Nokia Email, RoadSync 4, and Nokia Maps 2.0 work on the AT&T Nokia E71x!
My adventures continue with the Nokia E71x. I emailed the Nokia Email team directly to find out about support for the E71x and was very pleased to hear they have it running just fine on their E71x device. I was told to go to the Nokia Email website from a PC and after logging into my account have the SMS link sent to my E71x. I previously tried to go to this site on my device and went through the steps to install, which is where I was unsuccessful. I am ELATED to tell you that Nokia Email does work on the E71x when you go to the website and use the SMS link method to install. This provisioning file is important to the setup and I am getting more and more pleased with my E71x every hour.
I also decided to try out and install RoadSync version 4 and am again pleased to tell you that the Exchange client works like a champ with HTML email support and MUCH more. I plan to post a review on this software this week as well.
At the request of a reader I tried to install Nokia Maps 2.0 on the E71x. This makes a lot of sense and I should have tried it right away since this will give you the ability to use the E71x with GPS and maps without having a data connection. I have done this a few times in foreign countries by preloading the maps on my device. Unfortunately, the E71 install link gives you an upgrade install file and when you attempt to install it you get an error stating that the base program is needed. I am going through trying to find the base install file, but have been unsuccessful so far. If any readers have a clue where I can find this base install file, please feel free to send it along. If I get this figured out I will also post it here for you all.
OK, after downloading and attempting to install Nokia Maps 2.0 several times, I found a client that works. Go to the Nokia Maps site and find and select the install file for the Nokia 6650 Fold (should download a file named Nokia _Maps_2.0_0701_3.2_u.sis) . I was able to launch Nokia Maps and get connected and a GPS fix in a few seconds. Here are a couple of tips for navigating in Nokia Maps 2.0 for the E71x since the * and # keys do not control the zoom like they should:
- Use the backspace button to zoom out
- Use the shift key to zoom in
I may try the Nokia Maps 3.0 beta version (available on Nokia Beta Labs), but this version is still quite buggy and may crash the device so I might hold off for a while on this trial.