I just got my 2610 from Rogers Canada on the GSM upgrade deal for Pay Go clients. Right out of he box, the thing doesn't work! Battery is checked out OK, charger is OK. So much for first impressions.
The Nokia 2610 is a useless phone. Why? Because it has a irtually unreadable screeen. Too small, to dull, reflective screen cover and to make all of this worse the screen illumination cuts our ever few seconds!
If you can't see the screen you can't use the phone's features.
This phone is being given out free by Rogers in Canada to their "Pay as you Go" customers who have an older generation phone as they are swiching over to a GSM network only.
The only good thing about this phone is that it is free!
This nokia is very nice, you can talk with other people via the celular 2.5G technology....
I also updated to the latest version of the Prolific usb-serial driver and it won't even connect at all now.
I tried some different USB ports, and got similar results. :-(
Cumbersome menu, T230 is much easier to use!
I only have it for two days ...
Hi, I just bought a CA-45 cable off ebay, i've installed mobimb v3 and the prolific usb-to-serial bridge driver. I can connect ok, but not for long? It just disconnects after maybe 5 seconds, or sometimes 30 seconds. Any ideas?
I got this phone at 7-11 in CAnada and it's nice and simple to use. One bad thing about it is that the battery compartment is really really really hard to open. I almost wanted to pry it open with a crowbar!
other than that I'm fine with the rest.
A real nightmare ! I have one about 1 month, and still try to save a contact on the SimCard. No chance ! When u press green button, u will see only Dialed calls. Received or missed??? Who cares.... Mr 2610 cant remember ! Only after 10 clicks in the MENU
Great phone. U can upload games and mp3 with Nokia 6030 data cable and MobiMB Mobile Media Browser version 3.3 not older live v.1.2
over all a good phone as what it has to be. the minus side is the screen's brightness. that's because it uses cheap CSTN (colour super twist nematic)screen with 65K colours. had it been CSTN with 4095K screen it would have been able to read in the bright sunlight which you can find in the older generation models like 7210. brightness would have been much better if this model wouldnt have been fitted with a slight mirror finished glass which reflects the external objects and makes the screen look dull. however if one can remove the scratch prevention plastic sticker from the glass, the readability will slightly improve by 15%.
the advantage of CSTN screen compared to its TFT screen is that it consumes very low power thus increasing the battery life time per charge. apart from this 2610's finishing, sound clarity, battery life and signal strength are first rate.
recently i went to nkia canada site and asked about the data cable for the 2610..well people there is none coz nkia made the phone unable to be connected to ur pc..what can u expect with a low end model...it is marketing they want use to buy a more expensive phone...simple as that...sad very sad...
You would expect a phone with such stylish curves to be the best phone in the galaxy, well when i traveled on two busses and walked five blocks to get to the little shop on the corner. It was love at first sight, i saw the nokia 2610, i thought it had such great features, especially the silent vibrate. After 1 week of using it, it just started doing strange things, the light would go on and off, they say it may be possesed. Great phone while it lasted.
There are a lot of comments about there being a data cable for this phone, does anyone actually HAVE IT? If so, can you please give the model number of the cable. Thanks
class phone, does exactly what is says on the tin, basic but brilliant phone