I just saw on the Nokia software update news site that they recently took down the E61i software. Could this be a sign of a new E61i firmware in the works? I REALLY hope so, though I’m probably just over speculating. Anyway, here’s what’s on the site:

Support for E61i has temporarily been removed from the Nokia Software Updater service. Other Nokia products are not affected. Support will be reintroduced as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Here’s the source: http://europe.nokia.com/A4577225

UPDATE: The lucky owners of an N82 finally got the firmware updated they’ve been waiting for. I hope Nokia starts paying attention to their E-Series devices for a change.

How I wish that Nokia, and maybe a few other manufacturers, would ease up a bit on producing hardware and start concentrating on the software (i.e. stability, ease of ease) of their phones instead. For the past few months (years?), most of Nokia’s “new” releases were simply “newer” hardware for practically the same old software. Heck, many of their other releases were just varying combinations of the same hardware packed with the same software. And why is that? I don’t want to think that the majority of consumers are so simple-minded that they’ll buy a product (that they already have) just because it seems new.

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