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: 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...
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
Conclusion: If you're a Nokia S60 person and want a QWERTY smartphone, the Nokia E73 Mode is likely to please. And if you want a candy bar form factor smartphone with a keyboard but dislike BlackBerry phones, the E73 is also a hot pick. But for those who just need a QWERTY phone and don't care about the smart part, the E73 will require a more expensive data plan than T-Mobile's QWERTY feature phones like the Samsung Gravity .
Conclusion: Quando lançou o E73, a Nokia novamente provou porque é líder mundial em telefonia celular, deu um recado à Blackberry e à Palm, e ainda mostrou que não precisa de touchscreen e multimídia pra ser eficiente e confiável; duas palavras que agradam quem procura um smartphone que seja uma ferramenta de trabalho.
Pros: Excelente design., Teclado QWERTY completo., Várias opções de conectividade.
Cons: Sistema operacional defasado., Resolução da tela muito pequena., Não tem touchscreen.