Nokia X2 review: Messaging

Nokia wrote the book on text messaging, being one of the first handset manufacturers to include T9 text recognition all those years ago.

There isn't much in the Nokia X2's messaging function to differentiate it from those early handsets, but as the saying goes, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it!" Messaging is beautifully simple.

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To access, either press left on the Navi key or find it through the standard menu system.

The lack of a QWERTY keyboard means writing has to be done using those nightmare number keys. Despite this, sending a message is as easy as it ever was. The predictive text works well, managing to correct pretty much every word we threw at it.

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As usual pressing the Star (*) key brings up a list of punctuation, and the Hash (#) key switches you between upper and lower case.

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Email is easy to set up and the Nokia X2 offers email services from Yahoo, Hotmail, Gmail and Nokia's own Ovi mail and standard POP services. Due to the lack of Wi-Fi on the Nokia X2, you will have to make sure you have a decent data package on your account if you intend to use the X2 as your portable email client.

Email functionality is basic, but it allows for creation of new emails, replies and forwards. However attachment support is pretty much non-existent.

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The Nokia X2 has no IM functionality as standard, although there are plenty of third party apps available from the Ovi Store.