MANY THANKS BD !
Completed self firmware update. My E70 is now BRAND NEW!
Downloaded "Nokia Software Updater v1.0.88"
Broadband required. Took 15 mins to download from web to PC. Another 5 minutes to download to E70.
All these are done without interruption using the updater s/w.
Remember to backup/restore using Nokia Suite.
After recovery work, Non of my previous installed apps works! Have to reinstall all my apps from scratch. Will do it later.
Portrait / Landscape switching "is faster" and does appear "instant". Surfing works fine, seems faster too.
Hi NOKIA IS NOKIA
The Nokia E70 is the best mobile phone in the world in data transfer capability, screen color, camera photo quality & price.And this mobile phone will hit the other mobile phones like the sonyericsson M600i=(baby toy)
Have managed to successfully update firmware on the phone, now version 2.0618.07.10 :-)
Apparently there was a problem with the update process which was causing phones to die but it looks like that has been fixed. Having said that, do proceed with extreme caution because if it goes wrong you'll probably have to return the phone to a Nokia service centre. Also, make sure you backup your phone first as after the upgrade it is like a new phone.
Update is available here: http://www.europe.nokia.com/softwareupdate
Make sure you follow all the instructions very carefully and don't blame me if it goes wrong :-)
As far as the update goes the main thing I've noticed is that the time to switch from landscape to portrait mode is dramatically reduced, usually 2 seconds max. Still takes about 45 seconds to boot up the phone though. Can't comment on the browser memory issues I'm afraid as I don't use that. Let me know if there's anything else you want me to check.
Can you open Microsoft word or Excel documents on this phone?
my e70 web browser no longer opens..it keeps tellin me web already in use..could anyone tell me how i can solve this problem? has anyone experienced this problem before?
Hey there its been almost a month since im using my Nokia E70. No problem at all. Done like anything i could, installed, deleted, what and what not. Still im in love with it. Mashallah it's going gr8.
a million more... Just writting this post from my E70.
Regards to all, keep it up NOKIA.
this e70 phone just won't stop to amaze me. just got my 2 gb sandisk mini sd and it is smooth sailing... i thought it will create some problems but no. i got almost over 7 dvd turned-to-3gp movies and a tons of documents and mp3s and photos & it still works so fine... this phone is worth the money...
Hi "Happy user",
you said ".... Can't find equalizer...anyone can assist me on this..."
1) Play an MP3 file
2) Select "Option -> Equaliser"
3) Edit "Option -> Equaliser -> Option -> Edit"
No I did not try because I already bought the silver E70. Did not realised that the black E70 on display is a dummy.So it looks like only silver E70 is available in Malaysia.
The US version of the E70 is now being sold at two locations only: the Nokia store in Chicago and the one in New York city. The models are 850mHZ band, which works fine with Cingular (and T-Mobile using 1800 or 1900 mHZ) here in the US.
The ones you're seeing being sold on the internet or ebay are the 900mHZ bands, which are the Europian versions.
I would give it about another 1-2 months, and you'll be able to purchase the US model from nokiausa.com website.
Unless you're lucky enough to live in Chicago or NY city and purchase it in person yourself. Unfortunately, they do not accept phone orders, otherwise I would have one in my hands already!!
Does anyone know if this phone will work with Cingular in Michigan. I have heard different things, Cingular says this phone is not compatible with their system, but others say it is. Does anyone know for sure because it seems the european version is being sold in the US right now.
Thanx again Felix. I have a w810 and while I love the MP3 on it and the camera, I need something to hey my email off my blackberry. This phone seems perfect but how does it run on cingulars network with the umts band in regards to reception. I am wondering if I should just wait for Cingular to have the umts band and the hey it. Any feed back?
for every one who ownes this phone do not download the nokia software updater for the e70 because my e70 is not working after i have used the "do it your self firmware updater" to install the newer version,
it seems that nokia wants us to go to the nokia services and fix our phones there just to pay them the money they want. how come a firmware becomes for free and updated at home????!!!!! that is the trick part
hi, guys.im using my treo650 writing this.
could any experienced user of e70 tell me about the durability of the builtin keyboard??
I bought a n93 2 week ago and didn't enjoy it. and my treo's keyboard nearly worn out, not good quality at all.thats why I need a keyboard for my office word processing.
Hi to all!!
From KL, Malaysia
Just got my E-70. Original set in KL. Here are my short review on this...
Just because I bought this doesn't meant it is the best compare to others but it depends on individual need. And after used it about a day, now I know why it's a business phone. Just get a Nokia HDS-3 stereo headphone and you just converted your E70 to multimedia phone.
I done single charge, use wifi at KL airport more 3 hours. Play MP3 more 1.5 hours. SMS about 15 to 20 same day. Call about 30 min... And still got 5 bar running (total 7 bar).
Jus nice... little bulky but you got everything in 1. Remeber e70 got wifi. and it is a 3G phone.
Bright...compare to other... well if you compare with pda... you can't compare the battery life...
Got 1 gb miniSD... doesn't slow down the system it seem.
this is roll eyes... Imagine typing 300 character of e-mail... enough said. Yes..300...
So so.... can't expect much on 2mp... Want better go for digital cam...
But can't focus macro...
Great ... just great... better video then other....
Just nice... no need to blast so hard... you want ppl at cinema hear your phone... Most business ppl put the phone quite mode...
OK now... Bad thing about E-70
1. Cant switch off camera sound.
2. If your wifi router running on fix ip or with different subnet. E70 won't connect.
3. Need to clear cache file all time..
4. Run video on real player.. cannot choose middle track.. Need to find other software.
5. Can't find equalizer...anyone can assist me on this..
6.. to be continued..
the E70 looks really neat n I'm contempalting to buy or not. My primary requirement is easy grip, easy messaging n good speed. Please let me know hoe is it to use.. thanks
Bought E70 at low yat Malaysia Ori set for r.m.1860 on 9/9/06
The full keyboard... 1st was hard..after a while... felt like typing on pc keyboard.
Email was really fun.. Wifi or 3G, or Edge do work wonders.
The only problem is everytime I'm taking pictures, the phone make a shutter sound.
The screen is bright.. you can actually read text on it...
I own a pda (Compaq 3870) but this phone simply beat PPC.
I meant the size...the weight and the screen just nice.. The battery run great... single charge I managed to surf at KLIA for 3 hours. Playing MP3 for 2 hours (bought HDS-3 stereo headphone) make short call (30mins total) and sms more 15. I still have 6 bar (total 7).
Picture is great..can't expect much but much much better than 1.3 mp cam.. Video... is clear and nice... I own a 6230i and the phone (e70) is a clear winner.Email is simply the best..imagine typing more 200 character...
Overall I gave this phone 8/10...
only prob is sound when taking pictures
excel formula doesn't work well... using IF, count, Vlookup.
And there's no cover for this model yet...
Earlier, I "tried" one of those Black E70 on display ... it's a realistic Dummy Phone.
My hopes dashed ... did you try yours?
I bought a silver E70 last month. A few days ago I saw a black E70 on display at Bukit Bintang Plaza in Kuala Lumpur. Silver is nice but I think the letterings are more pronounced on the black phone....easier to see. I wonder whether Nokia sells the parts (keypads and surrounding plastic) which enable one to change the colour of the phone.
I've been drooling over this phone's specs for a few months. But have heard of a few issues with the phone.
I've been perodically checking this forum firmware updates/fixes (symbian updates?) that have made the phone more reliable.
I have heard of two main issues:
* Screen orientation switching latency (relatively benign)
* phone crashes (hard to put up with)
Any info you could offer on software updates or information on your experiences with above (other?) issues would be greatly appreciated.