@Ricky: thanks for the advice, but for me it's a little bit too late since I already returned the device... maybe it would have helped... but maybe not.
I only tried to update the firmware with the nokia software updater: the latest firmware was already installed (tho there were some newer version, but these were not available for my branded version of the device). Who could have guessed that I first have to book it in at a care point to get satisfying battery life?
I bought this handset and the battery was absolute rubbish. I work for a retailer with a Nokia Care Point and after a reflash with newer software it cured my battery problem. Discharging battery is covered under your 24 month handset warranty so instead of whining about it book it in at a care point. (these SWUGS are differant to the type you do via your pc suite).
Other than e batt life, the phone is quit a stable. So far no hang no fail me in any of e application. So i think is a best buy phone!(if u dun mind e batt life lah)
I do own this E66 for months.
All i could say is that this phone's batt do Sucks!
However, to me(some others) is not an issue as it can last around 16hrs(60min++ of calling, 20+ sms/mms, 1 hr+ gps web surfing) by then, i be back hm fr work charging it already.
I sent my E66 back and hope that they'll accept the delivery so that I can chose another phone. But so far I don't have a clue which. Any suggestions?
I ve been reading people sharing there thoughts but feel every one made a mistake buying e66. is there anybody who has found something good in this phone.yes battery cant last long but its not phones problem.
Khan of hong kong, 09 Dec 2008I completly agree whit you mr zafar going through similar troubles in fact I was trapped by it... moreWell mr khan and mr zafar I feel you both from hong kong why not u protest in front of nokia centre I will join u coz i also didnt get my money worth mobile my set often disconnects from bluetooth and when making call some time music player goes on pause vol keys also no good and doesnt accept themes and savers from net to download
Zafar iqbal, 09 Dec 2008I want to drop my e66 from tallest building of the world or bang my head against the wall,I ha... moreI completly agree whit you mr zafar going through similar troubles in fact I was trapped by its external beauty but internally its same as old 6680 and only requires 3g service for gprs. encoding fails on 2g. and above all very low ring tones I cant hear its cry from my pocket and vibration is bad as well as all other nokia
GSMARENA mentioned this hp as GOOD BATTERY LIFE hp...
i so wonder if this is the hp called "good" ginmick then for sure >95% others hp at the market r "better the good"
gsmarena pls revise yr review!! o u trying to say need recharge E66 every 3-5 hours(have sum call and sms) is consider good???
oredi too much ppl cheated!
battery life nokia E66 the most suck handphone!
I think the manufactur pay big sum to gsmarena for gud review to push the HP as how gud the HP, and even now too many user complaine of the problem, gsmarena still not change thier fake story review :
tis hp batterylife like a suck!
NOKIA gain money for every buyer of E66 but then Nokia hence loss it faithfull customers once their using such "quality" phone for days...
byebye NOKIA.... u r THE GREAT WORST HP MANUFACTURUR
I want to drop my e66 from tallest building of the world or bang my head against the wall,I have detected so many errors in it. practicaly you cant use more applications a once. you open something but it opens something else.battery is a trash
Its been 6 days since I have started using this phone 3 times the phone has visited nokia care center. In my first 2 visits I was told that the handset had a software problem as a virus would have got downloaded errorenously. I my todays visit I was told that the memory card has a defect. I the last 6 days I have started using the phone I have not been able to make out going calls by using the phone book. The software has got formattted twice and the problem still continues. The Care center has asked that they would review my case and get back after 15-20 days.Its been a very disappointing experience buying this phone as not only the handset but also The Nokia Call centre network and their Nokia Care outlets are a big let down.
I'll try to reclaim my Nokia E66 and try to get another phone. I don't want to bother about battery life each time I'll make a longer phonecall.
I bought this phone a month ago, but battery life is too poor, lasts a miximum of 36 hours.
why GSM areana no say nothing in their review about a bad Battery Life??
previosly i mentioned they battery life only can 1-2 days... is refer to NO CALL and LESS THEN 5 SMS and NO LISTENING TO MUSIC, if u call for minutes/ an hour listen to mp3...die less then 6 hours.....
u want use such a hp???? i would say byebye... somemore is a BISSNESS class model....
i think the manufacturer very cruel that push the error product to amrket which they know have big error in it!
E66 battery life is succccccccck! it is nothing to do with the battery but rather the hardware/chip have problem unsolved, if u dont beliv u can buy a new original battery to test it! battery will out in less then 2 days.
another problem HP is samsung i550w , the same battery issue...
Just bought this phone for 2 weeks & already have problem. Each time i want use the camera, it says "Camera : Feature not supported". Already bring it to Nokia Care but the proble still occured & Nokia people at Nokia Care not giving any solutions....