Nokia Surge comes to Europe with new name


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Nokia-6760-Slide_42329_1Nokia had been criticised by many in North America for focusing their sales primarily on Europe with the American market merely being an afterthought. To silence these critics Nokia had released one of their more recent devices, the Surge, initially in the US with plans for it to be released in Europe soon. The Surge has had some mixed reviews in the USA with some people loving its social networking features and others being critical of its unconventional look. The Surge features a side sliding mechanism which reveals a full QWERTY keyboard which is ideal for writing emails or messaging.

This is primarily what the Surge, or the 6760 Slide as it will be known in Europe, is about. The phone is geared heavily towards social networking and has out-of-the-box support for services such as Twitter and Facebook. There is also full support for Microsoft Messenger and Google Talk, as well as Microsoft Exchange. The 2.4” QVGA display is roomy enough for using a whole range of services and the display can be switched between landscape and portrait. While known as the Surge in the US the phone featured a 2 megapixel camera, but with its worldwide 6760 Slide release this will be upgraded to 3.2 megapixels although it does not come with a flash. The 6760 Slide operates on 3.5G network and has support for Bluetooth but no WiFi unfortunately. There is a microSD slot that can take a maximum 8GB. There are multimedia capabilities including an FM radio, although Nokia have taken the rather annoying route of using 2.5mm sockets rather than the more conventional 3.5mm.

The Nokia 6760 Slide has been quite successful in the US has the surge and may prove popular with people who use social networking sites a lot although some people may be put off by its unconventional design.

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