The Nokia 2690 was released in March 2010 and when I look at it I think Nokia got the idea for the design of the Nokia 808 PureView phone from this design a year or so before. This phone has only 2G network access being GSM 850, 900, 1800 and also 1900. The phone came out with a TFT screen with 65k colours on a 128 pixel x 160 pixel screen. It also only plays MP3 ringtones and with vibration alert. Its a basic US$50 phone which is still good in the secondhand market.
The phone hold 2,000 telephone numbers which is twice as large as the Nokia Asha 202 and the Nokia Asha 203 mobile phones which are also very basic in their abilities and features. The phone came with a Class 10 GPRS (48kbps) and Class 10 EDGE (236.8kbps) connection abilities and also comes with Bluetooth.
The camera is a standard VGA camer with 640×480 pixels. Its a really horrible camera much like other VGA camera and the pictures are very grainy in low light. The video is QCIF at 15fps which means you cannot move the camera around fast or it simply becomes blur video. It has WAP, MMS and also SMS and is a good basic phone if you do not need multimedia much. The network connections are fast enough even by today’s standards, its got a standby time of 2 weeks and a talk time of 4 hours. Its a good basic mobile phone — just the camera is horrible. See the user manual below for more information and the Nokia Suite to connect your phone to your computer.
Nokia 2690 Mobile Phone