Nokia 5610 XpressMusic Mobile Review – Nokia Aims For The Walkman Phones

Music players in phones have, since the introduction of the Motorola ROKR, become a standard feature across the board. What used to be something that differentiated one phone and manufacturer from another is now a feature that every phone put on the market (other than those that are “free phones if you sign up for a contract”) seems to have.

Attempting to differentiate on your music player has, for the longest time, been akin to trying to differentiate your automobile based on the stylishness of your cup holders. With their 5610 slider-form factor mobile phone, Nokia manages to differentiate on the integration of the music player with the rest of the phone.

The key to this is a set of functions called the Navislide, which is used to control the musical functions of the phone with a single thumb-flick on the controls – the Nokia 5610’s entire keypad is rather well designed, with the keys giving lots of good tactile feedback and a quick response curve. With the overall construction of the device, the entire package is nicely built – fits in the hand, can be used one handed easily, and it’s nicely solid.

But back to the Navislide – if you’ve ever used an iPod thumb-wheel, the Navislide is like falling off a log. It’s straightforward, and adjustable, and remarkably easy to use. Rock it left to use the music player, rock it right to use the built in FM radio, rock it up for the next track or station, or down for the previous one. It’s a remarkably easy device to get used to.

That slider bar is also quite handy when using the menus for the other functions on the phone. First a note on the screen: It’s a simple truism of how much these devices have matured as the market has grown; this screen would have been considered stunning and high end two years ago; it’s crisp, bright and easy to read; the screen is QVA resolution, and quite good enough for watching video. (Indeed, the mobile has a small VGA camera for doing video telephone calls.)

The menu system is well laid out, with four configuration options available, and it’s clear that Nokia is leveraging their development efforts into the System 40 operating systems well. The D-pad is fully user configurable, and gives you plenty of options for using the phone fluidly and easily.

As a phone, it’s a full GSM/HSDPA 3G network phone, and can have its firmware updated wirelessly, no need to hook it up to a desktop computer. Its inboard contact system can store 2000 contacts, and there’s full cut and paste between all applications on the phone. (In earnest, once you’ve used cut and paste on a phone, the next question is “Why did this take so long to get implemented…”)

Lastly, the 5610 has an excellent 3.2 megapixel camera with an integrated LED flash and decent autof ocus. While it’s not going to make you give up your dedicated digital camera as a photography tool, it’s more than adequate (and borderline overkill) for something to take quick snapshots. Again, Nokia’s attention to the user interface makes the camera a dream to use.

What Are the Best Cell Phones? Why You Need a Samsung Galaxy

Answering the question what are the best cell phones can be extremely difficult. When it comes down to it the best cell phones on the market currently are smart phones. There will always be the debate as to which smart phones are better, but when it comes down to it, you need to get one of the cell phones from the Samsung range.

What are the best cell phones from Samsung? Currently the best mobile phone that Samsung has on offer is the brand new Samsung Galaxy S5. The S5 has every possible detail you could ever ask for on a smart phone. When you purchase the new S5 you will get:

  • 16 megapixel camera with HD video recording
  • 1 inch, 2080p Full HD display
  • Fantastic battery life, with the addition of ultra-power saving mode, which you can switch too if you phone is less than 10% and still have access to everything
  • Built in heart rate monitor, keeping track of your health is easy with this addition to the S Health application
  • Dustproof and water resistant
  • Fingerprint scanner password to protect your phones content at all times
  • Multiple accessories, including covers and wireless battery chargers
  • Complete Android system

The Samsung S5 will provide you with everything you could possibly need in a smart phone. If you are due an upgrade then this is the phone that you should definitely try to get your hands on. If you are not in the position to get the S5 at this point in time than any one of the previous Samsung Galaxy models will still be able to provide you with the utmost in smart phone technology. You can choose from:

  • Samsung Galaxy S3
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 2
  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

When you purchase a Samsung phone you are guaranteed fantastic access to services. Accidents do happen and, unfortunately, you may experience a cracked or scratched screen at some point. If this happens with other mobile phone manufacturers, you will be forced to pay out a lot of money for your screen to be fixed or replaced. This is not the case with the Samsung mobiles, during your first year or while your cell phone is under warranty you are given two free screen repairs. They will also replace your battery for you, free of charge, if it has been giving you issues. This is just one of the many reasons why your next cell phone should be one from the Samsung range.

Latest Cell Phones From AT&T

There are a variety of new cellular phones available on the market today. The following is a brief list of the latest cell phones from AT&T as well as their various features (as of August, 2008).

One example of the latest cell phones from AT&T is the Nokia 6085. This device has Bluetooth Wireless Technology and is a world phone, which means that you can use it with the different frequencies and operating systems that are found in other parts of the world. It has access to MEdia Net and Mobile e-mail as well as Instant messenger through AIM, Yahoo!, and MSN. This phone also has a VGA camera and video capabilities and a built-in music player. You can download information from Cool Tools and Games and can support music from MP3, eAAC+, MP4, AMR, and Midi. Additional tools that are found on the 6085 include a calendar, an alarm clock, call waiting, caller ID, a personal organizer, and an address book. There is also a built-in speakerphone and voice dialing and commands. The Nokia 6085 is available free of charge when you sign up for an AT&T service plan.

Another one of the latest cell phones from AT&T is the Pantech c150. This cell phone has Bluetooth Wireless technology and is also a world phone. It allows you access to AOL, Yahoo!, and MSN Instant Messenger as well as Mobile Email. It comes with a built-in camera, video recorder, and speakerphone. Additional features include a calendar, an alarm clock, call waiting, caller ID, personal organizer, address book, conference calling, and call forwarding. The Pantech c150 is also available for free with a new service contract with AT&T.

The Samsung A727 is another example of the latest cell phones from AT&T. This device has Bluetooth Wireless technology and access to MEdia Net and is also a world phone. It has a built-in 1.3 pixel camera and a music player that can support MP3, WMA, AAC, and ACC. The A727 also has Streaming Radio from XM Radio Mobile and a hands-free speakerphone. It has access to Mobile Email which consists of AOL, Windows Live, and Yahoo! You can download Ringtones, Answer Tones, Cool Tools, Games, and Graphics. Additional tools include a calendar, an alarm clock, call waiting, caller ID, a personal organizer, an address book, conference calling, call forwarding, and multitasking. The Samsung A727 is also free when you sign a new service contract with AT&T.

Another model in the latest cell phones from AT&T is the Sony Ericsson 2310a. This device is also equipped with Bluetooth Technology and is a world phone. It allows you to have Internet access via MEdia Net and Mobile Email. It also has Instant Messaging (IM) as well as text messaging. The 2310a has a built-in 2.0 mega pixel camera and video capabilities. It also has dual speakers and advanced speech recognition. Some of the tools that this model features include a calendar, an alarm clock, call waiting, caller ID, a personal organizer, an address book, conference calling, and call forwarding. The Sony Ericsson 2310a is also free when you sign a new service contract with AT&T.

There are just a few examples of the latest cell phones from AT&T. If you would like to see everything that they have to offer, you can visit your local AT&T store or visit their Website via the Internet.