If you're looking for a Nokia smartphone with a touchscreen and stylus, then take a look at 7710. I had it and sold it about 2 months ago because I wasn't very happy with it. I have to admit that the UI was great, and that i haven't seen a phone so advanced in software yet, and I loved the touchscreen, but on the other hand it was impossible to deal with the phone in everyday life. I was just too big and really slow - and that's the only thing I can't stand, a slow phone.
However, it is a series 90 device, the first and the last from Nokia, because they canceled the developement, since it didn't bring them the desired income.
And about Motorola Q, altough I can't imagine how the smartphone will be operated without a touchscreen and stylus, i hope that it will be faster than 7710, and we know from now that is is much lighter and a bit smaller.
But what about Windows Mobile? You said that you are a Dopod900 owner, which I believe runs on 5.0? I expect you have experienced a lot of crashes, but what about the features. Is the UI good and does it allow customization?
I have reason for my comments that older Nokia Phone has more stable software.
I start using Nokia from 8210, 8250 and 3100 which does not give me problem. Until 6170 which I use for more than a year experiencing occasion (once a very long long time) hang and Nokia has not provide any software upgrade since it was launch. The 7270, a almost similar has better software.
Back to Windows Mobile 5, maybe Moto has better software compare to HTC, but the HTC Dopod900 WM5 experience regular (one day many times) hang software.
Dopod900 support is bad too, not even a courtesy reply that they will look into the problem even when you bother to feedback their problem via their.
What is really missing in Nokia phone is probably the touch screen using stylus.
Agree that this makes a good Biz Phone for people who cannot bring on phones with camera when visiting customers premise.
Saw on some website that this USD400. Expensive.
Lately, notice that Nokia phone's software is not so good compare to their older phones. But better and more stable than Windows Mobile 5 for sure which is worst in the Dopod900 (same phone as O2 XDA EXEC, Jasjar i-Mate & Qtek9000 by HTC). Well, I can say that because I own a Dopod900, software hangs regularly and you get to lost you SMS when hang.
Seems like Nokia has some serious competition. The Moto Q is smaller, lighter, and has something that E61 is missing - CAMERA. Altough it is meant for business users "only", if it had a camera, I would have bought it, altough I'm 18. However Q has one - 1.3 Mpix and it's enough for me, and it's also powered by Windows Mobile 5.0 which is the best!
the phone has a very attractive look,how ever it seems to be missing some important features.more could also be done to enhance d design.
i think e61 is just great.totally agree wth JC nd BLISS.so that dont want to repeat what is said.with respect,aura1.
Well, you got my attention with the look of the phone and most of the features...Lets hope you don't mess it up with the price cause the phone is missing a few important features (ex: camera..)
The key pad design looks like toy. why don't design as 9500 type is better.
Camera nneed is depend on people, don't be like me, when purchase a new phone, always ask for good camera phone. But, until the day i sold my phone, i just realise that only took 2 picture all the time..
Size is a little bit bulky, i draw it's sharp on a paper, then show to my friend, they guess this is a calculator...
Anyway, i believe Nokia will make it better in the next model.
Thing is with a cellphone, you only foward stuff. Only recently for the past couple of years have people started to use a phone for data storage. And people are still not used to it. Why use a thumbdrive when you have a phone that you bring with you everywhere? And theres the radio.
You will almost NEVER create anything on a cellphone (except recordings. which and are SAVED, then SENT). You can transfer files, keep files, but very seldom will you create anything. Who spends too much time typing on a phone? Ony short text messages that people actually shorten the words so they fit in one message.
If you want to create something good to use on a phone, wouldn't you use a computer? A good video that takes time to create, use a camcorder. N90s are good for that, but any REAL editing, use a computer. Same thing with music. Any REAL editing, use a PC. PC documents, SAVE and transfer from one your computer to your phone. Any real data transfer? Email it with your computer or save it on a disk.
Want the phone to be better, find one with Speech Recognition (but no one uses that on a PC yet MS Office, so why go directly to the phone???)
Too many keys. I thought this was a phone. Are you going to type a letter with the keyboard?
Seems like a very good phone! The camera is really not needed when targeting the Blackberry crowd. The only thing that is disappointing is that the UMTS frequency is 2100mhz and not Cingular's 1900mhz. I hope Nokia makes one for Cingular.
Aw, man... I guess they will never make one phone complete. If not the lack of edge, its the camera, or it doesn't support 850 Mhz band...
camera is not every thing its very useful and in the futer i hope it will succesfull..
No camera no talk.
Phone has good functions BUT no camera.
That means the value-for-money factor will be low.
Why not camera? Its a necessary function nowadays.. but its ok this fone!!! =)
"just this" phone is allmoust the future's telephone... keep it real!...
I use a Treo650. And yes, I love it... except for one thing... it's darn THICK!!! The E61's dimensions are more like it! There's one problem... no camera!!! I know, stick with a real camera if you want to take pictures... but what about for situations that you don't have a camera with you except your phone? One of my hobby is photography and I love my digital SLR... but you can't beat a camera on a phone. I would have bought this the day it would come out... IF it had a camera. Some say it's a biz phone and it doesn't need a camera... so what do you call the Treo? And a lot of business people need cameras too to take snap shots of products... spying... etc!!!! Nokia... what's wrong with you people???