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Apr 12, 2005, 3:32 PM

My first week with the 7280

A few weeks back, I had dinner with a friend in NYC who had one of these--the first chance I had to see it live. Since it ran on Cingular, and I'm on ATTWireless--and I was willing to give up some functionality for style (I used to own a Samsung Matrix phone)--I hunted around on eBay until I found an unlocked one at a good price ($400). Here are my observations:
- I swapped my SIMcard in as soon as I got it; it powered up and functioned without incident--except for the web browser. Two thumbs up to the excellent help from Nokia tech support (Cingular did nothing) for getting me completely on line.
- Fairly comfortable to use; a little thick, but narrow profile goes into a pocket without much of a problem.
- Once you program the voicedaili...
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Feb 8, 2005, 6:29 PM

This is DISGUSTING....

This phone is absolutely the most retarded and horrific thing that I have ever seen in the history of Nokia. Where are the buttons? What is this supposed to be? A glow in the dark light stick? Please Nokia, just give your life up.
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Mar 13, 2005, 5:35 PM

Who's going to carry it?

I fear Cingular... but I really really hope T-Mobile. I would love to have this phone. It's so different and unique!

Come on T-Mobe!
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Feb 20, 2005, 4:14 PM

Cellphone GIANT from Finland

Nokia (Finland) invented the cellphones,and always will be step or two ahead other brandnames. This phone speak for itselfs....
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Nov 10, 2004, 7:56 AM

Too daring.....

Interesting idea, removing traditional dialing options for voice dial, at the expense of original styling, but until Nokia(as well as all other manufacturers) create a better voice interface that is not only accurate but also fast, they're never going to sell a product like this.
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Jan 21, 2005, 5:19 PM

In video...

Hey guys, watch the Jlo Get Right Video, at around 44 seconds, she shows this phone! 🙂

Jan 10, 2005, 10:27 AM

First Impressions of the 7280


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...
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Dec 23, 2004, 6:09 PM

just rec"d 7280

phone is different

however, everything is in chinese (english manual supplied) but i have yet to find menu where it allows one to change language - it is there, it just will be fun finding it


Nov 12, 2004, 6:51 PM

text messaging

isn't the point of text messaging so your not loud, or can do it in a quite place? hmm.. how would that work with VOICE dailing
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Nov 10, 2004, 4:03 PM

not that new, really

this is only new to the usa... i've seen this on the brazilian and malaysian nokia sites weeks ago, probably over a month now that i think about it
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