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Just got my new cell phone delivered today, and thought I’d share the ups and downs of the setup experience. First step: turn on Bluetooth. If you’re lucky enough to live in Brazil, this is an excellent opportunity to see how a careless translation can royally […]

Just got my new cell phone delivered today, and thought I’d share the ups and downs of the setup experience.

First step: turn on Bluetooth. If you’re lucky enough to live in Brazil, this is an excellent opportunity to see how a careless translation can royally screw up an interface. In the Connections configuration, the Bluetooth on/off is marked as “Destivar” (translated: “Deactivate”). This would lead any sane person to believe that nothing more need be done.

Wrong. They translated “Active” to “Ativar” and “Inactive” to “Desativar”. Note to Nokia: changing an adjective to a verb should not be done without at least a little forethought.

After turning Bluetooth on, you still have to open “Bluetooth Configuration” and make your phone visible. So much for plug and play.

So, Bluetooth is on. Now you have to setup your phone to connect to the OS. Opened up the Bluetooth System Preferences, clicked on “Setup new device” and within a minute I was up and running.

Time to sync up my address book. What? iSync doesn’t support this model? Thank god for OnSync.

Within a couple of minutes, I’ve skinned my phone’s interface with a sick Aqua theme courtesy of Dan Schwartz.

Finally, I can get to the fun: setting my ringtone to the opening bars of Paranoid Android. I spend 15 minutes on Google looking for a program to transfer mp3s before realizing that Bluetooth File Exchange is sitting right under my nose in /Applications/Utilities.

The transfer works fine, but when I try to set my ringtone, I get a message that it’s been blocked. Thank you, Vivo, for protecting me from malicious mp3 files and giving me the option to pay you for MIDIs instead.

I think I’ll be exploring other options.

  1. So, how is it in Brasil?

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  2. I Had Nokia 6265 previously till i decided to get a New Nokia N70. I feel that 6265 spring-action slide for fast access to the keyboard makes it a bit bulky (4.44 ounces). Also it dose’t have a SyncMl utility by which you can synchronize and save your precious contacts over the web i.e http://.zyb.com

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  3. well if you would like to use your mp3s as ringtones… you need to buy a data cable… download a program called DIEGO…. and turn the ringtone setting to Option 0… and you will be able to use normal mp3s as ringtones… u can email me if you need help or programs… jon_sammut@hotmail.com

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  4. Hello.. I need your help….

    This question is for benjamin or other person….

    Please I need your help.. I going to buy a Nokia 6265i phone, but I need to be sure that I going to do a full (100%) syncronization with my Apple macintosh computer.

    Did you know any software to permit me the syncronization between the Nokia 6265i and my Macintosh?… I mean a software that permit me thansfer contacts, calender, phones directories, media files like a music, mp3 tones, video, photos… and themes and more…

    Please I need your help to make a decisions as soon as possible between a Motorola Razr or a Nokia 6265i…

    Thanks again…

    Cesar Cis
    cesarcis@gmail.com

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  5. Try http://www.macmedia.sk/pd.htm for the full sync, it looks like it might do the trick :-)

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  6. Thanks for the tips! Is there an alternative to DIEGO that I can use in OS X?

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  7. Well.. I can help you, if you live in Sao Paulo, maybe I can unblock it for you, I will not charge anything, you just pay me a McDonald’s and its even! :)

    I would like to you if you guys managed to use the 6265 as modem with the OS X 10.4.8, because i tested all the profiles only ONE dials the #777 but it doesnt connect… And Nokia doesnt offer the modem profile for Mac OS! Grrr I so wanted to use vivo ZAP with my macbook!

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  8. Well.. I can help you, if you live in Sao Paulo, maybe I can unblock it for you, I will not charge anything, you just pay me a McDonald’s and its even!

    I would like to you if you guys managed to use the 6265 as modem with the OS X 10.4.8, because i tested all the profiles only ONE dials the #777 but it doesnt connect… And Nokia doesnt offer the modem profile for Mac OS! Grrr I so wanted to use vivo ZAP with my macbook!

    riguti@terra.com.br

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  9. Great phone and MP3 player, sadly the Music Manager software is HORRIBLE, stay away, far far way.

    The Music Manager software seemed great.. for about 5 minutes. Then it just immediately crashes. A quick search on Google shows this is a very common problem. I tried deleting the software and everything from the Nokia folder on my system, reinstalled and still the same mess. Nokia really fumbled the ball on this one.

    The crappy thing is without the software there’s no way to create or store playlists, which means you’re stuck with an extremely clunky mp3 player where you’ll have to search through your ENTIRE library of songs to find the one you want to listen to. The only way to properly organize your songs into albums playable through the phone’s music player is with the software, and the software is totally useless as previously mentioned is totally useless. Thanks for nothing Nokia.

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  10. I’m with Crompsy… is there an alternative to diego that will work on a mac?? or will diego run on a mac? thank you!!

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