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#20208 16-Mar-2008 21:41
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I am about to switch to Vodafone, after working under the Telecom banner for about 6 years :-P

Heres my needs/wants:

iSync support to my Macbook via bluetooth
Ability to sync with my work XP machine via bluetooth (Syncing with home+work means my appointments and contacts will appear everywhere)
WiFi + SIP client
Reasonable camera
Not too big

It seems Nokia E and N series devices really fit the bill. I would like an N82 or N95 but can't justify the extra cost over an E65 or E51 for what will really only amount to a far better camera (the other functions would get very little use by me).

With E51 at $485 and only 12mm thin, the 2MP camera does not bother me, and it is supported under iSync and PC Suite to move PIM data between my Macbook and my work PC.

Any opinions on this phone? I have hovering over the 'buy' button for days now!!







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  #117036 16-Mar-2008 23:37
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I very very much like the E51, I am crossing my fingers hoping a UMTS900 version arrives soon, with GPS too hopefully.



I am a big fan of Symbian and after flicking the E90 today and having spent 2 days with my 6121 classic I love having a very very small phone that still has a good res screen and high spec hardware/OS - the E51 is very very similar in this regard.



I won't have the 6121 classic forever (duh), E series definately is the way to go for a few handy little features that only E series get (ie Email mailbox displayed on the standby screen, WIFI + VOIP, etc).

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#117038 16-Mar-2008 23:54
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I think you mean 6121c not 6120

 
 
 
 


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  #117040 17-Mar-2008 00:03
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Yeah, what he said (fixed, thanks)

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  #117125 17-Mar-2008 13:05
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Having used one for a week I must say I came away impressed. Build qualty of the device is great, as is the keypad and screen. Speed of navigation is on par (if not quicker) than the N95 8GB and 6121. Battery life was great due to the large battery, I got three days of solid use out of it (albeit without using the wifi). Form factor was certainly pleasurable.

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  #117138 17-Mar-2008 14:01
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I can get a Nokia E51 in Malaysia for RM1300 (~NZ$510)... is E51 available in NZ Vodafone now? N82 is RM2250 (~NZ$875).




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  #117836 21-Mar-2008 08:28
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I am about to buy one I think. $423 NZD delivered from within NZ (But parallel imported) (Yes John - no support Tongue out)

Quad Band (850, 900, 1800, 1900)
- 3G (HSDPA 850, 2100)

What implications do these freqs have on using in NZ with both Telecoms new network and Vodafones existing?







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  #117839 21-Mar-2008 08:43
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You do miss out on 900mhz 3G obviously, but other than that I don't really see there being any problem in you being "connected" around the country.

 
 
 
 


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  #117845 21-Mar-2008 10:00
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So Telecoms 3G will be 900MHz... ?

Hmmm.... so will I be limited to GPRS on this unit should I be wanting to use data?







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  #117851 21-Mar-2008 10:13
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tonyhughes: So Telecoms 3G will be 900MHz... ?

Hmmm.... so will I be limited to GPRS on this unit should I be wanting to use data?

Nope Vodafone NZ 3G network is 2100 and 900

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  #117863 21-Mar-2008 11:14
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Telecom 3G is going to be 2100 only as far as I am aware and Vodafone is 2100 and 900 (just being turned on around the place as we speak). So in basic terms, you will have 3G in the cities and major towns but rural areas and small towns you won't have the required UMTS 900 capability.

If rural 3G is what you after, you could do what I'm doing, pick up a cheapie 6121 off TradeMe or similar as an interim measure then grab whatever E series Nokia bring out with UMTS 900 later (I'm personally hoping for an E51 size and style with UMTS 900 and GPS)

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  #118367 24-Mar-2008 13:40
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So I bought an E51 from a trader on Zillion (!!!!!!!!), and it should be here by end of the week. He assured me his stock was sitting in NZ right now, and he had all three colours in stock (I got a black one).







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  #120706 3-Apr-2008 12:57
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Someone had asked me about battery life for the E51, and with it checking my email every few mins (IMAP), WiFi and Bluetooth on 24hrs a day, about 3 or 4 texts and a couple of short calls a day, its on its 3rd day, and will last tonight, but will need to be charged overnight to make it through tomorrow.

Pretty good considering the constant wifi+bluetooth use. When I am at home it is also constantly connected via Bluetooth to my Macbook using Bluephone Elite 2.

Without constant wifi and bluetooth connections, it would probably last a heck of a lot longer.

2 - 3 days in my books is perfectly acceptable for a busy phone doing fairly constant data....







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  #120710 3-Apr-2008 13:14
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Glad you seem to be enjoying the phone. I had a chance to play with one at Nokiaworld and came away very impressed, its currently one of the handsets I recommend to people who really don't need the multi-media functions of the N95/82 etc.




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