Top 10 Cool Smartphones of 2008 - Nokia E71

Back in June, Nokia -- the world's largest smartphone maker -- unveiled its all grown-up E-series, putting the E71 into the smartphone mix. The handheld features a full QWERTY keyboard in a stainless steel case. The 2.36-inch color display and the keyboard make the E71 a one-handed or two-handed device.

What makes the Nokia E71 a true business device is its e-mail support, offering up Microsoft Exchange, among others. It also features a built-in mobile VPN and data encryption for both the handheld's memory and memory cards. The smartphone runs the Nokia S60 Symbian OS and offers 110 MB of internal memory and support for up to 8 GB of external memory. Talk time can reach 10.5 hours on a GSM network and 4.5 hours on WCDMA.

And to prove that it's not all business, the Nokia E71 features a 3.2-megapixel camera with auto-focus and flash, along with a music player. An unlocked Nokia E71 will run around $400, but can be bought cheaper with a specific carrier contract.

Release date: July 2008

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Average user rating:

The good:
The Nokia E71 features a slim design, while still managing to have a full QWERTY keyboard. The Symbian smartphone is stocked with features, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and U.S. 3G support. Voice, messaging, and productivity tools are also strong.

The bad:
The E71 is expensive, and the display is on the smaller side. The keyboard is a bit cramped as well.

The bottom line:
Mobile professionals who need a powerful but sleek messaging-centric smartphone will be well-served by the Nokia E71; just be prepared to pay a price.

Specifications:
Brand / Type
BrandNokia
TypeE71
Form factorCandybar
ColorGrey, White
Network
Phone NetworkEDGE, GPRS, GSM, HSCSD, HSDPA (3G)
Service850, 900, 1800, 1900
Connectivity
Bluetoothv2.0 with A2DP
InfraredYes
Wi-Fi (WLAN)Yes
USB2.0
Fax / DataNo
Display
Main displayColor TFT
Color display16.000.000 colors
DimensionsN/A
Resolution240x320 pixels
External displayNo
Memory
Internal memory110MB
External memory8GB
Memory slots1
Storage typesMicroSD
Basic
BatteryLithium Polymer 1500 mAh
Standby time410 hours
Talk time10.5 hours
Calling
Vibrate alertYes
Photo IDYes
RingtonesMonofone, MP3, Polyfone, Realtone / Truetone
Camera
CameraYes
Megapixels3.2 megapixels
Maximum photo resolution2048x1536 pixels
Digital zoomYesx
Optical zoomNo
Auto focusYes
FlashYes
Recording videoYes
Second (front) cameraYes
Messaging
SMSYes
MMSYes
T9 text functionYes
E-mailYes
Internet browsingYes
Entertainment
FM radioYes
JavaYes
Audio playerAAC, ACC, eAAC, MP3
Video player3GP, MPEG4
Features
Add ringtonesYes
OrganiserCalculator, Calendar, Reminders, Currency convertor, Office applications
Video callN/A
Other featuresSymbian S60 Software, GPS, Built in hands free, Voice dial, Voice memo
Format
Weight4.4 oz.
Dimensions (H x W x D)4.5x2.2x0.4 in.

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1 comments :: Top 10 Cool Smartphones of 2008 - Nokia E71

  1. That's true!! The Nokia E71 is fairly a smart looking phone simply due to its sparkly and silver design. The E71 smartphone comes with 128MB of SDRAM along with 110 MB of internal memory, its weight is 127g which is quite convenient as compared to other Nokia models. It provides the 320 by 240 resolution and it modifies display screen promptly so you don’t have to worry about the battery lifespan due to the feature. The phone camera is 3.2 MP and it also runs with Symbian S60 platform. So you can say that E71 is definitely an all rounder phone for end users who like Qwerty keypads, style and design.

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