T-Mobile made the Nokia Nuron official today and it’s available for $69.99 with a two-year contract. Not too shabby a price for the phone, but you do get what you pay for. The device itself is nice: it’s lightweight, it looks sleek, and it does almost everything a feature phone or low-end smart phone does. The trade-offs are the lack of Wi-Fi (which means no UMA/Wi-Fi calling) and the fact that you’d be using an OS that feels somewhat antiquated – S60 5th edition. Continue on below for more impressions and our hands on gallery.
While we prefer capacitive touchscreens these days, the resistive screen on the Nuron isn’t so bad. It’s pretty responsive and accurate and we didn’t have any problems navigating menus and screens. The device is on the thicker side compared to most other touchscreen handsets like the HTC Hero or Droid Eris, but it’s certainly lightweight. If you’ve been rockin’ a dumb phone for the past few years, but you’re not quite ready to upgrade to the HTC HD2 or a BlackBerry 9700, the Nuron might fit your needs and at a decent price point, too.