A week of the Nokia E71

I (up/down)graded to the Nokia E71 after my iPhone screen sensors started giving problems. Some thoughts on the two phones:

  • One line summary: E71 is a much better phone than the iPhone, but a much worse browing device than than iPhone.
  • The familiar Nokia interface for making calls and sending SMSes is much quicker – and I like that.
  • The QWERTY keyboard of the E71 is also quite nice. Typing out longish messages is quite easy. (I never really had much of an issue with the onscreen keyboard on the iPhone, either.)
  • The one thing I am starting to love is the GPS-powered Maps. We used it a lot when we went to Tikuji-ni-wadi on Sunday.Worked out very well.
  • The browser is a disappointment after using the iPhone for nearly 2 years! It almost feels like nothing much has progressed on that front since I used the N80.
  • Looking forward to the Ovi App store when it launches this month. Have downloaded a few apps based on recos from friends.

Like I said, its a better phone, but not as good an Internet browsing device. Looking forward to trying out more things with it in the coming days.

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Rajesh Jain

An Entrepreneur based in Mumbai, India.