This phone needs HSDPA. Once it has it, it will kill everything around it. EDGE is not good anymore for me. It is ok for e-mail, news, but not enought to watch TV (via sling box-like device, not mobiTV). EV-DO speeds allow it with no problem, but I hate VZW. HSDPA needs to come to this phone SOON!!!!!!!!!
I just got done visiting with our Nokia rep and the E61, which is actually the E62, will be available in Sept. They do not know the pricing yet but it will prove to be a formidable opponent to the RIM devices as well as the Q.
Help Wanted: What to look for when buying a Nokia E61
First, my thanks to all those who made so many informative posts regarding the various phones. I have been "on the fence" between a N80 and a E61. I decided on getting the E61 as I already carry a camera all the time (Minox) and the full keyboard / large screen match how I plan to use the phone. MY QUESTION IS: How do I determine that the phone is "up to date"? What BIOS - serial # - Software Revision Level - etc. should I be looking for AND PLEASE PLEASE tell me how to find these values as I probably would be buying from a CraigsList local person who would deliver. I want to be able to put the "must be's" in an email to someone selling the phone AND be able to verify that they are actually in the unit in front of me. I have ordered a T-M... (continues)
I just got a E61, and so far love it. I am trying to find out if any other owners have had bluetooth not work with headset. I am using a Jabra 250V,sometimes it works, other times all functions work, but no sound when on a call ??
I got the phone and using it with Tmobile in Miami FL area. All seems to be fine with exception of WLAN. According with manual, i have to go to SETTINS, CONNECTIVITY, WLAN and turn it on or off. However, when in CONNECTIVITY, i do not see WLAN Icon.
Do i need to flash the OS in order to get that? or is there any other tricks? I played with this phone for 2 days already and even asked for a friend to do so. Both unable to get it to work.
This phone may never come out. Its fricken amazing it has taken this long and still nobody has a clue when it is coming. They announced it over 6 months ago. Same thing goes for the Motorola Q. Can Cingular PLEASE get a decent smartphone?
I purchased this phone and then returned it based on the poor implementation of IMAP in the email application. Issues I found were as follows: 1)Retreival via IDLE does not work consistently, 2)difficult to directly maneuver to a folder (ie, directly open the folder from the email button), 3)inability to save "sent" and "deleted" message to their server folders, and 4)couldn't get the phone to retreive anything but the headers without actually opening the message (most programs will have a download feature that limits the number of bytes downloaded until requested).
Anyway, just thought I'd pass on my experience. The form factor was great and the browser was pretty good. However, for me proper use of IMAP uis important so...
Someone please advise as how to setup Balckberry email with this phone??? I have a phone and would very much like to setup blackberry email with it. I Called RIM Blackberry and they said they do not support it.
I know this phone can be purchased unlocked but what kind of drawbacks will I run into using it on Cingular in the U.S.? I need one soon would I be better off going with a Blackberry they currently support? Thanks.
This is the first phone I've seen that includes quad band GSM with 2100MHz WCDMA. 2100MHz WCDMA is the only flavor of GSM available in Japan and Korea. I've seen some tri-band GSM phones, but you'll have coverage problems in the U.S. without the 850MHz band.
True world coverage plus it'll connect to my firm's Blackberry system. Once the price comes down, I'll be getting one. OTOH, I may wait until they make a quad band GSM with dual band 1900/2100 3G phone.