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slitchfield 01-03-2007 04:00 PM

The unsung hero of 3GSM - the Nokia E65 reviewed
With its tiny size, slider form factor and extra telephony buttons, the Nokia E65 looks to be quite a special smartphone with a voice/business emphasis. Rafe has been living with it for a week and here's his big E65 review.

Read on in the full article.

hargs48 02-03-2007 09:06 AM

Great review but there was no mention that the E65 togther with the E61i runs Series 60 3rd Edition but with no feature packs installed.Unlike the recently announced N77,6110 Navigator & E90 which runs S60 3rd Edition with Feature Pack 1 which brings some noticeable improvements to the OS.

Unregistered 02-03-2007 09:46 AM

Wonderful little Smartphone! The form factor is excellent.

My first concern after 5 hours of ownership is the buzzing/hum coming from the backlight of the keyboard.

Any thoughts out here about that? I returned one model for an exchange, and the new one still has the hum.

Rafe 02-03-2007 10:19 AM

Yes the fact that it runs vanilla S60 3rd Edition is a shame (especially because of scalable fonts as noted in the article). Nokia says this is due to time to market concerns. This devices is out and stable before any of the FP1 devices. It always better to have the latest and greatest, but there are commercial realities too.

krzys 02-03-2007 11:21 AM

Have you tried to use VoIP over WCDMA rather than over WiFi?

stuclark 02-03-2007 04:59 PM

It's nice to see that Nokia have finally given Active Standby the functionality it always deserved!

wocius 03-03-2007 03:24 AM

How does the screen compare with the e60's excellent screen?

Rafe 03-03-2007 11:03 AM

The screen isn't as good as the E60's (it had a higher resolution), but honestly QVGA at the E65 physical size, I think, is good enough.

nj7 03-03-2007 11:26 AM

Last Thursday I had the chance to play with all E series on sale, i.e, E50, 60, 61, 65 and 70, on a exposition promoted by Nokia and some others, like Siemens Networks and Cisco. Overall good experience on internet connection. E65 is a solid device, with assist slider, but the main focus, is the
thickness, like N80 should be. E61 with itīs huge screen is good for Internet navigation, but also E60 and E70... more little screen, of course, but the better resolution helps. That reinforce my conviction about VGA screens. E61i and N95, should have VGA... and next new wave go be have it for sure.

speculatrix 05-03-2007 02:22 PM

speed tests?
I'd like to know how well it performs when it is being used a data modem from a laptop using a bluetooth connection? I.e. would it be a handy substitute for a 3G or GPRS data card?

Unregistered 05-03-2007 02:40 PM

Any chance you could summrize which of the new batch of Symbian phones have HSDPA connectivity?

Unregistered 07-03-2007 03:14 PM

Available memory to apps
How much "free RAM" does SysExplorer or NSysInfo report as available to applications on E65 startup?

Unregistered 10-03-2007 01:42 AM

I haven't used the Nokia sliders. Does it have the obnoxious locking mechanism of most candybar phones? Or, when the slider is open, is it like a flip phone -- ready to use, all you have to do is go ahead and dial?

nj7 10-03-2007 08:07 AM

When open is ready to use, for sure. But not all are equal. N80, is not assisted. E65 is assisted and open and close with single touch (the best one for me).

moonshot 12-03-2007 07:18 PM

Can anyone tell me what the Nokia E65 will be missing by not having the S60
3rd Edition with Feature Pack 1 installed?

I'm new to Symbian and am not sure what the Feature Pack 1 is. Do I need one if I buy the E65?

If it is available why did Nokia excluded it from the E65?

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