Nokia 6265 – First Impressions

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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 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.

14 Comments

kb

How do I unlock my phone using a mac? will it work with sailing clicker after it is unlocked?

Johnny C.

I just got the phone and I think it’s very nice! Can anyone give me detailed instructions on how to convert MP3’s into ringtones from Diego and how to use it? Also, the detailed instructions to change it from my nokia phone? I am not very technoligally advanced but I would REALLY appriciate anyones help. THANKS! =]

PS- Is there any way to “chop” the MP3’s so that it plays the chorous as the song [mp3]?

j m risquez

I suscribe Cheeky comments. I switched from my old 6265 to the new 6265i. What I discovered is that I have the same phone as before but it comes with a music managment software that seems designed by amateurs. Why you guys at Nokia didn’t keep the same features in the music player as the previous 6265 to have easy access to music? On top of these troubles in my phone the music software has an epileptic behavior. Some files that in a moment are not recognized as compatible are played later as if nothing happens. The painful process of storing files in folders frequently stops by itself and takes me to the beginning again and again. I ask to Mr Nokia: Is there a way for you to erase this software and install a debugged one again? Can you do that? Or I have to live for ever with an equipment that is performing below its promoted features? Any of you folks know a way to solve this? Thanks a lot. JMR

Ciara

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!!

cheeky

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.

Roger

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

Roger

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!

Crompsy

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

Cesar

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

jon

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

Jean Hauler

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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