Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 12th Dec 2007 11:11 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The crown jewel of Nokia right now is the E51 and Hi-Mobile.net sent us one over for a review. Some of you will be surprised by this comment as there are other and more powerful Nokia phones out there, but there's a reason for it. Read on to read it.
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RE: Coming to the US?
by HeLfReZ on Wed 12th Dec 2007 15:30 UTC in reply to "Coming to the US?"
HeLfReZ
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2005-08-12

I don't know if it will ever "Come to US" but it is widely available from online retailers. I have been seriously considering picking up one of these phones as a replacement for my Pearl, as I am a big fan of nokia devices. It's the same size as the pearl but toss in wlan and other goodies.

What gets lost using it in the states is the 3.5G speed. You would be bound to EDGE speed at best unless Nokia spins a ATT 3G version like they did with the N75.

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RE[2]: Coming to the US?
by Bink on Wed 12th Dec 2007 17:09 in reply to "RE: Coming to the US?"
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2006-02-19

Do you know Nokiaís part number for the US version of this phone? There are many places selling it, like buy.com, but they donít list if itís the US version or not.

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RE[3]: Coming to the US?
by HeLfReZ on Wed 12th Dec 2007 18:24 in reply to "RE[2]: Coming to the US?"
HeLfReZ Member since:
2005-08-12

There is no US part number. The phone is a GSM device, therefore it will work in the states provided you have a GSM provider (TMobile, ATT, Suncom, etc). The caveat being, the phone does not have the 3G frequencies used by the US GSM provider, so you will get EDGE speed at best for data.

The gsm providers in the US use different frequencies than the rest of the world, of course. I think there is a snaffu with the frequencies because the military heisted them for their own bidding.

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