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    #21  
    It looks like an interesting device. Im curious as to whether or not sprint will carry it, because Id definitely consider it as an upgrade.
    I gotta have more cowbell
  2. #22  
    this e61 seems like the device to get - any other user reviews?

    I might just ship from treo 680, bb pearl 8100 !
    Fred
    Cingular 680
  3. #23  
    Quote Originally Posted by shawnfb View Post
    This is an awsome device!
    sooooo solid, makes the Blackberry devices look and feel like toys!
    Camera is stellar! great pics
    The speed of this OS is very fast! I did have the E61 and this is faster

    I know that Cingular has an E62.. alot of people claimed the E62 has problems, slow OS, no wifi etc..

    Let me tell you.. The E61i is a clear winner over my Treo 680, BB 8800. and my Blackjack (yes I have them all)

    The BB connect.... its as good as a Blackberry no question... only better! It handles Email with a bigger screen, and more options.

    My device cam with QuickOffice for edditing Word Docs and Excel... awsome!
    I upgraded already to V 4.x of QuickOfffice... lets see a Blackberry edit and send Word or Excel Docs right from the device!!!

    the keyboard is A1 best in class In my opinion.

    I use Bluetooth with my Nokia 800, and the voice Command control via BT is 100 percent dead accurate! and hey ..it actually works!! wow.. lets see a Treo do this!

    The screen is awsome, tons of real estate.

    my only two gripes

    Outlook syncing still doesnt sync categories with Symbian... why??? I have no idea.. C'mon Symbian!!

    Second, The 3G support with Cigular is crippled with this phone because of the frequency of the chipset in the Nokia.

    Maybe Cing will add this to their network in the future? (doubt it),
    but the Edge works remarkablly fast.
    I did a web page load test with the 3G enabled Blackjack and the Nokia E61i.

    The speed was negligable. The Blackjack loaded in 1 sec faster than the E61i, but the screen on the E61i is much bigger.
    Th navigation of the web pages in the E61i is so trick!! It has a scrolling arow like a mouse, works brillaintly!! sooooo much better than WM5.


    The Wifi,.. did I tell you the Wifi is the easiest to connect to.

    One button click and poof wifi!! who needs 3G when wifi is available everywhere!!

    The battery you ask??
    well I have surfed, added apps, phone calls, all day yesterday...the battery was 3/4 full last night

    I havent gone through a full day but compared to my Treo680??? are you kidding?? my Treo would have lasted half the time or less.

    applications loaded on the device were awsome,

    Worldmate, Golf, Google Maps (free download), QuickOffice, Reuters news,sports..etc ( reallly nice)

    It's an awsome device...

    See ya Treo!!
    pics may come soon...
    ...thanks for the review - are there many apps out there for symbian os? I have the Palm 680 and lots of apps, just curious.

    I am addicted to:

    Agendus
    Chatter
    Bdicty dctionary
    Diet assistant
    4cast

    are there similar for the Nokia?

    Thanks!
    Fred
    Cingular 680
  4. #24  
    Quote Originally Posted by fkjr2 View Post
    this e61 seems like the device to get - any other user reviews?

    I might just ship from treo 680, bb pearl 8100 !
    Hi fkjr2,

    There aren't many reviews of the E61i (all I've seen is the AAS preview I linked above) but there are lots of reviews of the E61. Here's a bunch of links I collected before I bought my E61 (not sure they fall into the "user reviews" category though:

    Reviews

    http://www.mobiletechreview.com/phones/Nokia_E61.htm
    http://www.infosyncworld.com/reviews/n/6656.html
    http://www.3g.co.uk/PR/July2006/3286.htm
    http://www.osnews.com/story.php/1484...0-3rd-Edition/
    http://www.my-symbian.com/s60v3/review_e61.php
    http://www.trustedreviews.com/article.aspx?art=3093
    http://www.brighthand.com/default.asp?newsID=12408
    http://www.mobileburn.com/review.jsp?Page=1&Id=2548
    http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/revie...Nokia_E611.php

    Video review

    mobileburn


    The E61 and E61i are pretty similar (Nokia uses the "i" designation for minor upgrades). Biggest difference of course is the addition on a camera. Joystick is replaced with d-pad and there are a couple of extra buttons too, but no HSDPA or GPS like the E90 or N95 that were announced at the same time.
  5. #25  
    Quote Originally Posted by fkjr2 View Post
    ...thanks for the review - are there many apps out there for symbian os? I have the Palm 680 and lots of apps, just curious.

    I am addicted to:

    Agendus
    Chatter
    Bdicty dctionary
    Diet assistant
    4cast

    are there similar for the Nokia?

    Thanks!
    I didn't use any of those on my various Palm devices, but I'll have a stab an answer.

    Agendus. I used DateBK on my Treos and other Palm devices but have actually been pretty happy with the built-in calendaring app. I guess I have pretty simple needs - quick, simple entry, reliable alarms, repeat events, reliable syncing with iCal - and the built-in app (Calendar) is good enough for me. The Active Standby screen (equivalent to the WM Today screen) shows upcoming appointments and links to the Calendar app just like the phone screen on the Palm OS Treos.

    The major third-party calendar apps are Aqua Calendar and Papyrus. I haven't used either but there's a (brief) comparison here:

    http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/featu...ad_to_Head.php

    Chatter. Again the built-in app is fine for me. People speak highly of Profimail though:

    http://www.lonelycatgames.com/index....pter=profimail

    Bdicty dictionary. There are plenty of dictionaries to be had. I've used:

    MSDict Concise Oxford English Dictionary: http://www.mobisystems.com/product.h...&l=1&pid=9&i=1

    Dictionary 2.0: http://www.simonjudge.com/series603rddictionary.html

    Both do the job. The first has a better interface and a few more features but the second is free.

    Diet assistant. I've not looked into this sort of app at all (although I probably should!)

    4cast. I use Handy Weather:

    http://nokia-e61-software.epocware.c...y_Weather.html

    It doesn't have a launcher plug-in exactly like 4cast but does have a screen saver plug-in, which provides similar functionality. Arguably, it's in fact more convenient as the screen saver is on all the time you're not using your phone - to see the weather for the next couple of days all you need to do is look at your phone (no need to push any buttons).

    I have a bunch of the Handy apps from Epocware and I strongly recommend them.
  6. #26  
    I loved the 411 services for Blackberry and my Palm devices. I have yet to find one for this E61i. I suspect it will just be a matter of time before one pops up.
    For now, I use google Mobile as my default home page and i search for business there. It works great, and the phone number is dialed from the web page.

    I use Google Maps for Symbian. It is awsome but not as refined as the Palm and Blackberry versions. I suspect this too will be upgraded soon.

    QuickOffice V3.xx is loaded on the device and is terrific. I opted to upgrade to V 4.0 and the upgrade is laid ontop of the ROM version which is nice.
    The 2.8" screen moving through Word Docs and Excel is so nice.

    I have Splash ID

    Golf Pro2 (game) Comes with E61i
    IM+ Messenger
    Car Manager (trialing this)
    WorldMate (comes with E61i)
    Reuters News (comes with E61i)
    Intelligolf V8.2 sweet golf scorer
    Aquacalendar (needs improvement)
    Echeck Register (trialing)

    so far i really like this device

    the few pitfalls are:

    The PIM is lacking. No category sync from Outlook is the biggest gripe I have.

    The default Contacts does have a "GROUP" option which allows the user to dedicate contacts to your customized group which is very nice , just llike categories on the device.

    Lots of built in apps for networking, mass SMS to contacts, Conference calls etc. It's a true Business workhorse.

    The Font cannot be changed although Aquacalendar allows for this in it's application.

    Great Points
    wifi is terrific
    Camera is awsome
    screen is big and beautiful
    Bluetooth WORKS!!!!!!!!! (Nokia 800 device)
    Infrared
    sync with BT via desktop works!!
    great looking
  7. #27  
    Quote Originally Posted by marcol View Post
    Hi fkjr2,

    There aren't many reviews of the E61i (all I've seen is the AAS preview I linked above) but there are lots of reviews of the E61. Here's a bunch of links I collected before I bought my E61 (not sure they fall into the "user reviews" category though:

    Reviews

    http://www.mobiletechreview.com/phones/Nokia_E61.htm
    http://www.infosyncworld.com/reviews/n/6656.html
    http://www.3g.co.uk/PR/July2006/3286.htm
    http://www.osnews.com/story.php/1484...0-3rd-Edition/
    http://www.my-symbian.com/s60v3/review_e61.php
    http://www.trustedreviews.com/article.aspx?art=3093
    http://www.brighthand.com/default.asp?newsID=12408
    http://www.mobileburn.com/review.jsp?Page=1&Id=2548
    http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/revie...Nokia_E611.php

    Video review

    mobileburn


    The E61 and E61i are pretty similar (Nokia uses the "i" designation for minor upgrades). Biggest difference of course is the addition on a camera. Joystick is replaced with d-pad and there are a couple of extra buttons too, but no HSDPA or GPS like the E90 or N95 that were announced at the same time.
    wow! thanks
    Fred
    Cingular 680
  8. #28  
    Quote Originally Posted by marcol View Post
    I didn't use any of those on my various Palm devices, but I'll have a stab an answer.

    Agendus. I used DateBK on my Treos and other Palm devices but have actually been pretty happy with the built-in calendaring app. I guess I have pretty simple needs - quick, simple entry, reliable alarms, repeat events, reliable syncing with iCal - and the built-in app (Calendar) is good enough for me. The Active Standby screen (equivalent to the WM Today screen) shows upcoming appointments and links to the Calendar app just like the phone screen on the Palm OS Treos.

    The major third-party calendar apps are Aqua Calendar and Papyrus. I haven't used either but there's a (brief) comparison here:

    http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/featu...ad_to_Head.php

    Chatter. Again the built-in app is fine for me. People speak highly of Profimail though:

    http://www.lonelycatgames.com/index....pter=profimail

    Bdicty dictionary. There are plenty of dictionaries to be had. I've used:

    MSDict Concise Oxford English Dictionary: http://www.mobisystems.com/product.h...&l=1&pid=9&i=1

    Dictionary 2.0: http://www.simonjudge.com/series603rddictionary.html

    Both do the job. The first has a better interface and a few more features but the second is free.

    Diet assistant. I've not looked into this sort of app at all (although I probably should!)

    4cast. I use Handy Weather:

    http://nokia-e61-software.epocware.c...y_Weather.html

    It doesn't have a launcher plug-in exactly like 4cast but does have a screen saver plug-in, which provides similar functionality. Arguably, it's in fact more convenient as the screen saver is on all the time you're not using your phone - to see the weather for the next couple of days all you need to do is look at your phone (no need to push any buttons).

    I have a bunch of the Handy apps from Epocware and I strongly recommend them.


    thanks again, I might have to give the e61i a whirl.
    Fred
    Cingular 680
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    I bumped into someone with the E61 and was blown away by how much brighter and crisper the screen is than my 700p.

    How does it deal with incoming email and text messages? Ie - does it store them as threaded and in their own seperate inboxes?

    I bought a bb8700 and took it back after three days because even though I loved the form factor I couldn't stand all my incoming emails in the same master inbox and no threading of text messages.

    I've grown quite hooked on this with the treo.
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    the messages SMS, MMS, email ...
    all have their own windows they are not all bunched up like Blackberry does. I know exactly what you mean about BB it is very disorganized.
    Not on the E61i.. the SMS is not threaded though. there are 3rd party apps (1) i know of that offers threaded sms i havent tried it yet

    i came across a couple serious bugs today and i dont know why yet

    the voice control, the speed dial settings the contacts groups, and the contact thumbnails i assign disappear, seem to evaporate or not work the voice control i can get back with a battery pull and sim pull.

    it is disturbing. I have to pull the battery and SIM in order to get the voice working again, and all my Groups disappear for good..as well as my dedicated speed dial settings which i have to reset only to have them go out on me again.

    I did a hard reset once, got it to the naked OEM specs and did my outlook sync.
    it seemed to work fine for a few hours only to have it happen again.!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have emailed Nokia

    I LOVE this phone it is exactly what I am looking for but if these bugs continue it is see u later Symbian... theres no way I am paying 560 bucks for a buggy phone.. no way
  11. #31  
    Quote Originally Posted by yahdoood View Post
    I bumped into someone with the E61 and was blown away by how much brighter and crisper the screen is than my 700p.
    Probably due, at least in part, to the absence of the touch-screen layer, which leads to a lot of internal reflection (especially with the resistive type used by Palm - capacitive type, like on the iPhone, are supposed to be much better).

    Quote Originally Posted by yahdoood View Post
    How does it deal with incoming email and text messages? Ie - does it store them as threaded and in their own seperate inboxes?
    As shawnfb says, you get a an inbox for each account. Here's the threaded SMS app:

    http://www.threadsms.com/threadsms.htm

    Shows promise but isn't quite there yet (it's very new):

    http://www.e-series.org/archives/319#more-319

    If it doesn't have the templates function of the native app (equivalent to 'Quick text' on Treos) I'll pass though. Also, where's the demo?
  12. #32  
    Quote Originally Posted by shawnfb View Post
    i came across a couple serious bugs today and i dont know why yet

    the voice control, the speed dial settings the contacts groups, and the contact thumbnails i assign disappear, seem to evaporate or not work the voice control i can get back with a battery pull and sim pull.

    it is disturbing. I have to pull the battery and SIM in order to get the voice working again, and all my Groups disappear for good..as well as my dedicated speed dial settings which i have to reset only to have them go out on me again.

    I did a hard reset once, got it to the naked OEM specs and did my outlook sync.
    it seemed to work fine for a few hours only to have it happen again.!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have emailed Nokia
    Sounds awful. I've never seen anything like this with my E61 (which has been basically flawless since I got it in October). Does this happen just after a sync or any other specific event? Please let us know what Nokia say and how this develops.
  13. #33  
    okay today I havent had one problem
    The voice control spped dial .. everything seems fine..
    very strange
    Maybe it was corrupted when I added third party programs.
    The only one I do not have loaded is the QuickOffice 4.0 upgrade.

    maybe thats it I do not know.
    I'm just happy for today.
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