Inside the main menu, under Web you will find a high-class Nokia Internet browser. The main cursor is controlled from the four-way navigation key. Everything here works like in communicators, with the mere difference that there is no touchpad. Use the cursor to click on links. If you place the cursor closer to the margins of the page, the latter starts to scroll in the corresponding directions. If you continue to scroll, the phone will show you where exactly on the page you are at that very moment with a visualization of a mini-map. The mini-map can be opened from the menu too. Previews are also applied in history browsing.
Otherwise excellent, the Internet browser suffers one significant drawback: it cannot be used in landscape, although the application itself implies such an option (compare to Nokia E60?s Internet browser).
Synchronization as well as file copying from or into the phone is provided through Bluetooth or IrDA connection. If your computer lacks wireless adapters, employ the system cable delivered together with the phone. Faster transfers of bigger-size files will require the use of USB mode (only memory card will be accessible). The E65 cannot be charged through a computer port, unfortunately. As soon as you plug in the data cable, Nokia E65 will offer you two possibilities: work in PC Suite mode for synchronization and control through computer, or Data transferring for USB Mass Storage.
PC Suite is a standard implemented default application for communication between phone’s software and a computer. It is usually available on an enclosed CD, but you can also find its latest versions on the Nokia website.
Nokia E65 establishes Internet connection through the technologies GPRS and EDGE, both in Class 10. Of course, you might be able to turn profit from far faster connection, if you are located in a place covered by 3G signal. The flashing-point of all data transfers however, is Nokia E65?s integrated support of wireless WLAN networks, more commonly known as Wi-Fi.
According to Nokia official website Nokia E65 supports IEEE 802.11b/g, which virtually means that it is able to transfer information at the stunning speed of 54 Mbit/s.
Nokia E65 features WLAN manual application for work with wireless networks. It helps you detect all available wireless networks in the surrounding area and connect to them if possible (the latter depends on whether the respective network is secured or not).
Along with WLAN you will also find the so called VoIP application. This is a program enabling calls through the use of Internet. Wi-Fi appears to be the ideal support for VoIP, even though other data technologies could also be applied. VoiP Internet calls are located in the phone settings. It is one of the default options for connection between incoming and outgoing calls.
Call testing through Internet is the same with testing any other function depending on network signal quality, that is, pretty tricky. Flying experience with video calls executed through home-established wireless networks shows that they could resemble 3G network connections pretty successfully. Anyway, as we mentioned earlier, signal quality is a decisive factor.
And here we strike again into an old problem: cameras built in mobiles which are „made for business“. One of the greatest assets of the previous model Nokia E50 was that users were offered two purchase options: with or without integrated camera. The camera is especially a sensitive feature in work environments where information protection is enforced by all means necessary – meaning that employees are not allowed to have cameraphones.
Nokia has equipped the E65 model with a 2 megapixel camera. This means you can take pictures in a resolution up to 1600 x 1200 pixels. In spite of this, it becomes clear, once the camera has been run, that it is nothing more but a complementary application. Its user interface dates back to the times before the N-series models were released, when Nokia cameras were thought to be of average quality.
The main display, whose surface remains partially unused when pictures are taken, shows information on the number of images still possible to make as well as on the 4x digital zoom. If any of the additional functions is active, its icon appears in the view-finder. The functions referred are: night mode, sequence, self-release, white balance, or even color effects. Pictures are stored in JPEG format and carry detailed EXIF information.
As far as video is concerned, there are a few innovations worth mentioning. Nokia has increased the resolution used in older Symbian models, jumping from 176 x 144 pixels to 352 x 288 pixels. What‘s more, it has started to substitute the older 3GP format for the more universal MPEG-4. Whatsoever, Nokia E65 visualization capabilities remain far behind the VGA resolution achievements in Nokia 6233, for example.