Nokia E71 spied

by Volker Weber


cnet Asia has a picture of the E61i successor E71. This phone is going to be a lot smaller than its predecessors.

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[Update: the picture appears to be fake.]


Beautiful. But it looks like display resolution is also lower. This could also be a mock-up from the marketing department's Photoshop engineer.

Joerg Michael, 2008-02-17

Volker, I know of a couple of local people 'of mature years' who have purchased E61is or got them on contracts, partly because I pointed them in the direction of your review pages when they were asking me about smartphones.

Both of them have separately said that they are very happy with the phone, but are 'happy it isn't any smaller' because they just couldn't use them.

This may not be a problem for younger people, but if Nokia make these things (in particular, the keyboards) any smaller they will be depriving themselves of one potential market....

Nick Daisley, 2008-02-17

I hear you, Nick. However, there are also a lot of people who want a smaller, yet similar device to the E61i. The BlackBerry 8300 and to some extend the Palm Centro show that this is possible.

Volker Weber, 2008-02-18

Well I just hope that it's not as slow as the E61, that thing drove me nuts. I was further insulted when I enquired about 'recycling' it and was offered ¢8!

John Ash, 2008-02-18

John- appreciate your comments-e61i was just SO underpowered. I had to move up to an e90. E90 is not too bad in terms of size-in fact the older folks Nick mentioned my well indeed prefer the communicator style. i just put my father in law in one-loves it...

personally if the e71- has anywhere near the speed and power of the e90- I am moving. Not that I don't love the e90-will miss it in many ways- I just prefer a smaller device- monoblock form factor. I can respond to emails much quicker than having to constantly open the device.
don't blow it nokia!!!!

robert nobleman, 2008-02-19

I agree. The E90 is just fast enough.

Volker Weber, 2008-02-19

Until now it should have reached everyone that the picture is fake. A Google Search will expose the real E71 design which is - apart from the qwerty keyboard and same form factor as E61(i) - quiet similar to the E51.

Max Maxen, 2008-02-19

Indeed. However, if the phone is not held my a giant, then it is smaller than the current E61i.

Volker Weber, 2008-02-19

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