Got my trial phone today, after being asked by WOM World if I would like to test out Nokia Maps 3.0, I haven’t had chance to fully test it as it’s horrible outside, so these are just my first impressions.
The phone itself is a Nokia 6210 Navigator, it comes in a cool looking box with the ‘blue marble’ on it, I’ll post images soon, the phone is nice and light, installing the battery and SIM was simple, which was lucky as neither manual in the box is English, also no 3 pin plug, just two 2 pin Euro style chargers. Also in the box is a Bluetooth earpiece, some headphones and a usb lead.
The navigation panel is simple to use, and feels nice, the slide out keypad isn’t so good, I have trouble pressing the top row as the bulk of the phone is in the way, also the shiny keys look nice but my fingers tend to slide off them.
The menu layout looks very nice and is easy to use, it’s also not too ‘simplistic’ like on some phones, the geek side of me hates systems which are too dumbed down. The video playback quality is extremely good, it uses Realplayer (eww, but it works well on a mobile), the sound quality is also pretty good, better than most laptops, using the inbuilt speaker that is, I haven’t tried the headphones.
The Map feature looks pretty good from what I could see, which isn’t too much as I can’t get a GPS signal indoors and the web connection doesn’t connect, the latter is probably my fault as I just shoved in a spare SIM I had and no doubt need to get the settings sent from Vodafone, also it is a pay-as-you-go SIM so no 3G, I wonder if I can get it to connect via Wi-Fi hmmm…
I’ll have a better play tomorrow and also upload some photos, signng out for now, and going to attempt getting World Wind to do a release build yet again.