The Nokia E65 is a smartphone in the Eseries range, a S60 platform third edition device with slide action. It shared many of the features of the N95 (quad band GSM, 3G, wifi, bluetooth) released around the same time, but thinner, lighter and without the GPS. It was followed fairly quickly by the E66, which was very similar but gained an FM radio, a newer release of S60, A2DP bluetooth, GPS and 3.2 mpixel camera.
Although Nokia have said that this is a smartphone but it is actually a feature phone with a lot of features of a smartphone. One can call it a smartphone (as it is on this Wikipedia page also) but according to the core and (slightly) complex definition of a smartphone and a feature phone, Nokia E65 is still a feature phone, and its of-course with assumable reasons.
GSM/WCDMA and WLAN
Up to 3–6 hours
Up to 1.8–2.5 hours
Up to 2
Up to 7–11 days
Up to 8–14 days
Up to 4–5 days
Operation times vary depending on the network and usage.
Many users have experienced problems with the SIM connecting to the network after using the phone for some time. Most of them had to bring the phone to the Nokia center to get their phone repaired or replaced. The cause seems to be a design problem in the SIM container on the chassis of the phone. The SIM container is mainly built of a thin metal foil, which in time tends to bend, thus disconnecting the SIM from the mobile phone's SIM contacts. The problem can apparently be solved just by putting a bit of paper between the metal foil and the SIM, enabling it to make contact. There's also difficulties in making connection to WLAN networks which use EAP-PEAP and MSchapV2 protocols if you update the phone's firmware (this is true as for firmware version 3.0633.69) Other users experience problems with the phone connecting to third party GPS devices over Bluetooth. This seems to be a compatibility flaw in the Nokia Bluetooth stack of Nokia Maps as these devices do connect well when used with Google Maps on the E65.