|Nokia E51 Unlocked Smartphone with 2 MP Camera, 3G, Wi-Fi, MP3/Video Player, MicroSD Slot--US Version with Warranty (Black Steel)
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Classically designed with high-speed mobile browsing, email, multimedia features, a multitude of connectivity options, and convenient shortcut keys.
Ideal for business-savvy globetrotters who require a full range of smartphone capabilities, broadband connectivity, and real-time access to your contacts, the stylish Nokia E51 brings it all together. This quad-band GSM/EDGE phone is also ready to run on 850 MHz/2100 MHz UMTS/HSDPA 3G networks (found in Europe, Australia and Asia), enabling fast downloads and streaming multimedia while on the go. It also includes integrated Wi-Fi connectivity (802.11b/g) for accessing open networks at work, at home, and on the road from a variety of wireless hotspots.
The candybar-style E51 is nicely slim at less than half-an-inch thin, and it features a large 2-inch LCD with support for 16.7 million colors for excellent depth. It's based on S60 software operating on the Symbian OS, enabling you to personalize the E51 by choosing from a wide choice of compatible applications that can be downloaded--including games, navigation, entertainment, and productivity titles. Other features include a 2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth connectivity for both communication headsets and stereo music streaming, MicroSD expansion, MP3 player, FM radio, and up to 4.4 hours of talk time.
This unlocked cell phone can be used with a GSM network service provider and it provides quad-band connectivity (850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz). It does not come with a SIM card, and it requires that you provide a SIM card for usage with your selected service provider.
The slim Nokia E51 is loaded with features to help balance your business and leisure time.
The thin, stainless steel E51 has a 2-inch QVGA display (240 x 320 pixels) with an amazing depth of 16.7 million colors. It includes an ambient light sensor and an LED light indicator that can be customized to let you know of missed calls or incoming emails and text messages. It has a standard numeric keypad as well as several One Touch keys that provide direct access to functions, including email, Bluetooth, and the Home screen.
Getting on the Internet is easy with the E65, thanks to its EDGE data connectivity (and compatibility with 850/2100 MHz 3G networks). The integrated Wi-Fi connectivity (802.11b/g) enables you to make VoIP phone calls over an open network, and it offers a variety of security settings (WPA2-Enterprise, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA-Personal). When used with a carrier data plan and the phone's USB or Bluetooth data capability, the phone can also be used as a wireless modem for laptops and PDAs.
This phone provides Bluetooth version 2.0 wireless connectivity with EDR (enhanced data rate), and includes profiles for communication headset, handsfree car kits, and audio/video remote control. With the A2DP Bluetooth profile, you can stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones.
The E51 can also access mobile Internet telephony (Voice over IP, or VoIP) from homes and hotspots. For example, the downloadable Gizmo application enables you to make and receive inexpensive calls from your mobile phones and chat or talk with friends who are online.
This business-savvy Nokia E-series phone offers integration with a wide range of business email solutions, including Nokia Intellisync Wireless Email and Mail for Exchange to communicate with Microsoft Exchange Server. It's also compatible with POP3, IMAP4, and SMTP email accounts and provides the ability to view attachments. The dedicated Email key on the front cover, indicator light for new email, and a preview window to the latest email on the home screen will help you keep up with email when on the move. It also features SMS text and MMS multimedia messaging, as well as instant messaging capabilities via AOL, Yahoo!, and MSN.
Powered by the S60 3.1 Edition operating system, the E51 comes with the Nokia Office Tools 2.0 application bundle, which includes Nokia Team Suite, In-device Search, Quickoffice, Macromedia PDF reader, Zip manager, File manager, and Active Notes. The Nokia Team Suite provides easy to use UI for organizing and facilitating group conference calls, email messages, or text messages, while Quickoffice provides viewers for Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint documents. The in-device Search enables user to easily find data in device. For example, messages, email calendar data, and contacts can be searched easily via this application. And Active Notes enable you to create notes containing rich text and multimedia items (e.g. pictures, voice clips, video clips). Notes can be synchronized to PC and browsed there via any XHTML compatible web browser.
The 2-megapixel camera on the back has a 4x digital zoom, and it can also capture videos at up to 320 x 240 pixels and at 15 frames per second (fps). Video clip length depends on available memory. The phone has an integrated digital audio player, and the phone is compatible with real-music ringtones in a variety of formats (MP3, MPEG-4, AAC, eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB, AMR-WB). You can listen to your favorite radio programs via the integrated FM radio, and the Visual Radio feature lets you see information about songs or artists. Other features include:
- 130 MB internal memory, expandable to 4 GB with optional MicroSD memory cards
- Enhanced Active standby for business: gives you quick access to your favorite applications and a summary of the day's activities, right from your device's main screen
- Push to talk (PTT) capabilities, speakerphone, voice recorder
- Text-to-speech feature: hear your messages read aloud to you from your device
- 2.5 mm Nokia A/V connector, mini-USB 2.0 connector
- Video streaming and playback with H.264 (MPEG-4), 3gpp, and Real codecs
- Nokia Maps application integrated into device
- Contacts, calendar and to-do list: supports PC synchronization with Microsoft Outlook and Lotus Notes via Nokia PC Suite
- Bluetooth profiles: A2DP (stereo music streaming), AVRC (remote control), HFP (hands-free car kits), HSP (communication headsets), BIP (for sending images to another device), DUN (dial-up networking), FTP (file transfer), OPP (object push for business cards, calendar items, and pictures)
The Nokia E51 weighs 3.53 ounces and measures 4.49 x 1.81 x 0.47 inches. Its 1050 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 4.4 hours of talk time, and up to 312 hours (13 days) of digital standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies as well as the 850/2100 MHz 3G UMTS/HSDPA frequencies.
- This unlocked cell phone is compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile. Not all carrier features may be supported. It will not work with CDMA carriers like Verizon Wireless, Alltel and Sprint.
- Quad-band GSM cell phone compatible with 850/900/1800/1900 frequencies and 3G compatibility via 850/2100 HSDPA plus EDGE capabilities
- Stylish, business-oriented stainless steel phone with access to personal and corporate email, document viewing, push-to-talk capability (network dependent)
- Wi-Fi networking; 2-megapixel camera/camcorder; MicroSD expansion (up to 4 GB); Bluetooth stereo music
- Up to 4.4 hours of talk time and 312 hours of standby time
- Everything you could possibly want!
This has to be one of the best phone in the market...still! I like phones small in size, so i don't have to juggle stuff in my pockets, and this one fits in nicely. Its got wlan, making internet access two clicks away while i am on campus or at home. It has decent battery life, though the size does limit the battery size. But above all, its simplicity conceals its power making it a very decent companion. I bought a second one after i swapped my old one for an n810 with my brother...a year after i had bought my first one. Why? Because nothing else did the same stuff better :)
Again, if you don't mind large phones, this might not be the one for you, but if you would have a small powerful phone, this is something you should definitely look into!...more info
- Nokia E51
Overall the phone is pretty good for what it is. A budget wifi capable smart phone. The look style and feel of the phone is great, the headphones broke within a couple weeks and were not very good to begin with. The button never worked well and one speaker quit in about a week. The jack ended up breaking off. The ear pieces never fit well and the volume was not very loud. My next complaint is about the speaker in the phone itself. When the volume is turn up to an adequate level the speaker vibrates against the printed circuit board and creates a buzzing noise. I had to take the phone apart and place a small piece of thin rubber between the speaker and the board to get it to stop. Works well now. I would still recommend this phone if you want to save money and you want to have the wifi capability to go online occasionally....more info
- The Best Phone I've Ever Owned
After researching many other phones, I purchased the Nokia E51 and I am delighed with my choice.
The phone offers excellent call quality, good battery life, a good solid feel, and all of the features I need in a smartphone.
After a disappointing experience with the Nokia 6126, I was a bit hesitant to buy another Nokia but with this phone, Nokia has definitely redeemed themselves in my eyes!...more info
- Great phone/Nokia is the best as usual
This E51 is great phone, not big and has a lot of useful functions though. Nokia is the best phone I ever owned. Previously I had two models of E50 and this one is for sure great deal for everyone. It could seem to be a bit expensive than other brands, but believe me it worth it.
I can't understand why Nokia is not widespread in USA. I owned Samsung for one year before this Nokia and it broken down for no reason. ...more info
- Sleek but sturdy phone. VOIP is nice.
First of all, price alert: As of Mar 29 2009, Nokia's online shop lists this at a discount price of 239 USD though it's on back-order.
And now the review.
* Good voice quality, good reception.
* Though thin and sleek, the metal casing feels very sturdy.
* VOIP works. Native Skype would have been great, but I'm using Skype through third party (Fring and Nimbuzz, both free) which is good enough.
* Decent applications, e.g. messaging, calendar, web browser, document viewers. I've never thought that I'd actually use this for web browsing, but it is doable despite the tiny screen.
* Most importantly, this doesn't break my wallet.
* Keyboard is not the greatest thing for typing. I know, it's not designed for that, but decent applications means that a better keyboard would be very useful.
* Camera is OK, not great.
All in all I'm quite satisfied with the phone....more info
I have had this phone for a little over a week and its by far the best phone I've ever had. I previously purchased a Nokia N75 from AT&T and i must say that was one of the worst decisions i ever made. The battery on the phone would die with a days use. the battery on the E51 lasts for ages!!! i charged it fully when i received and didn't have to charge it for 5 days and i txt quite a bit. its also really fast when switching from application to application i never realized how sluggish my N75 was until i bought this phone. i was easily able to connect to the wireless at my house it was quite fast. also, when i first ordered the phone i thought it looked ok, but when i received it i have to say it surprised me how simple and elegant it was. it also felt very sturdy compared to my old flimsy N75. All in all i have to say this is one of the best decisions I've ever made i'd definitely buy this phone again!!...more info
- Nokia E51
A great phone for the ATT network. Love the sync capabilities and the wi fi without the bulk of a comparable phone.
Lots of software available and easy to navigate.
If you love Nokia phones, you will not be disappointed.
- Great phone - compact yet powerful
Love the phone but Amazon pricing sucks. They dropped the price a week after I paid for the phone....more info
- best purchase ever!!
This phone is awesome, it does everything!! I bought it for my brother and he was more than happy. You can play tons of games football, Mario, tennis, surf the web wherever you are, google maps, radio, even the ringtones are fun! Worth the price....more info
- Nice compact smartphone
It has all of the important features of its larger cousins...
After having it for a couple of months I decided to upgrade to an E71. Well I've used the larger one for some three months again and I'm switching back. My reasons:
- The E51 is really compact for a smartphone... I think this is very attractive.
- I didn't use the qwerty keyboard as much as I thought I would. As a matter of fact, I found it too crowded, and hard to use without looking at it. It was also hard to use it one handed. Since having a good tactile feedback is one of the reasons for not switching to a touchscreen device, I think the numeric keypad is much suited to my needs.
- The E71's screen is larger, but still not as large as I would've liked it to be... I think the small extra in real-state is not used well enough, and thus sub-utilized. ...more info
- Nokia E51 Smartphone
Good all around phone, not for a committed Blackberry user though. I have had no problems with connections, and its download time is great. I will buy a wireless keyboard and a phone caddy....more info
- Nice if you don't do lots of texting
I had this phone for almost a year. Phone performs perfect as a phone. As an intertainment device is rather dull. Speaker sound is mediocre. Camera quality is low, similar to iPhone. I replaced it with Nokia E71 this January - definetely an improvement. Though most of functionality of E71 exists on this phone and it is smaller and a lot cheaper!...more info
- Nokia E51 unlocked smartphone
Awesome unlocked smart cell phone! A steal at this price for all the features it has! It has built-in wi-fi so you can web-browse for free at wi-fi hotspots. I can check my email on yahoo or browse the internet and never use up my minutes on my pre-paid T-Mobile plan. This phone also has a video player, mp3 player, 2 MP camera and FM tuner too. Who needs an over-priced IPhone with all the extra fees? The only item that is missing on this "almost perfect" cell phone for me, is a built-in camera flash....more info
- Won't turn on after 7 months
I won't list all the nice features of the phone - there is enough other reviews on that subject. My own experience with the phone has been great as well. Until it broke down. The phone just died and won't turn on anymore. When connected to charger the light and screen backlight come on for a few seconds then turn back off. I am sending it for repairs - will see if Nokia honors the warranty Amazon promised. By the way it looks like I am not the only one having this problem - just google for "E51 won't turn on"
There are a few other negative things I have (or had - while it worked) to say about E51 in no particular order. First if you need input for non-latin languages, that is not going to be easy because apparently it requires re-flashing the device creatively with localized (for the country where the language is used) version of Symbian - which obviously voids the US warranty and too much of a hassle.
Second, as somebody noticed, the dust accumulates behind the screen quickly and I see no way to remove it.
Third, custom voice recognition is not supported - so you can not train the phone to recognize your voice (or language) for voice dialing. You have to pronounce names of your contacts with English accent or they won't be recognized. This is ridiculous - even my old 6230 allows me to assign any voice tags I want.
Fourth, the camera produces pictures with annoying green tint which makes it almost unusable. There is no tint in "night mode" but then you loose quality. This problem has been discussed in various forums many times with hope that the "next" software release would fix it. Which obviously hasn't happen in a couple of years the phone has been on the market....more info
- Careful with car's bluetooth version & text messages
Fantastic in every way except 2. It won't sync up with my 2006 BMW's bluetooth (known problem - I should have researched better) and it doesn't get my AT&T text messages, annoying the people who I don't get back to....more info