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First Impressions of the 7280


Jan 10, 2005, 10:27 AM

I managed to grab one of the first 7280's here in Switzerland - two days before christmas.
Here are some of my impressions:

- The Audio capabilities are really not extensive. It's the usual Voice dialling known ever since legendary 8210 - you assign a certain "voice sound" to a name in your address book. Only news is, you can now also assign a few menu functions of the phone to sound commands as well. Not really groundbreaking, is it...?

- short messaging works surprisingly well! The smart text input is REALLY helpful, especially in long words.

- The little details are the killer - at least in this very first software version. Scrolling through names in the address book is terribly slow - sometimes with a three second time l...
Aston Barrett

Jan 19, 2005, 8:23 AM
Thanks for the quick review.

Please update us on how well the stability is improved when software updates are released.

Have you had a chance to see how well the FM receiver works?

Jan 19, 2005, 9:22 AM
Sorry, haven't tryed the FM Receiver.

Problem for me:
Nokia FM-Receivers usually require a wire headpohone to be plugged in, since it serves as Antenna. I use a bluetooth headphone. Bummer!

But then again - I have an Ipod, so I never need the function anyway ;-)

Will update on stability after phone gets back from service.

Cheers, Johannes

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