A solid, reliable 3G handset with a generous-sized keypad, the Nokia E51 has a 2 Mega pixel and comes with Wi-Fi connectivity…
The beauty of candy-bar handsets is you can almost never go wrong with the design. That's exactly how we feel about the new Nokia E51. The Nokia E51 is a compact handset that allows you to surf the internet take pics and read email while out and about.
The E51 feels very solid in hand, something which a picture just cannot deliver. To sum it up quickly, the design approach to the E51 is a very reserved and safe one. Nokia didn't conjure any fancy tricks for this new enterprise device. It looks basic but comes with a host of features. The Nokia E51 comes in a choice of three stunning colours which include a supplicated black coloured casing, elegant silver coloured casing & lastly a striking bronze coloured casing.
The E51 comes with a large 2 Inch colour screen. This makes for great viewing of your messages, emails & enjoyable browsing of Internet sites. In size and shape it is a very typical Nokia mobile, but it comes with the latest high-end features.
Video Camera Integrated digital camera
Video recorder and player (max 94 kb per clip)
FM Visual Radio
The E51 also supports Nokia Office tools applications which includes the Nokia team suite which allows the user to organise emails, messages & groups. You will find all the Smartphone applications useful in their day to day use of your new 3G Smartphone. The E51 supports many useful Smartphone applications which include Worldmate which is a world clock, weather & currency converting tool which is downloadable via the download tool.
The 2-megapixel camera is a barebones set without the bells and whistles of Nokia’s Nseries counterparts. It is OK for basic snapshots, but don't expect high-quality prints from it. In our tests we found that the colours were washed-out and the default white balance was a bit too cool for our liking.
The 3G HSDPA technology provides the user with a broadband type speeds on this new Smartphone along with multitasking capabilities & 3G video calling features. That’s right! The user can enjoy a face to face call using the 3G video call feature which allows the user to view who they are talking to on the phones coloured screen.
Note: However that the E51 doesn't have a front-facing camera for video calls and the main shooter doubles as a camera module for that purpose. That way, only you get to see the calling party, or vice versa, which kind of defeats the whole purpose of holding a video conversation.
With the Nokia E51 you can now talk on your mobile handset whilst sending & receiving data files which makes this a brilliant multitasking handset for Business users. The video call can be enjoyed with any compatible 3G video calling contact.
The phone supports Nokia Office tools application which includes Nokia team suite which allows the user to organise emails, messages & groups. The user will find all the Smartphone applications useful in their day to day use of their new 3G Smartphone.
For mobile email, the E51 supports various solutions including Mail for Exchange, Visto mobile and Seven Always-on. You’ll get to enjoy the benefits of worldwide roaming with the E51 as fortunately it works over a quad band network – however please note that coverage is fully dependant on the user's network operator.
There's a sizeable 130MB of onboard user memory and that is expandable up to 4GB with a microSD card. The card slot is found under the battery cover.
In summary: The Nokia E51 is a solid mobile phone with great connectivity. Email and video calling make it as useful device for the bust Business person on the move.
Features of the Nokia E51 include:
- 2 Megapixel Camera
- 4 x Digital Zoom
- Video Recorder (H263 & MPEG4)
- Video Playback
- Video Streaming
- Video Calling
- 2 Inch 16 Million Colour Screen (240 x 320 Pixels)
- SMS (Text Messaging)
- MMS (Multimedia Messaging)
- Instant Messaging
- Email (POP3, IMAP & SMTP)
- Email with Attachment
- Email Key & LED Indicator
- Text to Speech Message Reader
- Music Player
- FM Visual Radio
- MP3 Ringtones
- Voice Recording
- Downloadable Games
- Embedded Games
- To Do List
- Alarm Clock
- World Clock
- Nokia Office Tools including Nokia Team Suite
- Nokia Maps Application
- Worldmate Application
- Voice Over IP Internet Call
- Conference Call
- Push to Talk
- Handsfree Speaker
- Symbian 9.2 Operating System
- Series 60 Software on Symbian OS
- 3G HSDPA
- Infra Red
- WLAN Wi-Fi
- Quad Band (GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800 & GSM 1900)
- HTML Browser
- XHTML Browser
Specifications of the Nokia E51
Size: 114.8 x 46 x 12 mm
Weight: 100 g
Talk Time: 4.4 Hours
Standby: 310 Hours
130 Mbytes Memory plus MicroSD™ Memory Card support up to 4 Gbytes