Use Internet From Your E71 To Connect An iPod Touch To The Web - Perfect Combination

Do you love your E71 so much that not even the mighty Nokia N900 tempts you to upgrade? You're not the only one. Many other E71 Fanatics don't see a need to dish out more money for a smartphone. But there is still that part of you that wants to keep up with the latest technology. It's the current trend & a standard for newer smartphones to include a large touchscreen display with great multimedia functionality. The iPhone (and iPod Touch) is very tempting with all of the cool apps that you can download and the eye candy, but for most E71 users the iPhone is majorly lacking and can't be used as a main device. The N97 is another option but not at $500. What is an E71 user to do who needs more options?

This may be the solution...

Tether Your E71's Interenet Connection To The Apple iPod Touch

That's right. You can turn your E71 & data connection into a walking WiFi hotspot, sharing the web with an iPod Touch or other multimedia device (like your laptop). Think of it like your internet router at home. The E71 can be the same thing. This can be done thanks to a Symbian application called JoikuSpot.


JoikuSpot is a mobile software solution that turns Nokia Smartphones to WLAN HotSpots. JoikuSpot software is installed directly to the phone. When switched on, laptops and iPods can establish instant and fast wireless internet connection via smartphone's JoikuSpot access point using phone's own 3G internet connection.

There are two versions of JoikuSpot. One is free and the Premium is $12.99. I recommend the commercial version if you plan on using it everyday and need something reliable.

Added benefits of commercial version:

- Securing the connection and setting authentication
- Secured access to corporate intrawebs (VPN)
- Email protocol support (e.g. Outlook & Gmail)
- Full support for all network access protocols such as Outlook, Skype, Gmail, YouTube, Messengers...
- No forced default landing page
- Adjustable settings (e.g. access point naming)
- 3G Auto-reconnect
- 100% customizable for operator and corporate whitelabeling and licencing

I've tested JoikuSpot Premium with my brothers Apple iTouch and it works perfectly. I have full access to all the iPhone applications that need a data connection and the web browser. Of course it would be smart to have an unlimited data connection on your E71 to avoid high charges.

Apple iPod Touch

Most of you already have an iPod Touch. If you don't I came across this 1-day only deal at Amazon for the Apple iPod touch 8 GB (2nd Generation). It's on sale for $158.99 - down from $199.99. If you miss this deal Amazon always has decent prices on their entire iPod touch lineup.

Do any of you have this combination and use it on a daily basis? With the E71's great battery life and a spare charger this can really be a powerful duo. Best of both worlds.

Nokia E71 Firmware Version 400.21.013 Released, Mostly Fixes & Improvements

Over the Thankgiving Day holiday weekend Nokia decided to release the new E71 firmware, version 400.21.013. The timing makes perfect sense because Thanksgiving is a North American holiday and the firmware wasn't released for the E71-2 which is the North American version. At least it's not showing up on my Nokia Software Updater screen. Maybe some of you are having better luck. Congrats to the rest of the E71 Fanatics around the world who are able to update.

Here is the E71 firmware changelog sent to me by reader Marcos. (Thumbs up buddy!)

• Nokia Messaging IM2.0
• Gimlet v9.5 (v9.5.3.72)
• Quick Office 5.3
• Ovi Store 1.5 (v1.5.2)
• Ovi Contacts - Preinstalled
• Mail for Exchange 2.9.176

• Email Setup Wizard update
• WLAN Corrections
• Internet Radio v1.16 – Increased functionality
• Camera functionality improvement
• Incoming call hang issue fixed
• Turkish SMS character input improvement
• Many functionality and Stability improvements in MfE
• Support for Russian and Ukranian keymats
• Phone activation Baseline updated
• Yahoo account hack fixed

• Stability and functionality improvements
• Email and WLAN functionality improvements
• Increased robustness in handling SMS and incoming calls
• Memory leak fixes and crashes
• Email and WLAN functionality improvements

• Fix for Incoming call hang issue and fast call crash
• Fix for making emergency call when the phone is locked

• Minor Functionality improvements
• Time display correction when the phone is locked

• WLAN functionality Improvements and fixes for crashes
• Improvement in WLAN authentication
• mVPN authentication improvements and general functionality improvement

• Functionality improvements for search functionality

• Email setup wizard updated
• Fix for Yahoo account hack while setting up Gmail account through Nokia Email
• Fix for mails getting duplicated after restoring backup
• Mail for Exchange upgraded from 2.9.158 to 2.9.176
• Gimlet updated to v9.5
• Many functionality and stability improvements in MfE
• Robustness and functionality improvements in email items.

• Improved functionality
• Increased application stability

• Usability improvements
• Keyboard mapping corrections for Russian and Ukranian keymat

• Improvement in Turkish SMS characters input
• Fix for delivery report for SMS with more than 22 characters
• Increased robustness in handling SMS

As you can see it's mostly fixes and improvements. It's nice to see that the latest version of Nokia Messaging was included in this firmware. Is this still a seperate application or is it now embedded into the Messaging app?

Before You Ask...
NO! This update does not add Feature Pack 2 as found on the Nokia E72.

Backup Your Data
As always - be sure to backup your data before the update. You will lose all of your applications and settings so keep that in mind and give yourself some time to re-install all of your favorite applications & themes.

Have you updated your E71 with the latest firmware? Let us know how it goes and what differences you see.

Official Facebook Application For The Nokia E71 & E72... Finally

Well it's finally here - the official Facebook application for the Nokia E71 (and E72). I'm assuming this app will work on all S60v3 devices including the N86. For some reason Nokia decided NOT to announce this news, even though their loyal E71 users have been waiting for this since it was preinstalled on the N97 months ago.


Facebook ® for Nokia E71/E72 lets you keep up with your friends right at your
fingertips. Update your status, see what your friends are up to, upload photos,
check messages and lookup phone numbers when you need them anytime and anywhere.
Facebook allows you to comment on your friend’s statuses, RSVP to e vent invites
and confirm or deny friend requests. The Facebook for Nokia E71/E72 brings
Facebook directly to your phone. If Facebook is not available for your device,
please check Ovi Store.

I haven't got a chance to test out the application yet because my SIM card is currently in the N97. I'm assuming it works just like the version I'm using right now. Thanks to CJ and one of his readers for the great find! Be sure to check out the ZOMG its CJ blog for tons of Nokia news and tips.

Download The Facebook App For Nokia E71 and E72

Find it in the Ovi Store or click here for the direct link.

I'd love to hear your thoughts and opinions on this app since I'm not able to test it out right now.

Nokia E72 & N900 On Sale, Shipping Any Time Now

Just a heads up for those looking to upgrade from the Nokia E71. After many delays Nokia is finally saying the N900 & E72 is on sale now and shipping soon.

The Nokia E72 is the natural successor of the popular E71, adding a 5mp camera, better audio quality & a 3.5mm headphone jack, Feature Pack 2, and a handful of other upgrades.

The Nokia N900 is the latest flagship device featuring the Maemo 5 operating system, a beautiful 3.5 inch screen, 5mp camera & 32gb built in memory. This is the ultimate phone for true power users.

Nokia E72 Product Page

Nokia N900 Product Page

Nokia has already put out press releases that both of these phones are shipping, however some retailers are still waiting to get their inventory in.

I know many of you are going to stick with your Nokia E71 - this is just for those looking for more options.

Just Black, N900, & E72 Themes For Nokia E71

It’s been quite some time since I posted up some new themes, probably because I haven’t seen many that have really caught my eye. However, in the past few weeks there have been a handful of Nokia E71 themes posted up over at and some of them are beautiful. The simple & lightweight theme called “Just Black” is my current favorite and a few others look great as well.

Check em out!…

Just Black




E72 Theme For E71




Maemo 5 N900 Theme For E71



That Maemo 5 N900 theme is also a personal favorite. I was extremely impressed by the theme that Nokia created for the N900 and was hoping somebody would recreate it. Thanks tehk!

If you haven't already heard about the new Nokia N900 be sure to check out this epic video.

Maemo is what's powering Nokia's newest flagship instead of Symbian S60 like the N97 and E71. Nokia announced the N900 is now shipping to retailers this week and should be hitting the shelves anytime. You can check out the N900 product page at Amazon if you’re interested

Hope you enjoy these themes for your E71!

Security: How To Remote Lock Your E71 From Another Phone

Let’s say you leave your Nokia E71 at school and don’t want your classmates seeing those luvvy-duvvy text messages you send to your girlfriend. Or maybe you can’t find your phone and don’t want anybody using it. The E71 has a great security feature called Remote Lock built in. Many people overlook or don’t notice this feature, but I think it’s a must-have for everyone with an expensive smartphone and sensitive data.

What does remote lock do? It allows you to send a unique message to your phone from another phone and it will lock.

You need to create a special phrase like “locke71” or anything you can remember. If you need to lock your phone so that nobody can access it or the files on the memory card you can send an SMS with that phrase you created from any phone to your phone and it will completely lock up immediately. The only way to unlock it is to use the phone’s lock code that you will create if you haven’t already.

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Be sure to make a lock code that you can remember. The default code is 12345 if you have never set one up before. If you forget your lock code I do not know how to unlock the phone. Maybe someone here knows better than I do.

Does anybody already use this feature? Has anyone ever needed to use this feature?

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