Whether you like it or not, mobile phones aren't just for making calls anymore. Nowadays, sending text messages and e-mails from your mobile are increasingly popular ways of keeping in touch with family and friends. Yet, it's not a particularly easy or pleasant experience if you must repeatedly peck at just nine keys and cope with the frustration of predictive text.
Now, Nokia is offering a friendlier alternative: the Nokia Wireless Keyboard. Working via Bluetooth technology, the AU$239.99 keyboard is compatible with the Nokia N-series, the Nokia 3230, the Nokia 6260, the Nokia 6600 series, and the Nokia 7610. Although the keys are a bit cramped compared with some of the other accessory keyboards we've tested, the Nokia Wireless Keyboard is still a good tool for those who want to get more out of their phone.Design
There is a spring-loaded release latch on the right side that easily pops open the accordion-style keyboard, which also shuts with a secure snap. Unfortunately, there is no lock mechanism, so you should keep the keyboard on a flat surface at all times; however, there are two rubber strips on the outer covers to prevent the device from slipping. We also weren't thrilled with the phone cradle. The cradle extension slides out from the top left, but it suffers from a plastic construction and didn't hold our test phone, the Nokia 6682, very securely.Set up
The Nokia Wireless Keyboard operates on two AAA batteries (included) and is rated for up to 50 hours of use.