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Nokia 8800 Arte - Nokia 8800 Arte

By Sandra Vogel



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A microUSB connector is used to link the handset to your computer and to charge the battery. Anyone used to carrying a miniUSB charge cable for several devices will need to also carry the microUSB one required here.

The 8800 Arte and Arte Sapphire have a metal and glass shell and this means they are quite heavy phones at 150g. With many similarly sized mobiles a third lighter, you are likely to notice the weight in your pocket.

I'm going to stop differentiating between the Arte and Arte Sapphire and refer to both phones as the 8800 because the remainder of the specifications are identical.

Holding either phone in the hand is a satisfying experience. The 8800 has a thin candybar design measuring 109mm tall, 46mm wide and 15mm thick. Flick up the slide and the phone grows to about 133mm tall.

However, the number pad is quite squeezed. Its keys are reasonably wide but very short. They are shaped with a raised bottom edge, which makes hitting them a little less troublesome than it would be if they were flat, but texting at speed was still not easy. If you have stubby fingers you might also find things too cramped for comfort.

There is 1GB of internal storage but no flash memory card slot to add more. I find mobiles without memory expansion harder and harder to fathom unless they are at the entry level. Who wouldn't prefer to pop a microSD card to get photos or music on and off their handset over having to physically connect it to a computer or use Bluetooth?

On the software front there are some goodies to be found. Opera Mini is here, for a start. And while viewing Web pages on the 2-inch OLED screen might be a challenge to some, downloading pages should be fine as the handset is 3G, with tri-band GSM, GPRS and EDGE as fallbacks.

You could always opt for WidSets instead. This is a sort of RSS-like service, pushing new content out to your handset whenever a change is detected in a Web site. Web sites need to be in the scheme and offer a WidSets service; you need to have a data plan and to be able to justify the download costs; and you need to really want to see every change to a web page. If those three things triangulate, then WidSets could be very useful.

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jinesh jose

June 29, 2008, 12:52 am

Nokia 8800 Arte is for those who expect the higher standards of quality and precision craftsmanship. It’s truly an irresistible object of desire. A unique dimension in sensuous luxury. It’s a true original reflecting distinctive style and confidence. The rich expression of ultimate lifestyle that transients the traditional limits of design. It creates a new standard in excellence. The soul of innovation and the spirit of luxury is combined in Nokia 8800 Arte. See the purity and integrity of design. Less is truly more. Beautiful to look at, Rewarding to touch, Perfection in design and Powerful to use. That’s Nokia 8800 Arte.


-Made from quality materials like stainless steel, glass, leather, and sapphire gemstone.

-Living wallpapers

-Ambient light sensors

-Finger tap sensitivity to reveal analog or digital clock

-Cool display effects in standby mode and operation mode.

-A gentle turn of the phone mutes alarm or incoming phone call

-3.2 Mp camera

-1 Gb internal memory

-Anti fingerprints and scratchproof coating

-Free Bluetooth headset, which adjusts audio levels by a gentle slide on the top

-Excellent sound quality and screen clarity

-Perfection in design

-2 year Nokia warranty with priority

The best looking phone with added features to stand out in the crowd. And the one and only disadvantage of this phone is its price.

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