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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Let’s take it for a spin

OK, so I went to the Telecom XT launch in Auckland today. I’ll blog about what went on tomorrow. But for now: Telecom are very proud of the technical quality of their network. Test-drive it for a month, they said. And they showed us some upcoming TV ads of people doing just that. Then they lent me a phone and a SIM to try it out with.

I’m keen to give this thing a blast. I’d love suggestions on what to try. Anything goes provided it doesn’t damage the phone (or me!), and I can do it in and around Wellington. The phone is a Nokia 6120. I’ll post results on the site.

Suggestions, please?

posted by colin at 8:51 pm  


  1. Would like to see a lot of video clips, audio clips and photos. Plus Twitter and

    Comment by hellonearthis — 21 May 2009 @ 12:44 am

  2. I’ll see what I can do. I doubt there’s a native Twitter client – it’s a fairly basic phone – but web surfing seems to work. If you know that it’s possible to install software on a 6120 please send me the link.

    In breaking news, I have an unopened UK Vodafone USB modem. I think this may run 850Mhz. I’ll give it a try with the XT sim and see what I can get.

    Comment by colin — 21 May 2009 @ 7:04 am

  3. The phone is,

    And I quotes —-

    3G Network HSDPA 850 / 2100
    Speed HSDPA 3.6 Mbps

    Bluetooth – v2.0 with A2DP

    Screen 240 x 320 pixels, 2.0 inches (~200 ppi pixel density)
    recorded video QVGA 320 x 240 pixels

    OS Symbian OS v9.2, S60 rel. 3.1
    Java Yes, MIDP 2.0
    CPU 369 MHz ARM 11

    So it’s a phone, without wifi or android, very sad device to ‘go hard on xt’ with.
    Was first out way back in 2008.
    It’s junk. I read video only works between nokia phones.

    Unless you want to use a bluetooth keyboard with one of these for twitter, if the phones browser can do it.

    I would say put the simm in some other devices and see how they go.

    Comment by Brett Cooper (@hellonearthis) — 23 August 2012 @ 9:30 pm

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