Nokia - E71


16 June 2008

127 grams



The E71 replaced the messaging-centric E61i. It featured the stainless-steel casing that had come to characterise Eseries phones. The E71 also fitted with Nokia's broader strategy of putting location technology and multiple radios in its products. It offered 3.6 Mbps HSDPA, Wi-Fi and assisted GPS as well as a 3.2-megapixel camera. Despite the hardware improvements, arguably the most significant step forward came in the software updates introduced on the E71 which were the biggest changes to date on any Nokia S60 device. It allowed users to toggle between two customisable home screens with different plug-ins and shortcuts, providing two views suited, for example, to business or personal purposes. Improvements were also made to the home screen. Users could select from a range of plug-ins, which supported features such as multiple e-mail accounts, calendar and search. An intelligent search function for contacts was also added, making it more like BlackBerry and Windows Mobile devices at the time.


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