Excerpt: Background: A Nokia affiliate asked us to do a review on the new Nokia E73 Mode, which runs on T-Mobile’s network, a few weeks ago. Having reviewed the Nokia E71x in an earlier post – I found the hardware to be solid while the capable (if uninspiring and dated) Symbian OS was positively crippled by AT&T bloatware. Needless to say- I was excited to get my hands on the E73 Mode.
Summary: The Nokia E73 Mode is an outstanding value, offering T-Mobile customers a sleek and feature-packed messaging smartphone for a very affordable price.
Pros: The Nokia E73 Mode features a sleek, sexy design and an excellent QWERTY keyboard. It offers great messaging capabilities and the full range of wireless options. Ovi Maps provides free turn-by-turn navigation.
Cons: User interface is a bit clunky. Smartphone can be sluggish, and onboard memory was an issue. The E73 has a lower-resolution display than others.
Excerpt: The Nokia E73 Mode is a phone from the E-series family of business phones. The Nokia E73 mode's look resembles prior E-series phones, and you would think so do the internal workings. But do they? Keep reading to find out in this Nokia E73 mode...
Summary: As far as call quality goes
, this is one a standard Nokia phone. The ringer is loud and clear, vibration strong enough to be noticed.
The quality of materials used is great, the battery cover sits tight and metal surface feels expensive.
The E73 is a fast phone that did not give me much of the problems during my limited time with it, however as a user of Nokia N82 and Nokia 5530 I am remembering the inherited problems S60 OS has, the bugs that start showing up after a...
Summary: When compared to the recently launched Samsung Vibrant or other competitors like the HTC EVO 4G , iPhone 4 , or Motorola DROID X , the E73 can't compete. But it doesn't have to. In reality, the device (and its $69.99 price tag) is targeted at the low-end, first-time smartphone crowd. It's a fantastic follow-up to the Nokia E71 , and perhaps more importantly, it's the first non-bloated E Series device that's available from a US carrier (E71x need not apply).
Pros: Build quality is fantastic for a mid-range smartphone; front-facing camera (though video calling isn't supported); excellent reception and battery life.
Cons: Symbian is long in the tooth and isn't as media-centric as its competitors.
Excerpt: Look at the E73 and you’ll like it. Handle the E73 and you’ll love it. Nokia’s $70 (on T-Mobile with two-year contract) E73 follows in the footsteps of both its twin-like E72 and the lovable E71 before it with a rock-solid steel chassis built for the businessman. It also hides a hideous and complex operating system in sore need of an update, but it’s still worth a definite look for S60 devotees and those who don’t demand iPhone-like ease of use.
Pros: Extremely attractive design, BMW build quality, Rock-solid voice quality and reception, Reasonably quick browser, Above-average camera, Responsive navigation
Cons: Antiquated S60 interface, Optical trackpad not useful, Awkward camera bulge, Clumsy browser, Hard-to-use microSD slot
Excerpt: It’s been nearly two years since Wired called the Nokia E71 a “legit iPhone killer,” and now Nokia has updated the much-lauded device — almost bringing it into the ’10s — with the E73 Mode. Though it’s now clad in a gunmetal gray instead of shiny silver, only a little of the E71’s DNA has been altered with this release.