Summary: At $99.99, the E71x is a great bargain smart phone. It’s thin but chock-full of the features mobile professionals and prosumers are looking for, including 3G and Wi-Fi, GPS navigation, and robust e-mail support. Additionally, the device has excellent battery life and a decent keyboard. The lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack is annoying, but overall, the E71x is a beautiful device that performs well.
Pros: Stunning brushed-metal design, Good Web browser, HSDPA and Wi-Fi, Integrated GPS, Inexpensive,
Cons: 2.5mm headphone jack, Mediocre 3.2-MP camera, No FM tuner,
Conclusion: The Nokia E71x offers a great deal of bang for the buck. It's well-made, super-slim, attractive, has a good QWERTY keyboard, good reception and Nokia's usual very good voice quality. AT&T adds way too much bloatware(icons for trial apps and games you'll probably never use), but performance in terms of speed and stability is good (and similar to the unlocked E71).
Pros: Sleek metal casing, tons of features for the price.
Cons: Push email experience can't compete with the BlackBerry.
Summary: Nokia made a unique choice to create a device that further blurs the line between work-centric devices such as BlackBerrys and fun devices like multimedia-packed flip phones. We love that the E71 lets you switch between work and play, but we bet users will likely stick with one profile most of the time.
Pros: Stunning brushed metal design, Exceptional Web browser, HSDPA connectivity, Integrated GPS, Unlocked quad-band phone,
Cons: 2.5mm headphone jack, A few useless features for U.S. customers, Mediocre e-mail system for those not using Exchange,
Summary: Having been using the Nokia E71 for a little while now, Steve Litchfield delivers his verdict - what's new compared to its predecessor, the E61i? And how close does the E71 get to being the perfect smartphone for the modern professional?
Excerpt: As Nokia's very first 3G phone with a full qwerty keyboard, the Nokia E71 is an all-around improvement on its predecessor, the E61. It not only has a sleeker and more sophisticated curved design, but it packs a multitude of features ideal for both business and personal use.