The Nokia E62 from Cingular is already fully functional. It is sending and receiving e-mail. It is synchronized with my Outlook data, so all my contacts, calendar entries, tasks, and notes are already on it. It is making and receiving phone calls. It is browsing the internet. What else can I ask for?
Compared to most of the devices I have used so far in the 81-day-experiment, this is a record time (most devices took an extra day or two to get them fully functional which included in many cases a call to technical support).
However don’t be mislead. The process of getting e-mail working and getting synchronization up and running was quite involved. There were many steps involved, and in some cases, it wasn’t clear to me if the steps completed successfully. Some leap of faith was necessary to continue with the process even without being certain that I was on the right track.
When installing the desktop software (the Nokia PC Suite) and connecting the device to the laptop, there were some moments of doubt as well. At some point, and after Windows detected the Nokia E62 which I connected to the USB port, Windows installed some drivers and prompted me to reboot the computer, while the Nokia PC Suite hourglass is still on--as if it was still waiting for something to happen. So what do you do in this case? Reboot or keep waiting?
Having said all that, the device is fully functional now and ready for this week’s activities. Tomorrow will be a new day and I will be reporting my observations relating to the device in action.