I just want to know when/where you can buy this - it's been 3 months since Nokia announced it! All they're doing is taking the camera out. My E60 is ok, but the memory issues and decreasing responsiveness (as the mem card gets full). This is the only option for a full-featured non-PDA/qwerty phone. I would consider pre-ordering it, but the prices are outrageous, usually $100 more than the regular E51, for a phone that is supposed to list for $100 less.
BTW, I first tried to post this from my E60, but the browser blew out when I got a phone call :(
Im shocked that there is an id1ot who would complain about this when there is a Camera version below.
Certain workplaces, Companies,some small businesses, labs etc. . . Have rules NOT to carry Cameras and Camera Phones in to their premises and the people who work at these places need Smartphones that do NOT HAVE a camera. The E60, E61, and E51-Camera Free are 3 NOKIA S60v3 devices that fill this gap, SE also have some like the M600 and W950, i think HTC and i-Mate also have some phones like the Jaq that fill this gap.
So please quit whinning about a missing Camera, there is a HUGE market for this.
Javier, what's with your camera fetish?!
What a narrow view of the world you have. You should do your research. Nokia's best-selling phones worldwide don't even have a color screen. The people who got them got them based on their need.
Nokia does a great service by going into those markets. You are not their only customer.
Too bad the world won't confirm to your misconception of it.
my bad...i meant E61 and not E60
people who cant use phones with camera's and people who dont want camera's can even go for :-
but the best of all... is this phone... the E51
the E51 camera free phone will leave behind a remark just like the 6100 and the 9300i
a business class phone with everything except a camera =)
daym!!! i never knew that thier was a crowd of people who dint give camera so much importance.. i thoght i was the only one...
Some people just dont need any camera on their phone, dear, and you have to appreciate their need / choice. If you want something with camera, do some research, get e51 with camera version or anything better, and stop yapping / complaining in this forum. This is a Nokia E51 camera-free forum! There are many phone user segments, and we are, unfortunately, not as 'smart', as 'rich', or as 'hightech' as you are. This is a business phone, Javier dear, and it won't suit your 'fancy' taste.
The fact is that THEY DON'T GET IT! you will see the same posting from another person tomorrow again and again.
THere is so many post explaining why this phone is out in the market..but still many asking why a camera-free phone...are they blind or they just don;t read..
There are ppl who are not allow to have carmera in the office let me..but want all the feature other camera phone provide..so i think nokia is smart to come out with both version....so ppl who one a camera go get the camera version...stop complaining
I think this "camera-free phone" is just a hoax. Publicity stunt of some sly marketing guy of Nokia. Got us all breathing a sigh of relief after panicking, right??? I mean, why on Earth...
Finally! A phone loaded with features that does not come with a built-in camera. There's a huge market out there for such a phone, and luckily Nokia continues to relate to their niche customers with special requirements. Keep It Up!
gosh why do all people get freaked out when theres no camera... sm people are just not allowed cameras at ork... it a business phone - not for college going people who want all the snazzy stuff .. u guys have 10000 other options.. y rack your brains over this one phone....
I mispelled my name earlier. Oh my! I got so disemboweled on hearing there is a camera-phone I mispelled my name. My own name! Oh my!
A camera-free phone??? Why don't they just make it a rotary cell phone or brick-size with the curly cord! Eegah! What is this world coming to! Next thing they will tell me, my camera will not have a phone anymore. Oh my!
This E51 camera free is good and suitable for those people who working in site that are not allowed a mobile with cam.... Nokia keep up your good imagination in creating new model.... Who ever do the design or who think this option i give you a big applause.. because in my job moble phones that have camera is not allowed in working area....
When will this phone get released, its almost end of Q1.
Thank God for this phone! My job doesn't allow phones with cameras which meant I was stuck with old phones because all the phones with good features all had cameras. Now I can have all those features and work still will be happy!
E51 has 2 models, with 2MP cam and cam-free. Just pick the one with standard 2MP cam.
this phone is nice, but where is the camera? why nokia doesn't build this phone with camera? it's a must!!!
this phone is good for people like me serving the army, which is highly secured thats why we need a phone which has no camera and almost all the functions (:
Tried everything to get free voip call over wlan with fring, skype msn and yahoo. Just got ring only and no phone voice both sides. Enabled video conference over GSM paid service and got phone voice and video reception but since no second camera only my voice was transmitted without picture For camera version only as this one has no camera ). Some difficulty in keeping Wi Fi on permanently while using phone features for continuous surfing. Small screen
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