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As noted, menus, as well as music and contact lists, use colored fonts on a deep black background. This design makes all items far more easily readable on a small cell screen than the traditional black on white.
In the Contact list, for instance, white contact names turns a bright orange as you scroll past them. When cruising through individual music tracks, a white two-line title/artist information gets brighter and an orange line bisects the two pieces of information.
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The default main menu screen displays the 12 primary Menu icons in a familiar three-by-four grid pattern. You can change the grid into a flat rotating circle or one item icon displayed at a time.
None of the sub-menus use numbered lists so you always have to scroll down to the menu item of your choice.
Each direction of the circular navigation control can be programmed as a shortcut. The default settings are up/navigation menu, down/contacts, left/messaging (text and email), and right/create your own.
Oddly, I had a hard time actually setting this shortcut with an application, either using this shortcut or going through the Settings menu. I tried to set this shortcut with Camera, the Media menu and Internet, but each time got a pop-up window saying all were "Currently unavailable," with no other reason given or when and under what conditions to make that app available to create a shortcut. I then tried Calendar, Radio and Profiles (to access the Flight Mode setting), but got an odd "Cannot go further" pop-up message. I finally gave up.
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