Download the Nokia 2690 Manual here. 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.
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Nokia 2690 Manual
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 camera 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. See the Nokia 2690 Manual below.
Using Your Phone Without a SIM Card Even without a SIM card, you can still use some features of your phone like the organizer functions and games. However, some options will be grayed out in the menus and can’t be used. Applications Running in the Background Remember, if you leave apps running in the background, it will use more battery power and your battery will drain faster.
Features like multimedia messaging (MMS), email, and instant messaging all share the same memory. If you use one or more of these features, it might reduce the memory available for other features. If your device says the memory is full, you’ll need to delete some stuff from the shared memory.
Access Codes Your device has a security code to protect it from unauthorized use. The default code is 12345. You can change this code and set your device to ask for it. Keep this code secret and store it separately from your device. If you forget the code and your device is locked, you’ll need to get it serviced. There are also PINs for accessing information in your SIM card’s security module and for digital signatures. There’s a password for using the call barring service. You can manage how your device uses these codes and security settings in the Menu > Settings > Security.
You can assign a phone number to one of the number keys, 2 to 9. Go to Menu > Contacts > Speed dials, scroll to a number, and select Assign. Enter the phone number or select Search and a saved contact. To turn on speed dialing, go to Menu > Settings > Call > Speed dialing > On. To make a call using speed dialing, press and hold the desired number key in standby mode. Read also the full Nokia 2690 Manual below.
Predictive Text Input
Predictive text input uses a built-in dictionary, and you can add new words to it. To write a word, press each key from 2 to 9 only once for each letter. To confirm a word, scroll right or add a space. If the word isn’t correct, press * repeatedly and select the word from the list. If a ? appears after the word, it means the word isn’t in the dictionary. To add the word to the dictionary, select Spell, enter the word using traditional text input, and select Save. To write compound words, enter the first part of the word, scroll right to confirm it, write the last part of the word, and confirm the word. Then start writing the next word.
Your device can send text messages that are longer than the limit for a single message. Longer messages are sent as two or more messages, and your service provider may charge you accordingly. Characters with accents or other marks, or some language options, take up more space and limit the number of characters that can be sent in a single message.
The total number of characters left and the number of messages needed for sending are displayed. To send messages, the correct message center number must be stored in your device. This number is usually set by default through your SIM card. To set the number manually, select Menu > Messaging > Message settings > Text messages > Message centers > Add center, and enter a name and the number from the service provider. Likewise see also the Nokia 2690 Manual.
Creating a Text or Multimedia Message
- Go to Menu > Messaging > Create message > Message.
- To add recipients, go to the ‘To:’ field, enter the recipient’s number or email, or select ‘Add’ to choose from available options. Select ‘Options’ to add more recipients and subjects, and to set sending options.
- Go to the ‘Text:’ field, and type your message.
- To attach content to the message, scroll to the attachment bar at the bottom of the screen and select the type of content you want to attach.
- Press ‘Send’ to send the message. The type of message is shown at the top of the screen and changes automatically based on the content of the message.
Flash Messages Flash messages are text messages that are immediately displayed when received.
- To write a flash message, go to Menu > Messaging > Create message > Flash message.
- Enter the recipient’s phone number, write your message (up to 70 characters), and select ‘Send’.
Nokia Xpress Audio Messages Create and send an audio message using MMS easily.
- Go to Menu > Messaging > Create message > Audio message. The voice recorder will open.
- Record your message.
- Enter one or more phone numbers in the ‘To:’ field, or select ‘Add’ to retrieve a number.
- Select ‘Send’ to send the message.
You can access your POP3 or IMAP4 email account with your device to read, write, and send emails. Note that using the email application to send an email is different from sending an email as a text message. Before you can use email, you need to have an email account and the correct settings. To check the availability and settings of your email account, contact your email service provider. You may receive the email configuration settings as a configuration message. To access the email application, go to Menu > Messaging > Email. Be careful when opening messages as they may contain harmful software.
The voice mailbox is a network service that you may need to subscribe to. For more information, contact your service provider. To call your voice mailbox, press and hold 1 in standby mode. To edit the voice mailbox number, go to Menu > Messaging > Voice messages > Voice mailbox number.
Message Settings Go to Menu > Messaging > Message settings and choose from the following: General settings — Save copies of sent messages in your phone, overwrite old messages if the message memory becomes full, and set up other preferences related to messages.
Go to Menu > Contacts. You can save names and phone numbers in the phone memory and SIM card memory. In the phone memory, you can save contacts with numbers and text items. Names and numbers saved in the SIM card memory are indicated by . To add a contact, go to Names > Options > Add new contact. To add details to a contact, make sure that the memory in use is either Phone or Phone and SIM.
Go to Names, scroll to the name, and select Details > Options > Add detail. To search for a contact, go to Names, and scroll through the list of contacts or enter the first letters of the name. To copy a contact between the phone memory and SIM card memory, go to Names, scroll to the contact, and select Options > Copy contact. In the SIM card memory, you can save only one phone number for each name. See the Nokia 2690 manual below. Likewise see the Nokia 105 Predictive Text.
Date and Time
Go to Menu > Settings > Date and time. To set the date and time, select Date and time settings. To set the formats for date and time, select Date and time format settings. Likewise to set the phone to update the time and date automatically according to the current time zone, select Auto-update of date & time (network service). Also see the Nokia Lumia 505 User Manual as well as the Nokia 3210 and the Nokia 5132.
With personal shortcuts, you can quickly access frequently used phone functions. Go to Menu > Settings > My shortcuts. To assign one phone function to the right or left selection key, select Right selection key or Left selection key. To select shortcut functions for the scroll key, select Navigation key. Scroll to the desired direction.
Synchronization and Backup
- Go to Menu > Settings > Sync and backup. Here are the options you’ll find:
- Phone switch: This allows you to synchronize or copy selected data between your phone and another phone using Bluetooth.
- Create backup: This lets you create a backup of selected data to the memory card or to an external device.
- Restore from backup: Here, you can select a backup file stored on the memory card or on an external device and restore it to the phone. You can select Options > Details for more information about the selected backup file.
- Data transfer: This allows you to synchronize or copy selected data between your phone and another device, PC, or network server (network service).
Setting Up a Bluetooth Connection
- Go to Menu > Settings > Connectivity > Bluetooth and follow these steps:
- Select ‘My phone’s name’ and enter a name for your phone.
- To activate Bluetooth connectivity select ‘Bluetooth > On’. A symbol indicates that Bluetooth is active.
- To connect your phone with an audio enhancement, select ‘Connect to audio enhancements’ and the device that you want to connect to.
- To pair your phone with any Bluetooth device in range, select ‘Paired devices > Add new device’. Scroll to a found device, and select ‘Add’. Enter a passcode (up to 16 characters) on your phone and allow the connection on the other Bluetooth device.
- If you’re concerned about security, turn off the Bluetooth function, or set ‘My phone’s visibility’ to ‘Hidden’. Only accept Bluetooth communication from those you trust.
Restoring Factory Settings
To restore the phone back to factory conditions, go to Menu > Settings > Restore factory sett. Here are the options:
- Restore settings only: This resets all preference settings without deleting any personal data.
- Restore all: This resets all preference settings and deletes all personal data, such as contacts, messages, media files, and activation keys.
You can see the page above for the Whatsapp for the older Nokia phones. Note that they will stop supporting these at the end of 2016. You will need to upgrade your phone or use the older software.
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