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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Nokia 2600 Review

Nokia 2600 is supposed to help to strengthen the company's position in the low-price segment. On the one hand, the model possesses rather a good functionality, on the other hand it has an attractive price. The presence of out-of-date screen is logical because the model is cheap.There is no WAP browser either. The device is targeted to developing markets and on users that buy a phone for the first time only for calling. This is the first time that the company changed its policy and equipped their device with a call timer. It is shown not only after a call but during it also.

Class: low-end
Position in the line: above Nokia 1100
Rival phones: Motorola C380, Siemens C62
Expected price for the beginning of sales is $140


General features
Announced in June 2004, in the market since the 3 quarter of 2004, official announcement on the 14 of June 2004
eGSM900/GSM1800 (850/1900 for the USA)
Battery type Li-Ion 820mAh (BL-5C)
Battery life:
talk time 2-3.30 hours
standby time up to 250 hours
High-contrast graphic display shows up to 4096 colors (STN), 5 text lines and has the resolution of 128x128 pixels
Changeable front covers
Colors - Tin Gray, Lime Tree Green, up to 6 extra colors with the help of changeable covers
Weight: 94.5 g
Dimensions: 107.6 x 45.9 x 20.3 mm
Capacity 79.7 cc

Phone book memory for 200 names
Up to 6 distribution lists with 10 users in each
Memory for 60 SMS
Calendar memory for up to 100 notes, depends on their length
To-do list memory for 10 notes
Call register of 10 dialed, 10 received, and 10 missed calls
Call management, ringing tones
Vibrating alert
Polyphony (MIDI synthesizer)
Built-in loud-speaker
Speed dialing for 8 numbers
Automatic redial(max 10 attempts)
Automatic and manual network selection
Musical editor (only for monophonic melodies)


Predictive text input T9
Concatenated messages, up to 918 characters
Templates (up to 10)
SMS Distribution List
Message counter
SMS Chat
Signature file
A possibility to send and receive graphic messages(10 pictures are preset)

Organizer and extras
One screen saver, color scheme can be adjusted
User's profiles(5), temporary profile, a possibility to keep 2 own ones
Spreadsheet - application that allows to create a diagram of your expenditures, represents them in graphic form
Time, date
Alarm clock
Organizer with calendar - month, week and day view
Calculator, currency converter
Automatic key lock
Stop-watch (up to 20 intermediate results), countdown timer
Games - Mobile Soccer, Bounce, and Nature Park. All the games are based on Java. A possibility to load games, WAP games.


Available in the UK from September 2004, the Nokia 2600 is another "back to basics" phone from Nokia: no camera, no radio, a basic colour screen and, mercifully, a conventional keypad layout!The 2600 is not rich in features, but is a nicely styled phone that fits in your pocket and is easy to use. The integrated handsfree speaker is a nice touch.For some resaon, Nokia have decided to incorporate a spreadsheet function into the 2600. On a screen with just 128 x 128 pixels, this is an interesting decision!