You could also consider the: Samsung i780; 624mhz processor, 128mb ram, takes SD-HC cards, GPS, WiFi and 2 megapixels in a same Blackberry like package. Runs Windows Mobile Pro (= Office, Blackberry Connect, Garmin/TomTom, etc) I have a Samsung and it's perfect for me!
I'm intrigued. It REALLY works?! Is the picture size and quality good enough?
See, I'm in the UK, and if I were able to watch BBC iplayer on this device via wi fi this would be the killer app for me!
Hi from Australia.
The E71 doesn't sound like it would make a fast unassisted GPS device, which I am glad someone talked about (at last). I haven't seen a review quite as good as what you have written up here and want to tell you it's appreciated.
PS. I'm a big fan of the bold RED power button :) but it's not enough to make me buy it :)
YouTube DOES work on the this phone. Every flash site visited, even adult sites, the flash worked. I was shocked.
This actually does have Blackberry connect. So if you do have a Blackberry account, I don't, you can connect that account to this device. For some reason the review doesn't even touch the email capabilities of this thing, which is on par with the best of BBs. This phone will be great competition for the Bold. I think that why BB is waiting. They weren't ready.
The fps are actually at like 20-21. 22 is pushing it. But it's much better than the review explained. I think they did have a beta version. The pictures are so-so. That's they only flaw. But that's why I have a Nikon for. Not my phone.
The Wifi KILLS the Bold too, which won't have it since BBs don't have wifi for some odd reason. The keys are close and the screen is a tad bit smaller than the E61i, but no phone is designed for everyone. It works just fine for me. Liekw ith the new PS3 controllers. Theres a 3-4 day learning curve. Once you got it. It's all love.
ViOP calls, Symbian S60 3rd, Nokia Messaging, MS Office 2007 compatiblilty. I mean, if you find flaw in this phone, you're nickpicking.
bungkus, 25 Jul 2008Hi, I own nokia E61i, and very enthusiast to buy the new E71. But I was hoping that nokia w... morethere is an extensive dictionary ( multiple languages ) and here is a review of the application http://www.symbian-guru.com/welcome/2008/07/nokia-e66-walkthrough-dictionary.html
Did I read right? FULL flash compatibility?!
1 The iphone doesn't even do that does it?
2 does that mean youtube works??
Sekar, 25 Jul 2008Hi everyone....
Iam using e61i for the past few months...
I sincerely feel e71 is not an upg... morebrother its time to UPGRADE urself and ur phone......i,m using E61i since a 2007, doing perfectly good job,,,,,but when i seen this 71---its mindblowing !! Pure value of ur money!!
Very fast with GPS, FM radio, net broesing is very fast and upgraded,2gb card,,manymore things i can discuss for a whole day !!
Iam using e61i for the past few months...
I sincerely feel e71 is not an upgrade , besides it has less real estate (display screen)
.....iam an avid surfer, i surf almost any web pages using operamini , and i have never got a low memory message.even though e61i supposed to have 64mb ram.
(Against e71 128mb)
My phone has black berry connect.
google maps is available free, is better than nokia maps...
The keyboard is better than e71.
If you look at the feature you can see there is hardly any significant difference.
I had used e51 for 2 months and exchanged as it frequently crashed.
Web was not good either.
Even operamini used to fail....
E71 reminds me of the budget e51...(for the design is the same)
Budget phones have limitations in quality build as i discovered.
The e61- which was older than the e51 is a superior phone...
Far far better than e51...
Why is it mentioned as a "Blackberry Killer" when it does not/will not support Blackberry Connect? Seem to be important to many users... even Nokia Business as Blackberry users... So it will not be a competition for the Blackberry Bold.
The specs are promising but no Blackberry Connect means that this Nokia will not be a huge succes as it could be with Blackberry Connect.
The perfect phone for me. Synchronizes perfectly with Lotus Notes (incl. 8.*), Bluetooth and Wi-Fi just works :), GPS is picking up satellites very quickly, VPN (I can logon to intranet), fast, good feel, great calendar, customizing is OK, browser is good, great sound quality, keyboard great when you get used to it, many great details you discover when you use it - and you do not have to look at fancy animations whenever you activate something. Business power! :)
- The left soft-button for some reason launches the assigned application slower than the other soft-key and the quicklinks - just annoying.
- Not THAT fast, but since you can store the visited applications in memory, this is not a big problem.
- On the front side, the bottom part is made of plastic. I'd rather see some quality plastic (like on the backside) instead of a the applied metal-look paint. A business phone should be solid, not flashy.
- Nokia Maps not as good as Google maps - so just install that.
- Opera Mini is still a better browser in my opinion.
- QWERTY keys are aligned and not displaced like a normal keyboard (but you get used to it).
I own nokia E61i, and very enthusiast to buy the new E71. But I was hoping that nokia will put more language on the E71 since E71 were geared as business-oriented phone.
As a phone that primary buyer were entrepreneur & manager the phone should not be divided into country-specific language like the non-business series (non E-series).
a person buy E71 in New York might have a business with some Japanese, Chinese, or Korean, and while it's great to be able to read e-mail in hand phone, it's a pity if nokia E71 can't display the Japanese, Chinese, and Korean font.
As a businessman, no matter where you bought the phone, you might have the need to read other language in SMS or e-mail. Therefore, I'm hoping that nokia will put other language in E-series. Because, as of now, I'm a proud owner of Nokia E61i. But, I feel ashame whenever my business partner sent me e-mail in Chinese, and I can't read the e-mail in my hand phone.
The phone is excellent. screw the cam its a business phone. if u want a cam get a digital camera.
the weird thing nothing was mentioned about e-mails in this review... :S
well i am gettin one for sure... but ofcourse i wont sell my E90 :P
this phone really won my heart from the very first time i set sight on it even when it was just a rumor.. design and features really do well in this phone.. however, the keyboard was my problem.. it is so cramped, i find it hard to type a message using it.. haay... i would still buy it though for christmas when i have extra money to spend on something that really wont suit me (keyboard-wise).. for now, i'm gonna have to stick with moto q8 with much better keyboard..
Nokia says 640x480 at 22fps....maybe, if it can really record like that, I will get it an pay a lot less than the E90...
Well...nokia says it can record in vga mode at 22 fps...is gsmarena model a beta one or nokia just made a mess in her own official website?
I thought i can replace my p1 with this phone but im a bit disappointed with some of its feature esp its camera. Although it has HSDPA but here in the philippines we only reach 2+mbps, thats why i use wifi here in our office. Regarding the GPS, I have HGE-100 accessory in my p1 which works perfectly fine in google maps. I guess i will still stick to my p1 and wait for Xperia X1 to hit the shelves. Cheers
Just got my phone today. It's powerful. I mean, that processor must be something because no lags and I already filled up the 2 GB card. The keys are close but not un-usable. Very stylish. The email on this is faster than the Blackberry Curve I have. I'm selling that on eBay. This e71 is banging.
i really had higher hopes for e71. but, however, it is a business phone, and I have need for a multimidia/entertainment phone. screw that, I`m gonna buy my n95 8gb tomorrow xD
Just got mine today morning. Amazing phone. Blows my iPhone away.
Nothing against the iPhone, mind you - but iPhone feels to consumerish while e71 is definitely for the power user.
I get bored with phones so I will probably keep switching b/w the two.
Amazing phone - little steep on the price though.