Excerpt: The E71, from a physical standpoint, is a well built device. It is solid, not flimsy, the keys are solid and easy to press. Screen resolution and quality are excellent. Battery life is extraordinary on this device if you have a 2G SIM inserted. It can go DAYS without a charge. With a 3G SIM, however, it only lasts a day or two. If battery life is your #1 criteria in a Smartphone, then you might consider a 2G SIM and this device.
Excerpt: This phone is sleek, sophisticated, easy to use, and packed with useful features and tools. The power is limitless. Wait, this is the E71X? Crap. AT&T turned what was an amazing phone and nerfed it. They physically removed the FM tuner (so you would have to pay for their internet to get radio), added in Navigator (so you would have to pay to use their maps), and handicapped this phone into a shell of what it once was.
Excerpt: nowadays there are way better options out there, though for my extremely limited use the e71x works ok. i do not have a data plan but wanted a phone with a full keyoard for texting. after some research the e71x seemed like the best option and it was free with contract, etc so i went ahead and got it. like i said i'm not a big talker or data user so the phone has been ok for me.
Summary: the symbian operating system is behind the times. The qwerty keyboard is difficult to use. the applications are shotty at best. It is small and somewhate sleak looking, but overall a bad phone... save your money and get something better.
Pros: Flash for camera, keyboard decent size keys, overall phone construction is perfect
Cons: Phone needs rebooting constantly, pops up errors when sync email (but as soon as i turn off and power back on works for a bit), address book names not linked to incoming calls, caller id for number only..not name, backlit center key blinks constant
Pros: It's the cheapest WiFi enabled device out there, and although a little slow loading data, it's fast to set up and connect to Wifi and I've used it in quick situations for websurfing.
Cons: POOR engineering. Steel back plate dents due to keys in pocket. Now it's hail damaged. Screen scratches and cracked. SLOW "thinking" moments. Hard to find a case for it. 2.5mm jack??? That's a backward step from the E71.
"too many att apps that cant be deleted. small screen."
15 December 2009
Pros: construction was metal, cell reception. thats is- it really isnt a good phone. i got it today after giving up on my iphone's dropped calls.
Cons: small screen, too much AT&T addware, everything costs money to use/activate(including facebook, twitter...) internet looks like something you would have had on an old flip phone circa '03. regular headphones wont work in the jack.