The Nokia 6260 Slide entered the market in April 2009 as the smartest of the not-quite-a-smart-phone set.
The Nokia 6260 Slide entered the market in April 2009 as the smartest of the not-quite-a-smart-phone set (no iPhone. With a standard alphanumeric keypad and traditional slider phone design, this mobile still packs the punch of 3G capabilities, a multimedia player, and GPS. Users looking for a phone with all the contemporary features without having to battle a smart phone will love this mobile. Although it is little pricy, users will quickly agree that this phone delivers on its promise of a superior mobile phone experience.
The phone has dimensions of 99.4 x 46.5 x 15.4 mm, making it a tad thicker than many phones, but coming in at a solid 114 grams. The upper deck of the slide phone is dominated by a 6.1 cm display in 320 x 480 pixel resolution in 16M colors. It can be acquired in black, beige, or silver.
The keypad is a standard alphanumeric display held on the slide portion of the phone with two soft keys and 360- degree navigational pad on the upper deck. The keys are mostly flush into the phone, however, this does not cause much error in texting as the keys are highly responsive.
The phone contains a 5 megapixel camera that has a Carl Zeiss optic lens, autofocus, and an LED flash. The images are recorded in up to 2592 x 1944 pixel resolution while maintaining a true sense of the colors within the image. It also can record video at a somewhat disappointing 15 fps. A second camera in the front of the phone allows for video calls.
The call quality on the Nokia 6260 Slide is high without any of the hollowness or gaps in service that can hamper a call. The speakerphone is well placed to allow for talking when setting the phone on a table. The battery life is quoted at about 288 hours in standby and 3 hours in active use, thus forcing us to recharge the phone with any sort of heavy use. When will 3G phones get more powerful batteries? The phone supports SMS, MMS, and E-mail messaging with speed, user- friendliness, and ease.
The Nokia 6260 Slide features a multimedia set of applications that one would expect from a Nokia phone of this quality. It includes Java support for games and applications as well as an audio player, an FM radio, an E-mail application, and T9 predictive text. It further contains GPS with the Nokia Maps application.
This phone accesses the internet through 3G, EDGE, and WLAN capabilities, allowing it to access the web anywhere possible. Further, the inclusion of both a WAP and HTML browser leads to minimal distortion when surfing the web. Although it can be occasionally lag-ridden, most users will be satisfied by the web offerings of this mobile.
The OS is standard Nokia and is easily navigated using the two softkeys and navigational pad on the top part of the slider. Data transfer is allowed through Bluetooth (with A2DP) and a microUSB port. The phone contains a standard amount of 200 MB of internal memory, though this can be expanded with a new microSD card. Overall, the system works well with few reported crashes and very little lag when transferring between screens and operating applications.
The Nokia 6260 Slide is part of the confusingly recycled name set of current Nokia phones. However, it’s not like anything in the past. It has a great camera, a solid design, and a great grasp on 3G and GPS for the future. For the professional on the go who doesn’t have time to completely interface with a new style of phone, this mobile has the user friendliness of past models with all of the flair of the contemporary a mobile. It comes highly recommended!