I am planning to buy this phone. For me its the best, great facilities at low price.., but unfortunatelly this phone is no longer available in india... uuhhuhhuuu...........
i agree that side buttons are major flaws. if you charge too long, the side buttons(rubber) will burn.
I live in Malaysia and I recently loss my phone. I am very interested in the E51 and had been searching high and low for the E51. Sadly, I was informed by the local authorized distributor that this phone is NO longer available. How can such a fantastic phone be gone so fast? Does anyone here know where I can get this phone in Malaysia?
I'm wondering if you are my old friend.
Everything you said is on spot and I couldn't have said it any better.
I enjoyed reading your diagnosis.
I contemplated hard before getting my E51 and ever since I haven't regretted it one bit.
It has all the connectivity features that the mobile world has to offer.
Erick out of curiousity, what's your firmware version ?
To be honest, with my previous phones I would need to use my PC a lot for backing up purposes and more. Ever since I started using the E51 I rarely have a reason to connect it to a PC...and I mean rarely. I have my entire phone memory backed up on my 8GB memory card. I have my contacts backed up as business cards...same place on my memory card...which is a good feature because if I should accidentally delete a contact I can easily go to the backup contacts and easily replace the deleted one and in addition to that, I can always restore the entire phone memory from memory card and get back that contact.
I also have my contacts, notes and calendar entries backed up on servers through SyncML. OVI is one and ZYB is the other. So without a PC involved I have my data backed up in 3 areas...memory card and two backup servers.
Occasionally I will backup my E51 on a PC whether work or home just for the sake of it. So in all I have my data backed up in 5 places.
I'm coming from series 40 business Nokias which had a very heavy demand on PC connectivity in order to back up stuff...6230 and 6300 respectively, prior to me aquiring my E51. Sure they both have SyncML but they don't have Wi-Fi so I had to use GPRS to backup. I did it once with the 6230 and after I saw the amount of credit it took out of my phone, I decided never again.
The E51 relieves all that packet data expense with it's Wi-Fi. Now I can browse intensive data webpages like Youtube, Facebook etc. without incurring high data charges from my provider...in fact I don't have the GPRS settings on my phone...don't want them again.
One thing I love with the E51's Wi-Fi is that it's open to anything whereas many other phones and Wi-Fi devices (like PSP etc.) can only browse webpages and nothing more.
The E51's Wi-Fi is so open you can use it to connect to wireless networks to communicate with PCs and even print. Wi-Fi doesn't get more open than that. I think I have utilised all the capabilities of my E51 and it just doesn't seem to get redundant.
For all those potential buyers or curious people the E51's Wi-Fi is able to connect to Instant Messengers: MSN, Yahoo whether official apps or through 3rd party apps like Fring (excellent app.). In addition to connecting to Instant Messengers you can make Instant Messaging calls like MSN, Skype, Google and more...via Fring...all these calls are 3rd party VOIP which works great and sometimes is even as clear or clearer than GSM calls. You can also use the Wi-Fi for internal VOIP usage like Challenger Mobile and the many other VOIP clients out there.
I could go on and on but one thing's for sure, the E51's connectivity and capabilites is technology at it's very best. It's a complete tool like no other. Nokia themselves said the E51 is fully loaded with features.
I had a E71 using for a while and I found myself missing my E51.
For all those who are thinking of getting it, go ahead and get it. You WON'T regret it.
Nokia's official E51 page:
I have found since owning this device that I am on to a winner. Not only is the build quality superb and the connectivity technology on board ideal but I find it is a smartphone that whilst having power and features can actually operate in the real world.
Firstly, it's compact. I mean, if you were not into mobile technology you would just regard the E51 as an extremely attractive "fashion" device with its metallic accents, etc. The fact that although it's compact it is able to incorporate all that power is commendable. It's compactness means it's a portable device for true mobility, not an inconvenient brick.
Secondly, its battery life is fabulous. I can be on wifi or HSDPA browsing for a day in addition to voice calls and using some of its PIM functions and the battery keeps going. I would guess that less that 20% of all smartphones can offer this longevity.
Thirdly, it is more than just a workhorse. Sure, the E series department has to tread carefully marketing terms so as not to annoy their N series colleagues and avoid position the E series as anything other than a business device. But, increasingly the E series does offer perfectly respectable multimedia and its multimedia functions are equal to the non N series range at the very least. On holiday a few months ago I was impressed with being able to take pictures and videos (yes, with the E51) and upload them with satisfactory results. Its music player is convenient and it comes with a radio. It does appear that the current and forthcoming Eseries will continue to enhance their multimedia features and so the gap between them and the N series in this regard is narrowing. (equally, the software on the N series enables them to act as perfectly good business devices too).
I believe that the E series offers such a good mix of features and quality build (something which sadly not all devices have) that its appeal will increase well beyond just the corporate sector. The E51, E65, and certainly the E71 seem to be making inroads into a much wider market than just the business environment and deservedly so.
i have owned it quite a long time now.. a superbly crafted sleek but powerful machine.. its WiFi capabilities are amazing. it is the ultimate all-round phone to suit anyone's needs. however the side buttons and bad photo quality are major flaws..
hi ya i was just looking there at the e52 its not that nice the e51 looks nicer but i was looking at the e55 what you think.
Hayat Muhammad, 12 Aug 2009You select E65. Because it is economical and better than E51. I have used E51, it seems to hav... morehi ya how the hell is the E65 a better phone that the E51 i had a e65 a couple years ago and its the worst phone i have ever had i ended up swapping it for a 6300 better than it again the E65 took me away from e series until i seen the E51 best phone nokia has out yet and i had a N82 before this just to try n series not bad phone but to big and plastic but hard luck e51 is a better all over taking up to 8gb and the e65 only supports 2gb work it out
its a nice device. had it for a 9 months now no probs so far. but i think e52 will beat the hell out of it.
what do you think?
by the way where can i get e52 in the philippines?
let me know pls...
Hayat Muhammad, 12 Aug 2009You select E65. Because it is economical and better than E51. I have used E51, it seems to hav... moreTo HAYAT MUHAMMAD:
Mine is stable and not damaged. It's feature rich and worth buying twice!
nix013, 12 Aug 2009hello, can someone give some tip or help me please, i want to get a smart phone but my budget ... moreDnt think About ur Budget.. If u never mind I cn gv u money.. So cn i hav Ur acount details..
nix013, 12 Aug 2009hello, can someone give some tip or help me please, i want to get a smart phone but my budget ... moreYou select E65. Because it is economical and better than E51. I have used E51, it seems to have more functions, but it is not stable and becomes damage soon. email@example.com
e51 best phone created ,its mobility , handy,not to huge .all u need is in this phone.tnx nokia!
hello, can someone give some tip or help me please, i want to get a smart phone but my budget is limited , i am looking at the E65 and E51 ? which of the two should i choose ..thank you
Original_Jamaican, 11 Aug 2009To DAWN MARIE I would suggest a simplier Nokia phone for your mom. One of the latest fai... moreHi original_jamaican, thanx for the advice. Actually i want my mom's phone to be all in one.easy keypads, big fonts, and good camera, the 6303 is nice. I think she'll like it. i want her phone as busy as she is. haha thanx ill let you know when we already buy the phone. She said she wants me to buy first before she does. haha im getting nokia 6220... do you think its good? thanx
Dawn Marie, 11 Aug 2009Hi everyone, im looking a phone for my mom and i encounter this phone. I just want to know fro... moreTo DAWN MARIE
I would suggest a simplier Nokia phone for your mom.
One of the latest fairly simply but not low-end is the Nokia 6303 Classic.
The E51 is a high end smart phone and your mother won't utilise quarter of the features.
Phones like the Nokia 6303 classic cost less and have a bigger font. Another option is the Nokia 2700 classic.
Anything simplier would be the 1xxx series which serves well for many elderly people as they don't have the bells and whistles. The latest 1 series is the Nokia 1661.
Weigh the options but avoid the E series for your mother as I'm sure you don't want to complicate her life (smile).
Please reply letting me know your thoughts.
I am using this E51 for last 6 months..... its realy awesome. I am having a problem now and wants its solution. I am unable to instal Flash Player :$ plz guide me to have software and its instalation guide.
Hi everyone, im looking a phone for my mom and i encounter this phone. I just want to know from the users of this phone, the following function.
1. are the keypads easy to use? easy respond or something?
2. is the fonts big enough for old people with eye problems... ? farsighted?
3. over all, is it worth buying for my mom? hehehe
sorry for the many question, i just want to change my mom's 7210 to a more modern model. Thank you so much for those who will respond. :)