Last month, I bought a Nokia 6288 cellphone in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Here are its main features:
- High gloss black painted surfaces
- Slide concept
- High-quality video recording and playback
- Bright QVGA 262,144 color display
- Two integrated cameras: Back side 2 megapixel camera with flash and front side VGA camera for video calling
- Two-way video call capability for face-to-face communication
- Video ringtones
- 512MB miniSD memory for saving those special moments
- High-speed connections with 3G and EDGE
The phone is a Series 40 3rd Edition phone. So nothing too fancy. But it’s functional and quick to use. It feels a little fragile though and that’s why I always carry it in a pouch that Christina gave me.
The 2 megapixel is woeful at night but good (but not excellent) in bright light. I’ve managed to capture some nice photos of the family and I’ve even put them on Flickr! In fact, it’s great to always have a decent camera handy.
The cellphone comes with a USB cable and even though I managed to make it work with my Macbook once, it has stopped working since. But I don’t care as Bluetooth works great. I use the great PhoneDirector application to copy data to and from the cellphone. And iSync also works great for synchronizing the address book after this simple hack.
My Nokia 6288 is a good cellphone. Granted, it’s camera is not great. And it seems to be fragile. But you can use it to make calls (and this is important on a phone). And it’s user interface is snappy.
I’ll use it until I become rich enough to buy an Apple iPhone :-)
An essential update
For some unknown reason, the phone does not allow Java applications to access the web and this is a pain in the ass if you want to use GMail or Opera for example.
I finally found the solution today!
Follow the steps and everything will be OK. The only slight modification I had to do was to use “WEB” instead of “Cingular WEB” as this is what Emtel calls it.
“But you can use it to make calls (and this is important on a phone). ”
Lol, yeah, people tend to forget to look for this function on their mobile phone nowadays… lolz…
Forget the iPhone. Get the Nokia N95. It has bluetooth, wifi, 2 cameras (one with 5 megapixels), Symbian, Java and 3G (unlike the iPhone)
Common, the iPhone is not that expensive specialy for working people like u ;)
moreover they can be cracked to b use anywhere now.
u configured ur mailbox to gmail or downloaded the application?
Indeed N95 has more features than iPhone.
About its design – i like its 2 way slide for music control. + video out
too bad its still expensive
2 months ago it was $800!!!
for the time being i’m using my N80ie which is
cheaper than the iPhone.
“btw this whole comment came from phone :)”
Forget the N-Series.
Get an i-mate :D
nice phone (glaC mem lol )
knowing you, i think it won’t be long till you start writing your own java applications :)
The Media Guru says
Anything that runs on Symbian (S60) is good enough to be bought…
Just too bad your 6288 is only S40…. :D
For those who want an Nseries, i suggest waiting for next year when Nokia will launch their touchscreen S60 “multimedia computer.”
non sexy and nothing special :p
man :) calculate the price of the iPhone inn baisser encor la :)
Q: What’s a phone?
A: Something to make and receives calls, and perhaps to send and receive text messages!!
Is it an old definition of the last decade? I guess so…
Nowadays, a mobile is everything: including being able to take pictures, record movies, type letters, surf the Internet, play games, a GPS device, a morning alarm clock (I love this!)…
Take a look at N95 and you get it all!
" class="comment-author-link" rel="external nofollow" itemprop="url">peggy says
i think that the phone is the future in the present time , its a really cool gadget well done NOKIA.
great wound mine for another one of it
Stuff the iphone get a nokia 5300 thier awesome… !!!!