Nokia E62 vs. BlackBerry Pearl

My first smartphone was a Siemens SX-1, a Symbian Series 60 variant. This was a great GSM phone for check emailing and listening to music. So I jumped at the opportunity recently to spend time with one of the latest Series 60 phones, the Nokia E62. I had high hopes for the Nokia E62. When I first saw the phone during its prerelease period, I thought it could truly be the often talked about but yet to be produced “BlackBerry Killer.” Plus its WebKit-based browser has some of the sames feature found in the Apple iPhone.

The verdict: Series 60 continues to work well on smartphones and the E62 browser renders pages well, but the OS and this phone still lack the integration and utility of the RIM BlackBerry platform


  • WebKit-based browser
  • Edit Words docs, including
  • Nokia/Cisco-compatible VPN client
  • Bright display
  • Sturdy construction
  • BlackBerry Connect client for BlackBerrry BES support


  • GUI is more clunky than functional
  • Only EDGE, not UTMS or WiFi capable like the European E61
  • No built-in storage encryption
  • No camera
  • Too chunky (but still pocketable)


Comments (4)

  1. David Simmons wrote::

    Any idea if PGP Mail signing is available for the Nokia E62? I just got one, and have been googling like mad for some PGP help, without much luck. I would LOVE to find a PGP Mail program for my new E62, as I live by PGP signed mail!

    Sunday, June 3, 2007 at 18:34 #
  2. Kevin Bocek wrote::

    No, PGP email and/or device encryption is not available for Symbian.

    Submitting a feature request on can help prioritize this –


    Sunday, June 3, 2007 at 21:12 #
  3. David Simmons wrote::

    I’d rather have GnuPG … Maybe I should work on it myself. PGP Corp has lost my business forever. GnuPG rocks. :-)

    Tuesday, June 5, 2007 at 17:10 #
  4. Bob wrote::

    Would like to see an email client for the nokia 5310 that has GnuPGP on it. Seris 40…

    Friday, October 24, 2008 at 02:37 #