Nokia 8800 Arte Review: Art Of Seduction: Phonebook, Messaging

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The phonebook on Nokia 8800 Arte offers space for up to 1000 contacts and extensive configuration options. Each contact can be assigned a variety of fields but unluckily the phone numbers are limited to 5. Also, first names are separated from last names eliminating problems which may occur with synchronization.

S40 phone book is quite familiar

Different ringtones can be assigned to each contact. Naturally, you can also assign personal pictures or videos that will run on an incoming call. The picture displayed is different for incoming and outgoing calls, as it fills the classy screen when you are on the receiving discontinue of a call, and only hold a small part of it when you are calling one of your contacts.

Editing a contact • a fine number of fields to add

There are three available view modes for your contacts: List-of-Names, Name-and-Number and Name-and-Picture. It can display the SIM card contacts, the phone memory contacts or both at the same time. The phonebook font size can also be enlarged to create reading you contacts easier.

Searching is done by gradual typing of the name of a contact. And that's not all: contacts can also be organized in groups and these can consequently be used as call filters. Another praiseworthy application is the voice dial, which requires no pre-recording of the commands and phonebook names. It is even equipped with a training application that helps for better results when using voice commands and/or dialing.

The Call Log in Nokia 8800 Arte won't surprise anyone who has ever held a Series 40 device in their hands. It can display Dialed, Received and Missed calls separately, as well as all of them together. Every submenu can hrecent up to 20 call records with their date, time and duration.


The Message menu of Nokia 8800 Arte is organized almost perfectly. The handset is capable of handling practically any type of message - SMS, EMS, MMS and e-mail.

The first three types share an editor and all you need to convert an SMS to an EMS or MMS is apply text formatting or insert any multimedia content. As soon as you activate the editor, it displays a field for entering the number of the recipient, which you can insert through standard typing, select it from the phonebook, from the caller groups, or from the list with the most recent addressees in the call register. There is even the very handy option to set a contact as favorite for messaging in case you have frequent correspondence with one and the same person.

The supported message types • typing an SMS and an MMS to Dexter

"...The email client is really fine stuff. It automatically adjusts its settings once you enter your email address and than all you need to do is enter your username and password. It works with POP3, SMTP, and IMAP4 protocols and supports multiple email boxes..."


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