I bought this smart in 2007, and still am using it. Alternatives on Android are not for me. Hope just on a sort of Ubuntu Phone, but its slow coming to russian market gradually scale down the hope...
Nokia e61 is great to beat the modern government spying and tracking as no gps. Set it up with a prepaid throwaway sim and you are incognito.
*who are all the people here begging for a phone and other related items? Disgraceful!*
Hello reviewers I'm interested in buying this phone today with about 166 $ ,what's your opinion and what's the best alternatives in the same conditions ,No internet and qwerty keyboard.
i really really love this phone. I lost it but i want to buy this set again. So is it possible now to buy new one.
jim, 01 Jul 2013where spacifically in tanzania can i get one? i have this but no screen.tanzania
roncijs, 14 Jan 2014Really loved this phone(used this phone Sep/2011 until June/2013), when suddenly I got an iPho... moreNow I read what you said here...I loved this phone too:The problem with sms could be solved with a software update from Nokia.com(witch includes a sms accelerator).Browsing resolves with Opera mini,etc...Nice phone.Themes are wvreywhwre now(zedge,umnet..)
Kumar, 21 Dec 2013I need this set because i love this please.How much joystick bourd?and wer can i buy?
Please, I like NOKIA E61 so much that I don't think I can use any other phone apart from NOKIA E61.
But I have problem with the screen. It is So difficult to get the screen. So please try as much as possible to send me the screen because, I have so many Information on that phone.
Really loved this phone(used this phone Sep/2011 until June/2013), when suddenly I got an iPhone and had to use it as mobile phone, because it wouldn't work without SIM.
However, this phone had some bad minuses when being outdated and getting news that Symbian is a "dead platform" - such as social network(twitter, instagram, fb, whatsapp and so on) non-existance, no 3.5mm audio jack, camera(OK, that's good in few situations), awful integrated web browser, unused flashlight - that only works when you're turning mobile on, max. 2GB memory stick and could be more. Oh, no themes at all. Didn't find any on the Internet.
Oh, and my phone had a very, very bad glitch - after sending a text message it just lagged and was able to use only after 5(!!) minutes. I lived with this problem for more than year, even experienced a period when someone could call me for ~7 minutes in hour. In the 53 minutes I sent text messages and read the incoming ones. After clean re-install(it was complicated to find SMS importer), this problem disappeared, but came again after a month. Ehh.
My most favorite feature here(and which I am missing in iPhone) was QWERTY. I managed to write almost as fast as on computer, and also almost all of symbols were very fast to find.
Another good thing was very low Internet usage(10-15MB per month - and 800-1000 SMS's). Obviously because Opera Mini with Images:off, or when you really need to see images, medium is enough. No games, no battery/time waste when nothing to do. Wi-fi. Was able to find >10 networks and list them(unlike iPhone's 4-5.)Sadly, E61 wasn't able to connect with newest routers, including my new one, so at home I had to use neighbor's one. And in the end, very comfortable to me is feeling the phone in my hand, pocket(ripped two jeans pockets) or somewhere else. Durable - fell from second floor against tiles, back's upper part came down, but it still worked. It even worked after being puked on.
it could be i am a fan of qwerty.. but I really miss that! :|
Anonymous, 04 Nov 2012Can i use nokia e61 for whatsapp?no. you cannot....!
I needed this phone for work sense it is not allowed to have a camera. It was perfect
haku, 10 Dec 2012hello, where i can get this nokia e61 without camera pl.inform me.you would have to buy a second hand one
Ally, 29 May 2013There are few here in tanzania.you can check somewhere spacifically in tanzania can i get one?