Nokia 7210 Supernova: Electric slim

Catch a glimpse of Nokia's latest entry-level handset, the Nokia 7210 Supernova, which features some funky colours and a slim design

Andrew Lim

Christmas is coming, and as the goose is worried about her job prospects in the downturn, Nokia has decided to increase its efforts in the budget phone sector. If you're not keen on the fantastic Nokia 6300, the 7210 Supernova might fit the bill. It costs about £98 SIM-free from the Nokia shop and will hopefully come out soon on a pay as you go contract.

Boasting a slim casing and colourful details with an 80s vibe, this is a stylish phone that's not ashamed to rock some electric blue or pink. The 7210's interface is simple and easy to use, with large icons and straightforward features -- it's no iPhone, but it's not trying to be.

There's an FM radio, a 2-megapixel camera (no flash), an expandable memory slot that can hold up to 2GB, and a 2.5mm headphone jack, which is annoying, since it means you'll have to buy special headphones or use the ones in the box. Web access is restricted to GPRS, so don't expect lightning speed.

While we're not overwhelmed by this simple little phone it'll fit comfortably in your pocket and it does what it says on the tin. Some users may find the keypad a little flat, but with some practice you do get used to it. Considering the lack of high-end features we hope to see the price come down next year. Expect a full review soon.