What Nokia really needs to do is release a series 60 version of this phone with quad-band and bluetooth support. If you really are an outdoors person into adventure sports, then arguably it is even more important to be able to have smartphone functionality than if you are just someone whose biggest adventure is taking a tube ride to Hackney because out in the brush you don't have the luxury to carry a lot of stuff like a laptop. Everything needs to be as self-contained as possible to maximize capability with a minimum of bulk but a maximum of ingrained toughness. This is what I thought the remit of the Symbian OS was supposed to be: a close substitute for a full-on PDA. With that said it is lacking a little in the connectivity options. Apparently Nokia likes to think that people interested in 'adventure' have no interest in toiling much beyond their shores or at least not much beyond major cities in the Americas. The inclusion of the all four bands would have been nice so as to make a mobile suitable for true globe-trotting adventure, which is what most adventurers really seek out. This is one area that Moto has them beat in spite of the fact that they have don't offer any ruggedized handsets (a shame). As for those of you who don't see a need for this kind of device, I would argue that even people who don't intend on trekking through harsh climes would be well advised to use more robust mobiles than the flimsy stuff out there now. Would be an shame if all those fancy RAZRs and 8800's ended up bruised, scratched and dented on the floor of Starbucks as reaching into our pockets to pay for the double-mocha latte we let these expensive digital toys get real airtime.
Very disappointed, been using Nokia 5100 for
2 years now and waiting for a worthy replacement. I think I will wait for the Siemens M75 and have hands on comparison and then decide. Unless I can find 5140 for a very decent price,If not will buy a new shell and battary for 5100.It stills serve me well in the desert.
im not picking on it, but i use to own a N5210 which is good and am now looking for a so call rugged phone but to fair Nokia fell apart when colour screens came in, never even came close to rival until recently. so pls Mr Rugged !!!
when i said no bluetooth i mean cannot use bluetooth headset, doesnt other headsets need wires, duh!!!
not an outdoor person, as the phone looks ugly and the extra features is for a person whos hiking in the mountains. UNLESS you mean an outdoor hiking person then yes.
Not looking graceful but have some extra features as:
- xHTML browser
- Automatic volume control
- Digital compass
ohk to the post below about the "Do Nokia want people running with wires all over their body". Im sure that Trapers and runners wont need bluetooth!, nokia has a range of handsets, you just dont need to pick on one of them, its rather sad, i find this phone to be a perfect outdoor phone, nice attractive design, ohh no so it doesnt have bluetooth, also "Ohhh the screen isnt 208x208 pixtels". That is pathetic, if you want a phone with a sharp clear picture go for the 6230i. Ill say it once more for you thick people, This phone is for outdoor people not phone freaks, and a VGA camera with 3x zoom With video up to 3 minutes on a 128x128 pixtle screen with 65k colours is perfect for an out door person
Could have been nice 2 years ago. But now why bother making such an "update" ? The saddest thing is that Nokia always find people to buy everything it makes. Must be kind of fashion i guess.
only one thing, no bluetooth. do nokia expect people to go running with wires all over their body???!!!???
Hmm - I see now that the old 5140 also claimed 'improved durability'. So not even that.
Just the 65K screen upgrade and a vague claim of 'improved durability'. Sorry Nokia - this alone is just not good enough. A disappointing stopgap solution compared to the upcomming Siemens M75.
I hope they would launch it in india.i would buy the phone if nokia matches the price with features. it seems they expect us to buy their phones with no features at a premium because of the name. i have used nokia, siemens, motorola, samsung in last six years. all had their share of small problems. but nokia doesnot stand out for anything. will buy the phone if price matches the features or else will buy k508i at 190 dollars/ 9000rs. good bye nokia hello
not bad, but my jaw didnt hit the groud either. if it would be not very expensive its ok.