Nokia 6260 is a such crappy fone!
by jhudson - 12/15/04 1:57 AM
Don't even think of buying the new Nokia 6260. The reason that I say this is that I made the BIG mistake in buying this crappy fone on a 24 month contract and now I'm dearly paying for it.
The fone itself is just OK, it's the crappy software that lets it down. For example the menu shortcuts only work with the first nine menu icons. You can't simply press the "up" button to go directly to the bottom. So if you want to get the bottom icons it'll take about an hour to get there!
Yes, the fone does have an MP3 player, but Nokia made the BIG mistake of choosing Real Player as the fone's media player. ALL MP3s are played in mono NOT true stereo! And it's the worst sounding player ever! Yet the same songs which are on the MMC card play just fine on my old Nokia 6230 which is by far the much better fone!
Also, you can't just pick a song and start playing it. You have to create a track list, then save it, exit out of the player, open it again, reopen the track list then start playing your tunes. Also, the volume, even on maximum is so soft that if your in a loud environment, such as walking along a busy street, you can hardly hear your tunes. And that's when it does actually play the songs as most times, it'll only play a couple of songs then the Real Player crashes and you'll have to do the entire lot all over again after pulling the battery out and powering up the fone!
The fone also has bluetooth, however Nokia has taken a leaf out of Microsux's (Microsoft's) restrictive trade book by only allowing the fone to connect with genuine Nokia bluetooth headsets NOT third party units. Nokia bluetooth headsets either look like a hearing aid or the ones made of el cheapo plastic that breaks after a few uses so you'll have to buy yet another one all over again!
What Nokia has failed to realise is the multitude of anti-competitive lawsuits that have been filed against Microsux and have cost them millions of dollars over the years. I wish that the same thing happens to Nokia and their stocks plummet and no one buys any of their crappy products regardless of what they maybe!
Also, lets get to the contacts list. The user can't select for the memory fone to use, fone or sim as other Nokias can so you don't know if your erasing the phone's memory or the sims? How stupid is that!
All in all, out of 10 I'd give the fone a rating of 0.001! DON'T EVEN THINK OF BUYING THIS CRAPPY FONE EVER!!!