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Friday, April 4, 2008

Nokia 3100 Review

On the one hands, Nokia 3100 is a cutting version of platform 40, which power such handsets as Nokia 6610/7210/6800, on the other - the new model is a sucessor of 3000 series. It is positioned above Nokia 2100, what indicated the higher status. It is impossible to compare this

model with Nokia 3510iClass: middle
Position in line up: above Nokia 2100
Rival models: Sony Ericsson T220

Specifications


General features
Manufactured in Finland
Announced in: June 2003, availalbity on the market - 3Q 2003
eGSM900/GSM1800/GSM1900
Battery type: Li-Ion 850 mAh (BL-5C)
Battery life:
Standby time: up to 170-419 hours
Talk time: up to 2 - 6 hours
High-contrast graphic colour display, 4096 colours, resolution 128x128 pixels, up to 5 text linew of information
J2ME
Interchangeable front covers
Covers are lighted in the darkness, it begins to blink while incoming call
Weight: 85 g.
Dimensions: 101.8 x 42.8 x 15.2-19.6 mm

Memory
Phonebook: up to 300 names with 3 numbers and 1 text field. Maximum 5 numbers and 4 text items can be stored under one name, but this leaves room for fewer name entries. Similarly, more names can be stored if not all of the numbers and/or texts are filled in (dynamic memory)
Caller groups
Messages: up to 150 text only messages, 50 picture messages, or any combination of these (the less picture messages you have, more text messages you can write).
Calendar notes: 100 - 250 depending on length and other memory usage
To-do list: upt o 30 records
Lists of the last calls:
10 dialed numbers
10 received numbers
10 missed numbers with date and time indication
Up to 6 games and applications, the largest size of Java application is 64 Kb
Memory pool for maximum 15 MMS messages (the largest size is 45 kb per one message)

Ringing tones, call management
Vibrating alert
Polyphonic ringing tones (4-tones polyphony)
Integrated speakerphone
Speed dialing for up to 8 phone numbers
Autodiliang (up to 10 attempts)
Automatic and manual network selection

SMS
Predictive text input T9
Templates (up to 10)
SMS Distribution List
A possibility to send and receive graphical messages (10 pre-default pictures)
MMS

Connectivity
WAP 1.2.1
GPRS (3+1, 2+2 - class 6)
HSCSD
Pop port Interface

Organizer and extras
Customised color schemes, wallpaper
User's profiles (up to 5), a possibility to link the profile to a time, two own profiles
Time, date
Calculator, currency converter
Automatic key guard
Adjusted shortcuts to access a menu
Stop-watch (up to 20 intermidiate results), countdown timer
Organiser with different types of events (better than in other models)
Games - Beach Rally, Snake EX2 and Bowling. All games are Java games. A possibility to download games, WAP-games support.


Review


The good:
Excellent battery life; supports instant messaging; solid personalization options; some world roaming.

The bad:
Call quality could be better.

The bottom line:
This lightweight mobile from Nokia has real teen appeal for an affordable price


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