Video: Nokia 700 review + requests for N9 review

| October 6, 2011 | 90 Replies

Tipped into us by “AmmAR”, is a CNet UK review of the Nokia 700.

Take a look at our hands-on video to see Andy Hoyle get his sausage-fingers on the Nokia 700 — a simple, fuss-free smart phone. The Nokia 700 may be diddy, but the display is incredibly bright and the Web browser supports Flash. The phone runs on Symbian Belle and despite the lack of apps and power, the simple software is very refreshing. Hit play for a sneak peek.


– Small screen, yet big enough for everything but watching movies
– Thin enough to fit into skinny jeans :p
– Bright and Bold screen
– Resizable widgets and multiple homescreens makes it reminiscent of Android
– Perfect fuss free smartphone

Also, some of you may have read that Nokia Australia are sending me an N9 to keep. I have confirmation that it should be here tomorrow. This means my reviews will start over the weekend.

So I wanted to ask all of you, What do you want seen? Demo of the phones features? App review request? Anything at all, simply drop it in the comment section below, and I’ll do my best.



Category: Nokia

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Hi! My name is Michael. Like the others, I'm also a Student, living here in Sydney. I have a real passion for the latest technology and I'm a real Nokia buff! My aim is to keep those of you, like myself, updated with the latest in what's going on in the Nokia World. Currently sporting N9 & Lumia 820, with other Nokia devices in my posession. Get in touch on Twitter via @MFaroTusino, Google Plus or even simply drop me an email at mike.mnb[at] or tips[at]
  • anonymous

    Michael Faro-Tusino, your a lucky one… i hope i’am too, joined the contest to win some belle phone in their page at facebook… didn’t had a chance to join the contest for the n9 before…

  • FireDragon

    It is a request to check comforting of a simple task.
    Take some images from camera.
    Through ‘Album’ or “Image Gallery” copy one of the image to some other folder
    or Rename it.

    In file manager, look more than one image, let say about 10 images and see if it getting on the nerves? I mean is it as easy as fliping or sliding or is it done by opening an image, tab and then close/back and move to other image.

  • Ole

    Check if it is possible to install support for aditional languages. Both android and ios has this feature and I wonder if Nokia have catched up in this area.

    • Hypnopottamus

      Not to mention multiple calendar support and reliable email. I’m still waiting for anyone to mention if the N9 can do these well. All I hear is Swipe this…Swipe that.

      • Michael Faro-Tusino

        Multiple calendars is present, yet to see reliable email. Push functionality is quite poor. May be a Hotmail server issue at the moment, will post more in my reviews to come.

        • Viipottaja

          Oh no.. sounds like the N900 all over again.. 🙁

  • AngryPenguin

    Please, test the SIP funtionality, a must have for many.

  • Viipottaja

    Oh another one: can you search pictures in the photo folder by name or othet attributes? Does the photo viewing app open to the camera folder as default or can you set it as default?

  • Swede

    I tested a N9 in a Swedish store yesterday. Liked the OS and the unibody design, but the screen was horrendous. Unfortunately it was a very pixelated experience..

  • migo

    Push it to its limits, try to find something it doesn’t do, and see if there’s a work around for it.

    I’d also very much like to see a signal strength comparison alongside some other Nokia models. N95 would be really nice as that’s something we can all compare to.

  • Fanel

    Nokia N9 Review Requests:
    1. More in-depth Map features shown-off. I haven’t seen too many videos on this feature and it seems that it’s sort of a letdown (mainly the lag). So I want to see a longer videos of the Map apps being used, how smoothly they work
    2. Does the N9 sync with Ovi Suite? If not, is there a way to sync Microsoft Outlook calendar, contacts, tasks, notes, etc.? I could care less for Nokia Link, it seems useless to me.
    3. Advanced multitasking, e.g. taking a call and checking the Internet or Maps app while still being on call.

  • Calvin H

    Can you do some ‘techy’ stuff with it that maybe some other reviews wouldn’t do, stuff that you can only do with a linux phone, FTP app, file manager, SIP calls, uploading and downloading files to websites, cool options in the settings, stuff like that.

  • customizable background for the homescreens. Also front-camera usage. I haven’t seen that on any Nokia N9 yet, and I want to see if its implementable at all.

    • Michael Faro-Tusino

      Nothing at all uses front facing camera that I can see. No video calling, no skype video, not even a choice of FFC in Camera. Honestly have no clue why it’s there

  • a) I want to know about BLUETOOTH version.

    b) pls confirm a white LED at bottom left corner (for me)

    • Michael Faro-Tusino

      Yes LED is present, as far as i can tell so far, only for charger indication.

      • Viipottaja

        🙁 One of the most useful features of N900 is the multicolor notification led.. damn..