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Spotlight: The Nokia 6121 Classic

Sunday, June 28th, 2009
Nokia-6121-ClassicWhat can you expect from a classic mobile phone? Aside from being manufactured by a large enough company like Nokia, you’d expect excellent features to back up the heavy connotation of a word like “classic”. It turns out that Nokia was true to its promise of delivering, indeed, a real classic into our hands in the form of the new Nokia 6121 Classic.
 
Modern entertainment in a Classic
Nokia-6121-ClassicYou won’t go wrong with the Nokia 6121 Classic. The name is deceptive enough; you’d expect a boring, low-tech unit with the physical architecture beautified but none of the features. The Nokia 6121 Classic actually has more connectivity than other phones like the Hyundai Mobile watch phone.
 
Joining the group of smartphones and non-smartphones with improved connectivity, you can now access real websites via GPRS and EDGE. You also have OMA-DRM to make sure that you’re downloading activities safe and optimized.
 
Nokia has improved upon the concept of classic by including all the modern connectivity features that you can expect from something like the LG Secret or something similar. The only problem is the upload and download rate; the 384 kilobits/second rate is a few notches lower than what other phones have to offer. Phones like the HTC Touch Pro 2 can reach speeds of up to 7.2 mb/s with a good, secure connection. This is the handicap of mobile phones that are stuck with using GPRS/EDGE networking instead of Wi-Fi connectivity.
 
Other important specifications
 
The Nokia 6121 Classic does not run with any Windows Mobile version. Nevertheless, this model has been installed with one of the most solid operating systems available for smartphones: Symbian. All enhancement software and the user interface itself were developed by Nokia for the series.

It should be noted that despite the lack of a Windows OS, the Nokia 6121 Classic can still support a fairly large amount of external storage through its MicroSD card slot.

Nokia 6121 Classic: What a New Classic Has to Offer

Monday, June 15th, 2009
Nokia-6121-ClassicThe Nokia 6121 Classic isn’t really old; but you can bet it would become an instant classic once the market catches on. While the Nokia 6121 doesn’t have the same kind of connectivity as the Xpress Music line, you can say that the 6121 is a polished version of the Xpress Radio model. At least this phone has the same music capabilities of phones like the New Asus P835. In a way, you gain access to the same set of features without spending too much money.
 
Examining a Classic
Nokia-6121-ClassicWhat does the Nokia 6121 Classic have to offer that other smartphones don’t have? None. But it does have the features of the smartphones minus the hefty price tag. You can surf the Internet, check your email and download multimedia files with your 6121 because it supports not only GPRS but also HSDPA.
 
The Nokia 6121 also has a 2.0 megapixel CMOS sensor capable of landscape/panoramic shots to capture crowds, sceneries and long stretches of space with many subjects.
 
Multimedia, storage and applications
Yes, the Nokia 6121 has also been installed with a MicroSD slot, but can only support up to 2 gigabytes of memory. Internal storage is only 35 megabytes (probably only enough for a few mp3 files and some panorama shots). We’re still wondering why brands like Nokia insist on using smaller and smaller internal storage when people like keeping many files.
 
As for the phone software, you can upgrade the Nokia 6121 Classic via FOTA. That includes firmware and other software developed by Nokia itself. While this feature may be a bore to some, it might actually be helpful if you check regularly for firmware upgrades.
 

Supported music formats are MPEG Layer 3, M4A and the basic WMA from Windows. The Nokia 6121 Classic is also capable of accepting actual video streams from the Internet. Supported file types for the streaming functionality include MPEG Layer 4 and Real formats.