Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


nix



138 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


# 36125 19-Jun-2009 16:19
Send private message

I think the E71 fits all of my needs but I have one last question. I regulary receive emails with PDFs and Word docs that I need to check. At the moment I use a Titan (with which I have a love hate relationship) and so can access all sorts of good things.

So, can I easily edit text files on the E71, can I read PDFs and Office documents?

Cheers

nix

Create new topic

dpw

831 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 14

Trusted

  # 226747 19-Jun-2009 16:22
Send private message

I have had no problems reading PDFs and Office documents. One catch though - what email client are you using? At times I've had problems with Gmail's client. I haven't set up gmail on S60's builtin client yet so I can't comment on that one.




Android user, software developer, a semi-typical (not a gamer) geek, and a Bernese Mountain Dog nut!

http://savitarbernese.com | https://nz.linkedin.com/in/danywu

nix



138 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  # 226753 19-Jun-2009 16:27
Send private message

Thanks dpw
I currently use Google Apps for my Domain - which means I pop3 in or access via webmail. On the Titan I use the mobile pop client with a few problems. Which are usually solved with a twice daily reboot.


 
 
 
 


6 posts

Wannabe Geek


  # 226884 19-Jun-2009 22:20

Hi there - I've been running an E71 for some weeks now [on TNZ's XT net). Reading and editing docs is generally not a problem however the Adobe licence is a trial version that expires after the first month. The other more important point though [and slightly off topic] is that Symbian and Windows Mobile OS devices download the attachment in it's full native format. What does this mean? Well, a 100kB attachment downloaded on a Symbian/WinMob device won't be compressed whereas on a BlackBerry, the file will be closer to 10kB! This is because RIM's middleware/architecture strips out the native file before pushing it over-the-air and then re-compiles it in the device. The result(?) Much lower data usage per month, lower cost of ownership and less risk of being a victim of 'Bill-Shock'!

dpw

831 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 14

Trusted

  # 226916 19-Jun-2009 23:48
Send private message

nix: Thanks dpw

I currently use Google Apps for my Domain - which means I pop3 in or access via webmail. On the Titan I use the mobile pop client with a few problems. Which are usually solved with a twice daily reboot.



I also have my domain email hosted by Google Apps - just set it up on the E71 email client using IMAP4 and it works great! Haven't viewed a PDF file yet but a Word .doc file opened just fine!




Android user, software developer, a semi-typical (not a gamer) geek, and a Bernese Mountain Dog nut!

http://savitarbernese.com | https://nz.linkedin.com/in/danywu

6344 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 401

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 226938 20-Jun-2009 02:12
Send private message

dpw: I also have my domain email hosted by Google Apps - just set it up on the E71 email client using IMAP4 and it works great! Haven't viewed a PDF file yet but a Word .doc file opened just fine!


+1.

We also use Google Hosted Apps, I use IMAP on my phone, and regularly read PDF/DOC files, the E71 works a charm.

nix



138 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  # 228301 25-Jun-2009 16:27
Send private message

Thanks so much guys. I picked up an e71 on Saturday and have been really enjoying getting to know it better.

I've put a whole stack of apps on the phone and tried all sorts of things. It's faster and much sleeker than the old Titan (which has gone to my son and heir to add to his geek toys) and does everything that I want.

I haven't gone with IMAP for a whole load of reasons - I have an existing system that suits the way that I work perfectly well (maybe I will have another look when I have some down time) .

Cheers

dpw

831 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 14

Trusted

  # 228316 25-Jun-2009 16:56
Send private message

Good on ya! The E71 is a wonderful thing and the E72 is an even more wonderfuler thing Wink Not sure what firmware you have on it but get hold of SmartConnect, especially if you use both WiFi and 3G data. It's one of the apps I depend on daily.

Seriously though, do try out the IMAP option with your email accounts, especially if you use multiple devices to access your email. Having said that, if you use your ISP-provided email accounts storage space may be a problem. If you're using other email providers with considerable storage space then it's almost a no-brainer to pick IMAP. As Mr Fernando said, "Do try it" Laughing




Android user, software developer, a semi-typical (not a gamer) geek, and a Bernese Mountain Dog nut!

http://savitarbernese.com | https://nz.linkedin.com/in/danywu

nix



138 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  # 228321 25-Jun-2009 17:02
Send private message

Hey dpw, I found SmartConnect and got that on straight away. I move between a lot of networks in my job so it will make life easier.

I will probably look at IMAP again as soon as I have some thinking space. I work from a Vista laptop, XP netbook and a Macbook depending on the day so it's probably time to have another go ... when there is some thinking time.

6344 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 401

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

# 228415 26-Jun-2009 00:09
Send private message

Wonder how much longer before freitasm crowns the Nokia E71 as the official phone of Geekzone?

2584 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 228448 26-Jun-2009 09:02
Send private message

Never because I have the E75 and it is the bestist oneTongue out







Media centre PC - Case Silverstone LC16M with 2 X 80mm AcoustiFan DustPROOF, MOBO Gigabyte MA785GT-UD3H, CPU AMD X2 240 under volted, RAM 4 Gig DDR3 1033, HDD 120Gig System/512Gig data, Tuners 2 X Hauppauge HVR-3000, 1 X HVR-2200, Video Palit GT 220, Sound Realtek 886A HD (onboard), Optical LiteOn DH-401S Blue-ray using TotalMedia Theatre Power Corsair VX Series, 450W ATX PSU OS Windows 7 x64

dpw

831 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 14

Trusted

  # 228477 26-Jun-2009 10:54
Send private message

I have to say the E75 does look quite cool but I've never been able to bring myself to trust any/most slider mechanisms. The fewer moving parts the better for me - same goes for clamshell form.




Android user, software developer, a semi-typical (not a gamer) geek, and a Bernese Mountain Dog nut!

http://savitarbernese.com | https://nz.linkedin.com/in/danywu

2584 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 228482 26-Jun-2009 11:00
Send private message

Fair comment. Time will tell on that. Although the E75 does have a very solid feel about it (not light either).







Media centre PC - Case Silverstone LC16M with 2 X 80mm AcoustiFan DustPROOF, MOBO Gigabyte MA785GT-UD3H, CPU AMD X2 240 under volted, RAM 4 Gig DDR3 1033, HDD 120Gig System/512Gig data, Tuners 2 X Hauppauge HVR-3000, 1 X HVR-2200, Video Palit GT 220, Sound Realtek 886A HD (onboard), Optical LiteOn DH-401S Blue-ray using TotalMedia Theatre Power Corsair VX Series, 450W ATX PSU OS Windows 7 x64

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Video game market in New Zealand passes half billion dollar mark
Posted 24-May-2019 16:15


WLG-X festival to celebrate creativity and innovation
Posted 22-May-2019 17:53


HPE to acquire supercomputing leader Cray
Posted 20-May-2019 11:07


Techweek starting around NZ today
Posted 20-May-2019 09:52


Porirua City Council first to adopt new council software solution Datascape
Posted 15-May-2019 12:00


New survey provides insight into schools' technology challenges and plans
Posted 15-May-2019 09:30


Apple Music now available on Alexa devices in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 15-May-2019 09:11


Make a stand against cyberbullying this Pink Shirt Day
Posted 14-May-2019 20:23


Samsung first TV manufacturer to launch the Apple TV App and Airplay 2
Posted 14-May-2019 20:11


Vodafone New Zealand sold
Posted 14-May-2019 07:25


Kordia boosts cloud performance with locally-hosted Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute
Posted 8-May-2019 10:25


Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute in New Zealand opens up faster, more secure internet for Kiwi businesses
Posted 8-May-2019 09:39


Vocus Communications to deliver Microsoft Azure Cloud Solutions through Azure ExpressRoute
Posted 8-May-2019 09:25


Independent NZ feature film #statusPending to premiere during WLG-X
Posted 6-May-2019 22:13


The ultimate dog photoshoot with Nokia 9 PureView #ForgottenDogsofInstagram
Posted 6-May-2019 09:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.