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Nokia E71, 5 days later

After over 5 days of using the Nokia E71 it’s charm has not yet warn off. The E71 is Nokia’s answer to the Blackberry, over the past few days the bombardment of; “is that a Blackberry” has become somewhat of an annoyance. But really, this is a Blackberry… but better (clearly not literally, it’s a Nokia…). Seriously though, Nokia has really created an excellent device here. The E71’s only downfall is it’s price, we picked ours up for £370 from eXpansys (no doubt we could have got a better price, but its what you could call the ‘impatience fee’).

Nokia E71Running Symbian OS 9.2 (Series 60 3.1 edition), the phone comes equipped with everything you would expect, web browser with 3G, QuickOffice (to edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint files, amongst others), GPS, Nokia Maps, email, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, encryption, modem, Micro SD (2GB chip included), flash player, 3.2 megapixel camera and more.

In short this is a beautifully crafted piece of technology that seems almost faultless. Placing it next to an iPhone almost makes the iPhone look like something from Toys R Us. It may not have as much screen real estate or work in the extraordinary way the iPhone does, but the Nokia E71 simply outclasses the iPhone.

We’ll have a full review on the E71 once we’ve played with it for a few more weeks.

This entry was posted on Monday, July 7th, 2008 at 11:26 pm GMT. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.



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  • http://www.simple-mindz.net Simple Mindz

    3.2 megapixel camera? I love it!

  • kunal

    Is the inbuilt browser opera mini?

    The opera mini website does not list the e71 as a compatible phone.

  • http://blobert.org Robert Volmer

    In reply to kunal, the browser is a webkit based browser, pretty much the same as on the iphone (Safari) but better, since it supports Flash.

  • http://www.bradmurray.com/ Brad

    It’s been more than a few more weeks. When is the real review? What carrier are you running with? Have you been using it as a mobile hot spot?

  • Jim

    I have an E66, basically the same model sans-qwerty.

    Opera Mini runs perfectly (better than the built-in one imo)

  • http://doeswhat.com Editor

    Opera Mini runs great on the E71, there are just a few minor problems. This is because they haven’t made a fully compatible version as it is still not available on the download list: Download List.

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