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Nokia E71

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iPhone Killer

  • May 28, 2009
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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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June 01, 2009
Dude, I saw this phone last weekend sitting next to the Blackberrys at an AT&T store when we were down in SD. If what you say is true, then this phone is a true SLEEPER! My girlfriend is thinking between that one and the Blackbery 8900.
June 02, 2009
I haven't tried out ATT's version, the E71x. I'm pretty sure it's going to be hindered... but I can't say that with fact. =\
June 02, 2009
What service are you using that phone with?
June 02, 2009
I'm using AT&T, but I bought the Euro/Asian unlocked E71 when I was in the Philippines a few months ago. I'm sure you can still find them on eBay or what not.
 
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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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The Nokia E71 is a smartphone from the Eseries range, a Series 60 3rd Edition, second generation Feature Pack 1, device with a QWERTY keyboard targeting business users worldwide. [1] The Nokia E71 succeeded the Nokia E61/61i models, building on the base design and form factor but enhancing on the feature set.[2][3]. The silver/white variant of the E71 also makes an appearance in the "Superwoman" music video by Alicia Keys

The E71 received positive critical reception, including an 8.9 out of 10 rating on CNET.co.uk. [5]. It was also voted Best Smartphone at the 2008 Mobile Choice Consumer Awards. [6]

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