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monterey86

Jul 23, 2009, 12:37 PM

Looks nice but ...

Confused
I really like the form factor, but no wi-fi, poor camera resolution, no standalone GPS and data plan requirement makes this a no-sale.
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japhy

Aug 13, 2009, 6:43 PM
over in the "Review: Nokia Surge" discussion:

Sounds like an alternate version of...

The E71.

Same features, right?

My E63 is rather boring (S60 feels positively ancient after playing with the Bolds & iPhones of cow-orkers), but seems to have the Surge beat pretty well by just having Ovi access & a 3.5mm jack. Ovi sucks, but it's still better than the AT&T pool of programs.

I sort of understand Nokia's strategy of laurel-relaxation (ie - if it ain't broke, don't fix it), but they seem to have stood still while the whole mobile world has moved on to more exciting & innovative UIs and OSs (or would that be OSes? Or should I simply say "operating systems"?)
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KoldPhusion

Jul 14, 2009, 11:13 AM
over in the "AT&T to Sell Nokia's Social Networking Surge " discussion:

$30 "data plan" = messaging + data unlimited??

That's what it looks like from my experience. It might just be required for the rebate (as in, only if you want to receive the rebate get that), which if it's what I'm thinking, that seems like a great deal!

I did play with a customer's phone (his son worked for Nokia) and the keyboard was pretty decent for the size. Not bad, Nokia.
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tkboxer

Jul 13, 2009, 10:14 AM
over in the "AT&T to Sell Nokia's Social Networking Surge " discussion:

$70 a month minimum without text..... WOW!

A smartphone for people not smart enough to know it. Face it, 9 out of 10 AT&T customers will never add another app to this phone and if you told them they had a S60 phone in their hand they would say, "No, its a Nokia". They will never know AT&T made Nokia leave out the wi-fi, cripple the GPS and only give them a puny 2mp. camera. I would bet they made them leave out the podcasting app too, (might use a little too much of AT&T's data).
So with text package your looking at $75 a month or $1,800 over 2 years. Thats a lot of money for this phone.
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TmobileEmp

Jul 13, 2009, 10:02 AM
over in the "AT&T to Sell Nokia's Social Networking Surge " discussion:

$30 Data Plan???

Its nice but not that nice. Rather have the iPhone for a $30 data plan for $20 more for the phone.
LatinoGeek

Jul 13, 2009, 9:41 AM
over in the "AT&T to Sell Nokia's Social Networking Surge " discussion:

Lacks Wifi.

Although, It's actually a decent looking device, spec-wise.
sultrypickle

Jul 13, 2009, 9:32 AM
over in the "AT&T to Sell Nokia's Social Networking Surge " discussion:

It looks nice..

but did AT&T wireless really need another Nokia smartphone? They really need to have one similar to this as a standard device to compete with the Samsung Impression and the LG Xenon in my personal opinion.
 
 
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