminium case with anodised scratch-proof paint, 16Gb built in memory with room for 32Gb more using memory card slot, much improved touchscreen

Disadvantages – no qwerty keyboard in landscape mode, less apps available in Nokia store when compared to Apple and Android app stores, Symbian 3 interface a bit clunky when compared to other high end touchscreen smartphones

In summary the Nokia N8 is easily the best touchscreen smartphone from Nokia with great looks and much more user friendly interface. Not as funky or cool as an iPhone perhaps, but if you are used to Nokia phones you certainly will not be disappointed. The camera in particular is awesome with a feature set and image quality to rival many digital standalone cameras. The only real downside to the N8 is the lack of some applications as standard, particularly Youtube/Ebay functionality. However the Nokia Ovi Store is easy to use and is rapidly catching up to the Apple and Android offerings. Available now on T-mobile and Orange.

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Nokia Super Nova 7610 Mobile Phone Review

Category : Mobile Phones, Nokia

The Nokia 7610 Supernova has got to be one of the most stylish phones on the market, it’s gorgeous! Available in a choice of 5 colours (lilac, blue, red, grey and white with themed wallpapers to match) the 7610 Supernova has a large 2 inch QVGA screen ( up to 16 million colours with 320 x 240 pixel resolution) giving a clear, crisp and bright display. The 7610 Supernova weighs in at a slender 99g with compact dimensions of just 98mm x 48mm x 15mm. Battery life is good with up to 5.4 hours of talk time and 300 hours of standby time from a single charge.

The retail bundle for the 7610 Supernova includes phone, compact charger, stereo headset, video out cable, 512MbmicroSd card, two express on covers and user guide.

Browsing the internet is simple using the XHTML WAP 2.0 browser. Fast data speeds are available using  OMA DRM 2.0 and EDGE technology with the support of GPRS. The 7610 Supernova is a quad band phone with world roaming capability enabling you to stay in contact with friends and family while on holiday abroad.

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The Nokia 7610 Supernova comes with a 3.2 mega-pixel camera featuring an 8x digital zoom and Dual LED flash for low light environments. The video recording facility supports MPEG4, VGA and CIF video formats and video playback is available by streaming on phone or via TV out cable on your TV.

The Nokia 7610 Supernova music player supports MP3, AAC, and eAAC+ music formats and features an integrated FM stereo with RDS. A 2 way dedicated music key makes it easy to listen to your favourite tunes anywhere. All popular ring tone formats are supported including videos, MP3, AAC, eAAC+ and polyphonic ring-tones. The internal 64Mb will be sufficient for most and there is an option to upgrade using microSd card up to 2Gb.

Keeping in touch with contacts is easy if there is no time to make a call – SMS, MMS (multi-media
messaging), Emailing, Nokia Xpress Audio Messaging and Instant messaging are all available

The 7610 Supernova mobile comes with embedded Java games and your can download more games if you wish although not all games are free. Other embedded features and applications are background noise cancellation (Nokia Clarity), voice commands, personal organiser, a “To Do” task list and even an alarm clock and countdown timer.

Pros
Quad band
Personal organiser with Phone book, Calendar, To do list, Notes, Alarm Clock & Countdown timer
Voice Commands and recording
Bluetooth, TV out and USB connectivity
Java games and downloadable games
Background noise cancellation (Voice Clarity)
EDGE and GPRS technologies
Hands free integration
Available Sim-free

Cons
No LAN Wi-Fi
Not 3G enabled
No infra-red port

A stylish and trendy phone, the Nokia 7610 Supernova will sell on the looks alone! In terms of performance, features and capabilities the 7610 Supernova is a good mid-range choice.

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Nokia 6650 Mobile Phone Review

Category : Mobile Phones, Nokia

The slim and trendy Nokia 6650 silver flip mobile phone is available exclusively through T-Mobile. Not to be confused with the old “candy bar” 6650 mobile from back in 2003! There are two display screens, the external display screen shows up to 262k colours with a resolution of 128 x 160 pixels, while the internal display (2.2 inches) has up to 16 million colours a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. Having double screens means you can access lots of features and information without opening the phone. Battery performance on the Nokia 6650 silver is above average with up to 6 hours of talk time and 350 hours standby. The relatively compact dimensions of the Nokia 6650 silver mobile phone (99.7mm x 47mm x 16.2mm) and low weight of 112g, means that the 6650 silver fits in your pocket or hand easily and can be operated with one hand.

The built-in music player on the Nokia 6650 silver features an integral FM Radio and supports AAC, eAAC+ and MP3 music formats. The 6650 silver can be customised using MP3 and Polyphonic ring-tones. There is 30Mb of internal memory plus a memory card slot for microSD card if more storage is required.

The Nokia 6650 silver uses the latest XHTML and WAP 2.0 technologies to provide internet browsing capabilities to the user. Connecting to other devices is straightforward using the Bluetooth and USB features. Connectivity to services and networks is well catered for with 3G HSDPA, EDGE and GPRS technologies. The Nokia 6650 silver is a quad-band network mobile which covers GSM-850/900/1800/1900 and HSDPA, so keeping in touch with family, friends or the office while outside the UK is easy.

The Nokia 6650 silver mobile features a built-in 2 mega-pixel camera with flash, zoom and a dedicated camera key. The camera can also record moving video footage which can be played back on the internal display screen. Quality of both still photographs and video is pretty basic, but if you rarely use these functions then there is plenty of other features on the 6650 silver to keep you interested.

Messenger services such as SMS, MMS (multi-media messaging), Instant messaging and Emailing are included and a wide range of Java games are also available.

The Nokia 6650 silver is also packed with tools and applications such as an Organiser, Calendar, Alarm, Calculator, GPS Navigation and A GPS Function.

Pros
Full range of features
Low price
GPS navigation
Built-in FM Radio
Hands free speaker phone
Decent web browsing

Cons
Pretty basic camera and video recorder
No real “wow” factor
Keypad is flat so easy to select wrong key when texting

The Nokia 6650 silver mobile phone is a stylish and useful phone, it has most of the features demanded by modern consumers and is easy to use. However, it’s a good phone, not a great phone.

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Nokia 5800 Xpress Music Phone Review

Category : Mobile Phones, Nokia

The 5800 XpressMusic (also known as the Tube smartphone) is the latest entry from Nokia into the expanding touch screen mobile phone market. This is obviously an attempt by Nokia to compete against the mighty iPhone, so how does it stack up? Well, although a latecomer in this field, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is packed with some pretty impressive features.

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Screen -The touch screen supports stylus, plectrum and finger inputs for text along with a QWERTY keyboard and handwriting recognition software.

Music – One touch can get you into 35 hours of music, browsable by artist, album, play lists and genre. With innovative surround sound speakers with built in graphic equaliser. The standard 8Gb microSD card can be upgraded to 16Gb for extended music libraries (up to 6000 songs). An FM radio is also included.

Camera and Video – A standard 3.2 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, LED flash and 3x digital zoom. The 3.2″ widescreen featuring nHD resolution of 640×360 pixels and 16 million colours makes the watching and recording of video a fabulous experience. 30 frames-per-second playback and recording should mean smooth, almost DVD quality video. Using the image editing suite you can crop, rotate and touch up images and even add your favourite soundtrack in seconds. A host of video formats are supported including WMV.

Internet – high speed browsing and downloading are possible using an advanced browser with Flash support using 3.5G HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access) and Wireless LAN connections.

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One of the best features of the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is the Nokia “Media bar”. Unlike other feature packed mobiles, the 5800 XpressMusic functions are easy to access from this innovative drop down menu. On the downside the screen is smaller than the iPhone and not quite as sexy. The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic does have an ace up it’s sleeve however, with Flash 9 support you can access much more web multimedia content than the Flashless iPhone.

The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic bundle comes complete with: Stereo Headset with Remote Control, 8GB microSD Card, Stylus, Stand, USB Cable, TV Cable, Charger, Manual and CD.

Pros
Huge feature set
Comprehensive retail bundle
Affordable retail price
Ergonomic handset – easy to use one handed
Long battery life – 406 hours of standby and 8 hours 45 minutes of talk time

Cons
Limited availability of third party software at present
Sensitivity of touch screen can take some getting used to
No smart dialling
Image quality not up to class leaders
Unable to charge from microUSB


To sum it up, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is a worthy contender to the iPhone, it certainly incorporates more features. However the screen can still be a little jittery when navigating web pages, this latest 5th generation of the Nokia S60 software is certainly an improvement, but hasn’t quite got that iPhone smoothness.

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Nokia 6220 Mobile Phone Review

Category : Mobile Phones, Nokia

The Nokia 6220 purple is an Symbian smartphone featuring a 5 megapixel camera with Xenon flash and Carl Zeiss lens, GPS satellite navigation, FM radio, HSDPA/HSUPA and quad band reception. Despite all these features, in classic Nokia fashion, it’s also simple to use. The colour might not be to all tastes, but according to Nokia, purple is the new pink!

With the A-GPS function geo-tagging your photographs, not only do they show date and time, they also show exact geographical location. The new Nokia Maps 2.0 application, helps you to find the best routes to your destination or can list local points of interest such as hotels, petrol stations etc.

The camera features on the 6220 purple are good, but perhaps not as good as you may expect bearing in mind this is a 5 Mega-pixel device. Picture quality is good and video can be recorded at 30 frames per second. The Nokia 6220 purple is packed with all the features required by today’s consumers, such as a decent web browser, email, Built-in GPS, FM radio with RDS, 3G with HSDPA support and a good media player with Polyphonic, MP3 and AAC formats supported. With a generous 120Mb of internal memory the 6220 purple is expandable up to 8GB using microSD card.

The retail bundle for the 6220 Purple includes TV-out cable, USB cable, DC charger, hands free set and a 1Gb memory card. Compact dimensions of 108 x 47 x 15 mm with a weight of only 90g make the 6220 Purple very compact for a smart phone.

Pros
5 mega pixel camera with active lens cover and xenon flash
3G with HSDPA support
Built-in GPS
FM radio with RDS
TV-out
USB and Bluetooth v2.0
VGA video @ 30 fps
“My own key” – fully customisable shortcut key on side of case to any application of your choice
Comes loaded with GPS and the new Nokia Maps 2.0 application
One click photo upload to blogs

Cons
No Wi-Fi
Xenon flash placed under the lens
Awkward shutter key
Front plastic casing looks cheap

A fully featured and easy to use smart phone with everything you need – except Wi-Fi! This is a huge omission by Nokia on the 6220 Purple and really the only serious flaw in the whole package. Many consumers list Wi-Fi connectivity as one of the main factors when it comes to deciding on a new phone. So, for a percentage of consumers, the 6220 Purple will not even be considered. However, apart from Wi-Fi, the 6220 Purple has it all, so if Wi-Fi is not important to you, the 6220 Purple should definitely be on your short list.

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Nokia 3600 Slide Black Mobile Review

Category : Mobile Phones, Nokia

The Nokia 3600 Slide Black is a sleek, Quad-band mobile phone with a large 2 inch QVGA screen with 16 million colours and 240 x 320 pixel resolution giving a clear and bright display. The Nokia 3600 Slide is a compact device measuring 97.8mm x 47.2mm x 14.5mm making it easy to slip into any pocket and weighs just 97.3g. The battery provides up to 5.5hrs of talk time and up to 280hrs of standby time.

The Nokia 3600 Slide Black music player supports most popular music formats such as MP3, AAC, AAC+, e-AAC+, SP-MIDI, MIDI Tones (64-tone poly) and True tones formats and includes a built in FM stereo radio. Like most Nokia phones, there are endless customisation options. With 64 polyphonic ring-tones and the ability to download many more along with wallpapers and themes, you can really personalise the Nokia 3600 Slide. With an internal storage of 64Mb the Nokia 3600 Slide can store lots of music, games and other downloads, there is also a 512Mb microSD card included in bundle for more storage and this is expandable to 4Gb.

The integrated camera function of the Nokia 3600 Slide Black is a 3.2 mega-pixel device with auto-focus, 8x digital zoom and a double LED flash, although the sheer number of pixels may be bettered by some this is a good quality camera. Video recording is also available allowing the recording of video footage in VGA quality.

The 3600 Slide Black has good connectivity and internet browsing features, using an XHTML, WAP 2.0 and Opera Mini 4 browser, gives a great browsing experience. Connecting to other devices is easy using the USB 2.0, Micro USB, Bluetooth, OMA DRM (Open Mobile Alliance Digital Rights Management) 2.0 technologies. Data transfers via EDGE(Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution), GPRS and HSCSD (High-Speed Circuit-Switched Data – four times faster than GSM, with data rates up to 38.4 kbit/s!) ensure high speed and secure downloads.

In terms of messaging the Nokia 3600 Slide Black covers all the bases with SMS, AMS (audio messaging service), MMS (multi-media messaging), emailing and predictive texting. For gaming enthusiasts the Nokia 3600 Slide comes with Java MIDP 2.0 embedded games and with the amazing selection of downloadable Java games available this should ensure never a dull moment!

Pros
Background noise cancellation element (Nokia Voice Clarity)
Good quality camera
TV out
Good for texting with raised positive action keypad
Display easy to read even in direct sunlight
The phonebook stores up to 2000 contacts
FM radio with RDS support

Cons
Smallish screen compared to other models
No 3G support
memory card slot difficult to get at (under rear cover as opposed to side on other phones)
LED camera flash is a bit weak – taking photographs in poor light conditions not recommended

Basically the Nokia 3600 Slide is generally a good but not outstanding mobile phone with all the neccessary features at an attractive price.

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