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.

My E61i and its standby screen!

In the previous post, I went through some of my favorite built-in features of the Nokia E61i. This one, on the other hand, covers most of my favorite add-on applications, whether they are freeware, commercial, or from Nokia itself.

Freeware:

  • Opera Mini – This is definitely one of the best mobile web browsers available (and it’s not just for Symbian!). Its best feature is that Opera’s servers first compress the web page being viewed before sending it back to the phone, making it much more cost-effective than the built-in browser.
  • Truphone – Truphone is an awesome VoIP service that let’s you make FREE calls to landlines and mobiles in countries such as the U.S. Unfortunately, it’ll only be free until the end of February. Truphone-to-Truphone calls will always be free though!

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