Nokia 808 PureView review


Phonebook

The Nokia 808 PureView is equipped with a conveniently arranged and extended phonebook. You can add standard information such as phone numbers, e-mail addresses, mail addresses and a picture, but on top of that, there is more space for extras such as a nickname, profession and all kinds of other additions.

It is very easy to make groups and the navigation trough the contacts goes smoothly, by scrolling or by typing the first initial of the name you're looking for.

Messaging

We didn't experience many problems here, either. It's really easy to send messages, the app isn't any different from other Symbian devices. It's funny that you can use an old-fashioned alphanumerical keyboard as well. Most people, though, will prefer the QWERTY-version. The phone will even correct your spelling errors!

Unfortunately, the buttons are rather small and some of them don't always work well. A good alternative is Swype, which you can download from the Nokia Store. Strangely enough, this version doesn't support the Dutch language. If you want to use Dutch, you'll have to sign up to betalabs.nokia.com. From there, you can download Swype beta in the Dutch version.

You can add a picture or a video to the text messages (from the gallery, or a snapshot you're just about to take), or you can attach a sound bite, a slide, a stencil, a notation or a visiting card. It is very useful that you can navigate through the inbox, sent messages, concepts and the outbox via ‘folders'. You can look at the delivery rapports here, as well.

Symbian Nokia Belle isn't exactly know for its extended integration of Twitter and Facebook. Still, there's Social Networks, that offers a minor compensation. It's not very good, but it allows you to check your messages and to post them.