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By Thomas McKinnon 7 January 2009

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The Nokia 3600 Slide isn’t likely to generate much buzz. Your friends aren’t likely to bring up its neat form-factor or abundance of features in conversation anytime soon. Doing the table drop won’t get you the kind of cred an iPhone or HTC Touch Diamond would either.

This is primarily due to the fact that the 3600 Slide is designed for the ever-uninspired mid-range.

Consumers looking for a mid-range slider are notoriously difficult; they want a device with a 3.2 megapixel camera, a music player, 16 million colour QVGA display, Bluetooth, FM-stereo, maps and a user-friendly interface. The catch is that they are unwilling to pay for it, and good on them.


The Nokia 3600 Slide with its S40 interface has all this and is affordable at the same time. It also has an excellent noise cancellation feature, which we really appreciated, effectively canceling out background noise for ­uninterrupted calls.

Our only complaints are that it doesn’t have 3G or a GPS ­receiver (which you can buy a wireless adapter to solve) which renders the Nokia Maps feature pointless; but then again you can just call us mid-range device consumers.

PROS
Excellent noise cancellation technology and looks very good.
CONS
It doesn't have 3G or a GPS receiver.
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