Nokia – Connecting People

Nokia E51

Nokia E51

Key Features

  • Thin design loaded with features to help balance your business and leisure time
  • Access your email while on the go with support for most leading corporate and personal email applications
  • Browse the web and email with high speed 3G, HSDPA, or WLAN connection
  • Make lower cost voice calls over the internet with the built-in WLAN
  • Stay connected to the people and information you need with a long battery life and large internal memory
  • Take pictures and capture video with the 2 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom
  • Listen to the latest hits with FM Visual Radio or play your favorite tunes on the MP3 music player

Operating Frequency

  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 850/2100 MHz

Dimensions

  • Dimensions: 114.8 x 46 x 12 mm
  • Weight: 100 g
  • Volume: 61 cc

Display

  • 2″ (240 x 320 pixels), active-matrix color display supports up to 16 million colors

User Interface

  • S60 3.1 Edition
  • 5-way navigation key, two soft keys, and send and end call keys
  • Nokia Eseries keys for quick access to contacts, calendar, email, and the device’s home screen (Active standby)
  • 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
  • Mute key and volume keys on the right side
  • Push to talk*/voice recorder key on the left side
  • Power key on top of the device
  • Ambient light sensor
  • LED indicator light for new email and SMS/MMS messages, and missed call indication

*Support for this feature varies by region

Camera & Video

  • 2 megapixel camera with 4 x digital zoom for high quality still imaging and video capture
  • Video streaming and playback with H.264 (MPEG-4), 3gpp, and Real codecs
  • Video recording in H.263 (3gpp) and MPEG-4
  • Video calling

Music

  • MP3 music player
  • Compatible with Bluetooth stereo headsets
  • FM Visual Radio: lets you see information about songs or artists, and read up on celebrity news

Memory Functions

  • Up to 130 MB of user data memory
  • Expandable up to 4 GB with hot swappable microSD card

Messaging & E-Mail

  • Email with support for POP3, IMAP4, and SMTP protocols, attachment viewers, dedicated email key, and LED indicator for new email messages
  • Email support for a wide variety of third-party solutions including: Mail for Exchange, Visto Mobile, and Seven Always-on
  • Option to select desired email account to read/write messages from
  • Instant messaging (supports Yahoo, AOL, OMA 1.2, MSN)
  • SMS text messages
  • MMS for sending messages with pictures, video clips, and audio clips attached

Applications

  • Java™ MIDP 2.0 applications
  • Nokia Office Tools 2.0 including Nokia Team Suite, In-device Search, Quickoffice, Macromedia PDF reader, Zip manager, File manager, and Active Notes:
    • Nokia Team Suite provides easy to use UI for organizing and facilitating group conference calls, email messages, or text messages
    • 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
    • Quickoffice provides viewers for Microsoft Excel©, Word© and PowerPoint© documents
    • Macromedia PDF reader enables user to view PDF documents
    • Zip manager provides means for managing ZIP files received – for example, as an email attachment
    • File manager for accessing data on user disk or memory card
    • Active Notes enable users 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
  • Download! Tool for easy application downloads straight to your device
  • Voice solutions: support for Nokia Intellisync Call Connect for Cisco, Nokia Intellisync Call Connect for Alcatel (all sold separately)
  • Nokia Maps application integrated into device
  • Support for Nokia Intellisync Mobile Suite with email, file synchronization, voice, and device management
  • Support for Symantec, F-Secure, McAfee, and Trend Micro antivirus software. Applications are available via Download! Tool
  • Support for Pointsec encryption security application. Application is available via Download! Tool
  • Worldmate: an application with weather, world clocks, and a currency converter to assist you while traveling. Application is available via Download! Tool
  • Supports Windows Live providing mobile access to Windows Live Messenger, Windows Live Search, Windows Live Spaces, Windows Live Hotmail. Application is available via Download! Tool
  • Yahoo! Go: get your email, news, maps, and more all from the same customized webpage. Application is available via Download! Tool

Ringtones

  • Supports MP3, MPEG-4, AAC, eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB, and AMR-WB formats

Connectivity

  • Integrated WLAN (IEEE 802.11g) with WLAN wizard: searches for available WLAN networks
  • Bluetooth 2.0 specification with enhanced data rate (EDR)
  • Micro USB connector, USB 2.0 full-speed
  • 2.5 mm Nokia A/V connector
  • IrDA (115 kbps)

Data Transfer

  • GPRS/EGPRS (Class A, multi-slot class 32)
  • Dual mode transfer multi-slot class 11 for simultaneous voice calls and browsing
  • HSDPA (high-speed downlink protocol access) up to 3.6 Mbit/s (3G)
  • Local data synchronization with Nokia PC Suite.

Voice Features

  • Push to talk (PTT or PoC)*
  • Integrated handsfree speakerphone
  • Voice over IP (VoIP) using WLAN
  • Voice recorder
  • Text-to-speech feature: hear your messages read aloud to you from your device

*Not available in the US and Canada

Device Management Support

  • Nokia Intellisync Device Management (sold separately)
  • OMA (Open Mobile Appliance) Device Management 1.1.2
  • OMA Client Provisioning 1.1
  • OMA Data synchronization 1.2 (no email)

Power Management

Battery Talk time Standby time
Battery BP-6MT Up to 4.4 hours Up to 13 days

Operation times vary depending on radio access technology, network, and usage.

Product Legal Notice

Copyright © 2007 Nokia. All rights reserved.

Nokia, Nokia Connecting People and Pop-Port and E51 are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nokia Corporation. Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks or trade names of their respective owners.

Nokia operates a policy of continuous development. Nokia reserves the right to make changes and improvements to any of the products described in this document without prior notice.

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

The availability of particular products, services and features may vary by region. Please check with the Nokia dealer nearest you.

Services and some features may be dependent on the network and/or SIM card as well as on the compatibility of the devices used and the content formats supported.

Some services, like the email, may require a separate subscription. Contact your service providers for availability and further details.

Operation times vary depending on network and usage.

The XHTML browser is designed for browsing content in XHTML format and can be used to view pages that support this format. Appearance may vary due to the limited screen size and some details of the page may not be visible.

Please check roaming agreement availability with your network operator.

The availability of some features and technologies, like the Bluetooth wireless technology and voice over internet protocol technology may vary by country and the related services and/or products are not approved for importation or use everywhere. Please check with the local authorities.

The Nokia E51 business device’s display supports a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. The image resolution in the product material may appear different.

The availability of the product and its features depends on your area and service providers, so please contact them and your Nokia dealer for further information. These specifications are subject to change without notice.

 

 

Moto Razr 2

Sharper Than Ever

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The MOTORAZR2 brings the revolutionary RAZR form to a new level of sophistication and function. Packed with powerhouse features, this unbelievably strong stainless steel structure feeds the appetite for music, browsing, email and video. With an impossibly sleek profile that’s slimmer than the original RAZR, MOTORAZR2 makes faster connections and features bigger, more brilliant screens. You get all the style plus all the power with the new MOTORAZR2.

The RAZR 2 comes in three different variations. The V8 will be a quad-band GSM/EDGE phone. It uses Motorola’s Linux-Java user interface. The V9 is the 3G HSDPA model, but it reverts to Motorla’s older Synergy UI. It is also quad-band GSM, plus HSDPA 850/1900 in the US version. Also using the Synergy platform is the CDMA EV-DO variant, the V9m.

They all share a similar build. The form factor is sleek, smooth, shiny and definitely thin. Motorola shaved 2 mm off the size of the original RAZR and slimmed the GSM and CDMA RAZR 2s to just 12 mm thick. But as the RAZR2 got thinner, it also got slightly larger, as though Motorola’s designers just pushed down on the RAZR and let the volume ooze out a bit.

As shiny as it was, it did an excellent job of collecting fingerprints and smudge marks; the RAZR 2 is not alone in this respect, though. The pictures below show off how much of a fingerprint magnet this phone is. (No, this phone isn’t sitting under dirty glass – those smudges are on the phone.)

Certain Bluetooth features including those listed may not be supported by all compatible Bluetooth-enabled devices, and/or the functionality of such features may be limited in certain devices, or by certain wireless carriers. Contact your wireless carrier about feature availability and functionality.

The top surface is polished metal, but the back has a somewhat textured paint job, similar to the RAZR maxx. The sides of the phone were slightly different depending on which model you looked at. Some had a fine golf-ball texture. Others were simply smooth plastic.

The volume buttons are on the left side of the phone, as is the USB 2.0 port. The port is the new “micro” variation of USB. Yes, this means you will need to buy even more cables. Depending on which version of the RAZR 2 you have, it will or will not include a MicroSD memory card slot. The ones that have a slot (V9 and V9m) have a typical amount of on-board memory (45 – 65 MB). The V8 lacks an expansion slot, but makes up for it with ample built-in memory. The initial version of the V8 will have 512 MB, but an update – and the version that should ship in the US – sports an impressive 2GB of on-board memory.

The front exterior of the phone features a large 2-inch screen. Trust us when we say it’s big. It looks good. It was sharp and displayed crisp images and menus. It wasn’t exactly bright, though. In fact, the backlight is downright dim. The screen seems to be the rare reflective type, though, so it seemed like it would be readable even outdoors (though we didn’t have a chance to test it.) The outer screen can be used for taking pictures, reading text messages, replying to text messages using pre-set messages, scrolling through the phone’s contact list and more.

The outer display also features a new and unique type of touch interface that’s half soft-key and half touch-screen. Instead of soft keys below the display, the touch-sensitive soft keys are actually on the display. It’s like a touch-screen, except only part of the display is touch-sensitive. Making it so you only touch the bottom part helps keep fingerprints off the rest of the display, which is important on such a shiny, glossy phone. The buttons let you interact with whatever function of the phone you may be using, and provide micro-vibration feedback (haptics) whenever pressed. The haptics worked well and we had no trouble determining when we had pressed any of the buttons. You can see how the buttons labels change in the gallery above.

Inside, the keypad of the RAZR 2 was hardly discernible from that of the original RAZR, except perhaps slightly roomier. The action and fit and finish of the metal plating is very similar. Different versions of the phone had different keys here that take you to the music player or the camera. The V9 has a slightly smaller D-pad due to the addition of an extra key.

The hinge is made of machined aluminum. It was solid and strong and looked good, though it also collected smudge marks.

The interior screen is only slightly larger than the exterior screen at 2.2 inches. This screen looks very good, including ample brightness. It’s a definite improvement over the original RAZR’s screen. We were able to watch a full screen movie with the RAZR 2 in landscape mode. The movie flowed quickly and without any hiccups thanks to the RAZR 2’s much faster processor. According to Motorola, it has the new ARM 11 processor that operates at 500 MHz, which is 10 times faster than the original RAZR. This speed improvement is noticeable when zooming through the menu system. It wasn’t instantaneous, but it was very fast. Faster than many phones we’ve tried recently.

 

Using the camera UI to pan around the room a bit, it showed the red blazer of a Motorola staffer with accurate color. The camera UI itself was fairly quick. Taking a picture was almost instantaneous, but saving it to the phone took a little bit longer.

The Linux Java platform lets you move application icons to anywhere you want in the menus – including in and out of folders – just like on S60. Motorola also made the ability to re-arrange Synergy’s main menu easier to use.

We were able to hear music via the RAZR 2’s stereo speakers, but it would be unfair to really characterize the quality when the environment was so noisy. Still, what we heard seemed like good quality stereo sound coming from a phone.

All three major versions of the RAZR 2 will launch at least somewhere in the world by the end of August, and are planned for release in the US by “the end of summer.”

All in all, the RAZR 2 is a definite improvement over the original RAZR. Its design is more advanced and the upgraded feature set make it a promising performer.

Nokia N76 review: Elegant and smart

Nokia N76 will fascinate you! Not only will you fancy its slim clamshell body, but you will also like its rich functional portfolio based on Symbian S60.

Key features

  • attractive slim design in clamshell form
  • two excellent displays
  • OS Symbian 9.2 with S60 3rd Edition user interface
  • “improved” Feature Pack 1
  • possible download of additional applications
  • microSD memory slot
  • 2 megapixel camera with diode flash
  • Records video in QVGA (320 x 240 pixels) resolution
  • UMTS and video calls
  • multi-item repeated alarm clock
  • functionally rich music player with external controls
  • FM radio
  • voice recorder with a 60 minutes limit
  • great web browser
  • standard 3.5mm jack and a miniUSB connector
  • 256MB memory card, data cable and stereo handsfree in the package

Main disadvantages

  • only 26 MB internal memory
  • the phone is extremely susceptible to fingerprints
  • joint toughness makes opening a bit difficult and less comfortable
  • uncomfortable keypad
  • switch-off button is unreachable when the phone is open
  • the phone does not open full if earphones or data cable is plugged in
  • no Wi-Fi or HSDPA
  • camera image quality is below average
  • music player constantly runs in background
  • Bluetooth does not support A2DP profile

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Nokia N76 in black and red

Not so long ago phones with open OS, the so called smartphones, were significantly bigger than standard feature phones. And it was just size that would often deter users from purchasing a smartphone. Nowadays, however, smartphones are slowly assuming the dimensions of standard phones. The new Nokia N76 – the first slim clamshell based on Symbian S60 is a brilliant example of this trend.

Tracing RAZR

A single glimpse at the elegant curves of the new Nokia N76 reveals clearly and immediately that the Finns have drawn from the experience of the competition. N76’s design unmistakably resembles elements of Motorola RAZR, which was the first mobile of a slim clamshell body featuring a flat etched keypad. Along with these two characteristics Nokia has also adopted the famous Motorola “chin” naturally associated with RAZR. Anyway, Nokia has given N76 a real flashy look. The phone is attractive and stands out among other smartphones.

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Nokia has drawn from the experience of Motorola

In dimensional aspect Nokia N76 is an above-average clamshell. It is bigger than common phones (106.5 x 52 mm), but also extremely slim – its thickness is mere 13.7 mm. The phone weighs 115 grams. Nokia N76 is going to be offered in two color versions: a decent black one that will surely catch the fancy of gentlemen and a more attractive red one that will definitely be preferred by ladies. The model we have been testing is black. It features a lot of plastic elements that look rather cheap, which does not respond to a high-class phone. Nokia N76 deserved more steel. Yet, the real disaster is somewhere else: the awful susceptibility of the phone to fingerprints, visible on its entire surface: on the black matt plates, on the protecting glass of the external display, on the silver band winding the phone… In other words, cleaning is going to be a full-time job for the N76 owner.

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Slimness follows the latest fashion trends • buttons beneath the external display • the external display is hidden behind protecting glass

Although the external display is active and is TFT, its legibility behind the glossy cover is poor. Legibility is especially limited under direct sunlight. The good news is that it displays 262K colors on a resolution of 128 x 160 pixels. Beneath the external display you will find three easy-to-manage keys controlling the music player and the FM radio. Their legends are illuminated. There are more external keys on the right side of the phone: a dual volume control key, a camera release button, and a key for an instant view of the last image made. A tiny connector for the charger is also situated here.

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Three control elements on the right side • charger connector is almost invisible • the “chin” including the loud speaker

The standard jack is always welcome

The rest of the connectors are on the top of the phone body: a standard protected miniUSB connector and a standard 3.5 mm jack (a very unusual, but welcomed decision on behalf of Nokia, as this connector permits users to plug into the phone any type of headphones). The last element on the top of the phone is the on/off button, which can also be used for changing ringing profiles. Situating a major part of the connectors on the top of the body was not a happy solution, though, because plugging a device in them limits opening. Another inconvenience is the inaccessibility of the on/off button when the phone is open, which makes changing ringing profiles impossible too. The bottom of the phone only features an eye-let for a wrist band and a handsfree slot.

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3.5mm jack, miniUSB connector and switch-off button on the top of the phone • the cap of the memory card slot does not stick perfectly

As usual, a great part of the rear plate consists of the battery cover that also incorporates the “chin”. It is made of trivial plastic material and is not easy to remove. In the bottom of the battery cover you will see a rubber stub, which prevents the phone from sliding on even surfaces. Nokia N76 has a Li-Ion battery of moderate capacity (700 mAh). A single charge is said to provide the phone with enough energy for 165 minutes of talk time or 204 hours on stand-by. In reality, Nokia N76 requires charging every 2 to 3 days.

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Camera is untraditionally situated on the back • accompanied by the LED flash

The SIM card is inserted in an untraditional way: you have to first place it into a yellow drawer and then insert it into the phone body. The 2 megapixel camera, represented by a non-protected lens and a flash LED, is situated above the battery cover. A few millimeters aside you will also see the slot for microSD memory card, whose silver protection cap does not fit nicely (at least in our test unit). An additional 256MB card is enclosed in the retail package. Nokia N76 works great with 1GB memory cards too.

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The battery cover surrounds the entire “chin” of Nokia N76 • the SIM card is first inserted into an uncommon tiny drawer and then into the phone body