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2760 review from a cellphone newbie
August 29, 2008
3:50 am
Devon K
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Just got a 2760 today, thankfully it ws a black phone not a champagne one as shown on the website.

So far I am quite impressed with what such as small cheap device can do. I was apprehensive after reading a few rather negative reviews of the model, but I find the speakerphone amazingly clear and loud, and the quality of voice heard through the phone in normal usage mode to be excellent - virtually identical to a land line. The one person I have talked to could not tell I was on a cell. If the volume is up too high you do hear very harsh sibilants that are distorted and unpleasant, but you have to have the volume up really high for this to be a problem (the phone ships that way so just turn it down right away). Sound quality seems much better than my father's Samsung M600 on the Bell network.

Menus are logical and fairly quick to react but the icon interface is not as attractive as the Samsung's. Nor is the manual anywhere near as comprehensive, and certain basic adjustments such as varying the length of time to invocation of screensaver mode and setting different brightness levels for the backlit displays are MIA on this phone. Taking a photo takes far too many steps but maybe this can be set up via a shortcut, I will have to see. The picture quality in less than ideal lighting is surprisingly good, and the sound of the mp3 ringtones was amazingly full considering the size of the speaker - hopefully the earbuds for the FM radio will sound even better.

I love the option is gives you to synchronize with your MS Outlook calendar, contact list, etc - but I am not confident it's going to work, and it requires buying a Bluetooth dongle for your PC as the 2760 has no other PC connectivity options.

April 15, 2009
6:33 pm
Geoff Scott
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Does your Speakout Nokia 2760 operate on 900/1800 mhz or use 850/1900?

April 15, 2009
7:30 pm
bylo
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900/1800 mhz or use 850/1900?

Nokia phones sold by 7-11 are all 850/1900.

April 17, 2009
2:34 pm
dennismiller
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BT dongles can be had for about$2-3 US shipped to Canada.

The sync works, if you really want to use it.

July 23, 2009
4:56 pm
Leigh
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Taking a photo takes far too many steps but maybe this can be set up via a shortcut,

Taking a picture only requires two clicks.

One to the top of the scroll and one to capture.

BTW, I just purchased my firat cell phone from Speakout, thanks to what I learned on this site.

September 4, 2009
10:44 am
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Another great thing about this phone is that Nokia abolished all buttons from the outside of the phone. When you close this flip phone all the buttons are protected on the inside. No more buttons being accidentally pressed when you put it in your pocket or holder, so don't have to always "keypad lock" this phone like I find needs to be done on the candybar type phones. Sometimes simple just works well :)

December 3, 2009
3:27 pm
sdenaultca
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hi all

I'd like to know more about the sync to MS Outlook. But I don't understand how the technical side would work. Does the 2760 have a cable to connect to my PC or what is the wireless approach mentioned in the posts.

I have not yet bought a phone because this is syncing with MS Outlook is my biggest requirement so I want to make sure I buy the best phone available from 7-11.

Anyone who has been using the 2760 or knows if the other new flip phone, the 2720 will do a good job please let me know.

I would want the phone that does the sync job best and is simplest to use and maintain.

With the phones that 7-11 has in its program where is the best place to get Nokia detailed operating instruction.
SD

December 3, 2009
10:12 pm
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Not sure how the syncing works with the software, but cablewise, you need a wireless bluetooth module like somebody mentioned earlier. They can be had really cheap (I think this is the place they were thinking of).

December 7, 2009
4:20 pm
sdenaultca
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Thanks for the tip on the bluetooth connectivity.

Does any one know if the new #2720 (flip phone) also has the Outlookk Sync cababilities? keeping my appts and phone numbers with me is my main requirement.

tks
Steve