Nokia C3-00 Unlocked Cell Phone Review
Taking a slightly different take, the Nokia C3-00 cellphone offers not only a fully dedicated front-mounted QWERTY-style keyboard, but also a small, but highly effective color screen that delivers 262K colors and high-resolution for a small device. This phone operates at 75 to 1375 kbps or fast-enough to support a wide range of messaging and capability.
As you one can see, the Nokia is meant to work with the older Internet 802.11 b/g standards while it offers full texting and messaging modes. More limited that other, newer phones, the Nokia still can offer up to 8 GB of memory through optional cards. Standard memory is 55 MB.
The Nokia is a Series 40 platform and offers software updates through the Nokia Software Updater that you install on your PC. Further, it is fully RDS Radio capable and not only shows you the radio station to which you are listening, but also the artist and music or information type of the radio station. RDS (Radio Directional Service also offers roadway informational services on a sideband of the main frequency, a nice feature).
The Nokia also offers full Bluetooth compatibility so that not only can you use a Bluetooth device with the cellphone, but you can also use its Bluetooth capability to stream music through the device. It is a nice extra.
The Nokia's video capability is a bit more limited than other cellphones on the market as it offers only 2.1 MP camera capture capability, however the camera offers up to 4X zoom as well as a full-screen viewfinder and multiple effects.
In addition, the Nokia C3-00 is compatible with the following standards, MP3, WMA, AAC and eAAC, as well as such audio formats as H.263 and H.264, AVI, MPEG-4 and WMV. Incidentally, MPEG-4 files may be stored as.mpg or.3gp files.
The Nokia also offers instant messaging capability through one of the following Yahoo's Instant Messenger or Microsoft's IM feature or you can use Gtalk or Ovi.
Because it is one of the first smarter phones on the market, many of its features come preloaded such as games and organizational tools such as a calendar and the like. Further, it offers a proprietary Nokia browser while giving you full POP and IMAP mail capabilities.
The Nokia C30-00 isn't the latest and greatest smarter cellphone on the market, but that is its point, it isn't being sold as a smartphone and makes no pretense about it. It just works and what it does, it handles quite well.