Nokia 6760 Slide

Awkward design choices spoil an otherwise excellent phone for people who rate messaging features over calling or web browsing.


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Design

Twitter junkies and Facebook fiends, this one is for you. A budget-priced slider with a full-QWERTY keyboard is just what the doctor ordered to cure that aching texting thumb, plus Nokia has bundled some handy apps to boot. The QWERTY keyboard is surprisingly well-sized, with each key about 1cm in length, making it extremely easy to hit the right key when tapping out long messages.

The navigation panel isn't as well-spaced, with nine buttons (four shortcuts and a five-way nav key) crammed into a tiny area under the phone's screen. The problem is exacerbated by the fact that the shortcut buttons are basically one big button, and we found ourselves constantly pressing two buttons rather than one every time we tried to use them.

The Slide's 2.4-inch QVGA screen does the job it's intended to do, but the QVGA resolution is starting to look a bit outdated, along with Nokia's Series 60 operating system. It's fine for most day-to-day tasks but we wouldn't recommend it for extended use of the web browser or for media playback. Also, painfully, Nokia has chosen to use a 2.5mm headphone socket, rather than a standard 3.5mm connection. This limits you to the bundled headphones, unless you choose to splash out on an adapter.

Features

The focus here is on messaging, all kinds of messaging. Whether it's just basic text messaging, emailing mates, instant messaging or keeping up on Twitter, MySpace and Facebook, the 6760 should cover all communication needs. Out of the box the Slide sports MSN messenger, Facebook and My Space, plus it also has an app called Friendster in case you need a new online addiction.

Anything not covered by pre-installed applications will probably be found on the Nokia Ovi Store, which you can download by entering the Downloads! menu on the phone. The Ovi store is also your one-stop-shop for games and themes, but you'll need to register an account with Ovi before you can take advantage of it.

On the back of the Slider you'll find a 3.2-megapixel camera, but no flash. It also doesn't have auto-focus, though the upside to this is that it takes photos extremely fast. During our tests we found the shutter lag was only about 0.5 second, which is twice or three times faster than most mobile phone cameras. The pictures were good too; we didn't see any focus issues and the colour was fine, if a tad dark. You can share photos with a Flickr or Ovi account if you have one.

Performance

We found it was difficult to use the 6760 Slide, but this had nothing to do with the phone's processing performance or data access speeds. Navigating the phone is fast, with a zippy, responsive performance, but the cramped navigation pad slows down the process considerably. Web browsing was fine, but the small screen really doesn't lend itself to anything more than quick Google searches or Facebook status updates.

While messaging features are the standout, we were disappointed with the call quality of the 6760, or more specifically with the quality of the earpiece speaker. We had no complaints about volume or clarity from the people we spoke to, but we noticed low volume and a muffled quality to the audio when heard through the speaker during calls. This doesn't make the phone unusable, but as with our issues with the navigation pad, this problem only makes the phone more difficult to use than many other phones available.

Battery life was good, with up to three days between charges thanks to its enormous 1500mAh battery. We tested the phone with an active Gmail account, some use of Facebook, and standard calls and messaging. We didn't push the phone's media capabilities, and we doubt owners of this phone will too much either.

Overall

The 6760 Slide is a well-featured phone, and a seemingly perfect tool for social networkers and text-message tyrants. However, some awkward physical design and its small, low-resolution screen holds us back from truly falling in love with this particular Nokia handset. At the time of writing the 6760 Slide is available through Vodafone and 3 Mobile.

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Cait
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Cait posted a review   

The Good:Was nice wen i first got it

The Bad:Everything

Hey everyone.
So just a heads up. This phone is **** months into ur contract the screws that hold the screen onto it will fall out. However since u dont know where the screws are u dont realise about this problem. Then one day u slide the screen up, it falls off and hits the ground and ur phone it BROKEN. Of course this is considered physical damage and therefore 3 mobile won't replace ur phone.

In conclusion ur only half way into ur contract and cos of the way it was made (i.e **** ur without a phone for 12 months and have to use a crappy phone.

My suggestion: Buy a different phone. Your Welcome.

Absinthiii
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Absinthiii posted a review   

The Good:No good

The Bad:Can't write using one hand

I was so angry when i found out that this phone haves no skype opportunities!!! It is impossible to switch from one song to another and to write an message with one hand is almost a ninja work.
I am so unhappy that i spent my 125 euros for this big piece of rock. :'(

johnny2stroke
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johnny2stroke posted a review   

The Good:Cute design, qwerty keyboard, messaging/email

The Bad:No control with keyboard away, shortcut keys cramped

Its a good little phone, but the fact you cant control it with the keyboard away takes some of the joy out of it. Trying to make a phone call with the keypad out is annoying lol

Babe44
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Babe44 posted a review   

I love this phone
My friends mom has this phone and I just love it.
by the way LeaHeartsParamore u can put ur own music on their but don't know about putting it from computer to phone

 

LeaHeartsParamore posted a comment   

Hey Guys, does anyone know if you can put your own music onto it like from a computer??
Thanks.

 

mum posted a reply   

hi i have music on it through the mini sd card works well

t-lee
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t-lee posted a review   

The Good:size

The Bad:everything else

i hate it, its constantly freezing and i have had nothing but problems with it since i bought the stupid thing, i dunno if i got a lemon but i would recommend one.

Mike
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Mike posted a review   

The Good:Keyboard :)

The Bad:Accelerometer

The keyboard is the best i have ever typed with very easy to use and spaced out keys. The Accelerometer does get very annoying as you cannot turn it off :( anyway I would defiantly recommend it to anyone.

MOEE
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MOEE posted a review   

The Good:EVERYTHING

The Bad:NOTHING

AWSEM FONE


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User Reviews / Comments  Nokia 6760 Slide

  • Cait

    Cait

    Rating1

    "Hey everyone.
    So just a heads up. This phone is **** months into ur contract the screws that hold the screen onto it will fall out. However since u dont know where the screws are u dont rea..."

  • Absinthiii

    Absinthiii

    Rating3

    "I was so angry when i found out that this phone haves no skype opportunities!!! It is impossible to switch from one song to another and to write an message with one hand is almost a ninja work.

  • johnny2stroke

    johnny2stroke

    Rating9

    "Its a good little phone, but the fact you cant control it with the keyboard away takes some of the joy out of it. Trying to make a phone call with the keypad out is annoying lol"

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