Messaging :

TheMessages menu has nothing new to offer – you can easily compose SMS/MMSor Email and located in My Folder are templates which are handy fortext that is often used in messages. The fast T9 can help you entertext quickly. The EDGE and UMTS connection helps for fast retrieving ofEmails. In order to limit the generated traffic, you can set the phoneto download the headers only, or to limit the size in KB.


Connectivity:


Nokia N81 8GB is a quad-band GSM phone, which makes it a phone that you can use anywhere in the world. However, in order to use the 3G through UMTS, you’ll have to be in Europe or Asia, since the maintained frequency  is 2100 MHz.
For local connectivity, it supports Bluetooth v2.0 + EDR (enhanced data rate) which allows for fast transfer between the phone and compatible device.

With synchronization, you can use the PC Suite of the set or download the newest version from the Internet site of Nokia. We used the Bluetooth connection between the computer and the phone for the synchronization of 140 entries (contacts & calendar entries) and the transfer took us less than 20 sec., which is a very good speed.

Thanks to the UMTS data and the QVGA resolution of the display, loading and viewing a standard HTML web pages is an easy job. The phone has no problem rendering all pages and reading phoneArena's news was a pleasure. Scrolling left-to-right and top-to-bottom is done with the phone's d-pad, and a mini-map shows you, which part of the page you are looking at. The pages loaded pretty fast and as a whole, we had a great experience with the browser, so we definitely like it more than the Internet Explorer, built in Pocket PC phones based on Windows Mobile. The browser can load RSS feeds for even faster access to information.


What we also loved about it is the history: when you use 'back' to see pages you've seen earlier, you see the pages as thumbnails, you can open from the phone's cache.

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