Nokia 6275i

It’s been about two and a half years since I purchased my Nokia 6275i cell phone. What a phone! Under a pay-as-you-go plan, I purchased the phone outright. Besides the usual phone features, it came with a 2.0 megapixel camera (flash included), radio receiver, MicroSSD slot and Bluetooth.

I don’t even have a home phone line, so this phone is in use literally every day, and still has the original battery. I’m not much into texting but I use the web browser every day. Thanks to websites that are mobile-friendly, I surf online while on the bus. On that note, I noticed that it is able to display a ‘3G’ icon. If my network gets the 3G service, and my phone can use that connection, this would probably be the smallest high-speed phone today.

The phone’s shortcomings are few, but could have easily been avoided. Without bluetooth earphones, I can still connect with wired ones, but only with the smaller jack. I probably have four or five earphones at home, none of which fit. Another shortcoming comes when connecting the phone to a computer using cable. The cable is USB, but only at one end, which defeats the purpose of USB, in my opinion. The cable didn’t come with the phone either.

On the positive side, the Bluetooth connection works great for connecting to my laptop to transfer videos, photos, or files of any kind. Its maximum memory upgrade capacity is 2GB, but that’s a decent amount, enough for 3500 2MP photos. Bluetooth headphones are still costly for the convenience, but I’m still considering. It has an IR port which I haven’t used yet.

There is also a thriving ‘home-brew’ community where custom software can be installed without hampering the phone’s core telephone functionality. Even without modifying the phone, I can set it up to transmit my geographic coordinates during emergency calls. That’s right, this phone even comes with a GPS receiver. I think I shelled out $170 for this phone.

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