Hi Friends, E72 costs USD 480 and E71 USD 275. There is a Huge difference of USD 205. E72 seems to be a good Smartphone but looking at the price difference, It will be a better option to wait till the price stabilize around USD 350 to USD 380.
I am sure it wont be long as Blackberry Bold 9000 is standing right in face of Nokia E72 as a solid competitor. It has been a E71 killer and now it will target E72 and help BB 9000 its elder brother BB 9700 is ready to roll out any moment.
I am sure many Nokia fans will not care a damn about Blackberry but nobody can deny that Nokia has lost a vast market share because of Blackberry.
Nokia E72 can only be a winner if Nokia comes up with features, support and pricing which may be able to grasp back the attention of atleast 50% of its old fans who just moved in year 2009 from Nokia to Blackberry team.
Old gimmicks of any mobile company on earth to start sales at higher price and then reduce it with time of 2 or 3 months to 60 or 70% of price at launch and making way to new model which will take place of last model again with higher price : is or will be, I must say history.
These days even 1 month of bad sales or loosing of clients will give a way to another company to grasp the opportunity and bang the target.
Nokia should not loose out on E72. They should be more aggressive in pricing and support. Otherwise Bold 9000 will keep ruling and will be backed by higher priced Bold 9700.
This is actually the best non touch QWERTY phone up to date! And actually the fastest one also! It should stay there for along time I think! The device itself is AWESOME, 5mp, 3,5mm jack, s60 on 600Mhz, accelerometer, gps, wifi in 10mm of thickness! Only xenon flash lacking, if you really use the camera so much! (I dont!)2 bad I already bought E52 (which is all the same except no QWERTY =)
Anonymous, 18 Nov 2009I would not buy the E72. I just bought the E71 black edition. There is a simple reason why - t... moreI know you want the E72, but u just bought E71, so u r trying to comfort urself. totally understand.
got the brown one, more plastic sides copy of E63. My home button or Menu centre bottom between select and yes always stuck until hard press even lights is seen inbetween. Obvious reason Made in China careless asembly even under Nokia supervision. N71 made n Finland superb mare solid heavy and durable.I regret to sell E 71 at loss and buy Brown at double price 570$.
Wait after N900 release it must settle at 400$.
Flash starts the moment cam inn silly better with cam button no dedicated butt for Camera.
Idots why dying to buy now see fate price of E 71 black now 350$ much better firmware and cheap.
the latest nokia e72 unboxing video and high res pictures. its a pakistani website unboxing the pak edition of e72....which means the release in india is imminent.... visit this site guys...he has done it nicely.
jap, 19 Nov 2009i enquired at a store in mangalore as well as bangalore. they said shud be out in the market b... morewow cool ....thanks buddy for the info...27 managlore means ....25 banaglore for sure...oh who cares about the price and e71 falling certainly dosent matter...whose gonna buy that. e75 and e63 are better than e71. and nokia should consider releasing e55 and e52 in india...indians usually like slim handsets.
sheriff, 19 Nov 2009@kaushik... dude i live in bangalore ....sorry i forgot to in the span ten days ....ranging f... morei enquired at a store in mangalore as well as bangalore. they said shud be out in the market by 27th nov. and costing around 22k.. and further that E71 price might drop to bout 14k post E72 launch
Kaushik, 19 Nov 2009@sheriff
where in India do you live ? i'm from Kolkata
the waiting game is really getting o... more@kaushik... dude i live in bangalore ....sorry i forgot to in the span ten days ....ranging from nov 25 to dec 5 ...it will be surely released in all major cities of india. and the price will not be more than 23 k.
and its getting on my nerves too...i have been waiting from 8 months ...and since never having used e71....i have very high hopes on this one.
i bought mine today and had the same experience like you, the uper buttons and the navi pad seems a little loose. This is the reason i came to this forum to see if someone has the same thoughts. except that, everything is at it's place. it's a greate phone
And one more thing, it's slip cover(i belive this is the term in en)or cloth is so CHEAP. once the phone is in, it stays there.
sheriff, 19 Nov 2009 in india its gonna be anytime after 25 nov ...dont worry...this is from credible sources. @sheriff
where in India do you live ? i'm from Kolkata
the waiting game is really getting on our nerves
by the way does anytime after 25 th november mean as far as december or within november itself ?
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970 in india its gonna be anytime after 25 nov ...dont worry...this is from credible sources.
Yo guys, was wondering if this is normal. My e72 optical navi pad feels a little loose and has a bit of play. If you tap on it gently, there is a slight wobbly feel and it's definitely not firm or solidly intact. Is this a defect or am I just too fastidious?
had problems with the e72. Cannot save the contract wap option in the e-mail outgoing & incoming. You can change it but then reverts back to user defined so hence you cant get e-mails instant only when you request and choose the option to go on-line. I have never had a blackberry before but now considering going for the bold 9700 available on vodafone UK. Any opinions? I have always had a Nokia but not e series. Also bluetooth doesnt let you dial out from a bmw factory fitted i drive on new m3. Only e71 works so not sure if there are some bugs in the new software and there are no updates as yet on nokia. so helpppppp
At this price nokia should have given the same kinda high resolution screen like the blackberry bold cause they are of the same price....very disappointed with nokia....i am a die hard nokia fan and will buy the E72 but i feel nokia is loosing it :(
Nokia E72 is available in Pakistan only in topaz brown colour......well that sucks.....have heard that the metal grey colour will come out in Dec....and the black one will come out in Jan or Feb.....wtf....i am so pissed off cause i have sold my E71 and now am seriously thinking about getting a blackberry cause almost everyone around me have switched to blackberry....but i am still a Nokia fan....very disappointed for not being able to buy the colour of my choice at such a high price :( Hate u for that Nokia!!!
AT Nokia India, E72 is still shown as "Coming Soon" whereas it has been lauched at other places. My Nokia dealer said they are busy with N97 Mini launch and asked me to wait till December end.
Please correct me if I am wrong. There appears to be no alternative to E72.
yessss...........i casted the 16000 th vote for the e72....i gave at a ten on ten for all three...come on guys keep voting.