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Review: Nokia N75

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Clock

The clock can be configured to be analog or digital on the N75. With the phone closed, hitting any of the buttons wakes the phone up and the clock is clearly visible no matter which setting is selected. The clock appears in the upper left corner of the main screen when the phone is open.

Bluetooth

The N75 supports Bluetooth for data transfers and connecting to headsets, but does not offer A2DP/stereo Bluetooth. Connecting to headsets, PCs, printers and other devices was no problem at all. Sound quality with Bluetooth headsets was average. We noticed a slight hiss in the background, and voices in the ear piece seemed a bit muffled in two separate Bluetooth headsets we used. The N75 reacquired every device it was previously paired with when powered off and back on. Data transfers were speedy. We sent picture, document, video and music files back and forth between several different PCs and all were done quickly and without issue.

Extras

The calendar application is straightforward and easy to use. You can create any number of appointments, to-do items and more, and configure separate alarms for each. Perhaps the most useful feature is that it automatically populates the active standby screen with a list of your upcoming appointments and memos.

The N75 is a fully capable smartphone and can run tons of applications. Using the included QuickOffice application, we were able to open Word and Excel documents without issues. If you want to be able to edit the documents, you have to upgrade the application to a more advanced version. The N75 also supports a Flash player, and RealPlayer for video content. The included Transfer application allows you to sync data with any other modern S60 phone, which is awfully useful if you're upgrading from another smartphone. You can connect to a PC via a Nokia adapter with USB and use the N75 in storage mode, if equipped with microSD card.

 

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