Summary: It's not bad-looking, but the Nokia 7100 Supernova only offers a rock-bottom range of features. Its 1.3-megapixel camera takes grainy, dark snaps and, with only 4MB of memory, it can't store many photos or songs. But it does have a decent keyboard, so, if you're just looking to make calls and send texts, and you like its looks, it could be worth a gander
Pros: Big buttons are easy to press; springy slider; stereo Bluetooth support; Opera Mini Web browser; FM radio.
Cons: Poor photo and video quality; non-standard headphone jack; flimsy headphones; small screen with fewer-than-average colours; paltry 4MB of memory; no USB cable for syncing.
Excerpt: Nokia 7100 Supernova has been announced by the Finnish company in early November 2008, and its sales started in late December. Nokia 7100 is the youngest in a series of Supernova devices, which are intended primarily for young people who want a stylish phone for the lowest price. Among the segment models for $ 130, Nokia 7100 Supernova has good chances in the market.
Excerpt: Nokia 7100 adds to the Supernova series as an entry-level handset but promises excellent value for money. Targeting emerging markets, the cheap device is intended to attract buyers that are not interested in high-end features or simply don't have the budget to get themselves a much better mobile phone. Even though it is considered an entry-level handset, you will still have to pay a price that cannot be considered 'entry-level', especially on those emerging markets.
Pros: The main strong point of the device is definitely the high-class battery, which has an amazing life expectancy. Its design is also another nice trait of Nokia 7100 Supernova that will surely attract more buyers than other entry-level phones.
Cons: Even though it's a low-end phone I cannot oversee the fact that it embeds such a low-quality camera. The very small display and missing features such as support for Bluetooth A2DP, micro or miniUSB, as well as the lack of any cable in the sales package, put the handset a little bit on the 'unwanted phone' list.
Summary: This Nokia aims for all segments of the market. The 7100 Supernova is largely targeted at users who don't want high-end features but who do want a bit of bling from their handset. The design may be distinctive, but we can't really say the same about the rest of this handset, which is held back, particularly by a poor camera and lack of memory expansion. Design and handling On the design front, this slider handset comes in three different colour schemes.
Excerpt: T he Nokia Supernova series, launched by Nokia in June 2008, adds a number of colorful mobile phones to the Finnish company’s assortment. The Supernova phones vary both in price and in specifications. Low-budget as well as mid-end mobile phones are available in this new series. ‘Supernova’ is an unexpected choice for the name of a mobile phone line. It makes the product more recognizable and certainly more personal than a name like 'E-series'.
Summary: A lthough most young people seem to want more and more features on their mobile phone, the trend among older users is simplicity. Nokia has introduced the Supernova 7310, aiming at this last group, and I must admit, not without success. The Nokia 7310 is a simple yet full mobile phone; the Supernova features a digital photo and video camera as well as Bluetooth functionality.
Conclusion: The Nokia 7100 Supernova is a basic handset, but for those who aren't interested in music, photos, mobile data, i.e., those who want to make calls and send text messages, then this will do nicely. Given it's basic remit, it is likely to appeal to a younger audience who may well also want music, which sort of lets the side down. A microSD card slot would have made the phone much more appealing.
Pros: Good keypad, simple to use, battery life
Cons: Lack of memory/expansion means this is limited beyond basic functions