If you’re a businessman or woman looking for some serious street cred on the trading floor or boardroom, then you need a phone that shouts “smart phone”. The E71 is one of the phones shouting it from the hilltops.
Many people only think: “Ah, a smart phone”, if it has a full QWERTY keypad. The E71 will, by this definition, attract a reaction from people that often results in: “Oh, that’s fancy” and it is.
The E71 is packed to the hilt with features including, just about every connectivity option you can think of: GPRS, HSCSD, EDGE, 3G, HSDPA, WiFi, Bluetooth, Infrared and USB.
The E71’s keyboard isn’t as good as it could be. Nokia has gone for a compromise by making the phone slimmer than it’s competitors, meaning that the buttons have become smaller and this makes text input rather a fiddly process. But if you have ET-like fingers and like to show off your phone, than this might just be the phone you’re looking for.