Nokia E71 

The E71 is Nokia’s revamped E61:


Good Points

  • Good screen (not much in terms of resolution, but readable)
  • Very good keyboard and build quality (feels solid, thanks to metal back)
  • Good battery (it is actually the same as the E90’s)
  • Built in Exchange support (installed from ROM)
  • So-so GPS and camera (3.2Mp with auto-focus)
  • HSDPA support
  • Fast, responsive UI

Bad Points

  • Utterly idiotic micro-USB port with fiddly rubberized cover
  • Camera auto-focus mode requires manual activation via the ‘T’ key (definitely a WTF? moment)
  • Funky UI themes and useless animations/fades
  • Fiddly predictive text input (useless if you’re a polyglot)
  • UI still wastes screen real estate, and fonts likewise (even selecting the smallest possible)


Date Link Notes
Jan 12 Firmware update for E71 (200.21.118) now available Almost like getting a brand new phone, although some of the niggles are still there.
Nov 27 Nokia E71 Shortcuts Keyboard shortcuts for various apps
Sep 3 The E71 Review I have no idea why people keep bashing Nokia by making business phones that aren’t tailored to playing music
Jul 17 Nokia E71 smartphone The Reg likes it about as much as I do
Jun 27th Nokia E71 Live Photo Gallery Shortish gallery. Mind the annoying interstitial ad when clicking through.
Jun 23rd E71 – Tiny, Thin, Tempting The “guru” is easily impressed, methinks.
Jun 20th Nokia E71 Review Shortish piece, small gallery.
Jun 17th Nokia E71 – the Q & A Unreasonable expectations, debunked
Jun 16th Nokia E71 Decent review, loads of screenshots and photos.