I have bought this phone after successfuly using Nokia 6100 for four years and I am very happy having this phone as is very good one for business people . . . I am very pleased with its functions and especially its look . . so I recommend all people who are not after games and camera but only phone . . .
just bought this phone yesterday nice phone but the words and numbers are too small downloaded the software but it's not working right and there is nothing on this phone( themes pictures music etc)could I could I go to a site that could get downloads free. And not pairing with my sonyericsson k510. HELP!
E50 is old now being cheap 200$ with cam.Symbian has brought bad name to Nokia,now it is reported that they hav signed with Linux.i think software r very cheap like weather clock organiser yahoo or old sega game.Why they should be nessary n cells.Models 40 series r Best without hangups,people at large r not computer litrate so they messup.Like comments
this should not have been a business phone as it combines entertainment too i really want it
hi guys i need help i wana install the new ver of symbian 3.1 on my e50i. i has 3.0 :(.... where can i find new symbian 3.1 for my e50i??? plz help me
I had this phone for 2 weeks, and it's a pleasure.
Font size is fine, though I can understand if there are people who struggle. Fortunately there is an application to assist with this (many other posts refer to this).
Browsing is absolutely marvellous! Lovely! Superb!
Love the way I can make my own theme(s) on ownskin.com and download it.
Only problem is that my screen saver (power saver) has stopped working... anyone got any ideas as to why that might be? I have downloaded the latest version v7.1.
All in all, I would recommend this phone to everyone.
I am a proud owner of Silver E50 since 6 months. Silver E50 gives you a good professional look and feel unlike black one which looks cheap. Earlier the sms sending was so slow but after I installed free SMS accelerator on my cellphone from Nokia site, it has become so super fast :). I love its blinking light for 5 mins (yes, it has settings for how long would you want the light to blink) which gives me a signal that a new message or a miss call is waiting for me when i leave it on a table :). I know some owners have complained that the font is so small but I've no issues with the small font size. My phone lasts 3-5 days on standby mode. If you use it wisely, it'll last more than 4 days ;). I generally switch off bluetooth when not in use to save battery. I've no pbms with the phone so far. Overall, it is the best phone i've ever had.
By design and features the phone is really is good that why I choose it but its really slow functioning phone. The main problem is sometimes loudspeaker automatically starts upon receiving a call, after finishing the call the phone is hanged up and I can't even switch it off and switch on. I have to remove the cover, then battery and restart the problem. I've been jerking around NOKIA Care for last 5 months but they don't have any solution available yet. This is the family bug of this phone.
Iv been using this for two months not. I havent got any problem so far. Very nice form, function, and very userfriendly.
I had no problem installing Nokia Maps (aka smart2go) v1.1 wk23 b04. I read that you might have to uninstall the old version first, but in my case I didn't do that and it installed just fine.
I have 1GB microSD in the phone, no problem so far.
If you install too many themes, > 28 I think, they could disappear from app manager list. To uninstall the unlisted themes from memory card, you have to delete them manually by connecting the phone in 'data transfer' mode that set the phone as usb flash drive (or just use a card reader), and browse to '\Private\10207114\import' (might be hidden, so set folder options in control panel and set 'show hidden files and folders'), then delete the theme folders you want to delete.
As the previous poster said, you won't be able to install the manually deleted themes again by normal installation because the bug in symbian 9.1. If that is the case, you must manually install the themes to your memory card by extracting the .sis theme file using pc program call unsis 2.5 or later version (google it). Then copy the extracted files and folder to '\Private\10207114\import' folder in your memory card.
To increase the fonts' size, look for Psiloc Font Magnifier v1.1. It works beautifully with E50.
Hope that helps :)
Nice phone. Pity about font size gives me a complex everytime I try to send a text or read one. Any chance you could do something to help out a short sited maiden?
>Using e50 last 3 mnths.GREAT ! Wallpapers/animations/videos look more live than on 3250/n70/73. Takes SISX files only.AUTO KEYPAD-LOCK & TURQUOISE THEME can be downloaded.Details of dwnld history can't be erased in App.manager.**An application or theme CAN'T be INSTALLED for SECOND time if deleted once! Supports 1GB microSD.Joyquick-PURELY METALLIC,so hurts the thumb.Sound quality-good,vol-low.Battery-good.*NETsurfing...EXCELLENT...with xHTML or Netscape10 browser.Opera/Operamini 3.1/Operamini 4-Beta works nicely with e50. NO provision for hand-strap.Gallery content can't be viewed separately(phone/card. As we see in 6600).Thickness of the body could've been uniform! Overall it is a symbol of PRACTICAL PRIDE
Very average phone for the money. Keeps hanging. Very slow on business functions.
what is the maximum capacity of the microSD card for this phone. can i us a 2G one, or just 1G?
How can i download smart2go. Ive tried every version for every model but still it doesnt work...it says not supported file... Pls help me...
Nokia E50 is the best phone I have ever had. My other phones that I'm still using are SE K750i cid36, Moto E398@ROKR, Moto V3x, and yes, E50 beats them all in term of overall usefulness.
To realize the full potential of this smartphone, you need to install third party applications. Just google for "Symbian OS 9.1 App binpda" (without quotes), and you'll find many interesting links. You can always buy the apps later if you really like them and you want a clear conscience ;)
To get you started, here is the list of the best available apps for S60V3:
If you live in developed countries, chances are nokia has complete map for your country. Nokia has one the best mapping S60V3 app called smart2go, which is a freeware. Even without bluetooth gps module it's still very useful. I have Holux 236 BT GPS, and it works flawlessly with it. Get smart2go here:
Get the best themes for E50 here:
You need to periodically update your firmware to get rid of the bugs, which you can do it yourself for free from nokia site. Be aware though, the latest one at the time of this writing (v7.13) has phonebook problem, read about it here: http://discussions.nokia-asia.com/discussions/board/message?board.id=swupdate&message.id=14023, so do a research before you upgrade and weight the pros and cons. I'm content with mine, v22.214.171.124, so I can wait until a better firmware is released.
Has anyone had any problems with vibrate alert function? Mine has stopped working suddenly. I've had my E50 for less than a year. Battery life is not good and my phone will last at most two days with minimal use before recharging is needed.
I have bought this phone after reading the reviews in here.
1. The phone when it came in had a the lock broken. They refused to change it. Saying it was a physical Damage and Repaired m brand new phone. Then I got lucky. The phone started hanging in an hours time. It was Changed. :)
2. Yes, the new phone also hangs at times.
3. In here it say mp3 Ring tones, I have not been able to find an option in anywhere to put in mp3 ring tones.
3. Quickoffice, is not very effecient.
4. The fonts of the phone are very small. No option of being able to customise then to your need.
5. I am a heavy GPRS USER. ITS very good in there, specially with the battery life.
6. Not so user friendly. I still miss being able to customize , literally evertyhing on my nokia 5300 and the E398.
7. I updated the software after a few weeks from the net. Worked flawlessly, only problem, every time I reboot the phone, it try to install everything again. :))
So far so good. Lets see what happens after this.
im using e50 for about 3 months ago, n i found it not as good as the review... many times, specially when sending an sms, it hang... sending only 1 sms can take about 1 minutes processing.. at forst i thought it caused by external memory capacities too full, but after i dumped some file from memery card, it just didn't getting better... n running other applications also take much time.. some of my friends using e50, also having the same problemss..