Product Walk-Through: Nokia E71 Shines in eWEEK Labs Tests - Symbian-Powered

 
 
By eWEEK Labs  |  Posted 2008-09-18
 
 
 

Product Walk-Through: Nokia E71 Shines in eWEEK Labs Tests

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Product Walk-Through: Nokia E71 Shines in eWEEK Labs Tests

Product Walk-Through: Nokia E71 Shines in eWEEK Labs Tests - Symbian-Powered

 

The Nokia E71 ships with Version 3.1 of the firm's S60 interface, and runs atop Symbian OS Version 9.2.

Product Walk-Through: Nokia E71 Shines in eWEEK Labs Tests - Symbian-Powered

Product Walk-Through: Nokia E71 Shines in eWEEK Labs Tests - ARM Inside

 

The E71 is powered by a 369 MHz ARM11 Freescale processor, and packs 128MB of RAM and 110MB of user-accessible storage.

Product Walk-Through: Nokia E71 Shines in eWEEK Labs Tests - ARM Inside

Product Walk-Through: Nokia E71 Shines in eWEEK Labs Tests - Storage Expansion

 

The unit's rather modest storage capacity may be expanded through the E71's MicroSDHC expansion slot.

Product Walk-Through: Nokia E71 Shines in eWEEK Labs Tests - Storage Expansion

Product Walk-Through: Nokia E71 Shines in eWEEK Labs Tests - Input Options

 

For input, the E71 comes with a nicely implemented thumb keyboard, along with a five-way control pad.

Product Walk-Through: Nokia E71 Shines in eWEEK Labs Tests - Input Options

Product Walk-Through: Nokia E71 Shines in eWEEK Labs Tests - Copy and Paste

 

We found support for copying and pasting text in a couple of spots, but not where we would've found the support most useful. For instance, we could copy text from an e-mail message we were composing, but not from one we were reading.

Product Walk-Through: Nokia E71 Shines in eWEEK Labs Tests - Copy and Paste

Product Walk-Through: Nokia E71 Shines in eWEEK Labs Tests - Display

 

Since the E71's thumb keyboard occupies about half of the unit's front-side real estate, the device is limited to a fairly small, 320 by 240 pixel, 2.4-inch display.

Product Walk-Through: Nokia E71 Shines in eWEEK Labs Tests - Display

Product Walk-Through: Nokia E71 Shines in eWEEK Labs Tests - Camera

 

The E71 comes with the obligatory built-in camera, a 3.2 megapixel unit fixed on the back of the device. Less typical, however, are the camera's autofocus and flash features.

Product Walk-Through: Nokia E71 Shines in eWEEK Labs Tests - Camera

Product Walk-Through: Nokia E71 Shines in eWEEK Labs Tests - Size and Heft

 

The E71 measures 4.48 by 2.24 by .39 inches, and weighs in at 4.48 ounces. As smart phones go, the E71 is strikingly slim, and most of its weight goes to the device's healthy-sized removable battery.

Product Walk-Through: Nokia E71 Shines in eWEEK Labs Tests - Size and Heft

Product Walk-Through: Nokia E71 Shines in eWEEK Labs Tests - Battery

 

The E71 ships with a 1,500 mAh lithium-polymer battery based on which Nokia advertises talk times of up to 10.5 hours in GSM/EDGE (Enhanced Data for Global Evolution) mode, and up to 4.5 hours in HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access) mode.

Product Walk-Through: Nokia E71 Shines in eWEEK Labs Tests - Battery

Product Walk-Through: Nokia E71 Shines in eWEEK Labs Tests - E-mail Support

 

Nokia's E71 comes with a full complement of messaging options-

Product Walk-Through: Nokia E71 Shines in eWEEK Labs Tests - E-mail Support

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