I got this great phone, nokia N70 on 3rd June and i'am very excited about it! Let me list here some of my experiences with this phone.
ABOUT THIS PHONE:
The best thing is that i have got the latest handset with a new colour,the colour is black around the silver bezel (the silver bezel borders the screen) and the camera cover is also black while the rest of the back portion is silver! This colour combination is an inverse of the silver combination that we had seen before. I asked the dealer about the colour and he said that it's the latest colour with the latest firmware (v 5.0609.2.0.1). He was just a regular mobile dealer who had got the latest piece. But the nokia dealer was still having the older piece. so i decided to avoid the nokia care and went on to buy the latest handset. When i opened the box i did not find the cleaning cloth and the hand strap,(they might have discontinued it because it's a black version of the handset.).
The features are the same as that with the old set except that the speed has been improved and the boot up time is faster than before, the camera response time after opening the cover has been made faster (it's instantaneous!). Other than this everything else is the same. If u have an older version of the firmware and if u feel it's problematic then u can get ur handset flashed with the new version of the firmware (v 5.0609.2.0.1) at nokia care. The price should be less than Rs.1000 for the flashing (not sure).
The camera was the only reason for me to buy this phone, of course i needed a symbian phone too!
The camera has a LED flash which i feel is a waste for this phone but it should help u in close-ups.
The night mode is the best part of this phone and it takes good photos in low light conditions. when i took photos in the normal mode it wasn't that good but when i used night mode, i was surprised with the results! The second camera is simply a waste! But u can use it for self portraits. It really helps when u haven't bought a mirror to set ur hair proper!!
The video camera is the next best thing in this mobile, it takes videos at 352x288 pixels which makes the video quality nearly equal to a camcorder.
This phone has a music player and the music sounds very good. But it lacks basic audio settings.
It plays mp3, WAV, amr, real audio, AAC but it doesn't play WMA. If u want to play WMA files then u must look for a third party application that plays various formats. So it doubles up as a music player too.
This phone has a big internal memory of 30 MB, 30 MB of RAM should help u load many applications with ease. I was quite surprised that my handset was bundled with a 128 MB MMC card! ( earlier only 64 MB!) So there shouldn't ne any necessity to upgrade the MMC unless u decide to store a bunch of music on the phone. This phone can take MMC upto the capacity of 1 GB.
The best thing is that it's a 3G phone, that means it's future proof! It also has EDGE for faster browsing. It comes preloaded with many applications like opera, and a few games like snake 3D, camster.. there's also a office suite named quickoffice which lets u view word, powerpoint and excel documents. then there's adobe PDF viewer that view's PDF documents It has a new rotating gallery which makes browsing photos a breeze. overall it's a very useful phone for me, and no feature goes waste except for the 3G.
Well here i'am at the worst part of this phone! i haven't faced many problems with this phone but 2 days after i got this phone, my phone hung once, after that the phone refused to make a call saying the "Network is busy" but i got it rectified by trying to process the call thrice and then finally i was able to make calls! The problem still persists if i don't make calls for three days or so and i have to repeat the same process! One advice though, please don't load too many applications on the phone like i did, it will either make the phone too slow or it will freeze completely! Well my phone froze when i loaded my MMC with some 30 applications. but when i removed the MMC everything worked fine. So i had to do a small trick in order to remove the applications from the MMC which was really difficult! (Those who own nokia symbian phones can understand my difficulty i guess!). In reality the latest firmware shouldn't give any problems to the user, so u may not experience the same problems like i did.