Monday, December 13, 2010

$10 credit if you were affected by Vodafone Network Outage

You may have read in the newspapers that Vodafone had a phone tower outage on Sunday. If you are on the Three or Vodafone network and were affected by this outage, you should contact 3/Vodafone to request compensation as they have offered compensation in the news articles on the outage. I have received a $10 credit on my account. You may be successful in requesting more compensation if the outage has caused more than a small inconvenience.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

If you're signing up for E63 in Australia

I have noticed that the price of the Nokia E63 has not really moved in the last 12 months. I bought it around 18 months ago on a $29 cap plan on Three which was only a contract for 12 months. This enabled me to recontract with three six months ago to get a Nokia E72 on the same $29 cap plan but this time for 24 months.

If you are looking at getting a Nokia E63, Vodafone is one of your best options. And one thing... DON'T go for the 24 month plan!! You have to be crazy to commit yourself for 2 years with a Nokia E63 when you can get the same phone for the same cap plan with a contract half the length (12 months). The only thing you miss out on is the $50 online credit. In 12 months time, you can get a brand new phone.

Full details of this plan are here:

Cap Inclusion
Calling National rates International rates
SMS 28c each (up to 160 characters) 28c each (up to 160 characters)
MMS (Video) 75c each 75c each
MMS (text, pic, audio) 50c each 75c each
Voice calls 90c per minute + 35c flagfall See International Call Rates
Video calls $1.35 per minute + 35c flagfall 1.5 x international call rate + 35c flagfall
Other calling Rates
13, 15 & 1800 numbers 13 & 18 numbers: standard call rates apply
15 numbers: dependant on service you are calling
Customer Care (1555) FREE OF CHARGE
Voicemail retrieval 90c per minute + 35c flagfall
Re-routed calls $1.20 per minute + 35c flagfall
Directory Assist (1233) $2.60 a call (+ standard call rates if you're THRU-connected)
Other services I can enjoy
National Roaming See National Roaming Rates
Voicemail deposit FREE OF CHARGE
Vodafone live! browsing Free, only pay for what you download

Services not included in Cap

Premium TXT: Rates dependant on service
International roaming: as per standard Vodafone International roaming rates with both options available on all plans; Vodafone Traveller (default) and Vodafone World
Voda live! STK and Content Downloads: as per standard rates
International roaming: See International Roaming information
Mobile Internet Data Inclusions per month (on Vodafone): 200MB with minimum session of 12KB
Additional Data charge per MB (on Vodafone): 50c per MB with minimum session of 12KB

Thursday, November 18, 2010

QuickOffice 6.0 is out

You know one thing that the Nokia E63 still has over new phones such as the Nokia N8? The E63 still gets QuickOffice free, including the new upgrade to 6.0. If you have not upgraded yet, check it out by going to  OFFICE > QUICKOFFICE > OPTIONS > UPGRADE.

So what features are new in 6.0 and relevant to E63 users? 

View Excel® 2007 Charts
See your charts recalculate when you make data changes.
View PowerPoint® 2007 Files
Open and view PowerPoint® 2007 .PPTX Files
Localization Support
Language support for French, Italian, German, and Spanish is included.
Enhanced File Manager
Easily navigate digital files and folders. Most file types listed so you can now organize your music, photos, and office documents.
ZIP File Support
Browse and Open files within a ZIP folder.
View Password-protected Files
Open and view password-protected Word and Excel files. Common Microsoft encryption supported.
Word Count
No more worries about having too many or too few words in your Word document. Works just like word count on your desktop.
"Go To" Cell
Quickly navigate large worksheets by simply entering in the cell address you want to find.

Ollie's Battery Life and App Review

One of our readers posted a comment which I thought would be worth highlighting here. He gives a good review of the battery life for the E63 even to the number of calls he makes. So how long does the E63 battery last? Ollie says..

My battery lasts 1 day and 19 hours on average.
Wifi: 8 hours a day (email, chat, surf, download). If wifi is unavailable, I use data for the same duration and purposes (eats power fast, though).
Texts: 80 msgs a day
Calls: 5 mins a day
Music player: 15 mins a day.
active standby is on all the time.
My charger is AC-8A. Battery is BP-4L. All original.
Beware of fake batteries and chargers. Phone is almost a year old now. I have no complaints about battery life. This is the perfect budget smartphone. Period. 

As for Ollie's favourite apps, they are: 
  • Kaspersky Mobile Security
  • SMS Preview
  • Opera Mobile
  • eBuddy
  • Remind Me
  • Cuckoo
  • Nokia Chat
  • Nokia eMail
I personally have not used SMS preview or Remind Me or Cuckoo but I'll probably check these out after this.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

We're big in Australia, India and UK.. but where are you from?

Just some interesting stats from the back end of MyE63. Out of the last 500 visits to this website, 120 came from Australia, 114 came from India and 51 came from the United Kingdom. That means, just under 60% of our visitors are from three countries.

Which one are you?

The next few countries where I would assume the Nokia E63 is populor are New Zealand, Indonesia and the United States. Most of you wanted to find out how to unlock your E63 and wanted to know how to use Gmail with your E63. These were the most popular pages amongst the last 500 visitors
So where are you from and what were you looking for? Leave a comment and say hi :)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Apps Suggestions for Nokia E63

Dustin, one of our readers recently recommended a list of applications that E63 users could consider, in response to our post about the best applications for the Nokia E63 here.

The applications that he suggested are listed below. What are your favourite apps for the E63?

  • OperaMobile(works fine on my e63)
  • Skyfire(browser i use for flash. Better capabilities.)
  • Nimbuzz(for MOST of your messaging live/yahoo/aim/msn/skype/gtalk/orkut/myspace/icq/facebook/gadu-gadu/hyves/ quite a few SIP prviders...if only it had irc...tuttut..)
  • Zipmidlet (for handling .zip files)
  • Freeunrar (for handling .rar files)
  • Gpfce (NES EMULATOR.....bam!)
  • Picodrive (sega emulator....bam!)
  • Jmeboy (gameboy/gameboy color emulator......another bam!)
  • Vbag (gameboy advance emulator...bizzzam!)
  • Jmirc (irc client..there are probably better ones)
  • Symtorrent (torrent handler! You may thank me monetarily)
  • Mobbler ( app..meh)
  • Dilbert! (dilbert app that has the entire 20+year dilbert comic archive. Epic find for dilbert fans)
  • Wattpad(nifty ebook reader/downloader. Cant fiind everything, but old works and public workss like those covered by project gutenberg can be. Also user submitted/created works, meaning it's often possible to find newer, more popular titles for free regardless of the legality of!..boasts 100k+ titles)
  • Putty (for all of your ssh needs)
  • and of course the basics like gmail/youtube/gooogle/ect,ect.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Search all about Nokia E63 - It's definitely in here

This blog has been going for quite a long time and if I've experienced the problem, the solution is in here somewhere whether it be about unlocking, battery life, wifi, pin codes, puk codes, voip or GPS. It just may not be the most recent 10 posts but it doesn't mean you can't find it.
Search this blog as well as the other E series blogs @ My Nokia E65 and My Nokia E72 just by typing in your query here.

Search for tips in our E series blogs
If it's not here, leave a comment :)

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Nokia N8 starts shipping

The Nokia N8 has started shipping from the factories in China as promised by Nokia. Pre-release orders will be fulfilled first and the retail price in Australia is set to be around $749. Harvey Norman has begun taking pre-orders of the device at $749 with a Panasonic Blu-Ray included if you are among the first 500? people to pre-register. Nokia N8s are expected to arrive in Australia on the 20th October 2010.

Check out the advertisement for Nokia's most pre-ordered phone ever. Let me know if this link goes down again

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Nokia Party for Nokia World 2010

All around the Internet, there does not seem to be much evidence of the Nokia Party 2010 following Day 1 of Nokia World. Here are a few photos we managed to take, mostly before a good number of the 3,000 registrants turned up at the Debut London. Click to enlarge.

Partying Nokia Style at Debut London

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Day 2 of Nokia World

Its a beautiful morning in London as we prepare to head back into Nokia World. Just like yesterday, our commentary on the day's events will be at the MyE72 blog.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Nokia World 2010 in London

We are in London at the moment with bloggers from around the world, international media and Nokia's best. Find updates at our other blog Updates on Twitter will also appear @my_e72

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Free SMSDiary program - Just introduce yourself

For those that are following us carefully, you would have noticed that another E series phone has joined our ranks with the Nokia E72 blog up and away! To celebrate, we have 10 free licenses of a program to give away called SMS Diary. It is an SMS and MMS program which displays your messages as a threaded conversation, making it easier to follow your inbox and sent items at the same time. If you would like to get a copy, leave your name, age, occupation and what you think of the Nokia E63 in the comments below. So that we can give you the program, be sure to also include your email address or if you are shy, just email after you have left your comment below. We want to know who you are.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Top 5 most popular posts

Recently, Google announced a dedicated statistics page for blogs hosted by Google so I found out what were the most popular posts on MyE63. They are:

  1. How to Unlock your Nokia E63 from Three
  2. Ovi Maps 3.0
  3. Must have Applications for the Nokia E63 - do you ...
  4. How Long Does the Nokia E63 battery REALLY last?
  5. FREE! Upgrade your QuickOffice to 6.0 on your Noki...
The other popular posts were about the new firmware, a comparison we did between the Nokia E63 and E71, The best apps that people found for the Nokia E63 (leave your thoughts if you have another app to contribute to the list) and a post about the free GPS voice navigation offered by Nokia. 

Saturday, July 24, 2010

The best keypad Nokia has produced?

Having recently acquired the Nokia E72 I started to realise that the nokia E63 is probably the best keypad of all the phones I have tried from the N series and E series phones. Even though the E72 is newer and manages to squeeze the best of both the E63 and E71 predecessors as well as solving the antenna problem that some E71s were suffering from, the E63 keypad for me seems to be better. What do you think? have you tried both phones?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tips for Travelling with your Smartphone

It didn't use to be a massive consideration but now smartphones are very much a part of the preparation for travelling. Remember when you almost forgot to bring your mobile phone along and even if you did forget, it didn't make much of a difference on your trip? Well with so much data, notes, calendars, maps, contacts, and travel guides stored on your phones nowadays, forgetting your phone and preparing it for your journey onwards can be quite a worry. 

The My E72 blog has a recent post about 12 things you should remember to do before you fly overseas. Head over there or leave a comment if you see anything was missed. Travel tales are also welcome.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Are you considering a Nokia E63?

Did you know that most people who buy mobile phones look at blogs as one of their most decisive avenues of research? Hundreds of people come through this blog each dat trying to decide whether the E63 is for them. In previous posts we have talked about how the E63 suits a wide range of users and how it has enough features for a business user whilst being priced at the middle range of the mobile market for everyone to afford.

If you are one of those people looking at the Nokia E63 as a potential phone, you've found the right place. Do a search on the right about anything you want to know and we probably have covered it in the 100+ posts. Also leave a comment and tell us where you are in the decision and what you want to know from E63 users.

What is the Nokia Care Centre like?

Have you ever had problems with your Nokia phone? What happens when your phone is completely dead? We've had the "privilege" to find out what its like in Perth, Western Australia. After only five weeks of having the phone, my new Nokia E72 died in the process of updating the phone's firmware. Before that, the phone was crashing on a daily basis, sometimes without any overloading of apps (as tends to be the case with a phone that actually multi-tasks). I decided to head over to the Nokia Care Centre to see if they can revive the E72 and also to find out what their service levels are like.

The phone has been picked up today and I was very happy with the service of the staff there. When I dropped off the phone and when I picked it up, the wait for service was around 10 minutes. Head over to for a full report.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Simple but useful applications for E63 - Egg timer

Have you come across any programs that were probably dead easy to program but are extremely useful? The program that inspires this post is called EggClock which is basically a countdown timer for the E63 seeing as the phone doesn't come with one.

You can program the Egg timer to count down from anything down from 99 minutes. It displays the countdown taking up the whole screen and you can choose whether you want to sound an alarm at the end of it or not. You can choose to use the phone's wallpaper or a white background for the countdown. You can also choose whether the phone will give you one alarm when the countdown is complete, loop or every 5 minutes after the countdown.

Best of all it is completely free! Get it here at

Monday, June 28, 2010

Free calls 3 to Vodafone and Vodafone to 3

In Australia, the announcement has been made that 3 and Vodafone customers can call each other for as much as they want for FREE! This will officially start at the end of July however, users have reported that this seems to already be in place (can someone confirm?) Three stores will also stock Vodafone products as each store will be rebranded to reflect the merger between the two mobile powerhouses. The new name for the company will be VHA.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

How do you view your SIP setup in Fring?

Here is a question that has been baffling me for almost a week. I set up my E63 to use my ISP's VOIP connection (iiNET Australia) but I can't remember the settings so I can set it up as well on my Nokia E72. The only thing Fring allows you to do is reset your SIP settings and re-register it again. When you can't even remember how you set it up in the first place, the last thing you want to do is reset the settings.

Alternatively, anyone here used their E series phone for VOIP via their ISP? If you are with iiNET, what settings (and what program) did you use? Feel free to include your ISP's settings as well in the comments field for the benefit of others.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

How to E63 to computer via bluetooth

Almost every computer nowadays will have a bluetooth connection but there are some that do not come with one. We recently purchased a lenovo which was a core 2 duo, 4gb RAM, Windows7 but did not have bluetooth compatibility. For those of you who are in the same category or your bluetooth device has broken down, DealExtreme has a bluetooth adapter going for only USD$1.58 which is very cheap considering postage is included in that price to anywhere in the world! You can find it here and no, I don't get commission on this purchase. Just like to help a fellow user out.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Our thoughts on the Nokia N900

Some of our readers may have missed the review that we did over twitter at the end of May so here are our observations about the Nokia N900 as they appeared on twitter.

#n900 camera a little disappointing, 5mp but none the clearer.. maybe Nokia should look at improving their in built lensTue May 25 2010 11:18:53 (W. Australia Standard Time) via web

@MeeGoDevelopers yeah i agree.. i was trying to see if resizing the contacts was possible but doesn't seem like #n900 allows that yet..Tue May 25 2010 11:17:48 (W. Australia Standard Time) via web in reply to MeeGoDevelopers

twitter with n900 appears as u would c it on the computer like many other websites do. no wonder @womworldnokia ppl call it a mini computerMon May 24 2010 20:09:12 (W. Australia Standard Time) via web

nokia maps does have directions for n900 but no voice guidance.. yet. successfully watched the red dot moving around perth just now.Mon May 24 2010 19:02:47 (W. Australia Standard Time) via web

Google Talk can be used on the #Nokia #N900, does that mean you can call people for free?Mon May 24 2010 15:49:36 (W. Australia Standard Time) via web

Adding contacts to the HOME screen on the N900 is awesome, each contact's profile pic can also be repositioned wherever on the screen u wantMon May 24 2010 11:42:22 (W. Australia Standard Time) via web

@n900 compatibility with PC suite a lil disappointing, no notification of incoming calls, incoming msg or battery level. Cant compose smsMon May 24 2010 11:16:06 (W. Australia Standard Time) via web

#n900 In dialing mode, you can also go to the contacts list, with helpful "shortcuts" on the side such as A-C, D-F to reduce scrollingMon May 24 2010 11:00:51 (W. Australia Standard Time) via web

Rotating the phone activates the dialing mode.. where u can see a log of all missed, dialed and received callsMon May 24 2010 10:59:09 (W. Australia Standard Time) via web

Continuing observations on #N900. Scrolling through a website on the Nokia #n900 is smooth and intuitive.. Four alternative HOME screensMon May 24 2010 09:52:44 (W. Australia Standard Time) via web

Three Australia has Nokia E72 on the $29 cap finally! tweet me if u want to know how to redeem some cashback offers as well.Fri May 21 2010 16:48:33 (W. Australia Standard Time) via web

Like to hear from others, if u own a nokia n900 what do u love about it?Fri May 21 2010 16:44:14 (W. Australia Standard Time) via Tweets60

@yatingupta Run PC Suite on your computer and click on backupFri May 21 2010 15:41:58 (W. Australia Standard Time) via web in reply to yatingupta

Backed up my E63. Total time 11 min 35 seconds.Fri May 21 2010 15:23:52 (W. Australia Standard Time) via web

geotagging photos on the n900 is a great addition to the suite of features..Fri May 21 2010 12:35:47 (W. Australia Standard Time) via Tweets60

Holding down the finger acts like right clickingFri May 21 2010 01:12:48 (W. Australia Standard Time) via Tweets60

Oh amazing... Try spinning your finger on the n900 in clockwise direction and it slowly zooms in on that spot.. Keep spinning then reverse..Fri May 21 2010 01:12:02 (W. Australia Standard Time) via Tweets60

Fantastic, google maps doesnt like #n900 maemo either.. So no ovi or google maps or directions.. Youtube anyonee?Fri May 21 2010 00:11:21 (W. Australia Standard Time) via Tweets60

N900 Doesn't seem to be working with iiNet's freezone.. But youtube videos working very wellFri May 21 2010 00:07:00 (W. Australia Standard Time) via Tweets60

@womworldnokia how far away is the #n900 free voice nav or updated ovi maps? Just wonderingFri May 21 2010 00:01:52 (W. Australia Standard Time) via Tweets60

Finding operating @n900 with one hand is nigh impossible. Sometimes pining for portrait view :) apps on ovi for #maemounderwhelmingThu May 20 2010 23:56:49 (W. Australia Standard Time) via Tweets60

N900 users must feel ripped off with no free voice navigation available from nokia yet.. dislike keyboard, again e72 much better in thisThu May 20 2010 23:54:41 (W. Australia Standard Time) via Tweets60

Exploring #n900 Good idea holding down msg gives u option to delete. Holding down webpage gives open new window option.Thu May 20 2010 23:49:56 (W. Australia Standard Time) via Tweets60

havent worked out how to add nokia maps offline to n900. Pc suite not working well with it either.. Bluetooth keeps falling asleep.Thu May 20 2010 18:31:27 (W. Australia Standard Time) via Tweets60

Havent figured out how to hack the #n900 but if anyone out there knows, lets see what is possible.. Whats ur fave hack?6:29 PM May 20th via Tweets60

Liking the nokia #n900 touch screen, double tap to zoom and good on screen keyboard as well. Phone is a bit fat though..6:22 PM May 20th via Tweets60

N900 trial begins.. Will be tweeting what wows and disappoints5:15 PM May 20th via Tweets60

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Nokia E63 users range from professional to teenybopper

Over the year that this blog has been up, its been really interesting to realise that the Nokia E63 is one of the most popular devices, appealing to such a range of users with its affordability, features, functionality and well sometimes its simply because it looks "pretty". What was your reason and what kind of user do you consider yourself to be? Introduce yourself and tell us what you do, where you're from and why E63?

Monday, May 31, 2010

Contemplating a Nokia E72?

For those that are considering getting an upgrade to a Nokia E72, there have been some recent posts on the E72 blog which you may be interested in. Firstly, the Nokia E72 has run out at Three Australia hopefully temporarily as it has been recently offered for free with the $29 cap. Also, Nokia Australia is giving away free car accessories for those that buy the Nokia E72. Find out the details about this offer here.

One interesting fact is that the Nokia E63 and the Nokia E72 both use the same battery - the BP-4L which is great for those upgrading from the Nokia E63, you may already have a couple of spare batteries before your new phone arrives.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Who you are makes this what it is

In case you were wondering, here is a snapshot of where readers such as yourself are coming from to learn more about their Nokia phone. We receive over 650 hits a day from around the world and enjoy hearing your feedback. If you have found a particular post useful, leave a comment and you will see it appear on the homepage on the bottom right corner. This is also where you may be directed by other readers who have benefited from a previous post. That's what we are doing here, folks. Help one another to get the most out of your device. And if you have a Nokia E72 and you got tips, help us build with your ideas. Email us 

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

My Nokia E72 has begun..

As the 12 month contract rolls over for the Nokia E63,  it was time to get a new phone and as many of you would have predicted, the E63's successor is the Nokia E72. So a new phone means a new blog. If you are interested in a very comprehensive look at the Nokia E72, hop over to in the coming weeks as we start living with, not just reviewing, the Nokia E72

Thursday, May 20, 2010

N900 micro-review on Twitter

Hey everyone, if you have noticed in the bottom right corner, a trial run of the Nokia N900 is under way on our twitter account. To follow us, head over to our Twitter account @mye63 to see what impressions the Nokia N900 is making. Is it a worthy replacement for your Nokia E63? Tune in and find out.. If you have a question about the N900, you MAY get a reply if you leave a comment below and see the reply on Twitter.. it will be easier to see your question .

Monday, May 10, 2010

What's Your Best Apps for Nokia E63?

It's time for a MyE63 readers' application audit. What have you got installed on your phone?
Press the HOME button and then INSTALLATIONS then list the apps that you have installed. You can ignore those that you installed but is completely useless..

Here are mine: 
  • Skype - great for free calls especially if you have wifi
  • Screenshot - that's how we get screenshots on here
  • Sportstracker - excellent app for sports
  • SMSDiary - great way to read sms
  • TweetS60 - free twitter app
  • Energy Pro - see how much battery is being used by apps
  • Clicker - turn your phone into a bluetooth remote for PC
  • Google - voice search google stuff
  • Facebook - you heard of this website?
  • Gmail - easy access to emails
  • KJV Go Bible - Free Bible 
  • Opera Mobile (but doesn't seem to work properly)
There, that took five minutes. Search for any of these terms in the search bar to the right to find out more from reviews we've done in the past on these apps.

What are your apps? 

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mobile Google Maps now with Voice Search

Google has just released a new Google Maps for Symbian (Nokia) devices which includes voice commands.
I found the voice search very accurate. Here are some screenshots taken from my Nokia E63 whilst testing out this voice search feature. (You can also see on the map Google latitude in operation as well as the Google Buzzes shown as speech bubbles)

Pressing the call button in Google Maps activates voice search

Google Maps will then try attempt to figure out what you said

Results are displayed or press # to have them listed in this way

How have you found it? Leave your comments. Download it at or from your Nokia E63.
Below is a table of what the Google Maps for Mobile has for Nokia E63 users.

Google Maps for Mobile Features
Nokia E63
Free Voice Navigation
Search by voice
My Location
Business listings
Business reviews
Driving directions
Transit and walking directions
Street View
Satellite view
My Maps
Starred Items

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Nokia takes on the Netbook Market with Booklet 3G

It sure is a sign of the times when the world's biggest manufacturer of mobile phones weighs into the netbook market. The Nokia Booklet 3G is a slick, light companion for those who can't leave their computer at home. Whilst we are still exploring pros and cons of this breakthrough system, we would like to share some initial impressions for those who just want to know the quick facts and gut reactions. 

Form factor Apart from being only 1.25kg, the booklet comes with a small but sufficient sized keyboard. It's just the layout that takes a little while to get used to. The shift key for lefties will be a little out of reach for the pinky and the up and down arrows are a little hard to discern from the shift key on the right. 

Power Running on an Intel Atom, you do not expect lightning speed but those purchasing the Booklet 3G are generally not looking for outstanding performance. It runs very well on Windows 7 starter and handles web browsing flawlessly.

Portability There are two types of users of laptops and that's why the netbooks came out. Some people have turned laptops into desktops while others do not like lugging 3kg around. For these people, the booklet 3g makes a lot of sense. It's featherweight means you can carry it around with one hand and treat it literally like a notebook (you know, those hardcopy ones with a spiral binder). 

There were so many instances that I chose packing the Booklet 3G than my "light" Dell XPS 1330 which weighs 1.8kg. Compared to the Booklet 3G, my 13.3" laptop looked like a giant! Having tried the Booklet 3G, I have been left with an itch which seems to be only satisfied with buying one for myself. And it wasn't just me. 

A taste of things to come? The Booklet 3G surely conquered with its size and its slickness but I felt that the booklet did not make the most of its distinctive niche. It is different from a Netbook in that it has a 3G sim card slot as well as an in built GPS. However, Nokia did not pack anything that really brought out the potential of a netbook-with-GPS. The Windows7 Nokia GPS gadget showed your location but did not enable you to navigate with the Booklet. It would be cool to have it acting as a big screen GPS device! Also the "pc suite" for the Booklet was lacking in its ability to use the sim card inserted into the Booklet. I could surf the net using the SIM card and send SMS but I could not receive messages. It would have been good if I could make and receive calls as well. Maybe something to consider for the future, Nokia? 

Nevertheless, the size of the Booklet and the seemingly never ending power supply surely impressed many of the people around me with people asking "how much is one of those?" Well, in Australia you can't get one of those just yet. The Australian Nokia website does not even feature the Booklet 3G. In the USA, it retails at USD$549. 

Monday, May 3, 2010

Another solution to the Maps Updater Problem

This comes from the Nokia Forums and deals with the problem we were talking about in the previous post. There is a fix by  just deleting the ClientIndex folder in your phone. Here is the post...

I only have experience with version 3.01 or later, which can be found here:  

Please note this file is for the E63 and other similar phones on the same version of the operating system. There are actually different versions of the Maps application for different phones. Installing this file on your phone will put you on 3.01 of the Nokia Ovi Maps application. If your phone is fully supported by voice navigation, you want version 3.03. Nokia's E63 is not, and this is the version it needs.

It's possible (but I can't say either way) that earlier versions didn't have a ClientIndex folder, in which case you would need to upgrade to Ovi Maps 3.01 or later. Nokia E63 ships with version 2, for example, but I never bothered to see if it the phone had a ClientIndex folder running version 2.

The map itself is extracted to cities\diskcache and doesn't need the ClientIndex folder, of course. But the Index file definitely needs it.

If all else fails, I would delete the cities and QF file on your memory card. This may take a  while but it will mean any maps or anything you had on your phone are gone. Then I would run the Nokia Ovi Maps application once (on your phone). It may take a while to start becaue it will re-build the cities folder and file structure and also re-build the QF file). Then exit the application on your phone.

Now copy the necessary Index file, maps and voice(s) to their respective folders.

If you notice the ClientIndex folder still doesn't exist at this point, perhaps there is another problem I don't know about or perhaps you are using a phone model I am not familiar with.

Hope that helps.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Problems solved with Nokia E63 and Nokia Maps Updater

I am not sure what happened. There was a time when Nokia Maps was working fine for me. Somewhere along the line, I was no longer seeing the Australian map so I decided to upgrade my Nokia Maps.

Deleting Nokia Maps did not work and I found out that this is not possible as it is part of the E63 firmware so I installed the newer version over it... or at least tried to. I got the following error message.. have you seen this before?

It said "Cannot get enough information about the phone [3]. Unspecified error (1). I am hoping someone in the Nokia community can help with this. I cannot update my Nokia Maps and I can't install new maps on to my phone.. any ideas?

Edit: Tried taking advice from a Nokia Forum and it suggested that I install Nokia Maps 3.01(32) from here It also installed License Manager.  It worked but still updating maps is a problem. 

Some recent posts on the Nokia forums has suggested that there is a server error that is causing this. 


An update to the Nokia Maps Updater issue - We are still investigating. Unfortunately it is a bigger issue than (I) first thought.

R&D are looking in to this and i will update when i have more info.


Now more recently on the 26th April: 

We have identified a defect that was preventing users from updating their Maps application with Nokia Maps Updater [NMU] or with Nokia Ovi Suite [NOS].
While this defect is being fixed, upgrading using either NMU or NOS have been disabled.

As soon as we have resolved this defect we shall allow NMU and NOS to upgrade the Maps application once again.

I will look to update this (and other) threads when i have more news on this.

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