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  1. #1
    Neil Monk
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    I'm getting this phone tommorrow (it should have been here today, but lets
    not go there....!).

    Has anyone on this NG got this phone yet? If so, what do they think of it?
    Is there anything I need to be aware of?
    --
    Neil
    ** Blagging my way through USENET since March 1999!
    ** http://www.neilmonk.com
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  2. #2
    MS
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    Re: Does anyone have the Nokia 6260 yet?

    After you have tried it out, please write a report on it for us here.

    Anyone have any info as to when it might be available in the USA, and on
    which carriers?

    (Anyone have any idea as to why the USA is usually the last place that new
    phones come to, and sometimes not at all? Not just with Nokia--even
    Motorola, a US company. Is our FCC more thorough in checking phones before
    approving them? Or?)

    "Neil Monk" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I'm getting this phone tommorrow (it should have been here today, but lets
    > not go there....!).
    >
    > Has anyone on this NG got this phone yet? If so, what do they think of it?
    > Is there anything I need to be aware of?
    > --
    > Neil
    > ** Blagging my way through USENET since March 1999!
    > ** http://www.neilmonk.com
    > ** [email protected] (change the colour to blue)
    >
    >






  3. #3
    Neil Monk
    Guest

    Re: Does anyone have the Nokia 6260 yet?

    In news:[email protected],
    MS <[email protected]> put fingers to keyboard and presented us with::
    > "Neil Monk" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> I'm getting this phone tommorrow (it should have been here today,
    >> but lets not go there....!).
    >>
    >> Has anyone on this NG got this phone yet? If so, what do they think
    >> of it? Is there anything I need to be aware of?

    >
    > After you have tried it out, please write a report on it for us here.
    >
    > Anyone have any info as to when it might be available in the USA, and
    > on which carriers?
    >
    > (Anyone have any idea as to why the USA is usually the last place
    > that new phones come to, and sometimes not at all? Not just with
    > Nokia--even Motorola, a US company. Is our FCC more thorough in
    > checking phones before approving them? Or?)
    >

    I've got the phone (I received it on Thursday 04th November).

    First impressions:
    1) Nice looking (silver version)
    2) A little larger than my 7250i but
    3) About the same weight as my 7250i
    4) The "Cancel" key is in an awkward place
    5) The "twist and fold" is great.

    Good points having been using the phone a few days now
    1) Camera is excellent quality, much better than my "old" 7250i
    2) Ability to record videos upto 1hr (space permitting i guess) is great.
    3) Sound quality on videos is great (but see below)
    4) Phone seems pretty regid. This is my first "flip phone" and I was worried
    about it being rather fragile, it doesn't seem to be.
    5) Navigational / Menu system is a good idea (but see below).
    6) Alpha-numerical keys are larger than on my 7250i (I'm a bloke, therefore
    have quite "chunky" fingers. The keys on my 7250i were far too smal for my
    liking)
    7) Ability to have phone closed with the screen on the outside for when
    browsing the net.
    8) Ability to use the "proper" net on it. I was even reading this NG via
    Google Groups earlier today.
    9) PIN - Protected keypad locking. Something I've been hoping to see for a
    LONG time on Nokia handsets.

    Bad Points:
    1) Cancel key in awkward position, but I guess I'll get used to this.
    2) Mic doesn't seem very good when recording videos. It only seems to pickup
    sounds that are LOUD and very close by. *But*, its a phone, not a camcorder
    I keep trying to convince myself!
    3) as 5 & 6 - Navigational system is a good idea, but the quad-directional
    button with the select button in the middle is a bit awkward for my big
    fingers. A "clitoris" style navi system would have been much better (I mean
    like the one on the 6600!)
    4) Phone is a bit on the slow side to boot up, but this is probably because
    it uses a "proper" OS (Symbian).

    All in all:

    A great phone, well designed both in terms of style and functionality. The
    layout of the keys should have been more thought out and better-planned, but
    the positives far outweigh the negetives

    NINE AND A HALF OUT OF TEN!

    HTH's.
    --
    Neil
    ** Blagging my way through USENET since March 1999!
    ** http://www.neilmonk.com
    ** [email protected] (change the colour to blue)





  4. #4
    MS
    Guest

    Re: Does anyone have the Nokia 6260 yet?

    Thanks for the review.

    You mentioned the sound quality on videos, but what about the sound quality
    as a telephone? Reception? Dropped calls? Volume, both incoming and
    outgoing?

    Is the size similar to other clamshell type phones? (The picture looks like
    it might be larger.)

    Anyone have any info, as to when this will be available in the USA, and on
    which carrier?

    "Neil Monk" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:_%[email protected]
    > In news:[email protected],
    > MS <[email protected]> put fingers to keyboard and presented us with::
    > > "Neil Monk" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > >> I'm getting this phone tommorrow (it should have been here today,
    > >> but lets not go there....!).
    > >>
    > >> Has anyone on this NG got this phone yet? If so, what do they think
    > >> of it? Is there anything I need to be aware of?

    > >
    > > After you have tried it out, please write a report on it for us here.
    > >
    > > Anyone have any info as to when it might be available in the USA, and
    > > on which carriers?
    > >
    > > (Anyone have any idea as to why the USA is usually the last place
    > > that new phones come to, and sometimes not at all? Not just with
    > > Nokia--even Motorola, a US company. Is our FCC more thorough in
    > > checking phones before approving them? Or?)
    > >

    > I've got the phone (I received it on Thursday 04th November).
    >
    > First impressions:
    > 1) Nice looking (silver version)
    > 2) A little larger than my 7250i but
    > 3) About the same weight as my 7250i
    > 4) The "Cancel" key is in an awkward place
    > 5) The "twist and fold" is great.
    >
    > Good points having been using the phone a few days now
    > 1) Camera is excellent quality, much better than my "old" 7250i
    > 2) Ability to record videos upto 1hr (space permitting i guess) is great.
    > 3) Sound quality on videos is great (but see below)
    > 4) Phone seems pretty regid. This is my first "flip phone" and I was

    worried
    > about it being rather fragile, it doesn't seem to be.
    > 5) Navigational / Menu system is a good idea (but see below).
    > 6) Alpha-numerical keys are larger than on my 7250i (I'm a bloke,

    therefore
    > have quite "chunky" fingers. The keys on my 7250i were far too smal for my
    > liking)
    > 7) Ability to have phone closed with the screen on the outside for when
    > browsing the net.
    > 8) Ability to use the "proper" net on it. I was even reading this NG via
    > Google Groups earlier today.
    > 9) PIN - Protected keypad locking. Something I've been hoping to see for a
    > LONG time on Nokia handsets.
    >
    > Bad Points:
    > 1) Cancel key in awkward position, but I guess I'll get used to this.
    > 2) Mic doesn't seem very good when recording videos. It only seems to

    pickup
    > sounds that are LOUD and very close by. *But*, its a phone, not a

    camcorder
    > I keep trying to convince myself!
    > 3) as 5 & 6 - Navigational system is a good idea, but the quad-directional
    > button with the select button in the middle is a bit awkward for my big
    > fingers. A "clitoris" style navi system would have been much better (I

    mean
    > like the one on the 6600!)
    > 4) Phone is a bit on the slow side to boot up, but this is probably

    because
    > it uses a "proper" OS (Symbian).
    >
    > All in all:
    >
    > A great phone, well designed both in terms of style and functionality. The
    > layout of the keys should have been more thought out and better-planned,

    but
    > the positives far outweigh the negetives
    >
    > NINE AND A HALF OUT OF TEN!
    >
    > HTH's.
    > --
    > Neil
    > ** Blagging my way through USENET since March 1999!
    > ** http://www.neilmonk.com
    > ** [email protected] (change the colour to blue)
    >
    >






  5. #5
    Janne Raiskila
    Guest

    Re: Does anyone have the Nokia 6260 yet?

    Neil Monk wrote:
    > In news:[email protected],
    > MS <[email protected]> put fingers to keyboard and presented us with::
    >
    >>"Neil Monk" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>news:[email protected]
    >>
    >>>I'm getting this phone tommorrow (it should have been here today,
    >>>but lets not go there....!).
    >>>
    >>>Has anyone on this NG got this phone yet? If so, what do they think
    >>>of it? Is there anything I need to be aware of?

    >>
    >>After you have tried it out, please write a report on it for us here.
    >>
    >>Anyone have any info as to when it might be available in the USA, and
    >>on which carriers?
    >>
    >>(Anyone have any idea as to why the USA is usually the last place
    >>that new phones come to, and sometimes not at all? Not just with
    >>Nokia--even Motorola, a US company. Is our FCC more thorough in
    >>checking phones before approving them? Or?)
    >>

    >
    > I've got the phone (I received it on Thursday 04th November).
    >
    > First impressions:
    > 1) Nice looking (silver version)
    > 2) A little larger than my 7250i but
    > 3) About the same weight as my 7250i
    > 4) The "Cancel" key is in an awkward place
    > 5) The "twist and fold" is great.
    >
    > Good points having been using the phone a few days now
    > 1) Camera is excellent quality, much better than my "old" 7250i
    > 2) Ability to record videos upto 1hr (space permitting i guess) is great.
    > 3) Sound quality on videos is great (but see below)
    > 4) Phone seems pretty regid. This is my first "flip phone" and I was worried
    > about it being rather fragile, it doesn't seem to be.
    > 5) Navigational / Menu system is a good idea (but see below).
    > 6) Alpha-numerical keys are larger than on my 7250i (I'm a bloke, therefore
    > have quite "chunky" fingers. The keys on my 7250i were far too smal for my
    > liking)
    > 7) Ability to have phone closed with the screen on the outside for when
    > browsing the net.
    > 8) Ability to use the "proper" net on it. I was even reading this NG via
    > Google Groups earlier today.
    > 9) PIN - Protected keypad locking. Something I've been hoping to see for a
    > LONG time on Nokia handsets.
    >
    > Bad Points:
    > 1) Cancel key in awkward position, but I guess I'll get used to this.
    > 2) Mic doesn't seem very good when recording videos. It only seems to pickup
    > sounds that are LOUD and very close by. *But*, its a phone, not a camcorder
    > I keep trying to convince myself!
    > 3) as 5 & 6 - Navigational system is a good idea, but the quad-directional
    > button with the select button in the middle is a bit awkward for my big
    > fingers. A "clitoris" style navi system would have been much better (I mean
    > like the one on the 6600!)
    > 4) Phone is a bit on the slow side to boot up, but this is probably because
    > it uses a "proper" OS (Symbian).
    >
    > All in all:
    >
    > A great phone, well designed both in terms of style and functionality. The
    > layout of the keys should have been more thought out and better-planned, but
    > the positives far outweigh the negetives
    >
    > NINE AND A HALF OUT OF TEN!
    >
    > HTH's.
    > --
    > Neil
    > ** Blagging my way through USENET since March 1999!
    > ** http://www.neilmonk.com
    > ** [email protected] (change the colour to blue)
    >
    >


    Well actually the 6600 has a password-
    protected keypad lock-function

    --
    Janne Raiskila



  6. #6
    Neil Monk
    Guest

    Re: Does anyone have the Nokia 6260 yet?

    In news:[email protected],
    MS <[email protected]> put fingers to keyboard and presented us with::
    <top posting corrected>
    > "Neil Monk" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:_%[email protected]
    >> In news:[email protected],
    >> MS <[email protected]> put fingers to keyboard and presented us with::
    >>> "Neil Monk" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:[email protected]
    >>>> I'm getting this phone tommorrow (it should have been here today,
    >>>> but lets not go there....!).
    >>>>
    >>>> Has anyone on this NG got this phone yet? If so, what do they think
    >>>> of it? Is there anything I need to be aware of?
    >>>
    >>> After you have tried it out, please write a report on it for us
    >>> here.
    >>>
    >>> Anyone have any info as to when it might be available in the USA,
    >>> and on which carriers?
    >>>
    >>> (Anyone have any idea as to why the USA is usually the last place
    >>> that new phones come to, and sometimes not at all? Not just with
    >>> Nokia--even Motorola, a US company. Is our FCC more thorough in
    >>> checking phones before approving them? Or?)
    >>>

    >> I've got the phone (I received it on Thursday 04th November).
    >>
    >> First impressions:
    >> 1) Nice looking (silver version)
    >> 2) A little larger than my 7250i but
    >> 3) About the same weight as my 7250i
    >> 4) The "Cancel" key is in an awkward place
    >> 5) The "twist and fold" is great.
    >>
    >> Good points having been using the phone a few days now
    >> 1) Camera is excellent quality, much better than my "old" 7250i
    >> 2) Ability to record videos upto 1hr (space permitting i guess) is
    >> great. 3) Sound quality on videos is great (but see below)
    >> 4) Phone seems pretty regid. This is my first "flip phone" and I was
    >> worried about it being rather fragile, it doesn't seem to be.
    >> 5) Navigational / Menu system is a good idea (but see below).
    >> 6) Alpha-numerical keys are larger than on my 7250i (I'm a bloke,
    >> therefore have quite "chunky" fingers. The keys on my 7250i were far
    >> too smal for my liking)
    >> 7) Ability to have phone closed with the screen on the outside for
    >> when browsing the net.
    >> 8) Ability to use the "proper" net on it. I was even reading this NG
    >> via Google Groups earlier today.
    >> 9) PIN - Protected keypad locking. Something I've been hoping to see
    >> for a LONG time on Nokia handsets.
    >>
    >> Bad Points:
    >> 1) Cancel key in awkward position, but I guess I'll get used to this.
    >> 2) Mic doesn't seem very good when recording videos. It only seems
    >> to pickup sounds that are LOUD and very close by. *But*, its a
    >> phone, not a camcorder I keep trying to convince myself!
    >> 3) as 5 & 6 - Navigational system is a good idea, but the
    >> quad-directional button with the select button in the middle is a
    >> bit awkward for my big fingers. A "clitoris" style navi system would
    >> have been much better (I mean like the one on the 6600!)
    >> 4) Phone is a bit on the slow side to boot up, but this is probably
    >> because it uses a "proper" OS (Symbian).
    >>
    >> All in all:
    >>
    >> A great phone, well designed both in terms of style and
    >> functionality. The layout of the keys should have been more thought
    >> out and better-planned, but the positives far outweigh the negetives
    >>
    >> NINE AND A HALF OUT OF TEN!
    >>
    >> HTH's.

    ><snip>
    > Thanks for the review.
    >
    > You mentioned the sound quality on videos, but what about the sound
    > quality as a telephone? Reception? Dropped calls? Volume, both
    > incoming and outgoing?

    Sound is great, as my Nokia 7250i's was. No "dropped calls", Reception seems
    as normal. Volume is fine too.
    >
    > Is the size similar to other clamshell type phones? (The picture
    > looks like it might be larger.)

    It is a little larger than most clamshell phones, but IMHO worth it for the
    features it packs in.
    >
    > Anyone have any info, as to when this will be available in the USA,
    > and on which carrier?
    >

    Nope, sorry!
    --
    Neil
    ** Blagging my way through USENET since March 1999!
    ** http://www.neilmonk.com
    ** [email protected] (change the colour to blue)





  7. #7
    Neil Monk
    Guest

    Re: Does anyone have the Nokia 6260 yet?

    In news:[email protected],
    Janne Raiskila <[email protected]> put fingers to keyboard and
    presented us with::
    > Neil Monk wrote:
    >> In news:[email protected],
    >> MS <[email protected]> put fingers to keyboard and presented us with::
    >>
    >>> "Neil Monk" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:[email protected]
    >>>
    >>>> I'm getting this phone tommorrow (it should have been here today,
    >>>> but lets not go there....!).
    >>>>
    >>>> Has anyone on this NG got this phone yet? If so, what do they think
    >>>> of it? Is there anything I need to be aware of?
    >>>
    >>> After you have tried it out, please write a report on it for us
    >>> here.
    >>>
    >>> Anyone have any info as to when it might be available in the USA,
    >>> and on which carriers?
    >>>
    >>> (Anyone have any idea as to why the USA is usually the last place
    >>> that new phones come to, and sometimes not at all? Not just with
    >>> Nokia--even Motorola, a US company. Is our FCC more thorough in
    >>> checking phones before approving them? Or?)
    >>>

    >>
    >> I've got the phone (I received it on Thursday 04th November).
    >>
    >> First impressions:
    >> 1) Nice looking (silver version)
    >> 2) A little larger than my 7250i but
    >> 3) About the same weight as my 7250i
    >> 4) The "Cancel" key is in an awkward place
    >> 5) The "twist and fold" is great.
    >>
    >> Good points having been using the phone a few days now
    >> 1) Camera is excellent quality, much better than my "old" 7250i
    >> 2) Ability to record videos upto 1hr (space permitting i guess) is
    >> great. 3) Sound quality on videos is great (but see below)
    >> 4) Phone seems pretty regid. This is my first "flip phone" and I was
    >> worried about it being rather fragile, it doesn't seem to be.
    >> 5) Navigational / Menu system is a good idea (but see below).
    >> 6) Alpha-numerical keys are larger than on my 7250i (I'm a bloke,
    >> therefore have quite "chunky" fingers. The keys on my 7250i were far
    >> too smal for my liking)
    >> 7) Ability to have phone closed with the screen on the outside for
    >> when browsing the net.
    >> 8) Ability to use the "proper" net on it. I was even reading this NG
    >> via Google Groups earlier today.
    >> 9) PIN - Protected keypad locking. Something I've been hoping to see
    >> for a LONG time on Nokia handsets.
    >>
    >> Bad Points:
    >> 1) Cancel key in awkward position, but I guess I'll get used to this.
    >> 2) Mic doesn't seem very good when recording videos. It only seems
    >> to pickup sounds that are LOUD and very close by. *But*, its a
    >> phone, not a camcorder I keep trying to convince myself!
    >> 3) as 5 & 6 - Navigational system is a good idea, but the
    >> quad-directional button with the select button in the middle is a
    >> bit awkward for my big fingers. A "clitoris" style navi system would
    >> have been much better (I mean like the one on the 6600!)
    >> 4) Phone is a bit on the slow side to boot up, but this is probably
    >> because it uses a "proper" OS (Symbian).
    >>
    >> All in all:
    >>
    >> A great phone, well designed both in terms of style and
    >> functionality. The layout of the keys should have been more thought
    >> out and better-planned, but the positives far outweigh the negetives
    >>
    >> NINE AND A HALF OUT OF TEN!
    >>
    >> HTH's.
    >> --
    >> Neil
    >> ** Blagging my way through USENET since March 1999!
    >> ** http://www.neilmonk.com
    >> ** [email protected] (change the colour to blue)
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Well actually the 6600 has a password-
    > protected keypad lock-function


    I wouldn't be surprised. All I'm saying is that over the years, it is
    something that I hoped Nokia would fetch in. My 3110 didn't have it, nor did
    my 5110, 3210, 3310 or 7250i for that matter.
    --
    Neil
    ** Blagging my way through USENET since March 1999!
    ** http://www.neilmonk.com
    ** [email protected] (change the colour to blue)





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