|Compatible networks||GSM 900/GSM 1800|
|Availability by country||Discontinued|
|Dimensions||101.5 x 44.5 x 17.4 mm, 66 cc|
|Weight||79 g (Lithium Battery)|
|Battery||Standard, 650 mAh Li-Ion (BLB-2)|
The Nokia 8210 was, at the time of its release in 1999, the smallest, lightest Nokia mobile phone on the market, thus its selling point was based on its design and customization, with removable Xpress-on covers. Six differently coloured Xpress-on covers are available, as well as many third party ones. Unfortunately one of the design faults of the Nokia "82XX" series was that many developed "screen fade" which is a condition where the connector for the display would shrink and figures on the display would eventually be so dim that it was impossible to read the display.
GSM variants – Nokia 8250 and 8290
The Nokia 8250 is a variant of the Nokia 8210 designed for Asian markets sporting a slightly different design and blue backlight. Another GSM version of the Nokia 8210 is the Nokia 8290, designed for the North American market using a single-band GSM-1900.
D-AMPS (TDMA)/AMPS variants – Nokia 8260, 8265, and 8265i
The Nokia 8260 is a variant of the 8290 designed for IS-136 "TDMA"/AMPS networks in North America. The 8260, weighing 3.4 ounces, is slightly heavier and larger than the 8290 at 2.8 ounces. Unlike the 8290, the 8260 does not feature voice dialing, an infrared port, or officially interchangeable faceplates.
The Nokia 8265 is an updated version of the 8260 sporting an updated design. New features include picture messaging and a white backlight. The Nokia 8265i adds a WAP browser and switches to a blue backlight.
CDMA variant – Nokia 8270
The Nokia 8270 is a related CDMA model with a similar design to the Asian 8250. It operates on the CDMA 1900 frequency. Like the 8250, it features a blue backlight, however, it does not feature an infrared port. In its time, this phone was a great hit with many people.
The phone's memory can store up to 250 names. Alternatively, a SIM card can be used to store names (although memory capacity is specific to each SIM card). The calendar can store up to 50 notes.
The phone has a speed dial feature in which the user can assign a name to each key on the keypad (except 1 which is used for calling voicemail). Voice dialing can also be used by assigning up to 8 voice tags to a name. Dialed, received and missed calls are all registered and calls can be diverted.
The phone uses SMS (Short Message Service) with predictive text input, with support for major European languages. Messages can be up to 160 characters long. Compatible handsets can send and receive picture messages.
The phone features an infrared port on the lower left side which can be used to communicate with a compatible PC or printer. As well as this, the infrared port can also be used to transfer names and phone numbers or business cards between compatible phones, and can also be used to play two-player Snake with another supported phone. Data is transferred at 9.6 kilobits per second.
The phone weighs 79 g (with a lithium battery) and is 101.5mm long, 44.5mm wide and 17.4 mm thick. It has a green frontlit monochrome display (the keypad is also illuminated green). The volume has 10 levels and is controlled via a grey button on the top left side of the phone. The base of the phone contains the charger and headset connector. The Nokia 8210 uses GSM 900/1800 and supports Extended GSM 900 band (EGSM) and can automatically switch between bands. The phone has 4 games: Memory, Snake, Logic and Rotation.
- The Nokia 8210 was featured in the movie Charlie's Angels (film). Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu used a white, red, and black colored phone respectively.
- The Nokia 8210 was featured, in use by the characters in the action movie So Close, along with the Nokia 6210 and Nokia 9210i.
- A silver Nokia 8210 is seen briefly in Jackie Chan's Accidental Spy (2001).
- The Nokia 8210 featured in an episode in Series 4 of the popular British sitcom Absolutely Fabulous. Edina, while high on drugs, hears the 8210 ringing but does not know where the sound is coming from. The character of Patsy mistakes the sound for a bee, repeating the line "Is it a bee?". On discovering the phone, Patsy describes it as "a small shoe" on account of the phone's small size, especially for the time (2001); they later realise that it is a phone and answer it.
- The Nokia 8210, red, was also featured in Series Two & Three of At Home with the Braithwaites by the character Virginia Braithwaite played by Sarah Smart.
- The Nokia 8210 was also featured in the movie About a Boy used by the character played by Hugh Grant.
- A red Nokia 8210 is used in the film Cats & Dogs by the mother.
- A Nokia 8210 was featured in Ali G Indahouse where Ali G gives the phone to a woman (Rhona Mitra) and tells her "set it to vibrate and finish yourself off".
- A Nokia 8210 is used by actor Danny Dyer in the film Football Factory.
- A Nokia 82XX is shown in the 2001 film Domestic Disturbance featuring John Travolta and Vince Vaughn.
|This article does not cite any references or sources. (August 2007)|