The Nokia 6760 slide is tailor-made for simple and swift social messaging, where staying in touch means more than just having a witty voicemail greeting. A host of smart messaging apps help you share your world via Twitter, Facebook, VoIP or chat, with the generously-sized QWERTY keyboard and HSDPA connection enabling you to communicate at almost the speed of thought.
It’s not just the 6760 slide’s edges that are rounded, either. This multifunctional handset comes with A-GPS and Ovi Maps, a crisp 3.2MP camera, Opera web browser and Symbian OS to download thousands of new applications from the Ovi Store. Its crisp 2.4-inch screen auto-rotates for portrait or landscape viewing, and the slide makes a mean audio player, too. It comes with a 2GB MicroSD card, can stream tunes, pick up radio and access the Nokia Music Store, pumping out music from built-in stereo speakers or its 2.5mm AV jack.
What they say
“We loved the keyboard. It’s our new favourite among compact messaging phones”
If you only do one thing
Keep your friends close with just about every communications app known to science. There’s email and texting courtesy of Nokia Messaging, of course, but Twitter, Facebook, Google Talk and Windows Live IM also come pre-loaded. If it all gets too much, simply switch into Flight mode for some peace and quiet.
Does the Nokia 6760 slide look familiar? The Nokia Surge, available only in the US, is identical apart from a less powerful camera and fewer on-board apps. Here are some other things that changed names on their journey across the Atlantic:
Soft rockers Genesis were known as Revelation on their first US tour. Beats Deuteronomy, at least.
Maltesers go by the distinctly unappetising name of Malt Balls in America. And they taste funny.
Esso petrol is called Exxon in the US, stemming from legal disputes dating back to 1911. The company chose Exxon after rejecting ‘Enco’ (Japanese for ‘stalled car’) and ‘Exon’ (the name of a US governor during its rebranding).
America itself was originally known to Europeans as Vinland and, intriguingly, possibly as Ommerike (old Norse for ‘farthest outland’). Early Irish sailors also told of Iargalon, the ‘land beyond the sunset’.