Friday, January 09, 2009

Back to basic Nokia 2630

I just bought a discounted Nokia 2630 phone from Digital Mall second anniversary sales. This anniversary sales are not really a mega sales, especially compare with the last few Digital Mall offer, if you have miss don't regret, if you were here, hope you found some good offer.

This Nokia 2630 is a budget, and light weight (66g) phone, with some useful features but limited. It has a 65k color display, 0.3 megapixel camera spec is too low by today standard. Since no expansion memory slot, 10Mb internal storage is limited, but it has all these basic features, it even has bluetooth and radio function. Do not forget this still consider as a budget phone.

The phone has 2 color, black and white. One of my friend bought this phone earlier, the black color version. I choose the white model, to differentiate from his one. There is a problem with the white color phone, when the keypad back lid is on under florescent or sun light, the keypad number is hardly visible.

This phone came with 4 languages, English, Malay, Chinese and Tamail(?). Which ever language you enable for you interface, you still can switch to a different input language when you type SMS. For example, if you choose English as the user interface, all your menu will be display as English, but you can switch to Chinese input while writing SMS.

The phone came with some handy application like Calendar, Todo list, expenses, dictionary and games.

It sounds good right? For me the missing functions are: No volume control button on the phone, no flight mode.

Why back to the basic feature phones? A phone is just a phone, I do not need a lot of fancy features. More features are better if it came with no cost. With a limited budget, 2630 is an ideal phone, but if you have more budget, may be you can try out the new 7210.

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