Nokia E5 Gets A Firmware Update; Reminds People Of Its Existence

Back in February this year, Nokia did the unthinkable and ditched Symbian for Microsoft’s Windows Phone. In a letter to its employees, Nokia’s CEO, Stephen Elop, mentioned Symbian as “the burning platform.” Nokia made it clear that going forward it is going to focus only on WP based phone, and that users should not expect Symbian phones from the company anymore. The company did, however, promise software updates for Symbian handsets until 2016 so as to provide some peace of mind to the owners of its last Symbian handset, the Pure View 808.

The company did release quite a few firmware and Symbian updates for its Symbian^3 devices, including the Belle update for the N8 and the Belle FP1 update for the Nokia 701. Today, however Nokia has started rolling out a firmware update for a nearly forgotten Symbian S60v3 running handset, the Nokia E5.

The firmware update does not bring any major changes or features, but does bring with it some performance and stability improvements. In addition to this, it also includes an updated Web Browser and Email client, which should hopefully improve the speed of these apps.

The firmware update (V101) is already live in certain regions of the world, and can be installed on the E5 either via OTA or by using Nokia’s PC Suite app.

Via – AllAboutSymbian

Nokia E5 Firmware Updated To V71.03

Nokia has started rolling out a new firmware update for its budget-oriented business class handset the Nokia E5. The firmware update carries the version number 71.03.


The new firmware update brings a number of changes to the E5, including an updated web-browser and Nokia (Formerly OVI) Maps. The new browser is the same (v7.3) as the one found in Symbian Anna based handsets. The new version of Nokia Maps brings indoor positioning via Wi-Fi, and travel and recommendation services like Lonely Planet.

Other core apps like Nokia Email, and QuickOffice have also been updated. The usual performance and stability improvements, along with some bug-fixes are also present.

Nokia E5 owners can download, and install the update via OTA or   by using Nokia Software Updater (NSU). Even though the E5 features UDP (User Data Preservation), users are recommended to make a backup of their data before proceeding with the firmware update.

The update is being rolled out in stages, so be patient if it does not show up on your E5 yet!