The 2366i has a small, 250-contact phone book. That's not nearly enough for the busy exec, but it should be fine for anyone who uses a cell phone only occasionally. Each entry holds five phone numbers, e-mail addresses, a street address, and notes. You can save contacts to groups or pair them with 1 of 16 polyphonic ringtones.
Other features include a vibrate mode, a speakerphone, an alarm clock, a calendar, a notepad, a to-do list, a calculator, a timer, and a stopwatch. Text messaging is also on board, but the 2366i does not support multimedia messaging nor does it have a wireless Web browser. On the other hand, it does have some offerings we weren't expecting, including a unit converter, a world clock, a voice recorder and Bluetooth 2.0. On the whole it's a nice selection of offerings.
You can personalize the 2366i with a variety of wallpapers, screensavers, color themes, and alert sounds. Be advised you'll have to be content with the choices that come on the phone because there's no Web browser. But in a very un-Verizon way, you get two full-length games (not demos): Golf Tour and Solitaire.
We tested the dual-band (CDMA 800/1900) 2366i in San Francisco using Verizon Wireless' service. Call quality was thoroughly decent with admirable voice quality and volume. Callers reported about the same conditions, though they could tell we were using a cell phone. It was more difficult to hear callers when we were in a noisy environment, but it wasn't a huge problem.
Speakerphone quality wasn't spectacular--voices sounded a bit hollow--but it was fine for this caliber of a phone. We could understand, however, why the speakerphone works only when the phone is closed. It's not a big deal but it just doesn't make sense.
We couldn't help notice that the menus were rather sluggish. More often than not, it took a few seconds to transition between menu pages or to open an application. It was an unexpected delay on such a basic phone, and it could get annoying over a long period.
The 2366i has a promised battery life of 3.9 hours talk time and 13 days standby time. Our tests revealed an impressive talk time of 4 hours and 20 minutes. According to FCC radiation tests, the Nokia 2366i has a digital SAR rating of 0.87 watts per kilogram.