At it again, new mobile device on the way

Somebody stop me 🙂

As regular readers know, I am a HUGE thumb keyboard fan and keep going back to my Treo 650. However, I also keep carrying a Nokia device with me due to the outstanding phone quality and Bluetooth stack. The Nokia E61 is now becoming available via some online vendors and ebay and I just pulled the trigger on one from an ebay seller in Nevada. It will hopefully arrive before the weekend so I can take it for a spin.

In anticipation of its arrival, I have decided to sell the i-mate JasJar that I picked up about a month ago. I’ll post some details of it later here, on various classified forums, and then eventually ebay to try to get a decent price to cover the E61 purchase.

  1. #1 by JuhaN on May 30, 2006 - 21:33

    Nice choise!! I’ve been using E61 for about a week now and it ROCKS!! Don’t forget to upgrade the pre-installed Mail For Exchange to new version found on Nokia Business -site:
    http://www.businesssoftware.nokia.com/activesync_downloads.php

    =)juha

  2. #2 by palmsolo on May 31, 2006 - 01:27

    Thanks for the information. I haven’t seen much talk about Exchange and that will be the first thing I do with the device.

    I don’t think a lack of touchscreen will bother me as the fact that I can leave my stylus in the silo for most of the time with the Treo 650 is what I like to do anyways.

  3. #3 by Rafe on May 31, 2006 - 01:37

    I can confirm the Exchange software works just fine 🙂

    BTW use the version of the ActiveSync software on the Nokia site – it’ll be more recent that the ones which ships with your device.

  4. #4 by JuhaN on May 31, 2006 - 02:21

    Mail For Exchange works pretty ok for v1.xx product. It pushes mail, syncs calendar and contacts but doesn’t sync tasks.

    Here are my + and – about it:
    +Direct Push!!
    +Shows new message count and a preview of 2 new messages in Active Standby screen
    +Uses standard mail client and integrates totally to system (can be configured to use email-key and -light)
    +Can be scheduled to use direct push (constant connection) only peak hours and sync for example once in a hour other times.
    +very light on battery!!
    +downloads header + a couple rows of message. Built in IMAP-client downloads only headers and it has to reconnect to server every time I open a message. Even if it has only few words…

    -Cant’ sync tasks
    -Syncs only inbox. No way to access other Echange folders
    -Can’t use Access Point Groups like standard email client

    This could be a killer product but it has to mature a couple of releases still…

    =)juha

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