Nokia 6760 slide review: Compact messaging
The usual web browser
The Nokia 6760 slide comes complete with an elaborate browser to make use of the connectivity set and a dedicated hardware key on the front panel. The browser has excellent page rendering and works in both portrait and landscape mode and switches automatically thanks to the accelerometer sensor. The zoom level is easily controlled and the font size can be modified to fit as much content as possible on a single page.
The virtual mouse cursor earns the browser another point. It is easy to control and generally works great. A mini-map can be activated to help find your way around large sites where lots of scrolling is required.
Organizer and apps
Smartphones can hardly be accused of lacking time-management skills. Even if you do happen to miss an application you need on your Nokia 6760 slide, there is plenty of third party software out there. However for most everyday uses it's unlikely you'll need anything more than the package you get straight out of the box.
The calendar has the typical three different view modes - monthly, weekly and daily, and four types of events available for setting up - Meeting, Memo, Anniversary and To-do. Each event has unique fields of its own, and some of them allow an alarm to be activated at a preset time to act as a reminder.
Mobile office is also very well geared, with preinstalled applications able to open Word and Excel, PDF and PowerPoint files seamlessly. Editing documents is not supported though by the included Quickoffice version. If you would like editing enabled you will have to get the complete application from the Nokia Download center for a fee.
The other office application is a ZIP manager, which allows extracting archived files straight on your phone.
Some of the other included organizing and time-management applications are a great unit converter, calculator and voice recorder, as well as the Notes application.
The alarm application allows you to set up as many alarms as you want, each with its own name, trigger day and repeat pattern. If this seems too complicated, there is a quick alarm setup where all you do is set the time and you're good to go.
The dedicated Search application works great. It can search almost the entire phone, or in separate sections as music, applications, messages, emails, landmarks etc. It can also search online using Google.
Ovi here, Ovi there
Typically for the latest Nokia devices the 6760 slide has tight Ovi integration with the Ovi contacts preinstalled on the phone. You may share with your friends all type of media via Ovi Share and see all the stuff your buddies have published.
Thanks to this service you will be able to chat in real time with all your Ovi/Google Talk-connected contacts, change your status messages and mood, and all that kind of social networking stuff. In addition you can even share your GPS location so your friends can view immediately where you are at that particular moment using the Ovi Maps (something along the lines of Google's Latitude service).
You can share the name and the artist of the track you are currently listening to. What else can we say - it all works exactly as advertized. Your contacts need not have an Ovi-connected phone, they can chat with you just fine over Google Talk.
Nokia 6760 slide comes with two full-featured games - the Asphalt4 and Marble games. They both are well known titles that Nokia put on most of their handsets.