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Nokia 7610 Smartphone Information

Nokia 7610

The Nokia 7610 uses the Nokia Series 60 platform (powered by Symbian OS v7.0), and is a combined tri-band mobile phone, megapixel digital camera (with zoom and video facilities) and PDA.

Features: Colour screen, MMS, video camera, Bluetooth, SyncML, RealMedia player, 8Meg onboard memory, web and WAP browser, plus a 64 MB Reduced Size MultiMedia Card.

For more, see the Nokia 7610 site

UK Availability: Became available July 2004.


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Operating system The Nokia 7610 uses the Symbian Operating System. To check the version number of the operating system on your phone, type *#0000# as if it were a phone number.

The handset can be upgraded to the latest version of the operating system at approved Nokia Service Centres - If the phone is still under warranty, this will be done free-of-charge. The process takes up to an hour, but service centre policies vary depending on how busy they are, and whether they have the reprogramming equipment onsite. Note that all data is lost when you upgrade, so it's vital to do your own backup first. Online upgrades are not available.
Accessories? There's a wide range of accessories, including spare batteries, cases, chargers, in-car kits, hands-free units, data cables and fascias, available at Carphone Warehouse and MobileShop.
Email from your 7610 If you're looking to use your 7610 for sending and receiving e-mail, consider taking out an account with free provider, BT Yahoo. For details of connectivity, see our Series 60 Getting Connected section.
How do I use WAP / What is 'Services'? As well as a web browser, the 7610 has a WAP browser, which can be accessed via the Services menu. For details of Wap on a 7610, and using WAP, see our Series 60 WAP page
How do I connect my 7610 to my PC?

The 7610 can connect to a PC via a serial cable, or over Bluetooth. Here is a summary of how to connect your 7610 to your PC.

  • Belkin Bluetooth adapter Bluetooth connection. From the 7610, select 'Connect | Bluetooth'. Turn Bluetooth 'On', then move to the second tab by moving the joystick to the right. This should show you all Bluetooth devices in range. If your PC isn't shown, select 'Options | New paired device' and let the 7610 search for the PC connection. When the phone and PC are paired, use the Nokia Connectivity package to select the file you want to send to the 7610.
    If your PC doesn't support Bluetooth, then you can add it cheaply and easily using a USB Bluetooth adapter. We recommend the Belkin USB Bluetooth adapter available for around £15 from
    For details of Bluetooth, see our Bluetooth page, and for help connecting, see our PC connectivity page
  • USB cable - This phone can be connected to a PC using a USB cable known as the Nokia DKU-2 Connectivity cable. This can be purchased online at MobileShop or Dial-a-phone. To use this, you will need a dedicated driver available from the Nokia site. Once connected, you can use the Nokia PC Suite to transfer data and back up the phone.
  • Memory card drive Memory card reader. If you don't want to beam files from your PC to the phone, another option is to make use of the MMC card slot in the 7610. Get hold of a Memory card reader for around £20 and copy files onto an MMC card plugged into your PC. Find out more on our Memory card page.

Files beamed to the 7610 can be found in the Messaging application, in the Inbox folder

How do I install software?

A SIS fileSoftware for Symbian OS phones is normally supplied using a Symbian installation file (with a .sis extension). This is a single file that contains the components needed to get a piece of software installed and ready to run. A SIS file can be run on a Symbian phone (e.g. from the Inbox or via a file manager. It can also be run via the PC connectivity solution that was supplied on the CD with the handset. Assuming you have a SIS file on your PC/Mac (either downloaded from the Internet or on a CD), the ways to install a SIS file onto your handset are as follows:

  • Beaming - Beam the file to your handset from your PC using Bluetooth. If you don't currently have the ability to beam files to the handset via Bluetooth (either from another handheld device or from a PC), then you may wish to purchase an adapter for your PC (this means you'll be able to install software, backup and synchronise data between phone and PC) - See our Series 60 PC connectivity page for more.
  • USB cable - Your can connect your 7610 to your PC via a USB cable. See our Series 60 PC connectivity page for more.
  • By email - The alternative, is to email the file that you're trying to install, typically a SIS (Symbian installation file) to your own email account, and then use your phone to logon to your email (details) and download the SIS file as an attachment into your phone's Messaging Inbox.
  • Via memory card - There is another alternative for users of phones that take memory cards (such as the 7610) by transferring the SIS file to the handset via the card slot and a PC MMC Memory card reader. Copy files onto an MMC from your PC, and then insert the MMC card into your handset. You'll need to have a file manager on your 7610 to access the file from the memory card (file managers are available from Handango).
If you've downloaded an application and find you can't install it - make sure the file you're trying to install is a SIS (Symbian Installation) file. Many files are distributed in a compressed form (using the ZIP file format). If the file has a .ZIP extension, you'll need to unzip it first. You can do this with a PC application such as WinZip, or on the phone itself using the ZipMan application.
How do I uninstall software?

To uninstall software that was installed onto a Series 60 phone, go to the Manager application from the main menu (in the Tools folder on some models), select the application, press Options, and select Remove from the menu

Hotmail and AOL access?

Hotmail and AOL use proprietary email systems, as opposed to the more common POP email systems - this makes it tricky to access mail on a Series 60 device. For email on the move, consider using a standard POP3 provider such as BT Yahoo (see setup details) that offers free email accounts that can be configured on a Series 60 phone.

If you really want to use Hotmail or AOL, see our Series 60 FAQ on this subject.

Can I use the 7610 in the States? Yes. The 7610 is a tri-band phone operating on EGSM900/1800 (Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific), and GSM1900 (USA, Canada, South America). There should be no problem using the 7610 with network operators in these countries. Roaming restrictions from your network operator may prevent use of some services in other countries.
Receive faxes on your mobile Looking to get faxes on your Series 60 phone? See our answer in the Series 60 FAQ
FM radio for my 7610? Some Nokia devices come with a built-in FM radio, but the Nokia 7610 does not. We're often asked whether software is available to add a radio to their phone. Unfortunately, it's not that simple, as it's not just a software issue. Phones that have built-in radios contain dedicated hardware in the phone to do this (an FM RF tuner)... and the 7610 doesn't have that. If you're really desperate to listen to radio from your handset, note that it is possible to listen to streaming audio over the Internet via GPRS (using an application such as Avec Radio), although don't expect the results to be up to much!
Can I use it as a modem? Yes, yYou can also use the handset as a modem from a Bluetooth PDA, or a PC with Bluetooth connectivity (such as a Belkin USB Bluetooth adapter). For more, see our Bluetooth page.
Can I play MP3 files on my phone? mp3 playback is supported on the 7610, using the supplied RealOne player, however we've heard reports that this isn't a great MP3 player. If you're looking for an alternative mp3 player, try UltraMP3!, which has a built-in playlist editor.
Nope. The Nokia 7610 doesn't come with an infrared window - a first for Nokia Series 60 handsets
What's my 7610's serial number?
Enter '*#06#' for your handset's serial number (known as the IMEI) - useful if your phone is stolen
How do share my pictures with others?

Once you have taken a picture on the 7610, there are three ways to get the files from your phone to other people or computers:

  1. You can copy it to your PC with the Nokia software supplied on the CD, using Bluetooth. Set your PC to receive files (using the Bluetooth software supplied with your adapter), select the photo to send (from Images), then from the Options menu, select Send.
  2. You can use the Messaging application and email the picture to yourself (or a friend)
  3. Send the picture to another mobile using MMS. Costs of sending pictures by MMS differ depending on which network operator you're with. Take a look at our MMS page for more.
Changing the default picture

To change the default wallpaper image used in the phone application, do the following:

  • Press Menu
  • Go to Tools | Settings | Phone | Standby mode
  • Press the joystick on the "Background image" option.
  • From the "Yes / No" option, select "Yes". You're now able to select from an image in your images folder
Who's calling?

Thanks to caller display, we can see who's calling. For answers to your Caller Display questions, see our Caller Display Series 60 FAQ

Can I read my work email? By default, Series 60 handsets support collection of email using the POP and IMAP protocols. Office systems such as Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Notes use a different set of protocols when communicating to desktop PCs for corporate email. Both Exchange and Notes support POP and IMAP email collection, but this is a service that many IT administrators restrict access to, for security reasons. If you are looking to collect your email from your phone, contact your company's IT department to see if they support POP and IMAP. They should supply you with the settings you need.
For help with setting up POP and IMAP email, see our Series 60 connectivity page
SMS to PC?

If you're looking to copy your SMS text messages to a PC, you'll find that the Nokia PC Suite software doesn't support this. The best option is to try Oxygen II - This is an alternative PC Suite and supports copying of SMS, MMS and other message types, as well as a few other things that Nokia suite can't do. Take a look at our Oxygen page

How do I format or hard reset a 7610?

We accept no responsibility for use of this code. It is undocumented, not supported by Nokia and should be used at your own risk.

The soft-format code for Series 60 phones is *#7370# . You enter this code as you would enter a phone number in the Phone application. It performs a format of the Internal drive - All data will be lost if you use this feature.

Series 60 reset

The method of performing a hard-format, i.e resetting it completely to factory defaults and removing all data, is as follows:

  1. Switch off the phone.
  2. Hold down the following three buttons: Green (call answer) button, * button, and '3' button
  3. While holding these buttons, press the power button and switch on the phone
  4. When the message 'Formatting' appears on the screen, release all of the buttons

Note that you shouldn't switch the phone off or remove the battery when performing either of these operations, and it's advised that the handset has a reasonable amount of battery charge before performing a format/reset.

Alternative connectivity software

Rather than the software that came as standard with the phone, there's a rather useful third-party application called Oxygen II - This application supports Contacts, Calendar, Messaging and file management.
For details of how this works, take a look at our Oxygen page

Anti-virus Viruses for Series 60 handsets are fairly rare, but they are around - mostly distributed via dodgy SIS files. Common Symbian viruses include Cabir, Skulls and Lasco. If you think you may have been affected, or are worried about security - try getting an anti-virus package for your Series 60 phone. Options include F-Secure, SimWorks and SMobile VirusGuard, and these are all available for download from
Data conversion For help with information on converting your Contacts, Calendar and documents for viewing on your phone, see our Conversion page for some general guidance.
Select Access Point?

If this message keeps popping up for no reason, it sounds like your 7610 is trying to connect to the 'Net using GPRS and doesn't know which access point to use. Reasons for this are likely to be:

  • You've installed a piece of software that needs to connect to the 'Net (such as Activemail)
  • You have an email or MMS in your Outbox that's trying to send
  • You have GPRS set to "When available" (See Tools > Settings > Connection > GPRS)

May also be worth looking at the settings of your access points (Tools > Settings > Connection > Access Points).

As a last resort - Another poster in this forum has fixed the problem by backing up their contacts and other vital info, then performing a hard-reset - losing all data.

Various 7610 passcodes: Below is a list of the various code types you'll find on the 7610:

Lock code
  • Length: 5 digits
  • Detail:Used to prevent unauthorised access to certain functions on the phone
  • Set from: Tools > Settings > Security > Phone & SIM
  • Default: The default lock code for Nokia Series 60 devices is 12345.
  • Lost? - If you've changed this code and forgotten it - you will need to visit a Nokia authorised service center, who will be able to reset the lock code for you.
PIN code
  • Length: 4 digits
  • Detail: This is an optional 4 digit code to protect your SIM
  • Set from: Tools > Settings > Security > Phone & SIM
  • Lost? - If you keep trying, you'll eventually get locked out and need to contact your network operator for a PUK code (see below)
PUK code
  • Length: 8 digits
  • Detail: You'll be asked for this 8 digit code if you've entered the wrong SIM code more than the allowed number of times. You'll need to contact your network operator to get this lock lifted. PUK code help.
Wallet Code
  • Detail: This alphanumeric code is used to gain access to the secure data store for the Wallet application, where you can save bank and credit card information, plus other private data, securely.
  • Lost? - If you've forgotten the wallet code, enter the following string as a telephone number: *#7370925538# - this will allow you to delete the existing wallet and create a new wallet code. You will be prompted for the phone's lock code to proceed (Normally 12345, unless you've change it).
Network locking code
  • If your phone was fixed to work on a specific network (for example, Orange), this lock may prevent you from using another SIM in the handset. You may see "SIM card rejected" or "SIM card unaccepted". This lock can be lifted for you by contacting the network operator in question (there may be a fee for this).

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