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Fantastic budget smartphone
on 6 January 2006
I managed to get hold of this phone for about £70 as an upgrade to a Nokia 6230i with the sole intention of being able to use TomTom Mobile 5 with it.
Boy was I pleased! TomTom installed extremely easily and works perfectly, the voice prompts are clear and accurate not like others have reported and I'm hoping never to get lost again.
The menus are easy to navigate when you get the hang of them. The photos are reasonable quality, the screen is big, colourful and clear.
On the downside and hence only 3 stars, because it uses the Symbian operating system it does tend to idle on what can sometimes be simple tasks like trying to write a text message. Also, it's not compatible with Nokia PC Suite's usual port, it actually has it's own PC suite, which really messed things up when I wanted to transfer my contact lists and messages from my 6230. In fact I had to transfer contacts using the SIM several times, then edit them because SIM storage is rubbish. And I lost my messages!
Not a bad phone though, does what I want it to do! By the way, don't go for an unlocked one, it can mess up the MMC card reader and can't read MMC memory cards even if you try formatting them as a friend of mine found out.