except for the FM radio and the battary size beside the design and size of course ..it's the official offspring of the famous 1200
i love NOKIA basic monochromic display phone with FM RADIO like 2300 n d next will b 1202...................wait n c for rockin..................//////////////////............
this is what i call useful. it's better having a monochrome display than a crappy colour one. the one used on 1208 or 2310 is a colour one for nothing. you cannot watch photos or videos. why do you need a colour display then?
anyway i just read in today's newspaper that this will be an extremly cheap phone. about 25euros?
CRAP like this should be smaller and thinner.
this is the size for as simple cell phone!
Much more better Nokia 1650 for a backup phone, the "most expensive" phone with built-in flashlight, long-life battery, and radio.
james, 05 Nov 2008it does not have radioIt has radio, pls check the specifications before comenting
Well, Nokia shows their new low-end phones for the lowest range of the market and for developing countries... This is a copy of the legendary Nokia 1100 and a lower copy of the 1208...
Let`s see how many points it takes this little phone...
Design: 6 (Good design, like i read before it seems very similar to Motorolaīs design but still well, clean finish and passable keypad to make tihs phone confotable... display itīs a little small but is enough for this low-end device)
Features: 4 (I was thinking in putting a 3 but flashlight and radio give a point more, this phone has just what you need to keep in touch with everyone, sms and phonecalls.. very useful, but still a 4 only)
Performance: 9 (Great battery life to keep the phone on a very long time... you know people, the lower phones have a great performance... thatīs a rule)
Great simple phone... Nokia 1208 is very similar and you have some colors there (65k, passable) but you donīt have the radio and the performance is a little lower... so people how needs this lower phones will make the choice... See ya!
Previous Nokia 1200, 1208 and 1650 are rubbish phones because keypads are rubbish and ringtones are not loud enough. You cannot hear these phones ringing outdoors. I will be surprised if this is any different.
Nokia used to make great basic phones like the
Nokia 1100, 1112, 1600, 3410 etc...
I would like Nokia to launch a basic phone with flashlight, FM radio, small font SMS, loudspeaker and monophonic ringtones because they are louder and most of their polyphonic ringtones are awful.
Nokia no longer make decent basic phones : FACT!
i prefer this phone than N1208 because it has radio and it has longer battery.
Long battery, handy phone, affordable phone. perfect phone for backup!