Today I had the chance to play around with what could fairly be called Nokia’s first RAZR, the 14mm thin N76. The N76 sports the same clamshell form factor pioneered by Motorola with its RAZR V3 in that it has its internal antenna located below a flat, metal keypad. Nokia’s N76, however, is a true smartphone and runs its own powerful S60 user interface on top of the Symbian OS.
The N76’s keypad is a flat metal unit that is very similar to those found in RAZR devices. Even the blue backlighting looks nearly identical to that found on Motorola RAZR phones. One difference, though, is that the N76 keypad lacks raised numbers, which makes it significantly harder to find your way around it by touch alone. But with that said, the tactile feedback offered by the keypad when a key is pressed is good.
Other things of note in the N76 include the miniUSB port, something not found on many Nokia devices. Sadly, it is not capable of providing power to the phone, which means that the N76 can not be charged from a laptop computer when you are on the road. The N76’s QVGA display seemed to be on par with other similar units we’ve seen from Nokia recently, which is to say that it is quite good.
My only complaint with the device is that the plastic cover material seems maybe a bit cheap when compared with what we have come to expect from similar devices. The glossy plastic just doesn’t do it for me personally.
Source: Mobile Burn