Nokia 3600 slide review: Smooth glider

GSMArena team, 26 September 2008.
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Tags: Nokia, S40

Connectivity is OK

The mid-range Nokia 3600 slide connectivity options are quite OK. The seamless USB connectivity leads the lot. Once the USB cable is plugged, you're prompted to select the connection mode. You can then alternate the modes by only a few key presses. Moreover, Mass storage is available, allowing your phone's memory to be directly accessed from a computer.

As mentioned, the A2DP profile of the Bluetooth is supported to allow a stereo wireless connection. The rest of the connectivity options include the network support - sadly Nokia 3600 slide does not support 3G, but EDGE and GPRS are both the best there is at Class 32.

Finally, the memory card slot, which can sometimes be the most convenient way of transferring data, is also present here. The microSD slot is placed under the battery cover.

Web browsers

Nokia 3600 slide has an integrated HTML web browser. No significant changes in functionality have been made to the S40 browser since the previous edition of the user interface. Therefore you shouldn't be surprised that it is not the best on the market, lacking a lot of the skills of the more advanced alternatives. It still offers decent page rendering and font size customization. When set at the smallest font, up to 11 text lines are displayed.

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The phone's primary web browser isn't our favorite

Luckily, the phone is also equipped with an alternative web browser. The Opera Mini is located in the application section and is really the better browsing choice on the 3600 slide. It is far more intuitive and fits text better than the integrated browser. The overall browsing capabilities of Nokia 3600 can hardly be compared to the best on the market but it's still a decent offering considering the price range.

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The well known Opera Mini web browser

Organizer good as usual

The organizer of Nokia 3600 slide is truly elaborate, offering a large number of time management applications with nice features and user-friendly interface. The calendar offers month, week, and day modes and five types of events available for setting up. The week can start on Monday, Sunday, or Saturday. The event types are: reminder, meeting, call, birthday and memo. Further, each type of event has its own specific fields and some of them even allow an alarm to be set up as a reminder.

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Calendar month a week view modes o setting up an event

Next-in-line is the handy To Do manager that enables you to categorize tasks in three priority levels. Tasks can be alerted of, as well as marked off once accomplished. Those can also be easily synchronized with the calendar application.

Text notes are available as well - their length is limited to 3000 characters.

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Text notes on board

The alarm clock is repeatable; it can be set to go off on any weekday and works even when the phone is switched off. You can also customize the snooze time if you wish.

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The alarm is nice but has only a single slot

The other organizing functions available include a voice recorder with a 60-minute limit, a stopwatch and a countdown timer.

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Countdown timer and stopwatch are available

Finally, the Nokia 3600 slide calculator offers two versions - basic and advanced. In addition a loan calculator is also available.

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The calculator has a simple and a scientific version, along with a loan calculator

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