This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

First Look: Nokia 2600

About Video Transcript

First Look: Nokia 2600

1:22 /

The Nokia 2600 is a simple cell phone with functional features, but its poky performance slows us down.

[ Music ] ^M00:00:02 >> Hi, I'm Kent German senior editor here at CNET.com. Today we're taking our First Look at the Nokia 2600. This is a new phone for AT&T service. It has a very simple candy bar design, not a lot going on here, very simple shape, clean lines, just rounded edges here, so. The features are also pretty slim. It's just a VGA camera, messaging, speaker phone. So really this phone is just about making calls and sending messages. Main menu system is pretty basic, just simple icons you can navigate through. The display is also a little bit washed out especially on the main menu page, but over all it's not too bad. Keypad and controls, a little bit of a mixed bag. I found the navigation toggle, I didn't like it, it was pretty big and was raised above the surface of the phone. Was really slippery though and didn't like the cheap plastic feel. There is no volume control on the outside, really would prefer a side mounted volume control. Also would prefer a dedicated back button and I would like maybe a dedicated camera button as well, but I understand this is the basic phone. So a lot of couple of those things slide, but the volume control was really needed. On a whole this is a phone for people that just really wanna make calls, maybe to keep them in the glove compartment for emergencies, so very occasional callers, but I think anyone else who wants even a moderate phone functionally will probably disappointed. I'm Kent German and this is the Nokia 2600. ^M00:01:15 [ Music ]

New releases

The real reason you should buy an e-book reader
1:20 April 2, 2015
CNET's own Luke Westaway reveals why he loves his Kindle more than his headphones, his games console -- and even his smartphone.
Play video
We found this old episode of the show in an archive (Tomorrow Daily 154)
21:01 April 1, 2015
Deep in our basement here at CNET, we discovered a dusty VHS copy of one of the earliest episodes of the show, where we talk about...
Play video
2016 Scion iM: even automakers get hand-me-downs
1:15 April 1, 2015
The teenaged Scion brand inherits a small wagon from its parent company Toyota's global lineup.
Play video
2016 Scion iA: Built by Mazda, branded by Scion
1:23 April 1, 2015
Scion's first ever sedan has a sporty secret. It's actually a Mazda2.
Play video
Jaguar's 2016 XF gets a much needed update
1:29 April 1, 2015
Just when the current XF was starting to feel outdated, the Jag gets a high-tech redesign
Play video
What's free on Xbox and PlayStation: April 2015
2:27 April 1, 2015
Check out the free games of April 2015 available on PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live's Games with Gold services.
Play video
Whirlpool's Gold Series gas oven looks great but cooks slowly
2:04 April 1, 2015
Priced at a premium $1,749 the Whirlpool WEG730H0DS Gold Series gas range has expensive looks, is crafted from sturdy stainless steel,...
Play video
Lincoln Continental Concept shows the future of American Luxury in New York
1:47 April 1, 2015
Lincoln's new Continental Concept is looking lovely on the show floor of the New York International Auto Show. Let's take a closer...
Play video