Unboxing and First Grope: Nokia E62 QWERTY Moto Q Killer

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We wrote about the E62 a little while ago, but in case you've forgotten, this is Nokia's Motorola Q killer. It's got a bigger screen—2.8 inches—which equates to a slightly bigger handset. It does push email using the Blackberry system, but its EDGE connection feels downright pokey next to the EVDO we see on Verizon's Q. Another gripe we have is that you have to pull the battery cover off the Nokia to swap out its miniSD card. And good god, there's no camera! But that 320 by 240 screen, while delivering the same pixel count as the Q, looks much better. And that Symbian 60 OS runs nice and tight, way faster than the Moto Q's Windows Mobile 5. Oh yes, this phone is only $149 from Cingular now.

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Unless you're really attached to Windows Mobile 5, yea, I'd pick up the Nokia E62 over the Motorola Q any day.

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DISCUSSION

OK -

I have an E 62.. It's nice. The screen is fantastic, and the speaker is by far one of the best I have ever had in a Blackberry/Treo/Smartphone. It has the capability to sync with a Bluetooth GPS system.

However, it only runs RealPlayer out of the box and the keys feel a bit gummy, unlike the Treo which has tiny rocks for keys. Why doens't it take advantage of the USB port to charge?

Taking off the back cover isn't that bad, it keeps the memory slot clean, and you can change the cards without taking out the battery.

I would love to know these things:

1) How can I get this thing to Sync with Novell Groupwise..

2) How can I get Divx files to play.