In-depth Nokia E61 review

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While we still talking about the Nokia E61, All About Symbian also has a fairly in-depth hands on review of the device (he must have better sources than us). Here are some of the highlights:

– Device ships with 52 applications (wow, that’s a lot better than the free version of Brick Breaker RIM gives us)
– Wide device body makes finding earpiece for phone calls difficult
– Desktop syncing is very easy and reliable
– Internet connection is fast and easy
– Web Browsing is quirky
– S60 menu interface suffers slightly from transition to landscape screen

The E61 is a strange smartphone to sum up. It wants to do so many things, and on the whole it manages to do them well. It’s quite clearly in the “first-gen” category, and a lot of work needs to be done to make the S60 interface work for the user with the large screen and the keyboard – there are times where the device was not letting me do what I wanted to do. I look forward to updates to S60, but in the meantime I can live with the quirks. The E61 is, at the moment, the one for me.