Let's just get this out there: the iPhone has nothing on the E71.
Yea, I said it!! Don't get me wrong, I love the iPhone. It's beautifully made, and I can see the uses for it.
But the E71 can run circles on the iPhone like no one's business. It has everything you can ask for and more: MMS, 3G, GPS, WiFi, AM/FM, camera, expandable memory slot, the list goes on and on and on.
Let's see... this is what I've been doing on my E71. I tweet using Twim, go on the Internet with Skyfire (flash enabled for Youtube) or Opera Mini. I chat on Fringe and use Skype to make VOIP calls overseas. Yup! No cost on my mobile minutes on that one. With JoikuSpot I can turn my cellphone into a wireless access point. This means I can play games on my iPod touch, go online with my Dell Mini... heck whatever I want. I'm as mobile as I want.
With the expandable micro-SD slot, I can have up to 16GB of data with me. It plugs to my computer using a USB cable, so data transfer is a sinch. And no matter what computer I connect with the USB cable (Mac, Linux, Windows), my E71 always asks me how I want to connect: Data Transfer, Nokia Suite or "Use phone as modem".
There's one awesome feature that US carriers don't support quite well.... video calls. The E71 has two cameras: one in the back for normal picture/videos, and one in the front for video calls that also doubles as a light sensor. Yes, that's right.. video calls. My brother and I were in Japan, taking advantage of their awesome networks and found out about video calling. Sure enough, I called his number and set it to video mode. Boom. Video chatting on a cell phone.
All of this in a very very slim package (4.49 x 2.24 x 0.39 in).
The only thing that the E71 doesn't have is a touchscreen. But seriously, with all the additional benefits this smartphone can offer, who needs a touchscreen?
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Justice Erolin (justiceerolin)
Hmm... let's see. I'm a 20-something living in Los Angeles, CA. I was born and raised here, with the exception of a 3 year stint in the Philippines. This "long" vacation helped … more
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