Most people may be of the opinion that to get the best out of their mobile email use, the best option would be to use BlackBerry which is especially more so when using it in a corporate environment. However, for those with a little more imagination, the Nokia E series handset may also open up distinctly superior possibilities and in particular the Nokia e61 especially and it also has a striking resemblance to the BlackBerry as well.
With this handset you get all that you would expect straight out of the box and included are Wi-Fi, infra-red as well as Bluetooth and it is also 3G handset and quad-based GSM as well. With sixty four mega bytes of in-built memory that can be expanded using miniSD cards you should not face memory problems and there is more in the form of in-built software such as email, MMS, SMS as well as calendar, contacts and also a task manager. There is more still in the form of web browser, picture viewer, music player and Microsoft Word, Excel viewers and also editors and finally you can create PowerPoint Documents as well. The last point is no mean feat indeed and perhaps a good enough reason to check out the Nokia e61 before any other handset in the market.
However, do not expect 3G video calling since this particular handset comes without a built-in camera which means that you will have to settle for receiving video messages instead. And, if you think about it, neither does the BlackBerry and sales for it have not been adversely affected in that instance either.
You will also like the wide screen though a minor irritation is that the Web browser requires horizontal scrolling to read the pages, though this problem can be overcome by seeking third-party browser. The keyboard is nice though a bit crammed for space but the keys are big and not hard to find and there is also a mini joystick that helps in navigating through applications.
However, the Nokia e61 is quite large and it also weighs quite a bit with dimensions of 117×69.7×14 millimeters and a weight of one hundred and forty-four grams, which is not all that good for lugging about, but then nothing ever is totally perfect. However, you get all major standards is it for individuals or for network users and you will especially is impressed by its long battery life which can even extend to as many as fourteen hours of non-stop music.
Thus, once you get you stuck into its email and other connectivity features, you will find that the Nokia e61 does not want for much and with strong in-built software you get good value for money and even in spite of not having a camera, it can still deliver plenty of punch, as witnessed by its PowerPoint feature. With a price tag of about three hundred British Pounds, you could say that it delivers what it promises and it may well end up being your next mobile communicating purchase.