@Josh: Well josh, you could install the drakkarious hack. it works perfectly on my e61
Josh, 12 Sep 2009I love my E61! The keyboard is really nice to tipe on. There are just two things that bother m... moreYou can d/l the latest/last firmware update for free from Nokia's own site and do the upgrade yourself.
shanz, 12 Jul 2009the e61 can hold up to 16g of memory trust me iam using it myself it makes the phone alot faster Hmmm I find that the E61 doesn't like 4GB cards never mind 16GB. It does work great with 2GB cards though :)
Allan, 12 Sep 2009Got the replacement E61 - and put on lock and wipe codes just in case. Hmmm I'm surprised I di... moreHmmm the E61 doesn't have the A2DP or music streaming profiles (i.e. one that works with the PC) - nor can it even be used as a bluetooth PC remote - since there's no HID profile :(
It plays mono when used with my stereo bluetooth headphones so I use a single 'hands free' bluetooth earpiece headset for streaming audio (in mono) by bluetooth. It can't stream music to the PC at all by bluetooth (despite connecting to my PCs headset profile). The E61 came with a single earpiece wired headphone set (HS-5) and I then separately bought a set of stereo wired headphones (HS-23). While the stereo sound through these is reasonable, it does mean trailing wires.In all other respects I love the E61 - but its poor bluetooth facilities mean that I will be buying an E75 also soon. The E75 does have version 2.0 bluetooth with A2DP stereo streaming. It also has two cameras and does video calling (properly) and also has A-GPS and HSDPA 3.5G and more memory and takes microSD cards up to 16GB. The E61 is a great phone still in all other respects. If (all facilities of) bluetooth, camera(s) and GPS don't matter to you, it really is a brilliant phone. It has 3G, wifi, bluetooth (to some extent), infrared, a fairly large memory, takes up to 2GB miniSD cards without any slowdown or problems, a brilliant full qwerty keyboard, pretty good loudspeaker, a brilliant OS, looks cool - and is cool, then I thoroughly recommend the E61.
Allan, 12 Sep 2009You could try the getjar site www.getjar.com/ or http://www.symbian-freeware.com/ but I'm wary... moreThanks! I went to that site and downloaded the application I wanted and when I tryied to install it with my PC suite installer, it said "Unable to install application installer.jad on phone"
I love my E61! The keyboard is really nice to tipe on. There are just two things that bother me: 1) When I download an application from the net(on my phone), it download the full thing, but at the end it say "Unable to install." My service provider said they need to upgrade my software, but at a price I'm not going to pay. Can I just download the updated software via PC Suite or do I have to take it in?
2) When I connect my phone to my PC via cable, it sometimes disconnects by it self or my PC doesn't read the phone. Could this also be because of the outdated software and what can I do?
Bj, 12 Sep 2009Hey everyone this phone is really great. My friend gave it to me as a present two years back a... moreYou could try the getjar site www.getjar.com/ or http://www.symbian-freeware.com/ but I'm wary of sending people off to sites. Be careful.
Allan, 10 Sep 2009BTW I have also out a deposit on an E75 which I will be buying shortly.I didn't expect to like... moreGot the replacement E61 - and put on lock and wipe codes just in case. Hmmm I'm surprised I didn't remember that the E61 lacks a lanyard hole :( and it's hard finding a decent protective case for it since it is physically wider than most other mobile phones. Oh well. At least it's nice to have a decent phone again until I get the E75. It's unlocked so trying various networks SIMs to see which I like best.
I've already put on a firewall and anti-virus package.
Hey everyone this phone is really great. My friend gave it to me as a present two years back and i am still using it till now,,,can anyone tell me where to download software??
Allan, 25 Aug 2009My vision is poor due to diabetes. I still have to wear spectacles to read the E61's screen ok... moreBTW I have also out a deposit on an E75 which I will be buying shortly.I didn't expect to like it actually - but it was a choice between the E75 and a Nokia 5800 touchscreen - and having a play with them, I preferred the E75. I still think the E61 looks cooler but that's what makes it such a damn thief magnet :( - and why I considered the E75 instead of an E71.
I'm was pleasantly surprised by the E61 and I'm still impressed and fond of the E61 - even if it has been discontinued and superceded by the E71 - I don't really see the E63 as the E61's successor.
Allan, 25 Aug 2009My vision is poor due to diabetes. I still have to wear spectacles to read the E61's screen ok... moreI'm hoping to buy a s/h E61 tomorrow - the one that got stolen was on T-Mobile (unlocked). The one I'm getting is on Orange (unlocked). I will be interested in what differences there are. I know that the excellent web n' walk browser was a T-mobile application, so it will be interesting to see what's on the Orange version of the phone - maybe the default Nokia web browsers? More when I get it.
Where my nokia N96 is nearly falling apart. My E61 is as solid as the day i got it. Haven't used it for a year now until today. Forgot how good the keyboard is to use ect. And all my 3rd party apps work on it from my N96. Worth keeping and worth using.
Anonymous, 30 Jul 2009I'm thinking of buying this phone. I returened the I-Phone & BB Curve because I couldn't see t... moreMy vision is poor due to diabetes. I still have to wear spectacles to read the E61's screen ok but it is by far the best screen (i.e. most legible/easy to read) on a mobile phone that I have seen - and is mainly why I'm buying a replacement one for the one I recently had stolen.
Tony mutai, 11 Aug 2009I've been using this phone for almost a year now and am very satisfied with its performance.Ca... moreHi
The E61 has bluetooth v1.2 with mono audio streaming via bluetooth. So I guess it depends what you are looking for. It works with the bluetooth dongle on laptop for transferring files and synchronisation and telephony/modem purposes - but not for audio streaming (it has no A2DP profile). I hope that answers your question for you.
Allan, 02 Aug 2009Hi all I've just bought a s/h E61 about a week ago and it's really a wicked phone. I wish it ... moreHmmm my E61 got stolen while I was in hospital (I was a bit careless) - but I'm getting another one. I was going to buy a s/h Nokia 9300 (lightweight) Communicator to tide me over until I got enough cash together for an E71 - but the E61 leaves the 9300 for dust. I'll be a LOT more careful wih this one. I found the E61 to be a wicked phone really lacking only on A2DP stereo bluetooth - I'm not bothered about a camera on the phone. Pity mobiles are such thief magnets.
I've been using this phone for almost a year now and am very satisfied with its performance.Can someone tell'me if it can work with dvb h bluetooth dongle
The recording shows only one minute. But my calls are sometimes much more. Can I increase time to ten or fifteen minuster.
i cant download themes cos my crtifcation is xpired..where can i download any crtifacate?
I've just bought a s/h E61 about a week ago and it's really a wicked phone. I wish it had cameras for video calls but I can live without that. A bigger letdown for me is the lack of A2DP stereo bluetooth - its mono only through my stereo bluetooth headphones :( - but everthing else about the phone is brilliant - its 3G (though I do miss HSPDA - but umts is ok), its wifi (brilliant), Its infra-red which allowed me to transfer data from an old infra-red phone and its brilliant keyboard. I actually prefer it to an E71, as being diabetic myself, the huge screen and wide keyboard is great - that bit of extra width makes a big difference given my poor vision because of the diabetes. I love that it can view/edit my Word documents etc. I'm surprised by the lack of FM radio - but in all other respects - including battery life - this phone rocks. I give 9.75 out of 10.0 and it is almost the perfect mobile.