Click here to return to Site Entrance

  • Search

  • Browse



  • mFortune Mobile Casino

  • Recent Comments

  • Test Freaks

    UK Mobile Pages Directory

    View our site in Spanish, German, French or Italian

Mobile Gaming News

Mobile Phone Review: Nokia E61

Story added: 31 Oct 2006 22:34. Last updated: 31 Oct 2006 22:35.

It's big and grey... it's the Nokia E61

Nokia, not content with dominating the consumer mobile phone market with models like the N70, has decided that it wants a piece of the business email pie as well. But can the Finnish company really offer a true alternative to the BlackBerry?

The Nokia E61 isn't designed like any Nokia phone you've seen before. Lacking any swishes or flashes of crazy design, Nokia has developed and made a handset which is fairly boring to look at and business users will be pleased to hear devoted to doing the job at hand.

There is no digital camera, no fancy new fangled number pad options and no material label as found on the company's fashion phone range. Instead, the front of the phone, which measures 117 x 70 x 14mm and weighs 144g, is dominated by the large 2.8-inch landscape display with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and a full QWERTY keyboard as found on the more business focused BlackBerry handsets.

The keyboard is tight and compact with rounded buttons more like a Palm Treo than the flat keyboard found on a BlackBerry, but overall we found it fairly easy to use and certainly better than the Sony Ericsson M600 with its dipped rocking keys launched earlier this year.

Other hardware features include wireless and 3G connectivity as well as 75 megabytes of free internal storage memory, which can be expanded using miniSD cards - although you'll have to take the back casing off to access the slot. Bluetooth, however not the music sharing A2DP variant, is also included.

Software wise, and it's here that Nokia fans will find themselves with a big smile on their face. The smartphone runs Symbian's Series 60 3rd Edition software and this means that users of any Nokia phone should feel right at home.

All the usual features are here including a quick key to access the menu and a today screen so you can see what is happening and whether or not you've got email. As expected, there is a strong emphasis on email with the E61 even providing a hardware quick key just below the screen.

The phone supports either dial-in email options where you manually connect to collect your mail from a pop3 account or, surprisingly the option to run BlackBerry's Connect software on the device giving users the option to either connect to BlackBerry's Enterprise solution or to its Internet Service solution in this case offered by T-Mobile.

Other features of note, on the model we tested was T-Mobile's Web'n'Walk service and the phone's 3G and wireless g capabilities mean that surfing the Internet, including Pocket-lint, as long as you've got a decent reception, is very easy and efficient.

THE GOOD
Large crisp screen, full keypad, comes with BlackBerry Connect software

THE BAD
No digital camera for non business users

WE SAY
A solid phone that offers plenty for the business user afraid to leave the comfort of the Nokia interface

VERDICT
The Nokia E61 is one of many smartphone options available from T-Mobile and it's clear that it's an alternative to the BlackBerry - or the company's own branded Vario range - rather than a replacement. The real crux of whether you choose the E61 over the BlackBerry or the Treo isn't down to services, as they both offer a similar package, but whether you prefer the screen, the keyboard and the overall look of the hardware. For us, while Nokia has succeeded in not creating a device that is like its Communicator handset (i.e., a brick) we have to say we do prefer the software interface and keyboard layout of the BlackBerry over the Nokia. But that isn't to say that a Nokia user wouldn't prefer the software over and above the BlackBerry or Palm offering. A solid phone that offers plenty for the business user afraid to leave the comfort of the Nokia interface.

The review was provided by www.Pocket-lint.co.uk the leading website for gadget news and reviews in the UK.

For more mobile phone reviews, click here.

Reporting by Stuart Miles

Checking this - Mobile Phone Review: Nokia E61Tweet & Track

Comments

6 Comments

That was a very

That was a very good review on nokia n7 as these phones manufactured by nokia company are very much popular and good at quality. According to the rush essays now this company is no more producing phones it has been stopped. But their admirers really miss them.

thompson, 24/10/16 18:00

very nice

thanks for showing your efforts on this post it is helped a lot,from my side i suggest itube for music download for android how to use itube

how to downloaditube, 15/9/16 13:26

mobile gaming

Wow. This site is very attractive one. It shared details about mobile gaming news. Mobile phone review about nokia E61 made me to understand more about that phone. I am very interested to know more about different mobile phones. Keep sharing more.

snore mouthpiece, 26/5/16 11:36

Interesting indeed

Nokia had such great line up of mobiles that gave us great user interphases and all that we required back then. I still cannot believe that same company is now no more and had to be acquired by Microsoft to help it from sinking.

neck pain therapy center, 02/5/16 10:26

features

I love Nokia as a phone, but still many feature as we get in android phone is not available with Nokia which makes it a less desirable one. If you can make it more flexible in some features like in android phones, that would be a great advantage for new nokia models.

optimum triple play, 27/4/16 10:58

Nokia

Nokia is always my favourite phone as it gives you long battery duration and liable too. This model looks very similar in shape to a blackberry phone. I am using a nokia phone and I love to upgrade mine to this new one.

buckyballs, 24/3/16 09:49

Add Comment

Your Name

(optional)

Your Email

(optional)

Your Site

(optional)
eg www.mobilegamefaqs.com

Comment Title

Comment

We will not show your email on the site, but if we needed to contact you we find them useful. Also we will not pass on any personal information to third parties. For more information please see our privacy policy.

Hot News