Email And The E71. What Are Nokia's Plans? Check Out These Articles

I came across this new blog the other day called Serious Mobile. Donny is digging deep into Nokia's email plans for big corporations and what they have to offer against Blackberry Connect. It seems as though Nokia already has some strong solutions to offer companies looking to find an alternative to Blackberry. It is called Nokia IntelliSync. Keep reading if your interested.

Donny already has a series of articles about this topic, the first one starting off with the strengths and weaknesses of BES (Blackberry Enterprise Server). He then starts talking about Nokia's solutions and why they are not pushing them hard enough into the corporate mobile world.

Here are a few quotes from Donny that stood out to me (I jumbled them together):
...However, Nokia has something many do NOT know about - and to Nokia's fault really. Its a complete & powerful solution, along with the E-Series can provide End to End solution against the RIM BES joggernaut. It's called IntelliSync...
...I cannot help but feel Nokia is not pushing the corporate solution side of things too much. More on this with Intellisync momentarily...
...This gives Nokia's IntelliSync Wireless Email, Nokia PC Suite Enterprise Edition, and ... great poise to go head to head with RIM's BES solution!...
...There is also Nokia Intellisync Application Sync offers,
- Nokia Intellisync Application Sync provides secure, mobile access to database-driven applications such as customer relationship management, enterprise resource planning, and supply chain management.
Strangely though, there is NO current support for anything S60-based?!! Nokia this is really powerful VERY comparable if not MORE powerful than RIM's MDS component of BES.

All of that are only parts from his first article. Donny has a lot more to say and it's really worth a look for those curious in the future email plans of Nokia and the Eseries.

Click here to start reading the first part of his series.

Another great article to check out is this one over at Nokia Conversations. If you didn't already know Nokia Conversations is a blog recently set up by Nokia that gives you an inside look and a way to converse about what's going on in the Nokia world. That article talks about the new Nokia Email application that is in the very early stages of development. I haven't talked about it much yet because I'm having a hard time getting it working myself, but if you'd like you can try it out here.

In a few days I'll be talking more about the new Nokia Email application and what we should expect from it.

E71 Mac Address For Wireless Networks

This probably should have went in the last post I made today about E71 and a Mac. When your trying to connect to a wireless network thats usings Mac security, there is a good chance your going to need your E71's Mac address to access the wireless network.


To find your Mac address you need to type in the following code from your E71's homescreen...


From there you will see your code that you must write down and punch in to the field that is asking for it. After this you should have access to the network.

If anyone else has any tips about finding the E71 and a Mac computer please leave us a comment below and share your knowledge.

Have A E71 & A Mac? Nokia Multimedia Transfer Tool, iSync, & Tethering

Are you a Mac user? Do you need to get your E71 and Mac working together perfectly? Check out some of these solutions which include multimedia, contacts and messaging, and tethering your E71 data connection with a Mac.

Transfer iTunes, iPhoto, Applications, Themes, & Games
I personally don't have a Mac so I don't have first hand experience with this but I got an email the other day from a reader (thanks Vic) about the Nokia Multimedia Transfer Tool. The lastest version (v1.3) supports the Nokia E71 allowing you to keep your Mac and smartphone in sync.

From the email,
I've been reading your blog after recently getting my own E71, and you're doing a great job. I don't know if you use a mac but I just downloaded the new updated version of Nokia Media Transfer v1.3 and it supports the E71. You have the possibility to sync your bookmarks with safari, add photo's to iphoto and even create your own play list in itunes. I think this is a giant step in the right direction for Nokia when it comes to integrating their products with Apple. Until now you had to use the Nokia pc suite if you wanted to get music onto a phone, or transfer the files through blue tooth. Both methods became tiring and tedious.

The Nokia Media Transfer suite could definitely change things for mac users out there as it's as smooth as it gets.

One thing to bear in mind, when transferring a heavy load of music or data is use a usb cable as it can take a hella long time through bluetooth.

Basically this tool allows you to transfer to and from iPhoto, iTunes, and add games and applications.

Click here to visit the Nokia Multimedia Transfer page where you can find instructions and videos.

Sync Your E71 Contacts And Calendar with iSync
From Nokia's iSync page,
Get organized with iSync. If you've got a compatible Nokia phone and a Mac, iSync helps you synchronize your data. Take the hassle out of managing data across devices by downloading changes and updating your phone or Mac when required.

Click here to visit the Nokia iSync page.

Tether Your E71's Data Connection To Your Mac
If you ever have your Macbook on the road and need a quick data connection you can tether the E71's data connection to your laptop. I do this once in awhile with my $15 unlimited data plan with AT&T and have never got in trouble. Just don't spend all day doing it and download huge files. I just use it for blogging or internet browsing. *Use at your own risk.

Click here to find thise instructions.

Are you a happy Mac & E71 owner?

E71 Screensaver: Blank & Big Clock, Now Playing, Or Animation

One of the small flaws of the E71 and other S60 phones is the settings arrangements. People new to S60 always have a hard time trying to figure out what does what and where to find certiain tasks.

For instance the screensaver of the Nokia E71. I hate how it's so buried deep down in the phone and hard to find. I'll show you how at the end of the article.

There are a few different settings you can have when your phone goes into screensaver mode.


First up is my favorite - None. This is a blank screen and a hell of a battery saver. If you need to know the time and status of your phone just hold down the center d-pad button and it will show up for a few seconds, just like the picture above. I don't know why all S60 phone's don't have this option, especially battery drainers like the Nokia N82.

Next is Now Playing screensaver. Not sure why they called it that but this is pretty much the generic screensaver that comes with all Nokia S60 phones, but a little prettier. It's a little hard to see and kind of pointless in my opinion. I'm sure it drains more battery than the "none" setting. See the image below (it's kinda hard to get a picture of it)...


And lastly is the animation screensaver. This is all for looks. If you know your going to be near a power source then why not. Right? The gradients move around in nice colors, check out the image below and imagine more colors...


To change your screensaver go into
Menu > Tools > Themes > Power Saver.


What screensaver do you prefer?

Autofocus On The E71 - Where Is It?

One of the selling points of the Nokia E71 is the 3.2 megapixel camera with Autofocus. This can come in handy for taking picture of text or documents when you don't have a scanner or copy machine around.

For the life of me I could not figure out why my E71 wouldn't autofocus. I started to think maybe I have a defective device. Then just this morning I was reading the comments in the Help section of this site and someone showed me the light. What's the trick?


Push "T" on your E71 when about to take a picture. Simple as that.

You will then notice the camera focus and see a green border. This means the camera is in focus and you can now hit the center button like normal to capture your image. Thanks to Massi for the tip.

But Massi has a good question...
Do you have to use the T button to autofocus or does it autofocus when the pad is pressed. And if so, why is the T button used for focusing?

Really I have no idea why the E71 does autofocus by itself without having to press anything. And I don't know why they chose the T button either. If anyone knows share your thoughts.

Am I the only knucklehead that didn't figure this out and didn't read the E71 user manual?

E71 & Gmail: How To Set Up IMAP With The Built-In Messaging Application

Here are the steps you take for setting up Gmail on your Nokia E71 using the built in messaging application. I find this solution to be very good, except that it doesn't download the full emails automatically, only the headers. It's not really a huge problem as it only takes 2-3 seconds to retrieve the email.

Reminder (thanks to Rita): With the E71 you don't need to do all these settings to set up Gmail imap, the E71 will find all them for you when you enter your username and password. But if your having problems like I was when outgoing messages or anything else you can go into your settings for that email account and make sure they all look like what you see below. Make sure your security ports are set right.

Steps for setting up Gmail, straight from Google:

To configure IMAP for your Symbian S60 device, just follow these steps:

1. Enable IMAP in your Gmail settings.
2. Select 'Messaging' > 'Options' > 'Settings' > 'E-mail' > 'Mailboxes.'
3. If you have never set up email on your phone before, select 'Yes' to define a new mailbox. If you already have other mailboxes, select 'Options' and then 'New mailbox.'
4. Select 'Start' to begin the setup wizard.
5. Select 'IMAP4' and then 'Next.'
6. Enter your full email address (including '') as the email address and select 'Next.' Google Apps users, enter your full address in the format ''
7. Enter '' as the incoming mail server and select 'Next.'
8. Enter '' as the outgoing mail server and select 'Next.'
9. Select the appropriate access point and then 'Next.'
10. Enter a descriptive name for the email account mailbox name.
11. Once your mailbox is set up, select it from the email mailbox settings screen.
12. Select 'Connection settings' > 'Incoming e-mail.'
13. Enter your address (including '' or '') and password.
14. Select 'SSL/TLS' for your security (ports) and define your port as '993.'
15. Select 'Back.'
16. Select 'Outgoing e-mail.'
17. Enter your email address (including '' or '') and password.
18. Select 'StartTLS' for your security (ports) and define your port as '587.'
19. Select 'Back' and change any other settings according to your preferences.

That's just for getting it set up. Once it's all set up you can configure some of your own settings. For instance under Automatic Retrievel I set it for 15 minutes and I can close my email inbox yet it stays connected and pushes new mail through just as it arrives in my real inbox. If for some reason the data connection is broken it will automatically reconnect after 15 minutes.

All emails are synced perfectly with your real inbox almost instantly. If you want to delete something from your phone you can but if you choose "phone and server" it will simply archive it in Gmail, which is actually quite handy I think.

Are any of you using this as your email solution?

If you need further details and some screenshots you can check out this great article by the fellas from All About Symbian.

E71 & Nokia Internet Radio - Where's It At?

One of my favorite S60 applications is Nokia Internet Radio. There are so many stations to listen to and I've noticed that the list grows bigger and bigger over time - on my Nokia N82 that is.

What about the E71 version of Nokia Internet Radio? This should be pre-installed on the E71 but I don't see it. I went to the Internet Radio download page and didn't see a version for the E71. I downloaded and installed the E65 verson but it shuts down after a few seconds of use. Really crappy.

Has anyone got any other versions of Nokia Internet Radio on your Nokia E71? If not I'm hoping Nokia comes out with a version fast. With this huge battery I can listen to it all day.

Shame that it's not already installed on my phone.

Free E71 Theme: Black & Blue Dotted Wallpaper

Theme master Taieb has created one of my favorite sets of themes for the Nokia E71 and S60 phones. Black & Blue dots brings you custom icons and a very clean look to your E71 smartphone.

The screenshots above were taken with a portrait screen phone but I assure you it works great with the E71's screen orientation.

Click here to download this free E71 theme.

* If you want there is also a few other colors available at his site.

Nokia E71 Product Codes For Your Consumption

If your looking for a full list of product codes for the Nokia E71 look no further than another fellow E71 blog I found. The Nokia E71 Blog is compiling a list of product codes that many will find extremely valueable.


Using a program on your computer called Nemesis Suite you can change your product code to another version if your in need of certain languages or small features your version might not have. I have no experience in doing this, I just got this information from this article at Blink Thinks blog.

I don't think that image above is the full list of product codes.

Click here to see the compiled list of Nokia E71 Product Codes at The E71 Blog.

Is Nokia Cutting Ties With RIM's Blackberry Connect?


This is possibly the crappiest news Nokia E71 users and prospective buyers will ever hear. The website is reporting that Nokia & RIM's Blackberry brand have cut ties and won't be bring Blackberry Connect technology to the Nokia E71 and E66. In the article Mobile Today states,

Mobile can reveal that Nokia’s E71 and E66 phones will become the first Eseries devices that won’t house the popular BlackBerry Connect application, in a move designed to help Nokia reclaim its dominance of the business phone market.

I really see it the other way around. Blackberry Connect is one of the main selling points for their devices the fact that Nokia devices were compatible with this service made the Eseries a major player in the business phone market. Many corporations will not go any other route for their email service other than BB Connect.

So what are Nokia E71 fanatics left with? Well for one we have the Mail for Exchange application but I'm not so sure this will solve the needs of everyone. The other day I talked about the Seven beta application but I'm not so sure corporations will be so willing giving up their email accounts to another 3rd party service.

Nokia UK MD Simon Ainslie told Mobile Today...

RIM are a competitor and have done a reasonable job in a space that is traditionally ours, so it’s no great surprise that we see this as an opportunity to give consumers a proper choice on what email solution they want.

Our approach is to make email a mass-market proposition for everybody, not just for the corporate boardroom group of individuals where BlackBerry has established itself.

Nokia better have something else up their sleeve. I'm not so sure this is gonna fly with alot of long time Blackberry Connect users.

Whats your take on this?

Get A Gold Plated E71 For $873.95 - This Thing Looks Gorgeous

I just came across this website that is takes a device and strikes it with gold. They are offering this beautiful Nokia E71 struck with 24ct gold for $873.95. I would never pay this much for a phone but I'm sure there are a few that would. That's how much the E90 was going for when it first came out, without the gold.

Check out the picture below...


Lets say the price was on par with the other two colors and there was no real gold. Would you like seeing a Nokia E71 version with gold trim just like this? I personally would really love to see what it looks like in my hand.

If your willing to dish out the money or if you'd like to see the website just for laughs check out

Nokia E71-2 North American Version Available At

I just posted this over at and wanted to share it here with all of you. just started selling the Nokia E71 North American version, the E71-2 $559.95. I'm sure after a month the price will drop even more. The high speed 3g internet will work on the AT&T network. No word yet if Nokia will make a version that works on T-Mobile's network. I highly doubt they will.


If you decide to buy it don't forget to pick up some extra memory. They have the SanDisk 8gb microSD card hovering between $30-$34 bucks right now.

Buy Quickoffice Premier 5.0 For $1 - Today Only

A reader here at the blog emailed me that today only you can buy Quickoffice Premier 5.0 for only $1. This has to be one of the best application deals I've ever seen. Pretty much the best $1 I've ever spent.

If you didn't know Quickoffice Premiere allows you to:
Quickoffice Premier 5.0 is the FIRST and ONLY mobile solution to support Microsoft Office 2007® on S60 3rd Edition devices. Enjoy all of the great features of Quickoffice Premier 4.5 + the ability to edit and create new Microsoft Office 2007 documents on your device. Unlock the full potential of your smartphone and turn your device into a powerful mobile office. Quickoffice preserves documents during editing preventing document corruption and loss of formatting.

Key Features
Complete Editing of Word®, Excel® and PowerPoint® files
Advanced Editing of text, lists, tables, style, and formatting
View documents in multiple views
Performance optimizations for handling documents
ZoomView™ lets you pick the display size that’s best for you
Support For complex formulas
Complete graphical editing
Advanced email integration with Mail for Exchange 2.0
Free spell check dictionaries available in multiple languages
Add images to Word and PowerPoint documents

Supports the following file formats; DOCX, DOC, XLSX, XLSM, XLS, PPT, PPS & TXT
Microsoft Office version support; 97, 2000, XP, 2003, & 2007
Compatible with all S60 3rd Edition Devices

So what are you waiting for? Right now they are not showing an E71 version since it's so new but I've read the E61i version works just fine. You can use Paypal or a credit card and you must give them your IMEI number.

Click here for the link.

Thanks again to my reader Laurence for the heads up.

If you need a more detailed review of Quickoffice 5.0 you can click here to see Steves's article at

Nokia E71 Memory: Upgrade To An 8gb microSD Card For $30 And Change


When you buy the Nokia E71 it comes with a 2gb microsd card. But is that really enough? Between all your photos, music, videos, and documents it would be really nice to have more memory. Thats why it's great that the E71 supports microSDHC. This means that a card up to 32gb will work with the E71.

As of right now the highest microsd card available is 8gb. The 16gb cards are supposed to be coming soon but so far they haven't been released. SanDisk is pushing hard to wipe out their 8gb inventory so they are practically giving them away. has a great deal right now on SanDisk 8gb microSD cards. For only $30 bucks you can get without an adaptor. LINK

If you need a card reader that plugs into your usb port you can buy the bundle for only $33 bucks. LINK

The second option will give you faster data transfers but you have to take the card out of the phone. If you don't mind slower transfer speeds and don't need a reader go with the first option. All you'll have to do is plug in your E71's usb cord and put it in data transfer mode.

Have you already upgraded your memory? Do you think 16gb would be necessary for the Nokia E71?

North American Nokia E71-2 Now Selling At Nokia's Chicago Store

Well the news is really sweeping the net. I reported earlier today at that the NAM Nokia E71 is now for sale at Nokia's Chicago Store.

This means that you can now purchase the North American 3g E71 which is compatible with the AT&T network. Right now it's selling for $483 which isn't a bad price. I expect it to come down within a few weeks when more online retailers start getting these in stock.

Click here for more information about the Nokia E71-2 for sale.

WOW! Nokia E71 As Thin As A Pack Of Gum

Over at the other day I showed another example of just how thin the Nokia E71 really is.

Just check out this picture below...

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Click here to see even more pictures of the E71 side by side with a pack of gum.

Have you picked up the E71 yet? I'm kind of curious to see how many of my readers already have this phone. If so what do you think about the size of the Nokia E71? Are you happy with it or would you have anything changed if you could?

E71 Blackberry Connect Alternative: Seven Email Application Pushes Email Instantly

As of right now there is no solution for the Nokia E71 and Blackberry Connect. But if you need BB Connect like speeds on your E71 than looks no further than Seven beta email application. I've been using it on the Nokia E71 for a few days now and I couldn't be happier.

Seven uses a data or Wlan connection to always stay connected to your inbox. I find it more reliable than the built in email application especially when you lose a connection. Seven reconnects fast and updates your inbox while sometimes I find the built in application isn't connected. I've also tested the retrieval speed and Seven is fast. Within seconds the email appears on your phone sometimes faster than on my computer desktop. Keep in mind it uses your messaging application instead of it's own layout. You will always have the Seven application running in the background.

Perhaps my favorite feature is that Seven downloads more than just your header on the E71. You can set it to download X amount of KB from each message. The default number is 10kb and so far I haven't had to spend any time retrieving a message, unlike the default IMAP setting on the built in application which makes you manually retrieve each header.

To use Seven you must sign up for an account with them and they send you a link to the download page on your phone. Right now they don't have the Nokia E71 listed but the E90 version works just fine for me.

A few other things. I've only used it to connect to my Gmail account. I'm not sure how it works with other services. All you need to do is enter your username and password of your Gmail account and the rest of the settings will happen automatically.

According to their website, you can download the following versions of the application.

Consumer Edition
Yahoo, Gmail, AOL, Hotmail/MSN or other POP/IMAP email services

Out of Office™
Corporate email on Microsoft Exchange (Exchange 2000 and 2003), where Outlook Web Access is enabled.

Workgroup Edition
Corporate email on Microsoft Exchange (Exchange 2000, 2003, and 2007), Lotus Domino (versions 6, 6.5, and 7), or POP servers behind the firewall, for up to 25 users on a single installation.

Enterprise Edition
Corporate email on Microsoft Exchange (Exchange 2000, 2003, and 2007), Lotus Domino (versions 6, 6.5, and 7), or POP servers behind the firewall, for up to 1500 users per connector installation.

Once you get everything set up on your phone there are plenty of settings to play with. One thing I recommend is to set your log level to "fatal" so that the application doesn't create unneeded logs of everything you do. This will only slow down the application.

Another great thing about this application is it allows for multiple email accounts. Zach from Symbian In Motion mentions in one of his articles about Seven...
Sure there are still a few issues with the SEVEN email solution, but nothing is perfect. The latest version of SEVEN’s beta is truly terrific though. I have all six of my main email accounts loaded up and it handles them in stride. Exchange, Lotus Notes, POP, IMAP; it pushes them all to ensure your email is in your hands in a timely fashion, regardless of protocol. It syncs my contact with exchange, supports a variety of great functionality and to be frank it’s essentially the only available solution that meets my needs at the moment.

Of course you may run into some slight problems like with any applications but the great thing is Seven is free. So if you don't like it just delete it off your phone.

Click here to go to Seven's homepage and get started. Let me know if it works out for you.

E71 Freeware: Calcium Calculator For Basic Functions

Perhaps one of the most popular free S60 applications ever is Calcium Calculator. The simplicity of it and ease of use makes it so much nicer to use than the built in calculator and it works great on the Nokia E71. It gives you more of a one-touch feel compared to the built in calculator which makes you scroll around to the functions you are trying to use.

Check out the photo of Calcium Calculator on the Nokia E71.


Probably the only complain I have is the lack of calculations shown because it only gives you two lines in the number display. So this application is more for simple calculations. You might want to use the built in calculator if you plan on crunching out lots of numbers.

Click here to download Calcium Calculator for your Nokia E71. Make sure you download the 3rd Edition version.

Free E71 Themes: Black & Colors By Bandez

After reading this article be sure to visit the themes section for a list of all Nokia E71 themes featured at this blog.


Scratch proof your E71 and gadgets, buy the invisibleSHIELD screen protector.

The theme master Bandez is quickly becoming one of my favorite. He has a very unique icon pack which takes the default themes and enhances them. This theme "Black and Colors" comes in red, purple, green, pink, and recently added yellow. Right now my girlfriend is using the pink theme pictured above on the E71 and I assure you the green or yellow theme look great.


Click here to download this free E71 theme, make sure you grab the 3rd Edition version. For the yellow version you gotta search his homepage because it's a separate post.

Google Maps And The E71: A Match Made In Heaven

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I've been using Google Maps on the Nokia E71 for a few days now and couldn't be happier. It runs much faster and smother than Nokia Maps, although it uses data which might not be ideal for some people. If you have an unlimited data plan like myself than it doesn't matter.

Google Maps uses GPS and your phones signal to get your location. Upon starting the application your location is found almost instantly. If your on the freeway, you can check the traffic by pressing 7. You'll see either red, yellow, or green. I'm sure you know what the colors stand for.

Zooming in and out is a breeze by pressing the 1 and 3 key. You can scroll around the maps and then push 0 to get back to your current location. Keep in mind that you right now you have to press the shift key at the same time when using those shortcuts. I don't think Google recognizes the E71 as a qwerty phone with their latest version. Probably because the E71 is brand new. I'm hoping in the future you won't have to hold the shift key + shortcut to use these tools. It's really not good when your trying to drive and get directions (which I don't recommend).

If you need to search for something near you or get directions you are using the most powerful search engine in the world. Typing "gas station" gets you all the stations nearest to your location. Pick the one you and you you have tons of options. You can call directly from the application, go to website, get directions to and from the selection, and below that you are presented with the rest of the search results. You also have the option to "save to contacts" which is a huge plus for certain businesses or contacts that your always in touch with.

Google Maps can also find your location buy using your phones signal. It's hard getting a GPS lock in some buildings and the phone's signal is an approximate location, usually within about 1200 meters. Handy if your sitting at the DMV and decide your gonna try and find a place to eat. You don't need your exact location, but the general location would be perfect. Satellite views are also available.As for directions, you get step by step instructions. You go to the next step by pressing 6 and back by pressing 4. It doesn't update turn by turn. There is no option for voice guidance, but hopefully Google implements these features in the future.

To download Google Maps, go to on your E71 and scroll down to where it says Gmail, Maps, and more. Click the Maps link.

E71 And Themes: Do you Get The Certificate Error?

I tried installing some themes yesterday on my new E71 and I got a weird certificate error. I wasn't getting this with applications it was only when I was trying to install themes.

To solve this problem I had to go into my Application Manager and mess with some settings.

See the steps below to install themes on your Nokia E71:

Menu > Installations > App. Mgr. > Options > Software Installation > All.

After that I was able to install any themes I want. Not sure if all E71's will have this problem out of the box, but if you do this should solve your problem.

Check Out This E71 Theme I Installed...

By the way, check out this free S60 theme by Babi. It looks great on my E71, gives it a very professional and classy look. I personally hate the default themes that come with the E71. This theme is called Gray & Black and comes complete with custom icons.

Click here to download this free theme.

While your there browse all the other awesome S60 themes that Babi makes. Most of the newer ones just render correctly with the E71's resolution and screen size.

Photos: Nokia E71 vs. E62 Side By Side

I just got some great pictures of the Nokia E71 sitting beside the old but classic E62. The size difference between the two phones is astonishing, leaving one to wonder you can actually get the E62 in your pocket.

Check out some of the photos...

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Huge difference in design and style right? The E71 triumphs over the E62 in terms of looks and style.

If your a user coming from the E62 you'll be satisfied with your new purchase. And no, the smaller keys on the E71 do not hinder the typing speed.

If you already have the E71, what qwerty smartphone are you coming from and how does it compare?

E71 & Microsoft Exchange - Grab Your Messages With Mail For Exchange S60

If you need to have your Exchange email account and Nokia E71 stay in sync, then Mail For Exchange is your solution. This will give you a true push email experience on your E71. It's easy to set up and it's free.

Click here to find the official Mail For Exchange support page by Nokia. You will also find the download link there where you can install it on your E71. The newest version is 2.5.3.

Now we just need to wait for BB connect to be available for the E71. It's not currently supported yet but it should be coming soon.

For a nice review of Mail For Exchange and a comparison to RoadSync check out this article by SMS Text News. Keep in mind that piece was written earlier this year and MFE has been updated since then.

Youtube On The Nokia E71 - Watch It Free With Mobitubia

Thanks to the amazing Symbian S60 platform that powers the Nokia E71 there are many ways to watch Youtube on your Nokia E71. Flash Lite 3 is supported in the built in web browser, but you may find that watching Youtube videos with that method can be slow and clunky.

You can also use one of my favorite free S60 application called Mobitubia to watch and download Youtube videos with your E71.

With Mobitubia, you get full accesss to the Youtube database on your Eseries smartphone in good quality, full screen format. The load time is actually pretty quick as well. Best of all you can save your viewed clips to your memory card if you want to check em out later, without having to reload them.

As you can see above you have a nice clean interface with a handful of options.

If you go to the Youtube icon you get the following:

-Recently Featured
-Popular Clips
-Open Web Clip (if you know the URL)
-View by Youtube ID
-Clip Search

Other icons include Saved Clips, Open Clip URL, About, & Exit.

You have so many options while watching a video clip as well.

-Status Bar (show, hide, autohide)
-Max Frame Skip (keep it at 0)
-Save Clip (when finished viewing, to your phone or card)
-Back and Exit

Make sure you have an unlimited data plan or use this on a WiFi connection, Mobitubia obviously eats up tons of data.

Like I said you can get this great S60 Youtube application for free, although donations are welcomed of course by the developer.

Click here to download Mobitubia Youtube Application for your Nokia E71.

If you have another Youtube and E71 solution I'd like to know. I love trying out new methods.

A Short Nokia E71 Commercial Showing All Angles

Browsing Youtube just now I found another E71 commercial, this one showing off all the angles of the new Eseries smart phone. Check it out below...

I thought I'd throw in this other video review of the E71 by Brighthand. They show off the awesome new Mode Switcher functionality that I think is a genius move by Nokia. Your phone can be set up for work or play without having to go in and constantly and manually change the shortcuts.

If you've come across any other great video reviews of the new Nokia E71 please share the links in the comments below. Thanks!

Photo: Nokia E71 - Meet The iPhone

I was googling for some pictures of the Nokia E71 next to the iPhone today and came up with a really good one on Flickr...

As you can see they are almost exactly the same size. It shows how large the iPhone's screen is compared to the E71 but the internal brains of the iPhone puts up no competition to the E71.

It's worth noting the comments left on that Flickr photo by the owner about the typing speed...

giving the new e71 a try. same internals as the 3g iphone but typing speed on the keyboard is already as fast as after one year with the multi-touch.

Interesting right? People are loving the real qwerty keypad of the Nokia E71.

And don't forget about the E71 vs. iPhone vs. N95 gallery you can find over at Boy Genius Report.

The Nokia E71 really holds it's own in terms of thickness and size. I can't wait to find some photos next to a Blackberry Curve, that would really be a sight to see right?

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Nokia E71 Variants, Bands, & Model Numbers

One thing I hate trying to figure out when buying a new unlocked phone is which version to get? If the phone is meant for world use, there is a good chance that the 3g bands will only work in certain locations depending on which version you buy.

Take the Nokia E71 for instance. When you go to buy one you'll notice there is a E71-1, E71-2, E71-3. This can get really really really confusing. You don't want to end up buying the wrong one and not having high speed 3g in the area you live.

Here are the E71 variants and models numbers along with the regions they are made for (in terms of 3g bands)...

E71-1 RM-346 = GSM 850/900/1800/1900; WCDMA 900/2100
E71-2 RM-357 = GSM 850/900/1800/1900; WCDMA 850/1900
E71-3 RM-407 = GSM 850/900/1800/1900; WCDMA 850/2100

To make that clear,

E71-1 is for Europe/Asia
E71-2 is for AT&T in the USA, and (Rogers?) in Canada
E71-3 is for one of the Australian carriers

Hopefully this makes the buying process a little easier for you guys. Keep in mind all three will work fine anywhere, just not the 3g.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Thanks to members Howard Forums for the information.

Change The One Touch Keys To Other Applications. It Can Be Done On The E71

Thankfully Nokia and the designers of the Eseries have made it possible to change the one touch shortcut keys on the E71 to any applications or tasks you want. I'm talking about the 3 keys to the left and right of the pad. The messaging, contacts, and calendar key can all be customized to your liking.


Great thing is each key can have two shortcuts. One for short press and one for long press. So in actuality you have a 6 shortcuts keys, not counting all the shortcuts you can have on the active standby screen. I think this is a great move by Nokia to allow more customization and efficiency. People that own Eseries devices are always looking for ways to get things done faster and find the shortcuts.

Check out what I'm talking about under the Personalize section of this E71 demonstration by Nokia.

Official Nokia E71 Demonstrations Page Now Live


Nokia has made public there official E71 demonstrations page where they show you a basic interactive overview of how the UI of the phone works. They cover the E71 calls, music, messaging, camera and gallery, security, maps, internet, organization, connection, and personalization. Each section gives you a video slideshow the different topics along with tips off to the right.

If your not familiar with a Nokia Eseries device or Symbian S60 3rd Edition you should probably take a look at this page.

Click here to go to the Nokia E71 demonstration page.

Does Fring IM/VOIP Work With The E71? Their Support Team Says Yes

I haven't checked yet but I'm wondering if the popular and free VOIP/IM application called Fring is compatible with the Nokia E71. Over at the Fring Forums one of the support team members says they haven't fully tested it with the E71, but if you download the Nokia N95 version Fring will work fine. I suspect they are right since the E71 runs on Symbian S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1, just like the N95 does. Update: In another thread, it looks like a user is have some problems with Fring. They really need to get this fixed as the E71 is almost ready to be released for the mass market. I'll keep you updated.

If you haven't already tried out Fring for S60 you really need to give it a shot. It allows you to connect to all your favorite IM chat services and also lets you make internet calls using Skype and many more VOIP services.

Fring says,

fring™ is a mobile internet service & community that enables you to access & interact with your social networks on-the-go, make free calls and live chat with all your fring, Skype®, MSN® Messenger, Google Talk™, ICQ, SIP, Twitter, Yahoo!™ and AIM®* friends using your handset’s internet connection rather than costly cellular airtime minutes.

Bringing PC-benefits to the mobile, fring leverages your handset’s internet connection to empower you with mobility and availability as never before, integrating all contacts into one searchable buddy list and all your online applications into one ever-growing catalog of services. fring lets you see who’s online before dialing with contact availability indicators, engage in multiple conversations simultaneously via fring’s chat, send & receive files with our file transfer capabilities and enjoy an ever-growing selection of ‘always on’ fringAdd-ons like facebook, Gmail Notifier, Vtap Video Streaming, Orkut Social Network, Yandex Push Email and many more created by any developers worldwide who want to take their service mobile using fringAPI™.

Beyond fring’s social appeal, it also saves money letting you make affordable local and international calls to landline and regular cellular numbers using your SkypeOut/SkypeIn account or almost any internet voice service (SIP) such as SIPNET, EuteliaVoIP, VoIPVoIP and VoIPTalk, even from non-SIP enabled handsets.

What’s more, fring does all the work for you, automatically logging you into your favorite WiFi hotspots so you save time and hassle without having to configure your WiFi access points each time.

Click here to download Fring or learn more about this free application for your Nokia E71.

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