Tech Tuesday: Nokia X2
Nokia had always been my favorite phone maker, my first Nokia being the 232
back in the day. I used that all over the United States, travelling thousands of miles across and up and down the country-before text messaging! Though this was back when I still had my hearing. I ended up donating that one to a women’s abuse shelter that refurbished cell phones for women (and men) in abusive relationships so they could call the police or sheriff’s department in emergencies.
My next Nokia was the 9500 Communicator and I absolutely loved that phone. It was a miniature computer-complete with fold out keyboard!
This phone could text, send-receive faxes, conference call, had an office suite, PIM, take pictures and video-it was just the best little phone that was indispensable. I had this phone for six of seven years (still have it) until it crashed and started randomly rebooting.
I also bought the Nokia Fashion phone, the 7380.
I was looking for something quite different than a typical bar or flip phone and this fit the bill perfectly. It was a great little phone, with predictive texting, voice dialing, PIM and a 3mp camera with video. I used this phone for a few years and it served me well until the battery would not hold a charge any longer (the battery not accessible, behind a closed casing).
Which brings us to the X2. I had thought Microsoft bought out Nokia and Nokia wasn’t allowed to use any OS other than MS, but this one has an android base! This is a slick looking phone with a huge screen but i’m just not crazy about touch-only interfaces. Being nearly deaf, a physical keyboard is essential for me to find a phone useful. Nevertheless, here is the pertinent specs:
Nokia has announced the Nokia X2, the new smartphone with the Nokia X platform. The smartphone comes with the 4.3-inch WVGA display and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor along side 1 GB of RAM. It runs the Nokia X software platform no. 2 which is based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS. On the rear side, the Nokia X2 has a 5-megapixel camera with the LED flash and it can record 720p videos, while on the front there is a VGA camera.