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June 24, 2008

Nokia E71

Nokia E71 The Nokia E71 offers a 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus and video recording as well as the following features:

* full QWERTY keyboard
* landscape QVGA resolution display
* 2.4" 16M QVGA TFT, 320x240 pixel resolution main display
* 110MB internal memory
* microSD card slot
* support for Nokia's Share on Ovi media-sharing service
* new home screen with customizable business and personal views
* quad-band GSM/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900MHz)
* one of three dual-band WCDMA configurations (850/1900MHz, 900/2100MHz, and 850/2100MHz)
* HSDPA support
* built-in WiFi
* built-in A-GPS with Nokia Maps preloaded
* S60 3rd Edition
* Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP

Via MobileBurn.

Nokia E71 Reviews

BoyGeniusReport reviews the Nokia E71 and writes, "We’re at the end of the review, but by now, you’ve seen how impressed we are with the phone. It takes a lot to get us excited but the E71 has done it. This thing, in our opinion, is the best phone Nokia has made to date. That’s a very bold statement, we know. But this really is going to be the phone to beat by a lot of manufacturers. From the design, to the specs, to the size, the feel — it has the entire package. It’s not for everyone, though. Some people prefer a straight up phone like a flip phone, but in terms of a smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard, this takes the cake. It is just striking compared to the shit device the E61 was. It’s ok, we still love y’all that carry the E61, but this puts it to shame. One thing I personally can’t get over is the awesome dimensions of the device. It’s so perfectly thin, yet incredibly comfortable to hold and use. We just hope Nokia doesn’t wait too long to bring this to market as they need to strike now. Like right now. This second. After seeing all of the detailed shots and our impressions, how do you guys feel about the phone? Are you foaming at the mouth waiting for it or ice-grillin’ us?"

All About Symbian reviews the Nokia E71 and writes, "The E71 fares well when it comes to multimedia creation, though I have to admit to being a little disappointed by the camera - I'd been hoping for the same unit that featured in the E90. Instead, we get a small lensed 3.2mp camera (to bang the gong yet again - it's not all about how many megapixels a camera has) with comparatively cheap optics and sensor. You can see in the examples here (click to open full-size) that in bright conditions contrast is handled relatively poorly. Indoors, the images are digitally noisy, even with the LED flash, as you'd expect from such a small lens. No worse than in the cameras in many other smartphones, but worse than the E90's camera and a lot worse than that in the likes of the N95."

CNET reviews the Nokia E71 and writes, "The Nokia E71 is also equipped with 3.2-megapixel camera with video recording capabilities. There are a number of imaging tools, including autofocus, an LED flash, exposure compensation, and digital zoom. You also get multiple scene modes, white balance settings, and color adjustments. In video mode, there are three quality settings, but you only have access to controls for the scene mode, white balance, and color. Once you're done snapping photos or videos, you can share them via multimedia message, e-mail, or Bluetooth; set them as your phone's wallpaper or assign them to a contact; or post them to the Web, whether it be on Nokia's Ovi service or a site like Flickr."

MobileBurn does a hands on review of the Nokia E71 and writes, "The E71 has a great feature set that includes not only HSDPA but also WiFi for data. A 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera is also on board, something of a rare thing in what is decidedly a business device. The E71 uses Nokia's S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1 user interface, not the latest and greatest version, such as that found on the N78, but Nokia said that it wanted to make sure that its Eseries devices were using the most stable version of its platform."

PC Pro reviews the Nokia E71 and writes, "The 3.2-megapixel camera is also a little disappointing, with average rather than stunning image quality. You won't be blown away by the detail capture or natural colours, nor by the amount of noise in low-light conditions, but at the least the maximum resolution of 2,048 x 1,536 means you can print out at A4 without horrible compromises. Should you wish to."

Trusted Reviews has a review of the Nokia E71 and writes, "The Nokia E71's minor niggles are quite simply swamped by its positive attributes. It's a beautifully engineered phone, with great looks, slim build and fantastic ergonomics. It has wonderful battery life, a superb screen, effective GPS and fast mobile data...Better than all that, it's reasonably priced. In fact the only major thing I can see wrong with this handset is that I'm going to have to hand it back to Nokia. All I can say is: please don't take it. Please!"

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Posted by BJ at June 24, 2008 02:29 AM