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Archived:Accessing Contacts fails on Nokia 6212 Classic (Known Issue)

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Nokia 6212 Classic fails to access the device's contacts with TextField.PHONENUMBER.

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Tested with
Devices(s): Nokia 6212 Classic
Created: User:Technical writer 1 (28 Jan 2009)
Last edited: hamishwillee (07 Aug 2013)


When displaying a TextBox using TextField.PHONENUMBER as a parameter in Series 40, the Search option can be used to open the contacts database application. However, in Nokia 6212 Classic using this option makes the device reboot.

How to reproduce

The following code snippet can be used for testing this issue:

import javax.microedition.midlet.*;
import javax.microedition.lcdui.*;
public class ContactTest extends MIDlet {
private TextBox phoneNumber;
public void startApp()
phoneNumber = new TextBox("Tel","",12,TextField.PHONENUMBER);
Display display = Display.getDisplay(this);
public void pauseApp() {
public void destroyApp(boolean unconditional) {


This issue will be fixed in software version 06.20.

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