The games fans will be disappointed to find out that Nokia 7280 does not have any games. Neither can be such downloaded. This phone's specific operating system is apparently not compatible with Java applications and therefore it provides no support for them. Nor will one find such additional functions like calculator, countdown, stopwatch, converters or the favorite wallet.
Do not be sad, however, for on the other hand you get hardware accessories. Besides the wrist band you will also get a leather case for your phone. It is a roll, in which you insert the phone and it holds inside thanks to the roll's narrowness. As a result pulling the phone out of the case inevitably means switching it on. It comes out cleaned and without any fingerprints on it.
A CD with software is also delivered with the phone. In it you will find the newest version of the service software PC Suit, references to how to download pictures and melodies and a user's guide with a presentation of the phone and its accessories. The design work on the presentation is highly professional and is also accompanied by very stylish music.
The PC Suite makes it possible to comfortably synchronize the phone with a computer, manage all contacts, write short messages from the computer or modify pictures. We have already written about its features several times, so I would skip its full-detailed description here.
At the end I would also like to mention the data transfers for Nokia 7280 supports not only GPRS class 10, but also the EDGE fast data transfers. It is also brilliant at managing the fastened dial transfers HSCSD. You can connect the phone to a computer by only using cordless connection either by infrared port or Bluetooth. For surfing the internet there is WAP available.
Nokia 7280 is an exceptional telephone and it is not going to become a massively sold item. That is why its owner will always look original and will attract others' attention. Even though it is a fashionable accessory, it also offers a wide range of functions and could manage very well in a competition with phones designed for work mainly.
Provided you don not mind the consistent squeaky sound, do not play games, do not miss the standard additional applications and write short messages once in a week, you will be completely satisfied with this telephone. You will have to put a thicker pile of banknotes on the table though. Exclusivity is expensive. Anyway the price - almost 600 euros - seems to me a little bit too high. One can have the absolutely excellent stylish Nokia 7610 with Symbian and a mega pixel-camera at almost the same price.
In this section some of our editorial members are offered to express their opinion on the tested telephone.
Marek Lutonsky: I was given the new Nokia 7280 in order to prepare a guide for its setup. I spent a lot of time inserting numbers and other parameters using the scroll button and I have to say it is not comfortable at all. Moreover the scroll button tends to resist when used. It is a pity that Nokia has gone for a mechanical device instead of a touchpad.
However, generally speaking it is a stylish piece of electronics - one of the best. Neither Razr, nor any other extravagant phones grab one's attention as quickly as the new Nokia's lipstick does. Moreover I am sure it is going to satisfy many customers for one can make phone calls with it and this is what a regular customer needs.