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Nokia E51

Posted by livin on April 25, 2008

This is not an entry i planned, but I am forced to write this. I am forced by the sheer joy coming out of the usage of this phone. (Did i say this phone?)

I bought Nokia E51 last sunday i.e 20th April 2008. And it has been a revelation since then.

Let me describe the sources of joy or the features.

Nokia E51 belongs to the E Series /Business Series of Nokia. ( or

The Phone has multitudinous features. To get a glimpse go here

It supports/sports
– S60 3.1 Edition (Symbian based phone)
– GSM 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 850/2100 MHz.
– 3G, HSDPA, or WLAN connection

– 2 megapixel camera
– FM Visual Radio
– Video streaming and playback with H.264 (MPEG-4), 3gpp, and Real codecs
– Video recording in H.263 (3gpp) and MPEG-4
– 2″ (240 x 320 pixels), active-matrix color display supports up to 16 million colors

– Push to talk feature
– Email with support for POP3, IMAP4
– Email client
– (x)HTML web browser
– GPRS/EGPRS (Class A, multi-slot class 32)
– HSDPA (high-speed downlink protocol access) up to 3.6 Mbit/s (3G)

– Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB, Infra Red

– Quickoffice (Word, Excel, PPT)
– Adobe PDF Reader
– Printer support
– Zip Support

– Good Battery life

The phone opens an infinite number of possibilities. I will show how.

All the following feature requires 3G/Wi-Fi/GPRS connection.
Fact 1: I have a Wi-Fi connection at home and office both.

1. I have installed Gmail client application. I can access my email/ write mails on the move.

2. Installed Google Maps. I can see all the maps and routes on my phone.

3. Fringe – !!! – This is a google talk client/ MSN and Skype rolled into one. With this I can make VOIP calls free of cost. i.e using my skype account on my phone. I can also talk over gtalk and text chat too with my friends – all this on the move.

4. World Mate application – It tells me time around different cities of the world. Converts currencies, gives me weather updates (voice based). Paid features includes updated flight informations.

5. Wattpad allows me to read ebooks on my phone.

6. Video player allows me to watch movies/clips on my phone. Video recorder allows me to make movies.

7. Youtube allows me to see streaming video – directly on my phone.

8. Oxford dictionary allows me to do what a dictionary does.

9. I can see the ppts, docs, pdfs, xls all on my phone and edit them.

10. I can browse the whole world wide web on my phone.

11. The best of all – (i saved it till the end) – Virtual Radio – It allows me to hear Live Kirtan From Shri Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar – Live – all the time – on the move directly on my phone. !!! What better can i ask for.

There are 100’s of other features which I have still not used. I am still in the discovery mode. But it has been such a pleasurable journey.

Moreover, While using all the above, I have felt that this smartphone is just like a mini laptop in my hands. I have felt with so much of ease. It has never given a hint of problems while doing all of this. It has been superb.

And all of this, with just a cost of 11599 INR or 289$.

Nokia rocks… !


– Well, the bad news is that I lost all the contacts in my previous phone. Kindly be generous to share your contact number(s) with me at

– (Please help me in my discovery by telling me more applications/resources which I can use on my phone). The comments/suggestions are most welcome.


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