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Nokia Communicator 9500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 440 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the camera and battery. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive comments about the features and size. There are some mixed views about the reception and reliability.

screen, usability, design, battery, camera

portability, responsiveness, value for money, size, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia Communicator 9500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia Communicator 9500

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 20 user reviews of Nokia Communicator 9500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

camera, sound, design, screen, social network

usability, features

55% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Vodafone Blackberry Storm 9500 1GB Nokia 9500 Replace.

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Amazon.com review summary for Nokia Communicator 9500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Nokia Communicator 9500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

usability, screen, build quality, size, design

portability, responsiveness

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia 9500 Unlocked Smartphone with 3G, Wi-Fi, MP3/Video Player, MMC--U.S. Version with Warranty (Gray)Nokia 9500 Smartphone (Unlocked, U.S. Version) Full Warranty

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BlackBerry Storm 9500 review: Berry-go-round

 

It's not everyday that you see a BlackBerry review on our homepage but it's not like RIM routinely churn out devices like the Storm either. Messaging is still the legendary name but touchscreen is the game...

3.25" 65K-color capacitive touchscreen of 360 x 480 pixel resolution ; A new touchscreen experience thanks to SurePress screen ; Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and 2100 MHz 3G with HSDPA support ; 3.15 MP autofocus camera, LED flash ; BlackBerry OS 4.7 ;...

No Wi-fi ; No email support without BlackBerry Internet Service account ; Interface not as quick as competitors ; Chubbier than most touchscreen phones ; Mediocre camera ; No FM radio ; No Flash support ; Fingerprint-prone front panel ; No video-call...

SurePress screen may not be everyone's cup of coffee but we're not talking teacup either, just yet

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Nokia 9500 review: Communication expert

 

We have been waiting for the new Nokia Communicator for three and a half years. And here it is – being just launched, fulfilling all our expectations. This communicator has everything it is supposed to have. It supports EDGE, Bluetooth and even Wi-Fi....

Nowadays with all the manufacturers offering dozens of new phones it seems almost unbelievable that Nokia comes out with its new communicator after three and a half years selling the old model only. To make it even more interesting I would mention the...

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Nokia 9500 Communicator

 

The most apt analogy for the Nokia 9500 Communicator is a luxury SUV with a four-cylinder engine—big, comfortable, slow, and expensive. While the screen, office applications, and browser are very good, this device just doesn't deliver the power...

Excellent screen. Good Web browser. Good office suite

Slow. Expensive. Bulky. Poor EDGE speeds

This mobile office isn't fast or powerful enough to justify its size, weight, and high price.

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Blackberry Storm 9500

 

The BlackBerry Storm is the first full touchscreen smartphone by RIM. Research in Motion (RIM) has made its mark in making great mobile devices for the business segment with its BlackBerry handsets. RIM’s signature work in most of its devices include...

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Blackberry 9500 Storm Smartphone

 

Say the word Blackberry and what I think of is a QWERTY device with messaging capabilities like no other. While the latter part still holds true for RIM's latest smartphone modeled as the 9500 or, Storm, gone is the full keyboard and the trackball that...

Hardware wise, RIM has almost all its bases covered and with the exception of Wi-Fi, you will find the Storm is up-to-date. Wi-Fi isn’t necessarily a requirement on Blackberry devices in this region since as most people here have an unlimited data...

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Nokia 9500 Communicator - Phone Reviews by Mobile Tech Review

 

The Nokia 9500 and its little brother, the Nokia 9300 series, are the successors to Nokia's last generation of Communicator devices such as the 9290 Communicator. The new generation of devices continues to target the enterprise market with a wide...

It’s like having an office in your pocket. The 640 x 200 widescreen display makes viewing documents, web sites and email a pleasure. The QWERTY keyboard with dedicated number row and quick launch buttons are a rare find on a cell phone. Phone reception...

The device is very large and heavy, and it certainly won’t fit in your shirt pocket. Web browsing is slow, even using WiFi thanks to the relatively slow CPU. No push email support and no IM client bundled. No 850Mhz band makes this a poor choice for...

A full-featured communications device backed by a solid hardware built and a large library of Symbian applications. Large screen, software suite and the QWERTY keyboard give road warriors an experience that's closer to a mini-laptop.

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Review: Nokia 9500 - A Bigger Better Communicator

 

Although the 9500 is practically the 9300's twin, it's the better looking of the two. The designers have given the 9500 a silver and black two-color design, with the black center of the phone outlined in a gentle swoop

For that, we'd take the Treo 650 any day. Using the 9500's directional pad as a pointer tool is so cumbersome, that it's no match for a stylus

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Review: Nokia 9500 - A Bigger Better Communicator

 

So it's a pleasant surprise to see that the 9500 has much more to offer, retaining all that's good about the 9300-like 80 MB of storage-and adding a digital camera and Wi-Fi. It's heavier and costs more, but unless you specifically need a phone without...

As with the 9300, the 9500 is already available in some European and Asian markets. It is slated to ship in the U.S. from an as-of-yet unnamed carrier sometime after the 9300 enters the North American market, which should be soon. A SIM card free...

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Nokia 9500 Mobile Phone Review

 

Display, Keyboard,  , Display, Keyboard

Bulky,  , Bulky

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NOKIA 9500

 

The Nokia 9500 Communicator is the much anticipated replacement for the Nokia 9210i, and it represents a significant collaboration between Nokia and its technology partners to create a class-leading hybrid handheld computer/mobile device for businesses...

Product Specifications

The Nokia 9500 Communicator offers you high memory capacity, a full set of business-critical applications, and versatile network connections - so you can keep in stride with your work on the go. Browse the Internet in rich full color, on a wide, easy-to-read screen. Work with office documents - not just letters and memos, but presentations and databases too. Get them from your corporate network via Wireless LAN or fast mobile access. The Nokia 9500 Communicator offers high-capacity built-in memory - 80 MB, plus a memory card slot for even more storage space. Keep your Personal Information Management data in sync and up-to-date - with PC Suite and OMA Data Synchronization, you can easily exchange data between your Nokia 9500 Communicator and a compatible PC.

Antenna

Antenna Type:Internal

Battery

Capacity:1300mAh
Standby Time (PB):300hours
Talk Time (PB):360minutes
Technology:Lithium ion

Calculator

Type:Basic

Carrying Case

Carrying Strap:Belt loop
Material:Leather
Recommended Use:For cellular phone
Type:Holster bag

CE Input Device

Type:Keyboard

Cellular

Band:GSM 850/1800/1900 (Tri-Band)
Combined with:With digital camera / digital player
Integrated Components:Digital camera / Digital player
Phone Form Factor:Folder
Service Provider:Not specified
Technology:GSM
Type:Smartphone
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth / IEEE 802.11b / Infrared (IrDA)

Communicator Features

Operating System:Symbian OS 7.0

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.9in
Height:5.8in
Weight:7.8oz
Width:2.2in

Display

Color Depth:16-bit (65000 colors)
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:MultiMediaCard

Header

Manufacturer:Nokia
Model:9500 Communicator/CP-61
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nokia

Messaging & Data Services

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes
Internet Browser: Yes

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver

Organizer

Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes