It suck !!!!!!!!! The worst phone ever, slow, unreliable, the profile changes by itself. Good for kids.(retard).
abuffy, 19 Jan 2009Does this phone receive picture messages?Yes, this phone receives picture messages (i.e MMS) and it also has a capability to send them too; Without camera one practically can only forward any picture received, though.
As far as I've used this phone, I've found it very useful for my everyday purposes. I'm using this as my only and main phone, and have used a large spectrum of phones from Motorola F3 to Nokia E71 and this suits well my needs what are in order of importance:
1) Calling - this is what this phone is made for. Reception is clear and reliable, and I usually don't mind answering without seeing a caller id (which sometimes is hard with this set in bright daylight)
2) Calendar and memo. Good with alarms and occasional notes in place of million small pieces of paper lying around in pocket.
3) SMS and e-mail. These are sometimes useful, and with my personal text-content e-mail needs this unit perform very well.
4) Web browsing. Just for checking news headlines or weather forecast.
Battery lasts with my usage for about a 5-7 days without recharging, with my approximately 2 hours a week usage. Only drawback being it is only dualband. Can't have everything but if this was quadband, this would make an ultimate communications tool for 29 euros!
Anonymous, 22 Jun 2008This phone has the most un-intuative key layout i've EVER seen. I'm stuck with this POS as a w... moreDidn't you mention it was a work phone. In my job it is not defined in my job description that I need games, an MP3 player etc. I just get a phone so my coworkers and boss are able to reach me. It's a phone and even a lot more then that. So far I am happy with it!
you people who keep saying this phone is a good basic simple phone are probably the ones who use it as a back up phone. not everyone wants all that stuff on their phones, they just want a real phone! stop saying it is simple! its a phone just leave it at that. it has GREAT reception. its my main phone. you guys are followers who want to keep up with the latest technology. SORRY but its true. just say it is a great phone and if you dont like it then go get a razr! dont leave stupid comments!
ths handphone sucks. no memory card, sumtimes hang, and so slow. not really suitable 4 people who love sms'ing' :DD
This is a good, simple phone and does what such a phone should do; talk, text, MMS and even rudimentary Internet (web, IM and email). It comes with useful apps and can run Java. It has a standard 2.5 mm headset jack, not a proprietary pain in the a$$. It's a Nokia, so I have no doubts about its durability; they are the most popular phone manufacturer in the world for good reason. It looks classy and like a much more expensive model and feels solid in the hand. Battery life is great, call quality is crisp and clear and signal acquisition and retention are topnotch. Those who are complaining that it lacks advanced bells and whistles should buy a phone that has them! It's like buying a Yugo and complaining that it's not a BMW! Nokia designed this phone for emerging markets and low-budget users, and it is one of the most popular models in the world. I use this phone as my everyday "beater", without worry if it's lost, stolen or damaged because it can be replaced for a trivial cost, and it fulfills the purpose admirably. If I want a slew of features, I pick up my Nokia smartphone!
Also, I don't quite understand what many of the commenters say about the screen being "mirrored" or "tinted" and "impossible to read in bright light" because I have not had either of those problems. My screen is no shinier than any other phone I've seen and does not show any visible tint. It is possible that my phone is an updated version with those issues corrected (it is a USA AT&T model.) Granted, the display is somewhat dimmer than many other phones, but I think this is due to the fixed backlight brightness level, which I suspect Nokia chose to maximize battery life, and I can see it fine even in sunlight if I turn the contrast all the way *down* (counterintuitively, turning contrast up washes out the image completely). Perhaps it's this "reverse setting" foible that has people confused.
That said, I do have some complaints regarding omissions that even on a minimalist handset like this, are regrettable oversights on Nokia's part, and should not be too much to ask even at this low price point. It is annoying that the backlight brightness, and especially the on-time, cannot be changed... the backlight times-out too quickly. A little more memory (it has 3 MB total and the most that could be freed after deleting pretty much everything, including useful apps, would be about 2.4 MB), perhaps 10-30 MB or so like some other low-end Nokias, would be nice... so one could get some decent-quality pics and a few full-length mp3 tracks on it, and/or have room for a few essential apps like Nimbuzz, Mig33 and Opera Mini. (Perhaps surprisingly, it can play mp3s, but with so little memory what's the point?) Nokia PC Suite support is a must, since it has a USB port, but aside from advanced hacking purposes like running Gnokii, of what use is it for the average user since the PC Suite does not support this model? (This is actually not an issue with the phone, but with Nokia.) The only other thing I'd say is really imperative is either it be tri-band, or failing that, dual as it is now, but with one of the two bands Asian/European and the other American (perhaps 900/1900 MHz) so it could be used everywhere, as it would make an excellent travel phone.
Overall, even considering its limitations as stated above, I give Nokia high marks for a quality product.
P.S. @ Abdul Aleem ("...u will b more happy then with your wife....") ROTFLMAO!!! Quoted For Truth, and seconded! :-)
This is most trouble some nokia i have ever owned i dont but it just keeps turning off itself and i cant see a thing in the daylight and it is a tat slow too, looks good still...
Hey does anyone know if there are hands free headphns for the nokia 2610????
hey.... mates this is an a aosome cell man just buy and used it u will be very happy infact u will b more happy then with your wife....
very, very slowly responding. the display can not be read on daylight. color of a text can not be changed to black, since there is no real black and no real white, so in daylight You will see nothing. Phone has no option to be connected to the Pc, at least no one sells the cable for it. But it works on 3G regime even it is not mentioned in manual :)
Anonymous, 12 Sep 2008did anyone get back to you on how to download music and themes?Only thing is that it has no memory card and does not have a cable to connect to a PC.
hai all i am using nokia 2610 from last 1 year i am enjoying with this.only one sugetion is fm should in this
irtaza, 14 Oct 2008i love this set it has a huge sms memoryHow do you text on this phone or can't it be done?