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Nokia 6820 review

 Review: September 2005  
 

Rating: 2 stars

In a nutshell: The Nokia 6820 is the size of an ordinary phone. But it's bigger on the inside, with a full messaging keyboard.



 

Review

Like the 6800 and 6810, it's described by Nokia as a "Messaging Device" rather than a mobile phone, and is a device designed for those who need flexible communications whilst on the move.

Out of the trio of messaging devices (6800, 6810 and 6820), the 6820 has the most features, adding an integrated digital camera and video recorder to its specification. The 6820 is also the most compact of the three, and weighs in at just 100g.

We like the Bluetooth connectivity and EDGE connection for high speed data, and the QWERTY keyboard is a fantastic innovation, but at the same time we are disappointed by the poor colour display and low resolution camera, and the keyboard is not as easy to use as it could have been. A good try from Nokia, and we look forward to a replacement design that fixes these shortcomings - that would be a truly outstanding mobile device. The Nokia 6822 goes some way towards this goal.


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Reviewed by david from UK on 19th Dec 2010
had one of these years ago and loved it, sold it for samsung d500 which i also loved anyone know if i can get a brand new one of either and where. i got i phone 4 now n hate it, its not a phone more a toy. bring back the good old phones
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Reviewed by David from UK on 30th Sep 2010
It depends what you want a mobile for, no it does not play music but as a compact phone it has the best text facility I have seen. The QWERTY keyboard is split in two so your thumbs do not clash when texting. For me it is exactly the type of phone I want.
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Reviewed by Jacky from UK on 11th Apr 2010
This is a fab phone - everyone envies it due to qwerty function. Perfect for old as well as young users.
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Reviewed by Sue from UK on 10th Jul 2009
I loved this little phone, it's been my little friend for years until this morning when my dog ate it, I am heartbroken. I am off to ebay now to find a new one the same. This was the best little phone I ever owned, never had a days problem with it.
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Reviewed by Rosalyn from UK on 27th May 2009
Have had this phone for 3 years. A good innovative phone in it's time, but rather disappointing now, and still feels plasticy and cheap. Memory OK for keeping some pics and a couple of videos, but superceded by the 7373 somewhat. How it opens means that getting a cover for it wasn't an option, so the casings have scratched badly, and trade-in or selling to a recycler shows its small value. Never was able to get the bluetooth to work - it simply would not link up with any other unit, hence now using a 7373 that links quickly and without problems.
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Reviewed by PAUL J FOSTER from UK on 11th Mar 2009
If you love texting this is the phone...no complaintws at all
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Reviewed by Paul McDonald from UK on 27th May 2008
I have had this phone for over 3 years I have had 3 different replacemnets in that time but have always gone back to this. It has never let me down. It's great feature is that with it I am able to easily text, proper, gramatically correct, English. If I want to take pictures I use a camera that's what there for. If I want to listen to music I use my Ipod. iwant a phone that odes what it says on the label and this is it. I wish Nokia had the nerve to develop this concept. Why did none of the networks take up the 6822 I cant get a replacement from T Mobile.
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Reviewed by Joe from UK on 8th Apr 2008
I've had this phone 4 ages now and i think its useless. You cant play songs as it doesnt play mp3 format. Also you can only trade it in 4 about a tenner now. Overall, very outdated and a rubbish camera
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Reviewed by Kate from UK on 17th Mar 2008
I've had this phone for over 3 years now, and its still working but becoming abit slow. Its a good phone with great features for the time it was made and i am happy i chose this one. The only down side of it is that it doesn't have much internal memory so i can't store as many photos on it as i'd like to. Overall a good buy and great phone.
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Reviewed by MOHAMMED from AHZAZ on 23rd Jan 2008
THIS IS A 5 STAR PHONE AND IT HAS MORE MEMORY AND BLUTOOTH
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Reviewed by Manbir Singh Brar from INDIA on 20th Dec 2007
i have used this phone for more than two years. i lost one piece and then bought the next one. This phone is a marvellous blend of technology and beauty, as looked from the wonderful QWERTY keyboard. Its too simple to use this phone for e-mails and SMS. for those who want a simple and sexy phone, this one would be the best choice. the only drawback is its display that hides the excellence of camera, as compared to today's phones.
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Reviewed by Joe from England on 8th Nov 2007
I've had the 6820 for 3 years now, and it's been a reliable phone. It's simple in design, and the full QWERTY keyboard makes it great for texting, emailing, and writing notes. But like the review says, the colour display is quite poor, and the camera is absolutely useless. It's also quite outdated now, and there are a lot more phones out there that have better features and are better looking. Still, it's a great phone, and I'd recommend it if you're looking for something simple and easy to use. Since it's quite old, it's also relatively cheap as well.
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Reviewed by Jon from Canada on 28th Oct 2007
I've had the 6820 for 3 years now, and it's been a reliable phone. It's simple in design, and the full QWERTY keyboard makes it great for texting, emailing, and writing notes. But like the review says, the colour display is quite poor, and the camera is absolutely useless. It's also quite outdated now, and there are a lot more phones out there that have better features and are better looking. Still, it's a great phone, and I'd recommend it if you're looking for something simple and easy to use. Since it's quite old, it's also relatively cheap as well.
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Reviewed by Ali$ha from U.K- Birmingham on 27th Oct 2007
this phone is gud. but dnt u fink its a bit out of date now. i mean its soo old. lol. samsung d900i looks wayy betta n is better. neway luv u all!hehe tc mwahaaa xxx p.s DNT BUY THIS PHONE
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Reviewed by gary from UK on 20th Oct 2007
i lost my last one in the River Trent. So whent to out and brought another one, i can.t do with out mine. as been loyal, compact, and hard wearing. The keypad is just brilliant.
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Reviewed by wail waknang from philippines on 13th Oct 2007
nice phone but there is no available casing here in ph
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Reviewed by danny from uk on 17th Jun 2007
what a sick fone camera is poor shame on you nokia
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Reviewed by aish from karachi on 28th May 2007
nice set
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Reviewed by Kiran from UK on 22nd Apr 2007
This Phones IS the most reliable phone ive ever had, it is literally indestructable, and just keeps on going, even with heavy knocks. The only downside to the phone is resolution of the screen, it doesnt do the camera any justice.The qwerty keypad is just genius, and the phones does what u want, ive not had a single problem in 3years.
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Reviewed by keithinsac from america on 14th Mar 2007
This is probably one of the most reliable phones ever. Nokia is synonymous with reliable though. This phone was the most feature rich QWERTY phone 3 years ago when I bought it and is still working like a champ. Although todays standards for smart phones require alot more than this has to offer, in my opinion, it was one of the best phones designed. If you're looking for longevity, I'm sure this quad band, mini-pda will be your friend.
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Reviewed by owner from don wanna know on 7th Mar 2007
its really bad
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Reviewed by Stacy from UK on 24th Jan 2007
Considering the age of this phone, I think it's a great little thing. More designed for messaging - which I do a lot of - and it has all the basic applications you would expect from Nokia. I've always loved Nokia's "Profiles". If you're looking for a phone that has all the basics plus an awesome QWERTY keyboard for texting (also great if you want to look like a smart little businessman/woman), then this phone is a great choice (and is also selling for around £50 on E-bay, bargain!). However, if you're looking to use your phone as more of an 'entertainment centre', I'd advise Sony Ericsson k750i or better. Overall, a great phone. Love the keypad!
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Reviewed by jan-hendrik from south afrika on 24th Oct 2006
i got this ohone from my dad. and i think it's a real good phone my opinion is to by this phone as soon as posible!. the grapichs isnt that good but i don't care its stil a good phone,and im not lieing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by Guso from Poland on 2nd Oct 2006
This phone is preety good. His only minus is small memory space (~3Mb) and low quality display (128x128, 4k color). It's old phone (also, it was made for buisnes class, not for teeneagers :P ) so it havent any special gadgets, but camera is good quality. on display photos can lok too dark, but on computer monitor it loks fine. But first of all this phone was made for writters :] and i must say thar this full qwerty keyboard is great and very confortable. Im waiting to try E70 and i hope that it will be something like 6820 (but with more functions ;)). P.S Sorry for grammar :P
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Reviewed by charisma from england on 29th Sep 2006
dis fone is heavy and anyone who says different is plain stupid man dis fone is so sikkle. da games r off da hook and da camera is great( so is de videos) and the mp3 is marvellous. may i add that the QWERTY keyboard iz greezy ( dont mind my language coz itz a south weezy fing init). But newayz nah man i can easily relate to the fone becoz itz easy to use and itz not confusing like to motorola'z or the samsung'z u get me . but newayz i really lyk dis fone init man so ne1 who says different really needs help !!!! (LOL) think about it man how cud u eva hate dis fone man and dis iz ma first video fone so ne1 who says itz rubbish has basically let me down init!!!! but newayz wot u fink iz wot u fink init but newayz i fink dis fone is good and itz up 2 a gud standard init
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Reviewed by BJW from USA on 10th Aug 2006
Several years old at this point, but still better than almost all the basic phones on the market. Packs a LOT for it's size. Extremely innovative for it's time. I've used it for almost 3 years now and love it. It's sturdy as anything too. It fell out of my pocket on a roller coaster when i was several stories high and probably traveling close to 60mph - it landed on concrete in a shallow puddle. I picked it up, brushed it off, and used the VGA camera to take a picture of the puddle!
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Reviewed by Jonathon from Scotalnd on 8th Aug 2006
Love this phone, read soem reviews before getting it hich left me with a bad impression but its great. The keyboard is and makes texting so quick. didn' realise it lite up a first but then found the magical button at the top left corner. Ok so teh camera isn't fab but does have video and in my eyes the most important bits of the phone are the easy of calling and texting and this phone is great.
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Reviewed by Ian from America on 23rd Jul 2006
The phone is awseome i have never had one like it, infra red bluetoothem, email what more can i wish, its ny mini computer
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Reviewed by Jim from Ireland on 9th Jul 2006
This phone is great, from taking photos to downloading music it has bluetooth and, infra red which is cool. this phone is a definate bargain.
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Reviewed by Rob from UK on 9th Jul 2006
At first when i got the phone i thought it would be rubbish, then i started using it turned out to be great. I think its the best phone i ever brought. The keyboard is really simple and quick to use, i found the the camera and video recorder really useful and good quality. The voice recorder sounds wicked, and the phones memmory is massive which makes the phone better to download music, take pictures, record music or take video clips. I would really recommend this particular phone.
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Reviewed by Chris from England on 8th Jul 2006
Excellent phone. Keyboard function is very useful. Advantage to low quality photos is that they still look quite good and take very little memory each. Phone has Bluetooth and infra-red which are both useful. I enjoyed this phone very much.
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Reviewed by tony from luton on 3rd May 2006
this phone is good for texting and gameing but has a poor camera and you have to record your songs the e 70 is much better
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Reviewed by Paula from Spain on 21st Apr 2006
I've got this phone for 10 months now and haven't had any problem with it: the keyboard is great and helps me to write text faster. But I think that's the only good thing about it because: it doesn't support mp3 files, the pics's quality is very low (and so is the video's), the sound quality for voice recorded files is very very low and plus it doesn't have enough memory (only 3mb) so I had to delete most of the games. In conclusion: I wish my parents would have gifted me another phone instead of this one.
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Reviewed by fern from latvia on 3rd Apr 2006
I got it on christmas and then on the 2 of february it broke so i had to go and get my money back.so i bought a motorola L6 and it is the best
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Reviewed by kelvin from England on 1st Apr 2006
Bad phone..wouldnt reccomand one, really slow functions, not good memory 'good for throwing about tho' they dont break!!
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Reviewed by Pranav from India on 16th Mar 2006
The best phone I've ever had - and I'm comparing it to the advanced phones of all other friends. I use an 8MP digicam, so dont really need the low resolution cam on the phone. I have an IPOD, so dont miss the MP3 playback option. Storing MP3 songs anyway makes phones so slow for accessing anything!! What I love: the Keyboard...damn...it is because of this feature that I havent exchanged my ph for other more advanced ones over 2 years. I'm an avid texter - and it bugs the reciever to no end when they rcv a reply within seconds of having texted me!!! I love the keyboard - all my money spent was worth it on this feature alone. The look - its too stylish even when closed - even after 2 years of having bought it, compared to newer phones. And of course, when I open the keyboard, all other phones fall by the wayside The wallet function - its a lifesaver for me. Infrared and bluetooth - are very receptive and good Reception - reasonably good Battery life - very nice Games - very entertaining Other applications - currency converter etc What I dont like: new phones have more advanced features in personal info management and calendar options the video quality is horrendous - so is the voice recording quality the loudspeaker is not so hot or loud no USB port to connect to a PC What doesnt matter: I've heard of the small screen problem - never had a problem with that - maybe my eyes are just too good...touch wood;-) Low memory - enough to store all my contacts and still some more to go. I anyway take a message and contacts backup every few days on my laptop. All in all, its been a great buy for me - has taken care of all my phone needs. Would still not exchange it for the newer N-series variants - the keyboard texting is impossible to get over!!!!!
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Reviewed by smallpaul from engand on 5th Mar 2006
well the first time i saw this phone i was fasinated. the keyboard is soo cool and easy to use it makes texting alot eaiser. this is about the only plus point of it. the screen is the worst i have seen on a phone and even in daylight is is difficult to see. the camera is of poor quality and so is the sound. the games are slow along with the navigation speed of it. another major drawback of the phone is its tiny memory. i think it has about 3mg which is tiny when a 1.30 video takes up 500kb. overall if you want a phone that u want to text and call on then its fine bt if you want a decent camera phone then buy a 3650 as they are cheaper and have fantastic picture quality + a memory card.
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Reviewed by j***d from mcdonlds island on 18th Feb 2006
i hate it it aint good
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Reviewed by Hassaan from Pakistan(lahore) on 15th Feb 2006
The phone is good.But the quality of the pictures is very bad.The keyboard is good.
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Reviewed by Rach from UK on 8th Feb 2006
I have had my 6820 for a year and a half now and I have loved it. I would agree that the camera quality is not great and the screen is smaller compared with some of the newer phones, but for its main use (phoning, texting etc.), I have found it really easy to use and very reliable. There is a lot of memory on it and so many little features that make it, for me, a great phone :)
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Reviewed by Kerry from Scotland on 4th Feb 2006
Iv had my 6820 for over a year and i love the keyboard and it is my ideal phone and no matter how many times i drop it..it still looks like new HONESTLY! however i have suddenly got a fascination for flip phones as my partner has one and i think theyr pretty good considering i carry a brush in my bag..saves the screen getting scratched. but anyways ill cry giving my phone up but i def think its time for a change.
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Reviewed by kunal chakraverthy from INDIA on 4th Feb 2006
Well..The messanging device is all of it n the keyboard is an synom for it ...guys iff u wanna go for a real messanging device then this is the best choice around..n wat's more ...it features good connectivity options...n the powerfull editor software makes up the gap for poor camera...no MP3 ... only 3.2MB storage..yet fast EDGE data transfers...NOKIA people have made really a good messanging device..soo iff u lookin for tht then this is the best one around.
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Reviewed by Dan from UK on 24th Jan 2006
this phone is ok if you want something simple, the camera qualty is poor and the video is only 1:30 mins. the only thing i likeabout this phone is that it flips out!! Apart from that, shame on you NOKIA
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Reviewed by David Llewellyn from England on 23rd Jan 2006
The mediocre camera and lack of MP3 player don't worry me because this is a phone. Fundementaly I wish to use it to communicate with other people however the problem is it does not achieve this primary task very well. The qwerty keybourd is good (and mine at least has not yet fallen apart), but reception to send and recieve calls is very poor compared with other cheaper phones on the same network. the screen resolution and lighting arrangements are frankly ludicrous and can be difficult to decipher even in good light. I must be a victim of consumer marketing because I thought Nokia made good phones but obviously I am wrong. I suggest you buy a different phone, there are lots to chose from, most of which I hope are better than the Nokia 6820.
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Reviewed by Eric K from USA on 16th Jan 2006
I had my 6820 for several years and really liked it. However, I mostly used it for the basic phone capabilities as well as browsing news while on the can or otherwise waiting around :). I thought the keyboard was a little small however I was impressed by the fact that it even had one. It was good enough that I think I'll miss having it on my new phone (Sony W600i) I've also found it to be durable. It still works even having been drenched in the washer and on several hikes, however the battery does run out quite a bit faster now. I just unlocked the phone so I can still use it as a backup and to take on hiking and bike trips. One thing I didn't like is that the IMAP client doesn't seem to support SSL or TLS encryption. This was unfortunately one of the main things I wanted it for. It was the best phone I've had up to this point.
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Reviewed by Fiona from UK on 6th Jan 2006
I loved the phone when I first got it, lots of neat things & features. But within a few months it suddenly lost the ability to receive calls!!! I could call out fine & make and receive texts OK but if anyone tried calling me they got a network message saying the phone was unavailable ... not even my voicemail! Rubbish!
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Reviewed by Mortaza Doulaty from Iran on 28th Dec 2005
I have been using this phone for more than a year, it is really great, I love the full qwerty keyboards... The dispaly quality is not that saticfying, and also the camera (with 320*240 pixel). This phone is really great for those who deals with SMS more than calls, this phone, az Nokia said is a messaging phone! for those SMS carzies like me (I have sent more than 11000 Messages in a year! and received more than 13000), but the worst thing with this phone is: the MEMORY! although it has an internal memory of 3 MB, but the shared memory for SMS is just nough for 150 SMSs :-( toooooo bad! so I have to copy all my SMSs to my pc every day, with the software included in cd, my be too boring to perform every day! (the software uses an MS Access data base to manage the messaged, and the size of my db is growing suprisingly!) There is also a message counter for the phone that I have not seen on other phones (not exactly the same) it is some how shochking for me when I see my bill! (every message costs about 3 cents in Iran.) Totally good phone, but I am planning to change my lil brother (Nokia 6820 Messaging Phone!)
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Reviewed by Brandon Campo from Trinidad on 13th Dec 2005
Boy this is de best phone I ever had one word can describe this phone-spectacular and i love de keybord
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Reviewed by Katie from England on 26th Nov 2005
I got this mobile last December and it was great. Although the camera has no flash and is of poor quality, I enjoyed it. The QWERTY keyboard is great because you don't need to press a button 3 times to get to a letter, and then miss the letter altogether. The 5-way navigation was a new thing, but I got used to it easily. The moblie looks great and all my friends were gobsmacked over the keyboard. The games on it were good- the loved-by-all BOUNCE, WATER RAPIDS, BOWLING, BACKGAMMON and CHESS. I would recomend this phone to someone with a radio or mp3(it has neither), a digital camera(mobile's is rubbish) and to someone who texts a lot! I enjoyed my Nokia and the battery life and signal were good, but my contat on O2 is being renewed by my dad, so it;s time to move on. I think I'll try a Samsung until Nokia do the same mobile but with a better camera(the Nokia 6822 still has a rubbish camera!)
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Reviewed by Henlo from South Africa on 25th Nov 2005
Hi Until recently I had the Nokia 3100(until it fell of my bed cupboard,and the screen got ***).I'm borrowing this phone from one of my friends and whow......this phone is really great. I think now that Im used to writing my sms's on the qwerty keypad, I'm going to struggle to get used typing sms's again the normal way. Any how this phone is goooooooooood!!!!
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Reviewed by chris from u.k on 4th Nov 2005
I love this phone its brill wif the flip up keypad the only problem about this phone is that it does not have an mp3 player aw well its still a brill phone
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Reviewed by Toby from united kingdom on 5th Oct 2005
this phone is wickid i dont care what anyone says it has everything but why i didnt make it outstanding is because it hasnt got radio or mp3. i rest my case
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Reviewed by top bananna from south africa on 28th Sep 2005
this fone is ok....the camera an colors suk....i jus got my upgrade....da e330...now dats a gr8 fone at a reasonable price.
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Reviewed by Dan from Romania on 12th Sep 2005
I bought my Nokia 6820 six months ago and I can say it is a very reliable phone. It performs well at all times. Once you accept that this is not an "entertainment" phone, you cannot be disappointed by it. Of course, the display and the camera are rather poor, but 6820 is meant for voice and data communication. I will try to describe the good and week points from this perspective. PROS: - Wonderful QWERTY keyboard with backlight. I write emails often and all my friends who also need to do that envy me for it. I don't know how I will manage without it if I decide to change my phone. - EDGE makes the difference. It is like switching from Dial-up to cable connection. - Very EASY ACCESS to all connectivity features. Don't tell the police, but I manage to read my email while driving on the highway. - Ability to pick up numbers and email addresses from the text (from SMS, email, WAP pages) and save it or use it for other applications. - The JOYSTICK makes the navigation very easy. DRAWBACKS: - The email client could be much better. It doesn't download and display basic attachments (Word), it cannot display the text message if there is a background picture and the worst thing is that the inbox is limited to 30 message. This is very bad if you want your messages to stay on the server for a while, because you will only get the 30 first. Not to mention that there is no "delete all" option. I'm sure you know what this means :(. - The HTML browser is useless on such a small display. - The PC connection software that came with it does not work very well. I couldn't figure out why. Dispite all this, Nokia 6820 is a very good phone with a lot of other great features, like the additional applications, the address book and the organiser. Last but not least, I think the phone looks great and it was obviously designed for guys. Best, Dan
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Reviewed by jasmin from on 9th Sep 2005
I bought a nokia6820 awhile ago and it has been great i know the keyboard is awkward but so what... dont make that put you off you can just use it like any other phone.Im buying the nokia6822 at the end of this month and i cant wait because i love the new colours! go for what phone you want everyone has their own opinions!
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Reviewed by Maz from UK on 7th Sep 2005
Pros *Design is truly innovate, where else can you get a full QWERTY keyboard in such a small device? (plus the lighting up the keyboard still makes me smile) *Reliable and well built. *Texting and diary functions are easier on this phone than any other on the market. Cons *The camera is dire. *Ditto the video quality. *The screen resolution and display can also be pretty poor, v.hard to see how much battery and/or signal you have. Had my phone for about 14 months and I am sorry to see it go but the phone is now very dated. Had the camera been top notch instead of second rate, this phone would have been world class. Can't believe I am going back to predictive texting - going to miss my QWERTY keyboard!
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Reviewed by Anim from UK on 4th Aug 2005
I bought this phone because I text much more than ring people. I can type a full page text out in seconds using the keyboard. The other features of the phone arnt great and bluetooth is very flaky not working for me 80% of the time. Sound quality when talking to people is ok, battery life seems fine. Ive had my phone now 6 months and use it everyday solidly. Its not broken once on me where my girlfriend gets through the latest phones on a monthly basis.
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Reviewed by Hearing Impaired from USA on 31st Jul 2005
What I like: • QWERTY • Bluetooth • Network Modem via Bluetooth • Small to carry • 3.2 MB storage is good enough • Excellent signaler under Cingular • add terminal program that work FANCY!!! I hate: • CIF camera • Couldn't tell if I got new SMS in during sleep mode, unlike 6800 • no pushy e-mail like Blackberry • AIM sucks, received few miss message • browser is very slow, better use network modem to your laptop Here is trick tip, I able to save native AVI file from my digital camera and export in QuickTime Pro to 3GP with H.263 video mode in 128 x 96 and transfer from my laptop to my mobile with bluetooth. Then you can show off about 15 second legnth of video clip to your family and friend. People tell me that sound is fair but picture quaity does look better than use CIF video record. Also, you can storage your digital camera's camera and change more colorful and sharpe picture in 256 x 192 and it show pretty amazing looking in Nokia 6820's display. Sometime, people who hav experience in Nokia's camera always thought it would be junk picture. I fool them who think that one would take fancy picture. HaHAHA!
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Reviewed by Stephen from Ballyclare on 28th Jul 2005
This phone is outstanding, i had a d500 which was a pile of rubbish, but then went back to 6820 and neva looked back
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Reviewed by jamie-lee from england on 23rd Jul 2005
very poor camera and video recorder - very blury! not enough memeory only about 20 pictures, 1 recording and 2 video recvordings! has a handy qwerty keyboard (only good thing)Bad sound when calling!!
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Reviewed by Lucy from UK on 3rd Jul 2005
This is just another one of Nokia's novelty phones, where a gimmick is added to detract from the poor quality and functionality of the phone. In this case, although the flip out keyboard is fun for about 5 minutes, it's a mere novelty. During the 6 months that I've been using the 6820, I found that I had extremely poor network signal. The phone was checked out on three seperate occasions and found to have no fault. The second issue I had was with battery life. Having always preferred Nokia mobile phones, I know how good they are generally where batteries are concerned. This model seems to be an exception, requiring frequent charging, and having poor talk-time life. This 6820 is ideal for those who only ever send texts... but as far as a phone goes, you'd be better off with a piece of string and a pair of yoghurt pots!
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Reviewed by Ben from england on 22nd Jun 2005
its not great - mine came with dodgy multimedia settings so couldnt use wap or receive or send pictures videos etc. Will be very glad to upgrade, but it has served its purpose nonetheless
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Reviewed by mendi from England on 10th Jun 2005
The Nokia 6820 isn´t good , it is so bad , because the Nokia 6820 haven´t for example a Mp3 Player or Digital Zomm or... That´s why i think that the people don´t buy this stuff!!(Nokia 6820)
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Reviewed by Jonesy 05 from England on 25th May 2005
I have had this fone 4 several monthz and im stil finding gr8 thingz 2 do with it. I simply fell in love with da flip capability of it and all my friendz luv it. It is simply a gr8 fone nd shud b a gr8 starter 4 ne1 willin 2 pay the muni 4 it. SIMPLY OUTSTANDING!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
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Reviewed by matt from england on 24th May 2005
its an ok phone but the screen is RUBBISH!!! so there for the pictures look rubbish.the grt thing is that it has bluethooth and infered plus the sound is really good on it. the keypad is good too for when your sending a long text.a really annoying thing is every time you send a text you get a message back telling u your cred but it makes the sound its a small thing but really annoying. so advice would be dont go for it if your looking for an entertainer phone as its more of a buissnes/adults phone.
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Reviewed by JeroenH from the Netherlands on 18th May 2005
I've had this phone for over a year now, and I am 110% happy with it. I can't imagine ever buying another phone without a Qwerty-keyboard. I use it primarily for the calendar, I can whip the phone out of my pocket, schedule a reminder, and have it back in my pocket within 20 secondsn. Awesome. Of course, SMS and e-mail are very easy, too. The display may not be to good when compared with other phones, but it does the job adequately. Camera is bad no matter how you look at it, but that's not an issue for me. I'm not interested in upgrading to the 6822, because that's basically the same phone with a better camera and better LCD. Build quality is excellent, I'm flipping mine open and closed many times a day and it still feels perfectly fine.
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Reviewed by jack mcclean from ni on 13th May 2005
i got this fone on the 13th of may and it is the cooliest fone i hav ever had. bUY IT BUY IT
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Reviewed by Tom from England on 10th May 2005
Despite the countless reviews rating it a poor fone, the 6820 is a pretty decent fone. And if u actually read the reviews sayin how the keyboard broke thats becoz some guy was "drunk" or "I pulled it too hard", Iv had mine for about 6 months now and its been fine, its just down to people misusing it. So ner
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Reviewed by Simon from UK on 26th Apr 2005
Ive had this phone for around 10 months now, and all i can say is that i still really love this phone, text messaging is super fast, im not into the whole predictive text so id rather type it all out and get every word accurate, and now i tap away a message without needing to look at the keyboard which makes my texting life a hell of a lot easier, a text would take me a little as 10 seconds to write where as it would take me atleast 2 mins on a standard phone. The camera quality did let me down at first, but that wasnt the point in buying the phone. Video quality is poor to todays standards but it does the job and is fun to record short clips of a minute and a half of my mates around college. It is a very reliable and sturdy phone, well built and designed, i have knocked it about alot and it works great. But now i just think i need to move on, i can honestly say that the keyboard design NEEDS to be incorporated into newer phones, i was dissapointed in the colour quality, only 4k colour screen at a price which was quiet expensive, i would love to stay with a keyboard phone, but there just not around, and nokia's arnt to reliable on text messaging (im sick of the "some text missing") so i think il sell it and move back to a Samsung, and a D500 is where im heading, overall its an awesome phone, just a little dated now.
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Reviewed by max from uk on 22nd Apr 2005
A truely amazeing phone i love it and wouldn't swap it for any other phone on the market. The only problem is the camera quality, apart from that superb.
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Reviewed by usher from uk on 12th Apr 2005
get dis fone it is sick im tellin ya now!!!
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Reviewed by sam from uk on 10th Apr 2005
this fone has so many applications... the best thing bout the phone is the keypad.... ive used this phone for bout 6 months and i really like the style. i find it really easy to use and function. a downfall for this phone is that it came into our shops about the same time as the 6230 and has no mp3 ( where as the 6230 does).. i really like this phone and i will have it for a long time coming...
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Reviewed by WHO from WHERE on 6th Apr 2005
Absolutly class, wikid, totally lovable.
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Reviewed by Shalroth from UK on 5th Apr 2005
I have been using one of these for about 9 months (I got one as soon as I saw it was available) and Even though I really loved it, I can't bring myself to give it more than 3 stars. The feature set is pretty amazing - it has a scheduler, to do list, e-mail, xHTML browser, EDGE support, Bluetooth, IrDA and a camera! It's a shame that so many of the features were poorly implemented. The browser runs out of memory very quickly and it's very hard to view even some wireless websites. The camera is shocking. The resolution is quite low and the images are dull and washed out - worse IMHO than the T610. The video capture is almost worthless and the quality of the screen lets it down even further. There are also serious issues with the reliability of the phone. It would lock up when trying to play back some ringtones I made (AMR format) and that keyboard... it's nicer looking than the 6800 (which I also had) but the keys are much closer, which I found very uncomfortable. The hinge developed a problem where you get a completely different key to what you press (I got A when I press Z, for example) and just before I got rid of it, the backlight on the keyboard stayed permanently on at a low level, which sapped the battery terribly. I can happily report that it works well in tri-band mode, and I extensively tested it in Florida recently. This is a business class phone with top class feautures let down only by Nokia's cost cutting. I understand the Nokia 6822 addresses the issues with both the screen AND the camera. I'm using a 6260 now, but if I didn't need a series 60 phone I wouldn't be upset to receive a 6822 as my next upgrade.
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Reviewed by radds from wales on 27th Mar 2005
great phone sure the cameras pretty bad but the rest of it is amazing and what do you mean the keyboard is hard to use because it isn't its way better than you average keyboard don't listen to the review below its amazing and reliable i haven't had my phone break and i have had it since it came out (all my others broke really easily e.g.the siemens sl55 which is o.k. but very unreliable.
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Reviewed by Emily from England on 23rd Mar 2005
This phone is amazing i really recomend you buying it, it's classy it's easy to handle and on top of all of that its got all those amazing features it realyy is a very good phone!! Go for it get one!!!!
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Reviewed by Lucy from UK on 11th Mar 2005
I strayed from Nokia for my last phone and regretted it terribly. With this phone not only do you get the user-friendly Nokia system, but I love the QWERTY keyboard. Yes you have to use two hands to open and operate it, but I find it very easy to use and a great gimmick! If you want a camera phone this is not for you, but otherwise I can't fault it.
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Reviewed by Molade from USA on 4th Mar 2005
Stunning fone. Yea, the video camera is not as sharp as the fones in its class but it packs in the little box sooooo much. I love it!
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Reviewed by Honot Whiteman from England on 28th Feb 2005
This phone was not as good as expected. Camera and video are very poor. Apart from that not really any other complaints, bit bored of the style now though.
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Reviewed by the writer from a galaxy far far away on 18th Feb 2005
All-in-all a fantastic phone. There are no real problems with it that i can see. A lot of people complain about the camera and lack of mp3 support - but why do we have digital cameras and mp3 players? If these features are what you want, then look for a smartphone.
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Reviewed by Pierre from South Africa on 17th Feb 2005
I'm impressed. Had this phone for 8 months and can't imagine life without it. Keyboard works fine and easy. Someone complained about keyboard being difficult to use - it's not a pc, just get used to it. Also complaints about keyboard breaking - use it as a phone, not a flick knife. Camera display is poor but that is not the feature i bought the phone for. Apparently 6822 on it's way with better display. I had my phone replaced after 6 months after 3 software crashes. New one works excellant.Besides the poor display you don't get more features in a cellphone. Pure business pleasure. Don't think there is a better alternative.
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Reviewed by James from uk on 14th Feb 2005
this phone has great basics (exept battery life). i feel it has been HUGELY overrated just because of the fold out keyboard. the camera/video are really bad for the money, and i feel the keyboard with miniscule buttons makes texting even harder because the buttons are incredibly stiff. it was a great IDEA,but it needs a few tweaks.
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Reviewed by PQSHY from uk on 5th Feb 2005
I REKON D 6820 IS A SIK FONE! ITS GOT THE WORX IN IT U CNT GO WRONG! THE CAMERA IS SIKT UP SO IF YA FINKIN OF GETTIN IT GO 4 IT
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Reviewed by Dipen from England on 3rd Feb 2005
The 6820 is a good phone. The best thing about it is the flip open keyboard, very cool. The fact that you can play and record videos is good despite the poor memory on the phone.
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Reviewed by Harish from Indian on 3rd Feb 2005
Hai The nokia 6820 is a good phone with about 7 hours talktime great coverage.But the camera and the display are not up to the par .Very bad pictures. There is no integrated radio or mp3 capability.Feels a bit heavy and the hinges of the keboard becomes loose if used often. For people who need good talktime and coverage as well as easy messaging its a must but for entertaiment its down to the bottom
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Reviewed by ash from uk on 13th Jan 2005
it's a nice phone but not mp3 that pity
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Reviewed by mark from sucker on 9th Jan 2005
the nokia 6820 is the best in the world and cannot be baten any other mobile suckes and whoever says its not their suckers
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Reviewed by jo jo from england on 4th Jan 2005
when i first got it it was not bad i thought then a couple of weeks later i got drunk and snapped the flip bit of so not a great phone its not strong enough
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Reviewed by Good girl from uk on 17th Dec 2004
good fone but too big keyboard.i wouldnt recommend this, i would go 4 the nokia 3220.
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Reviewed by Ray from US on 16th Dec 2004
I was deciding between this phone and the 6230 and eventually decided on th 6820 because of the keyboard. I use the keyboard for messaging and email, and it works great for just entering contact info and appointments in the calendar. Standard multi-press entry takes at least twice as many key presses, has delays for looking for the right character and mistakes when you miss the character you wanted. Its much faster entering text on the 6820 and have since stopped using my Clie. I've used the IR port to sync with Lotus Organizer and to download ringtones and images. I have the Bluetrek G2 bluetooth headset and it works fine. The camera stinks but I use it just to capture portrait shots. MP3 and radio, don't care. Get the 6230 if you want these. I does have a voice recorder. Under menu->applications->extras The joystick works great. From the main menu: up = camera, right = calendar, down = contact list, left = text message. Also useful for playing games and editing messages. Then there's a goto menu on the left button that is customizable and the right quickbutton is customizable as well. Battery life is close to what is advertised. I tested standby time for 8 days and it still had 2 bars left. Build quality is excellent. I've owned several Nokias and one Siemens and this phone is very solid. The keyboard is flush and sometimes it is difficult to open it if my hands aren't completely dry. Very little creaking when you make calls and press the keypad. Bottom line is, the 6820 phone is excellent. The keyboard is not a gimmick. The keyboard has more keys than most smartphones like the palm treo, hiptop2, and blackberry, while being more compact overall.
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Reviewed by adam from england on 15th Dec 2004
This fone is so cool if you want a phone it will have to be this i have had this for about a year and nothing has happened and it would only be the best in the world if it had radio. the flip has never broke this phone RULES!!!!!
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Reviewed by veader from england on 10th Dec 2004
just bought this phone da other day.very stylish with the opening keypad but the camera is poor quality.there is no voice recorder on it either.i paid £200 for it on pay as u go and feel i've been ripped off because of the poor camara quality.
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Reviewed by Sandy from UK on 15th Nov 2004
Phone is easy to use, although T-mobile support in setting up the Blackberry for the e-mail was initially very poor. QWERTY keyboard is fine, but as a very fast touch typist, I am already finding that the screen refresh can't keep up with me he he. No FM radio is a bit of a disappointment when the phone has everything else. And the camera is rubbish - but hey, it's a phone, right? All in all, a good affordable hybrid - the Blackberry is NOT convenient to use as a phone and the Sony 910 was out of my price range. But if you don't do a lot of texting or need to type e-mails then get the 6230.
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Reviewed by swerve from uk on 7th Nov 2004
The qwerty keyboard seems to be such a selling point on this phone that all other features are substandard or non-existent. The camera is very bad. There is no radio or mp3. However I am sending this phone back because the qwerty keyboard seems to have been made for kids' or maybe womens' fingers. It's very difficult to reach the tgb and yhn buttons because of the main part of the phone. Also the only reasonable way to use it is with both hands so it's awkward unless you are sitting down. I really don't think you could get much quicker speeds with this than you could with predictive txting. If all you want a phone for is to txt, use calls and you have small fingers then it could be ideal. I'm sending it back to get a 6230 which has a better camera, mp3 and an fm radio!
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Reviewed by Raymond A Madison Sr from United States on 2nd Nov 2004
I've been using Nokia for years, various models all TDMA. This is my second GSM phone, and it's the Bomb!! I like the qwerty keyboard and the camera, and it sounds just great, typical of the good old Nokia style.. Good Job Nokia!! Get this phone!!
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Reviewed by dieter from UK on 28th Oct 2004
This is a gret phone.It's got all the great features.Why do you want a "great" camera on a phone, that is why you get digital cameras.This phone's got great reception and the sound is great.For a bussiness man on the road a lot this phone is tops.
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Reviewed by name from country on 28th Oct 2004
pure genius
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Reviewed by dende from uk on 23rd Oct 2004
yer
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Reviewed by wateva from mine on 22nd Oct 2004
this phone is so cool!!!!!!!!!!! it is so light looks like a normal phone and has so much more and if you buy this phone you with rather have it for messaging not taking a picture
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Reviewed by Roy from Ireland on 13th Oct 2004
Oops! What happened Nokia? I have used Nokia mobiles for years, so on paper this one looked the business - packed with an impressive list of features that promised much. Alas, it failed to satisfy! I have had the 6820 for two days now, and hate it! My previous mobile having been a Nokia 7210, the first thing that struck me about the 6820 was the increase in size and weight(obviously to incorporate the 'flip'). The 6820 looks and feels clunky, chunky and cheap. The keypad (when closed) is dull, unresponsive, and almost impossible to read with any degree of ease - the backlight function actually makes things worse! The colour screen is poor by todays standards, and a step backwards from what I was used to with the 7210 (and that screen wasn't exactly great!). The 6820's joystick menu control has little joy about it! It looks awful, like a little plastic wart, and feels lumpy to use. (The gaps around it will only serve to gather dust and fluff!). Now for the flip - the gim mick or attraction of the mobile (depending on your perspective!). First, its a two handed operation, and not smooth or comfortable at all. Once opened, the qwerty keypad is exposed. Ta da!! Looks initially interesting, and may (briefly) attract the curiousity of someone seated next to you. Using the qwerty, however, is a tedious and awkward experience. You really have two options available - hold the mobile in both hands (like a small sandwich) and then try to type the fiddley keys with big thumbs, or place the mobile on a flat surface to (slowly) touch-type, in which case the left side of the keypad bops up and down like a dying fish. There is also a dreadful situation where, if you need to type a symbol, such as '?', you have to simultaneously hold down a shift key while pressing the key on which your elected symbol lies! User friendly? I think not! Also be advised that (despite descriptions to the contrary, this mobile does NOT have a built in radio. It does have a built in digital camera which is lamentable as a 'feature' because it is so woefully inadequate! If you like your photos grainy, then this is for you! The same goes for the equally dreadful video function. In short, this phone my lure you in by its host of listed features, but in reality it is a gimmick driven,plodding lump of plastic, and the worst Nokia I have ever experienced. A shocking disappoint which I intend to return without further delay!!
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