My Dad just got a spanking new Nokia 6760 Slide and since I am the family tech guru, he has asked me to help him setup a few things on the device. As such, I have the 6760 till tomorrow, or at the most till Tuesday morning.
Don’t expect this to be a comprehensive review, as 24 hours is not adequate for that. One thing though, if there is anything that you’d like me to try out on the device, or something you’ll like to know about it, fire off your questions in the comments section. Remember: I’ve got this phone only for about 24 hours.
The 6760 Slide is a slide-out QWERTY-keyboard smartphone powered by Symbian S60 3rd Edition. It has a 320 x 240 pixels, 2.4 inch display. It is HSDPA enabled and sports a 3.2 mega-pixel camera but without a flash.
Its casing is good quality plastic, and the silver edge gives it a touch of class. The keys on the QWERTY keyboard are large, give a re-assuring click when pushed and are easy to use. The 6760 keyboard is now rated by me next to that on the E90.
Besides the keyboard and navigation keys, there are three dedicated hardware keys for the web browser, menu, and messaging. Neat.
Pre-installed is the standard fare S60 Web browser. Its capabilities are well known, and there are no surprises there.
Also pre-installed is QuickOffice for office documents viewing and editing. However, launching the application and attempting to create a document returns a message that there is no licence for the feature, and a prompt to purchase one. If all you want to do is view/read documents and have no intention of editing documents, don’t bother purchasing a licence: you are good.
I had Dad’s IMAP mail setup in no time and connecting to the server to download mails. I will setup my Gmail account and see how it behaves in the next 24 hours (I have done some archiving to see if that solves the Gmail on S60 issues that I have faced for some time now).
In all, the Nokia 6760 Slide feels good in the hands, looks good too, and seems to do what the manual says it should.
Ask away any questions that you may have!
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