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Nokia E61

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1605 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and battery. The responsiveness and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the GPS navigation and features.

screen, usability, responsiveness, battery, design

features, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia E61 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia E61

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 19 user reviews of Nokia E61 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

screen, usability, reliability, battery, design

79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia E61 (UK, QWERTY) Nokia E61 (UK, QWERTY) Nokia E61i MOCHA Sim Free Mobile Phone

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Amazon.com review summary for Nokia E61

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 104 user reviews of Nokia E61 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

battery, value for money, responsiveness, apps, build quality

portability, features

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia E61 Unlocked Smartphone with International 3G, Wi-Fi, MP3/Video Player, MiniSD Slot--U.S. Version with Warranty (Silver)Nokia E61i Unlocked Phone with 2 MP Camera, International 3G, Wi-Fi, Media Player, and MicroSD Slot--International Version with Warranty (Mocha)Nokia E61 Unlocked Smartphone with 3G, Wi-Fi, MP3/Video Player, MiniSD Slot--U.S. Version with Warranty (Silver)

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Nokia E61i Review

 

By guest editor Steven Nersesian The day my beloved Nokia E61 was stolen was a sad, sad day in my [...]

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Nokia E61

 

Nokia has been going with the Communicator 9000 series for business use for a long time, with a full QWERTY keyboard and a large ultra-wide screen in a laptop form factor. The Communicators worked in their time, but over the years we've seen the...

We've said it too many times before—at Rs. 18,000 this is one of the best performing, most well-connected Smartphones you can buy. Full QWERTY keypad, excellent display, SIP VoIP, Push-to-Talk, Microsoft Exchange mail, BlackBerry Connect, regular...

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Nokia E61i

 

Howdy, big boy! At 4.6 x 2.8 x 0.6 inches, the E61i dwarfs most handsets. Luckily, you won't care: Its roomy 2.8-inch screen and comfy keyboard make excellent

Handy thumbnail-driven history viewer in browser. Streams Flash and other videos. Nice collection of business and media apps, including a project team manager and RealPlayer. Almost 11 hours of talk time

So wide it barely feels like a phone. Accessing the microSD slot requires removing backplate. No stereo Bluetooth. Proprietary headphone jack

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Nokia E61i (AT&T)

 

Back in February, Nokia unveiled three new additions to its E series of business-centric smart phones at the 3GSM World Congress. As with all of Nokia's supercool cell phones and smart phones, the U.S. availability of the models was up in the air, but...

The Nokia E61i features a roomier QWERTY keyboard and adds a 2-megapixel camera. The Symbian smart phone offers integrated Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and robust e-mail options. In addition, the Quickoffice and Nokia Team Office suites are handy tools for the...

The E61i doesn't support U.S. 3G bands or the A2DP Bluetooth profile. The phone's speaker is on the weaker side, and the camera isn't the greatest. The handset is also pricey without the backing of a U.S. carrier

The Nokia E61i isn't a major upgrade, bringing some minor design improvements and the addition of a camera, but it still remains a powerful smart phone for business users; just be prepared to pay a price.

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Nokia E61i review: Lens-wear for the messenger

 

You all know Nokia E61 – it's been among the most popular Nokia smartphones ever since it was presented. Its fans have always been divided over it not having a camera. Taking that into account Nokia decided to release an updated version of the handset...

Rich connectivity options - UMTS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB, Infrared Outstanding battery life2 megapixel cameraMessenger form factor with a full QWERTY keyboardReally large 2.8” TFT displaySolid, metallic bodySymbian OS 9.1 S60 3rd Edition UImicroSD...

Hefty weightNo HSDPA supportNo secondary camera for video callsS60 UI doesn't come with Feature Pack 1

The business messenger market though realized that office workers and businessmen need an all-in-one tool that would allow them to work efficiently during the day and to have fun or just relax in the evenings and weekend. So essentially it has come to...

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Nokia E61 (Unlocked)

 

With its slim profile and full QWERTY keyboard, the Nokia E61 bears more than a striking resemblance to the Motorola Q and the RIM BlackBerry 8700 series, but that's not to say the smart phone doesn't have its own personality--with both good points and...

The Nokia E61 boasts a vibrant and sharp screen, a full QWERTY keyboard, and a full array of wireless options (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, UMTS). The Symbian smart phone also has good call quality, a speakerphone, the ability to view and edit Office documents,...

Without the backing of a U.S. carrier, the Nokia E61 is pricey. Also, the miniSD slot is located inconveniently behind the battery cover, and the device was sometimes sluggish when switching between apps. There's no camera option, either

The Nokia E61 certainly isn't for everyone, but with its powerful productivity apps, connectivity options, and good call quality, the smart phone will make a good addition to a corporate user's arsenal.

Editor's Choice!

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Nokia E61i

 

Oddly, the E61i also works over 3G data networks, just not ours. It supports only UMTS, not HSDPA, and only on the overseas 2,100-MHz band. That means the otherwise high-flying E61i still kicks it down to EDGE speeds when used Stateside.

Sleek enclosure with comfortable keyboard. Built-in Wi-Fi. Great Web browser. Long battery life

Only supports high-speed UMTS overseas. No stereo Bluetooth support or built-in GPS

Nokia ups the ante with a welcome refresh to last year's well-liked E62 smartphone.

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Nokia E61i

 

Excellent call (sound) quality, Great reception, Excellent call (sound) quality, Great reception

Email client feels slow, Proprietary headset, Too wide, Email client feels slow, Proprietary headset, Too wide

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Review: E61i - Nokia Woos BlackBerry Crowd Once Again

 

Nokia hopes to have better luck with a follow-on product, the E61i, which in spite of the backwards-sounding nomenclature is actually derived from the same platform (the original E61) that spawned the less-capable E62

Removing the E61i's battery cover takes a fair bit of elbow grease, and should be done with care: the cover is made of stainless steel and has some disturbingly sharp edges. Nokia rates the E61i's battery for up to 5 hours talk time and 13-17 days on...

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Review: E61i - Nokia Woos BlackBerry Crowd Once Again

 

Nokia hopes to have better luck with a follow-on product, the E61i, which in spite of the backwards-sounding nomenclature is actually derived from the same platform (the original E61) that spawned the less-capable E62

Removing the E61i's battery cover takes a fair bit of elbow grease, and should be done with care: the cover is made of stainless steel and has some disturbingly sharp edges. Nokia rates the E61i's battery for up to 5 hours talk time and 13-17 days on...

Product Specifications

The Nokia E61 - the first of the Nokia E series - is distinctively different in design and allows businesses of all sizes to mobilize their workforce. Nokia E series combine attractive and easy-to-use designs that appeal to individual business users with new underlying technologies that allow IT departments to effectively manage security settings, corporate applications and data. The Nokia E61 is designed to accommodate must-have mobile applications needed in today's business world like mobile email and advanced voice calling functions. The Nokia E61 supports mobile email solutions. The Nokia E series is built on the edition of the Series 60 Platform. Series 60 3rd Edition together with Symbian OS v. 9.1 provide an identical application environment for the Nokia E61. It includes a variety of GSM frequencies and 3G (WCDMA) cellular network support for seamless roaming across different countries, as well as a range of local connectivity options such as WLAN, Bluetooth and Infrared and are USB 2.0 compatible. The Nokia E61 features superior voice functionality and quality. The device supports advanced voice services, such as Internet (Voice over IP) phone calls, Push to talk, and other SIP-based rich call services giving businesses a variety of ways to make it easier for employees to collaborate or respond rapidly in or out of the office.

Antenna

Antenna Type:Internal

Battery

Capacity:1500mAh
Standby Time (PB):264hours
Talk Time (PB):420minutes
Technology:Lithium ion

Calculator

Type:Basic

CE Input Device

Type:Keyboard/Keyboard / QWERTY keyboard

Cellular

Band:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900/WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 900/1800/1900
Combined with:With digital player
Integrated Components:Digital player
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:Not specified
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Type:Smartphone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth / IEEE 802.11b / Infrared (IrDA)/Bluetooth / IEEE 802.11e / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11i / Infrared (IrDA)

Communicator Features

Operating System:Symbian OS 9.1/Symbian OS 9.1 / Series 60 3rd Edition

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.6in
Height:4.6in
Weight:5.1oz
Width:2.8in

Display

Color Depth:16-bit (65000 colors)
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:miniSD

Header

Manufacturer:Nokia
Model:E61
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nokia

Messaging & Data Services

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes
High Speed Circuit Switched Data (HSCSD): Yes
Internet Browser: Yes

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver

Organizer

Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes

Telephone Features

Voice Dialing: Yes