My New Pocket Buddy – Nokia E61i

Couldn’t stand the K750i any more, after replacing the screen once, it’s starting to fail again.

Plus the inconsistent USB connection to the PC for syncing, plus the fact it just resets sometimes, sometimes turns itself off, sometimes doesn’t ring when people call..

I liked the look of the E61, but not enough to buy it, it was kind of ugly, and lacked a simple camera for quick blog shots like funny things seen when walking around without a camera.

The Nokia brought out the E61i, it looks sexy, full metal, with a 2 megapixel camera so I bit the bullet and got myself one, after being a long time Sony Ericsson advocate…I have to say the software and features from the E61i are much better than what SE provides. The P990 is so much more expensive, and so much worse.

Nokia E61i

I’ve crossed back over to my roots, back to Nokia!

Nokia E61i

It’s a sexy gorgeous phone and surfing with Wifi on your phone with a massive 16.7 million colour screen is sweet indeed. I’ve been wanting a PDA kinda smart phone thingy for a while, but I always wanted something more phone and less PDA, this seems the ideal balance.

Nokia E61i

If only it had a slightly better camera and GPS it’d be perfect! It has GPS capability with a bluetooth GPS module, so that’s pretty cool as you just have to have the Nokia GPS unit or a Garmin unit within Bluetooth range and it’ll work just fine.

The interface is nice and easy to use, Symbian isn’t the most responsive OS ever but it’s fast enough.

Don’t worry more Kharu coming soon 🙂




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16 Responses to My New Pocket Buddy – Nokia E61i

  1. spiller May 9, 2007 at 12:16 pm #

    cool! how much?

  2. Maria May 10, 2007 at 5:37 pm #

    Ah… Symbian OS is damn slow!

  3. Jaz May 12, 2007 at 5:07 pm #

    I have wanted to put a symbian program that manages your calls. you can have a blacklist, grey list and white list etc. But i need to know it works

    What programs have you tried.

  4. gazard May 12, 2007 at 8:04 pm #

    This is a gorgeous phone. However, I’m keeping my eyes on the just released SE T650.

  5. lotsofcravings May 13, 2007 at 9:19 am #

    this phone looks kinda cool..but i really like the samsung pda fone but the camera kinda crap..

    yes kharu faster come…waiting wif impatience

  6. changeiam May 14, 2007 at 9:39 am #

    Looks awesome .. hows the browsing capability on the symbian os ? Still deciding what to replace my treo650 with

  7. ShaolinTiger May 14, 2007 at 3:44 pm #

    spiller: I got it for RM1820 with leather pouch and standard 256MB MicroSD card. Original set, AP is around RM1700.

    Maria: Yah compared to normal phone a bit slow, but still acceptable IMHO.

    Jaz: I haven’t installed anything yet, not really used to Symbian OS. It’s my first ‘smartphone’. I just installed Worldmate and Gmail so far.

    gazard: It is lovely I agree!

    lotsofcravings: The new Samsung is very cool, can’t say the camera is good on this phone, but ok la for the odd blog picture.

    changeiam: I really love the Browser, a lot of people say it’s the best smartphone browser and I have to agree.

  8. Albert Ng May 16, 2007 at 12:58 pm #

    iPmart-forum makes me love Symbian applications more and more. Makes J2ME seem so limited.

  9. ShaolinTiger May 17, 2007 at 2:16 am #

    Albert Ng: Yah I have to admit J2ME seems so lame after moving to Symbian, interesting forum will check it out.

  10. Leonz June 12, 2007 at 2:56 pm #

    Good purchase! I also just bought one myself.
    Just wondering, my E61i’s top-right side of the back cover (volume keys side) is a little bit creaky/loose. Do you have the same issue?

  11. ShaolinTiger June 14, 2007 at 3:46 pm #

    Leonz: Good choice! I hadn’t noticed that. But there is a little bit of play near the volume keys, unlike the other side. I guess it must be due to the design of the rear sliding case and the way it includes the hole for the buttons.

  12. Mandeep November 18, 2007 at 12:38 am #

    I had purchesed the new nokia E61i in september 07.i love this mobile very much.this is a great device for web browsing,email,music and also very good in recording more thing…i thinks that this is first device that playes avi videos in full screen and much clear than other mobile(with divx player).i just love to watch videos on my e61i.

  13. Wing Loon November 18, 2007 at 4:37 pm #

    I didn’t noticed that you are one of the Nokia E61i user. I am a Nokia E61i user too. Bought it on May 2007 too.

  14. ShaolinTiger November 19, 2007 at 1:16 am #

    Mandeep: I agree, it’s an excellent phone. I’ve also tried n95 but I still prefer my E61i!

    Wing Loon: Yeah early user, was waiting for update to E61 for quite some time. The new look and basic camera swung it for me.

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