Tuesday 29 July 2008
Previously the beta was only open for windows mobile users , but looks like now they've started developing a symbian OS version too. at the moment the beta is only open to U.S residents, but others can register too and will be informed as and when the browser is available for their region.
Head over to http://www.skyfire.com/sign-up to book your spot on the waiting list..!! :)
- 8 Megapixel camera
- 2.8” QVGA Display
- Optical mouse and 4-way navigation key
- FM Radio with RDS
- HSDPA 7.2 Mbps (900/2100)
- EDGE / GPRS (850/900/1800/1900)
- Symbian OS V9.3, S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2
- Memory: 16GB Flash + External Memory slot : microSDHC™ (up to 16GB)
Friday 25 July 2008
This is only the review of the physical features of the E71. I will be posting a detailed software review later.
As you can see in the picture ... the E71 looks absolutely stunning , The amazing metallic finish feels good to look at and to hold too. Also as with the other newer E-series phones .The phone runs on symbian OS 9.2 and has the new "home" and "delete" keys .. and also features a "CTRL"(which i'm assuming is used to in VPN and Remote Admin functions) function on the dedicated "special characters" button.Also visible in the picture are the Dedicated calendar , phone book and messages button.Also hiding beneath somewhere is the GPS chip. this is the second E-series phone to get inbuilt GPS functionality after the E90. The GPS lock on is fast and takes under 10 seconds as compared to nearly a minute on my N95.The full qwerty keypad is amazing ! it might look minuscule here ... but the buttons are so well contoured that even a guy like me with big fingers can easily use the keypad without pressing two keys at once. Also the combination of predictive text + auto correction + qwerty keypad makes typing out even the lengthiest emails on this device a real breeze.
The side view of the E71 , in all its stunning glory.The only disappointment here was 2.5 mm headphone jack in lieu of the standard 3.5mm one , but i guess it had to be done due to space constraints. So this means you cant use your normal mp3 player headphones like you can in the N95 and certain other N series phones. There button with the dot in the center is used to mute calls.
The back casing of the E71 has a nice feel to it. All the squares you can see are actually carved into the metallic cover , which ensures that this sleek phone does not slip out of your hand under any conditions.Also provided is a 3.2 megapixel camera with auto focus & geo tagging , and a LED flash.
These are some of the accessories that come with the E71 box. A nice red and black lanyard and Case. The case is of really good quality and has a nice red interior and looks very very classy (a nice addition to those Armani suits :P ) . Also included are a 2.5mm headset and the usb data cable (unlike Motorola and Samsung ...you cannot charge the phone with this) and a travel charger.
Comparisons with the Nokia N95 : (physical features)
The E71 is THIN !! Just comparing it with my N95 was like comparing the size of a mac book air to a Panasonic toughbook !!
And I dunno how nokia engineers managed to squeeze a full qwerty keypad in there ...but I must say ..its real impressive to see the amount of stuff they've crammed into this device !
The E71 as you can see is only slightly longer than the N95 in the closed state.
In terms of thickness ... There is no comparison at all !! The E71 is wafer thin as compared to the N95 .. which is really good for all those business suits out there ...so you don't have an awkward bulge sticking out of your trouser/suit pockets !
This concludes my review of the physical features of the E71. I will be posting a detailed software review of the device and its features later. Do let me know if you have any questions about the device and i will try to answer them in my next post. :)
Thursday 10 July 2008
From the beta labs website :
Nokia Chat is more than just messaging. You can share your status and your location, giving you physical presence! Start a Nokia Chat with your friends with instant and voice messaging and finish it face-to-face. Get together with Nokia Chat – it’s where we are now.
- Meet one-to-one
- Update your status
- Share your location
- Message friends
Chat helps you hook up with no hassles by sending your real-time location in an instant message. This unique feature lets your friend pinpoint your position and share her own on Nokia Maps.
Chance meetings with friends are made easy. Pick out your places on Nokia Maps and choose where you want to publish your presence. Chat automatically updates your location status when you arrive at your hangouts.
As well as sharing your location, you can edit your status with what’s going on and stay up-to-the-minute with your friends. Status symbols on Chat show when you’re available, on the phone, or away.
Chat puts quick and easy instant messaging at your fingertips. You can also record and send voice messages to friends.
Nokia N95 8GB, N95, N82, N81 8GB, N81, N76, E71, E66, E51, 6290, 6120 Classic, 6110 Navigator
Should work with:
Nokia E90 Communicator, 6124 classic, 6121 Classic, 5700 XpressMusic
To download this app , head over to : http://www.nokia.com/betalabs/chat
Remember , you have to install both the files in order for the app to work !!
Wednesday 9 July 2008
...And the bike i won as a first prize in the contest. Thanks Nokia :)
You should hear this baby roar...!! Awesome ... :)