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Nokia 6790 Surge

alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the build quality and screen. The battery and usability also get good views, whereas there are some mixed comments about the sound. Many are critical about the reliability and features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia 6790 Surge is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Nokia 6790 Surge

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Nokia 6790 Surge from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

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73% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Straight Talk Nokia 6790 Smart Phone GSMNokia MAKO/Surge 6790 Combo Rapid Car Charger + USB Data Charge Sync Cable for Nokia MAKO/Surge 6790

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Nokia Surge (AT&T)

 

The Nokia Surge ($80 with a two-year contract; as of 8/10/09) is a great starter smartphone for teenagers or those wary of high-priced handsets. It has a few design quirks, and the construction is a bit flimsy, but you get a solid set of features for...

Very slim and lightweight ; Excellent call quality

No separate numeric keypad ; Poor tactile feedback from shortcut keys

The Nokia Surge is surprisingly feature-packed for its price, but the design has more than a few flaws.

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Nokia Surge 6790

 

At first glance, the Nokia Surge 6790, available from AT&T, vaguely resembles all other touchscreen phones with either slide-out or flip-down QWERTY keyboards. Just one problem, however: The Surge doesn't have a touchscreen. As a result, some cell...

Bright ; crisp 2.4-inch LCD; slideout QWERTY keyboard; excellent music and video players; fast and easy to surf Web browser; accelerometer

No touchscreen; awkward direct dialing; microUSB jack isn't for charging; no 3.5mm jack; no threaded messaging

Sadly, for many, it's ergonomic awkwardness will easily overwhelm the Surge's many other multimedia positives.

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Nokia Surge 6790 (AT&T)

 

The Nokia 6790 Surge for AT&T is a bit of a departure for the Finnish handset manufacturer. You wouldn't know it just by looking at it, but the little guy is actually a smartphone like the Nokia N and E series devices. It runs on the Symbian S60...

The Nokia Surge packs in a lot of features--a full HTML browser with Flash Lite support, 3G support, GPS--for an affordable price. The smartphone also provides access to social networking sites

The phone has a number of design quirks and doesn't have the best build quality. You can't dial numbers without opening the keyboard

The Nokia Surge offers AT&T's younger customers an affordable, feature-rich smartphone, but it has a number of design and interface issues.

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Nokia Surge

 

The Surge makes an excellent mobile office, even if it doesn't look like one. It hooks into Microsoft Exchange accounts for contacts, calendar, and e-mail, as well as Web-based services like Yahoo Mail and Gmail. Quickoffice is also on board for...

Great reception. Good music and video playback. Built-in document editing and Exchange support. Powerful Web browser

Awful camera. Difficult-to-use keyboard. Have to open the handset sideways to dial numbers. Requires expensive smartphone data plan

The Nokia Surge offers a good keyboard and plenty of smartphone power, but it's not as powerful or easy to use as other AT&T smartphones.

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Nokia 6790 Surge Review

 

Rarely we come across a decent Nokia device sneaking its way onto AT&T's lineup that turns heads. For the longest of times, they've been offering basic flip handsets that really doesn't do justice to the world's number one phone maker. Fortunately...

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Nokia Surge

 

At first glance with it's slide-out keyboard and black plastic casing, you might think the Nokia Surge is intended to be a high-end messaging phone and perhaps that was the case. However, this Nokia is a smartphone and includes all the features...

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Nokia Surge Review

 

While Nokia has not had a lot of success with many of its higher-end models in the U.S., the E71x showed that the world's largest mobile device maker can meet this market with a capable handset

Good battery life ; QWERTY keyboard ; Useful and fun bundled applications

Fingerprint magnet ; Antiquated user interface

For Nokia, the Surge might not gain them fame, but it will push them more into North American wallets and hands

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Review: Review of the Nokia 6790 Surge for AT&T Wireless

 

The Nokia Surge for AT&T is a QWERTY keyboard enabled S60 device that's a bit different for a Nokia smartphone. Ricky tests it out in this in-depth review, which includes two videos of the phone in action.

can i set ringtones for texts on the nokia 6790?

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Review: Nokia Surge

 

Nokia's Surge for AT&T offers a full QWERTY paired with S60. If you're thinking this is a match made in heaven, think again. It gets most things right, but definitely makes a few concessions.

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Review Of The Nokia Surge 6790 AT&T Cell Phone

 

Nokia is the company which has a longer past record in the Cell phone industries. They are widely accepted in the interior parts of the world and have a good market in Asia but still they are not the outperformer in US. They introduce newer models and...

The Nokia Surge is offered to the people with lots of packages of latest features and also with the HTML browser and also the 3G support. The GPS connectivity could be the decisive feature of the device. It's one of the cheapest smart phones one could...

Nokia is never preferred as the technically solid company and that ahs proved again in this phone, as there are lower performance complains in the phone and also the drawback of opening the Key board all the time makes o sense at all

:It's a good smart phone with lots of supports of features and latest equipments but still has lacked the simpler features and also the inferior design issue.

Product Specifications

The Nokia Surge is an ideal device for active consumers who like to stay connected whether using IM, text or email, sending multimedia messages, AT&T video share, or updating and connecting via their favorite social networks. With a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard in a slim, stylish design and Symbian S60 multi-tasking capabilities, Nokia Surge is the ideal smartphone for today's customer who is always in touch with their social circle. In addition to an impressive suite of messaging capabilities, the Nokia Surge offers a powerful browsing experience, including Flash support to view most sites in full HTML or watch YouTube videos. Nokia Surge allows users to post messages, images, videos, and comments to web sites like Facebook on-the-go with the pre-installed JuiceCaster application.

Antenna

Antenna Type:Internal

Battery

Capacity:1500mAh
Standby Time (PB):400hours
Talk Time (PB):240minutes
Technology:Lithium ion

Calculator

Type:Basic

CE Input Device

Type:QWERTY keyboard

Cellular

Band:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Combined with:With digital camera / digital player / FM radio / GPS receiver
Integrated Components:Digital camera / FM radio / Digital player / GPS receiver/Digital camera / Digital player / FM radio / GPS receiver
Phone Form Factor:Slider
Service Provider:AT&T
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Type:Smartphone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Communicator Features

Operating System:Symbian OS

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.6in
Height:3.9in
Weight:4.4oz
Width:2.3in

Display

Color Depth:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:2.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.1cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSD

Header

Manufacturer:Nokia
Model:Surge
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nokia

Messaging & Data Services

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access): Yes
Internet Browser: Yes

Miscellaneous

Color:Black
Refurbished:Refurbished

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:2Megapixel

Organizer

Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes

Telephone Features

Voice Dialing: Yes
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