Excerpt: Nokia's Eseries is one of the most appealing handset line-ups, which targets businessmen on the go. Usually, those interested in such business devices aren't looking for any 'wow' factor or high-specs like excellent music sound or high quality camera, but prefer to have a wide range of email options and good data transfer speeds. Lately, Nokia offered these users new devices, which feature a very cool design, as a bonus.
Pros: Unfortunately, the main attractions of E66 are hidden under the hood. Design cannot be added here; even if E66 is no ugly phone, it doesn't impress either. Some of the best features of the handset include: HSDPA and Wi-Fi connectivity, built-in GPS receiver with A-GPS function, document editor, VoIP support, powerful CPU, accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate. Also, instead of a large QWERTY keyboard, I should mention the very responsive standard keypad, which makes te...
Cons: I wouldn't mention the design here even if it needs some improvements. Instead, I'm so frustrated by the low talk time offered by the 1000 mAh battery. Camera could also be better or not at all. I would've also preferred a larger display for emails and a better Web browsing experience.
Conclusion: A few minor (and we mean minor) niggles aside, this is a sharp and classy slider that brilliantly embraces the business and everyday world with aplomb.
Pros: If you want a ‘corporate’ phone without a QWERTY keyboard that can do everything short of ironing your jockeys, then this is it. At 13mm thin it’s more streamlined than previous E models, and its reflective stainless steel front adds a touch of design class. Performance-wise, it’s every bit the equal of its big brother - the E71. Web browsing is super-speedy courtesy of HSDPA and built-in Wi-Fi, onboard GPS and Nokia 2.0 maps provide a competent satnav, while the shar...
Cons: It’s heavy, but that’s down to the stainless steel trim. And although that looks nice, it's smart shell is a fingerprint magnet.
Excerpt: Nokia has released today the new Nokia E66 , this phone has the same form factor as it's predecesor the E65 so it's a slider and there are few diferences in the design bewtween the two handsets.The phone will be available in two colors - white and steel color.The E66 has a 3 megapixels camera with autofocus and LED flash , the camera can also record video in QVGA resolution.The phone also benefits from HSDPA conectivity and a buit-in GPS receiver similar to the one in...
Summary: Call quality was never an issue with the E66, as it easily lived up to our expectations of a Nokia-branded phone. Ring tones sounded quite loud and we were happy with them even in noisy environments. The vibro alter was of moderate strength.
Some consumers may actually face the dilemma which phone to go for - the Nokia E66 or E71. And this is especially true in view of their identically hefty price tags and same functionality.
Conclusion: There's a lot to like here, and the phone has been well-received in our offices. It's very good looking, extremely pocketable and slim. With WiFi and GPS, it's a Swiss Army Knife of a phone, and it's hard to beat S60 3rd Edition's speed, features and web browser among smartphones. Were it not for the so-so camera that looks so much better, and the weak RF by Nokia standards, we'd crank the star rating higher.
Pros: Has complete support for US bands, including 3G. The NAM model has a US warranty. Extremely attractive design and quite thin. WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3G, FM radio, MP3 player and a 3 megapixel camera-- the phone has all. Nice use of the accelerometer for screen rotation and silencing the phone.
Cons: Reception is just average (usually Nokia phones have very, very strong reception). Camera images aren't very good.
Summary: If you don’t consider a QWERTY keyboard a necessity, then the E66 is one of the best smartphones on the market. It combines a stylish design with the latest features and it is a breeze to use.