Nokia e61i – As a Blogger’s Phone

I was thinking about e61i from long time but was still not ready to let go my k750i. Prices at Dubai forced me to buy one.  After using for almost four months I am writing this review.

Screen, General Look n feel:
It looks like any other business phone. But it is lighter and slimmer than most of the business phone. It just weights 150gms for 320X240 pixel screen and full keyboard. Its a world phone with qudra band support. It looks good with silver finish at the back and black border in the front. Supports hot swappable MicroSD memory. You need to open the back cover to access MicroSD which is not use friendly.

Keyboard : I wanted QWERTY keyboard and E61i has it. The key board feels nice after two or three days. You can type fast using both thumbs. It has four special keys one each for contacts, menu, mail and configurable ( I have opera mini on it)

Camera: Nothing great just OK. But the video capturing is great. In fact myself and kv have done quite a few YAP episodes using mobile. It is better as video cam than as still camera.

Wireless LAN connection: Wow...Its dead easy to connect to any wifi network.

Audio/Video play back: Video looks good as screen is big. Audio playback is just OK.

Blogger's Phone? : As a blogger I need big screen, good keyboard, great connectivity, decent multimedia capabilities. E61i excels in all those departments. Only let down is audio recording. E61i can't record any audio for more than a minute. I have missed many great conversations due to this. Other wise I am a satisfied mobile blogger.

Update: BTW do you know any good audio recording application?

5 Responses

  1. santhosh says:

    I dont like nokia brand i like sony eric..

  2. What was the price in Dubai?! If the prices are much cheaper, I might get myself a E71 or N9/N85!!

  3. Thejesh GN says:

    It was 3k lesser than India…

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