Posts Tagged ‘E-series’

The Nokia E75 slider phone is out … ahead of the official announcement, but it’s out.

Here’s the specifications taken from Expansys (the one jumping the gun)


Package Contents
– Nokia E75
– Battery (BL-4U)
– Mains Charger (AC-3)
– Software CD
– User Guide
– Stereo Headset (HS-45)
– Data Cable (CA-101)
– Capacity: 1000 mAh
– 320 x 240 pixels
– GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 (Quad-Band)
– WCDMA: 900/2100 (Dual-Band)
– HSDPA (3.6Mbps)
– 3.2 mega-pixels (auto-focus)
– Digital Zoom
– LED Flash
– Hi-Resolution VGA Video Recording
– 30fps Video Recording (QVGA)
– Supported formats: MP4, 3GP, H.264, Flash, H.263 & Real Player
– Video Streaming
– Supported formats: MP3, AAC, eAAC+ & WMA
– FM Stereo Radio
– Nokia Music Store
– Nokia Podcast Support
– Nokia Music Manager Support
– Windows Media Player Sync
– Monophonic
– Polyphonic (64)
– MP3
– Talking Ringtones
– Video Ringtones


– MMS (with video) – E-mail (POP3, SMTP, IMAP4, MS Exchange)
– Instant Messaging (MSN)
– Text-To-Speech Reader

– Phone Book (unlimited)
– Dialled Calls (30)
– Missed Calls (30)
– Received Calls (30)
– microSDHC (external)
Call Features:
– Hands Free
– Caller ID
– Voice Dialling
– VoIP Support
– microUSB
– Nokia 3.5mm AV connector
– Bluetooth (2.0)
– Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11g)
– GPRS Class 32
– Nokia Maps
– Device Lock
– Remote Lock
– Device and memory card encryption
– Mobile VPN support
– Dual Home Screens (Work/Personal)
– Office Document Viewer (Word, Excel & PowerPoint)
– PDF Document Viewer
– ZIP File Manager
– Nokia Web Browser
– Dual Keypad Design

The E75 is expected to retail around  US$580, so that would make  this the new E series flagship model.


When I got my E71 a couple of weeks ago, one of the first thing that I installed was Garmin Mobile XT. I don’t want to use the preinstalled Nokia GPS and Maps because everytime I launched Nokia GPS, I had to make a wireless connection. I do not subscribe to a buffet, all-u-can-use data plan, so using Nokia maps for navigation is very expensive. Hence, GarminXT a solution of choice.

Two weeks ago, I installed an outdated version of GMobileXT and it worked fine, really, but I decided to install the latest version on my E71 last night. I thought I knew what I was doing … boy, it was a long night.

I downloaded the update and installed as per directed but I could not get GmobileXT to run on the phone. I panicked, I reinstalled the software, reset the phone and it still did not work. I was sleepy and at almost 1 a.m. I decided to uninstall the app using the Applications Manager and delete all files and folders relating to Garmin.

Then, did a fresh install.

Twenty minuts later, it worked! What a relief. I thought I scewed up the whole memory card since GMobileXT needs to be installed on the card, and depends on the card’s unique ID to run. Phewww!!!

Moral of the story, do not work when sleepy or tired. Get a good rest and you’d probably find the solution to easier.

New Toy ….

Posted: 9 January, 2009 in Gadgets & Toys
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I’ve been putting off getting a new phone, trying to squeeze as much usage life from my Nokia 9500 Communicator. The commie’s health became very critical recently, the housing cracked and the battery can’t even last till lunchtime. After lunch I’d be disconnected the rest of the afternoon.

A great reason to tell myself to get a new phone.

I initially thought of waiting for the Nokia E63 to reach Malaysian shores ….. nahhhh …. can’t wait that long. So this is what I got for myself. A Nokia E71.

Yeah …  a black, gun metal body.

I’ve read about complaints about the small QERTY keyboard, but that doesn’t bother me at all. I feel very comfortable handling the phone’s keyboard, that I think I’ve sent as many text message in the last couple of days as the whole month of December last year.

I like twitter, so the small app Tiny Twitter was the first third party application I installed onto the phone, followed by Opera Mini. I don’t do  much mobile browsing so I do not need to go about setting up the phone for 3G connection. I’m not subscribed to any sort ‘buffet’  – use all you can – data plan, I pay as I use … a la carte style. I have wireless connection at home and at work, so all I need to do was set up the phone for these two places … easy peasy.

One application that is a little tricky to install (at least for me) is the Garmin Mobile XT GPS. Nokia has it’s own GPS app but I’m more familar with the Garmin, me having used a Nuvi device before. Got it installed and working yesterday evening.

Now. I need to trouble shoot, why my new E71 won’t sync with my home PC. There must be somekind of connection problem because the desktop PC Sync client can’t detect the phone when hooked. At work … I get to sync the phone at first try.

Wish me luck …..