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Its 109mm tall, 53mm wide and 22mm deep dimensions make it one of the more demanding candybar handsets when it comes to pocket space, but I’ve been using the non World Cup themed version of this handset for quite a while and find it no problem to slip into a pocket.
There is a front facing camera for 3G video calls and a back facing 2 megapixel camera for stills and video shooting. This has a flash but no self portrait mirror. In stills mode you can zoom up to 20x (digital), but images get very grainy very quickly.
There is a side mounted camera shutter button but you don’t use this to start the camera software rolling. Instead you pull a large sliding slab on the back of the casing downwards toward you. This both reveals the camera lens and starts the software rolling.
I’m don’t really like the system. Sure, that slab of plastic protects the lens, but because it doesn’t have a mechanical locking mechanism it can slide unintentionally when you are carrying the N70 around. It is rather large, too, adding significantly to the overall size and weight. It feels somewhat like the proverbial sledgehammer being used to crack a nut.
My review N70 had 19MB of free internal memory, and an RS-MMC card slot on its right edge, protected by a solid flip up cover. The handset comes with a 64MB card, but my copy of CoPilot came on a 256MB card with 112MB free. What this means is that you can successfully use the N70 as a music playing handset copying tunes to the card manually, or fill that 112Mb with anything else you desire.
The headset Nokia provides is capable of pretty good quality sound output, and it is reassuringly white in colour. But it is, as usual, a Pop-Port device – you won’t be able to use your own cans, so make sure you are OK with the in-ear buds before taking the plunge.
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