Released in September 2008, the Nokia 2680 was introduced to provide a mix of quality applications while keeping the overall price of the mobile phone down. Featuring for the first time in the Nokia 2000-series phones, t....
Released in September 2008, the Nokia 2680 was introduced to provide a mix of quality applications while keeping the overall price of the mobile phone down. Featuring for the first time in the Nokia 2000-series phones, the Nokia 2680 features an MP3 player, the ability to record FM-broadcasts, and support for JAVA applications and games. However, the poor camera quality and lack of 3G may put off some users.
The dimensions of this mobile phone are 99 x 47.1 x 14.8 mm, making it smaller than many phones on the market today. It weighs in at an average 97 grams, but it doesn’t feel heavy. Instead, this plastic slide phone feels solid. The display is 4.7 cm with 128 x 160 pixel resolution in 65K colour, making the screen adequate for a lower- end phone and putting in line with other phones in Nokia’s 2000-series. This phone comes with a colour combination of slate grey, night blue, orange, and violet.
The keyboard layout might be described as standard with a twist. The individual keys are the traditional three letters and a number per key design with a four direction navigational pad and soft keys for menu control. However, because this is a slide phone, only the soft keys are visible. The individual keys slide out along a black and grey colour pattern which differentiates the keys. The keys are good- sized and allow for easy texting and menu navigation.
The Nokia 2680 features a VGA camera that records images in 640 x 480 pixel quality. Further, the camera maintains the capability to record video.
The call quality is standard for a phone of this variety and the menu navigation is simple enough enabling users to quickly master this phone. The battery can stand by for up to 400 hours and the phone can be used in active talking for up to 240 minutes which is pretty standard for this price range of phone. This phone receives and transmits SMS, EMS, and E-mail messages with ease.
This phone features an interesting group of applications that give it an interesting blend of multimedia capabilities. First off, it is outfitted with an FM radio. However, in an upgrade from other Nokia phones, this phone has the capability to record broadcasts made over the radio. Further, it features an MP3 player that allows you to easily access and play all of your music files. The calculator has received a facelift and features more functions than the average phone. It also contains the standard organizer, alarm clock, calendar, to do list, and T9 predictive text.
The Nokia 2680 features EDGE Class 6 internet capabilities at 177.6 kbps through the standard WAP 2.0/xHTML browser. This phone also includes Bluetooth so that it can transfer files between mobile phones. However, as one would suspect from the inclusion of EDGE, WLAN and 3G capabilities are omitted from this phone. However, the inclusion of Java compensates for this by allowing for more complex games and applications.
The phone features 12 MB of internal memory and has a phonebook that can store up to 1000 entries. The interface is user friendly as one would expect from a Nokia phone and people will quickly master the menus and how to run the applications. Further, support for all of this is available on Nokia’s website.
The Nokia 2680 isn’t the cream of the crop in mobile phone design. Instead, this mid-range phone provides FM Radio, MP3 capability, and EDGE access to the internet at an affordable price in a small slide phone. Some may put off by the poor quality of the camera and the lack of modern internet options, but for the price, this phone is a credit to Nokia, and is sure to satisfy many consumers.