Nokia N73 User Interface fail

So I need to send an SMS to a friend who has more than one number listed under his name in my phonebook. I elect to create a new message, select my friend’s name, and then this happens:

n73-new-message-ambiguity

I’m being prompted to make a choice between two numbers. How do I choose? I can’t. The only way of discerning the correct one is by recognising the number by its digits.

So, I have to cancel out, and go and looking in the phonebook, where the difference between the two numbers is evident:

n73-phonebook-entry

The main point of a phonebook is to prevent me having to remember long numbers. In this case, the Nokia N73 phonebook fails in its principle function.

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One thought on “Nokia N73 User Interface fail

  1. Good point. I had a really old Nokia and the UI was a triumph (not to mention the battery life). They have totally lost their way. Sending an SMS on my 6500 Slide is disastrously clunky.

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