It was fitting that the 5100 was part of the company's "Active" 5000 series. Encased in a durable rubber shell that protected it from moisture, shocks, and dust, it gave Motorola's Nextel phones a run for their money. Seriously, you could throw it against the wall and it would keep on ticking. The offbeat feature set included a thermometer, a flashlight, a calorie counter, and an FM radio. And if you didn't like the blue shell, you could change it for one in orange, green, or dark gray.
Similar models included the 5210 (also with rubber casing and a changeable shell) and the 5140.
CNET review bottom line: The sports model of cell phones, the rugged Nokia 5100 is packed with nifty features but offers middling performance.
April 10, 2012 1:09 PM PDT
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| Caption by: Kent German
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