Nokia E71 White Mobile Phone

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Nokia E71 is a slim, feature packed smart phone with an excellent thumb keyboard and enough battery life to last a full work day.

Nokia E71 ships with Version 3.1 of the company S60 interface, which runs atop Symbian OS Version 9.2. It is powered by a 369 MHz ARM11 Free scale processor, and packs 128 MB of RAM and 110 MB of user accessible storage. The unit rather modest storage capacity may be expanded through the E71 MicroSD expansion slot. In my tests, the E71 performed snappily, and handled multiple running applications without a hitch.

For input, the Nokia E71 White Mobile Phone comes with a nicely implemented thumb keyboard, along with a five way control pad. I found the device keyboard very comfortable to type on as far as thumb keyboards go and I found it fairly easy to navigate and click my way through Web pages using the five way control pad.

I found support for copying and pasting text in a couple of spots, but not where I would have found the support most useful. For instance, I could copy text from an e-mail message I was composing, but not from one I was reading. Also, I could not figure out how to use copy and paste from within the E71 Web browser.


The E71 comes with the obligatory built in camera, a 3.2 Megapixel unit fixed on the back of the device. Less typical, however, are the camera auto focus and flash features. Also of note is the E71 second camera, a front facing unit for placing video calls.

The E71 ships with a 1,500 mAh lithium polymer battery, from which Nokia advertises talk times of up to 10.5 hours in GSM/EDGE (Enhanced Data for Global Evolution) mode, and up to 4.5 hours in HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access) mode. In our tests, we managed to get an eye catching 12.5 hours of talk time in GSM mode, and the promised 4.5 hours in HSDPA mode.

During my tests of the E71 from various locations in San Francisco, I clocked transfer rates of around 159K bps, with pokey latencies of around 927 milliseconds, in EDGE mode, and around 454K bps and 649 ms of latency in its high speed mode.

As a phone, the E71 performed well, with good voice quality, a loud speakerphone option, and fairly straightforward controls. For more details www.phoneandbeyond.com


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