Nokia E71

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Nokia E71
Nokia E71 (white version)
Compatible networksQuad band
EDGE: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Dual band
UMTS / HSDPA: UMTS 900 / 2100 (E71-1) or
UMTS 850 / 1900 (E71-2) or UMTS 850 / 2100 (E71-3)
Availability by regionJuly 2008
PredecessorNokia E61
SuccessorNokia E72
RelatedNokia E51
Nokia E63
Nokia E66
Form factorBar
Dimensions114 × 57 × 10 mm
(4.49 × 2.24 × 0.39 in)
Mass127 g (4.5 oz) (with battery)
Operating systemS60 v3.1 (3rd Edition, Feature Pack 1) UI on Symbian OS v9.2
CPU369 MHz ARM11 Freescale MXC-300-xx processor
Memory110 MB Internal user storage
ROM: 256 MB
~71 MB Free Executable RAM
Removable storageMicroSDHC Hot-swappable max. 32 GB
BatteryBP-4L 3.7 V 1,500 mAh lithium-polymer
Display320 × 240 px, 2.36 in, up to 16 million colors
Rear camera3.2-megapixel with auto focus and flash
Front cameraFront-facing video call camera
ConnectivityWLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b,g,
Integrated & Assisted GPS,
Bluetooth 2.0,
2.5 mm Nokia AV connector
Data inputsQWERTY thumb keyboard,
five-way joystick

The Nokia E71 is a mobile phone introduced on 8 May 2008 from the Eseries range with a QWERTY keyboard targeting business users worldwide.[2] It runs on Symbian OS v9.2, with a Series 60 3rd Edition, second generation Feature Pack 1. The Nokia E71 succeeded the Nokia E61/61i models, building on the base design and form factor but enhancing on the feature set.[3][4]

The Nokia E71 was well received and highly popular, often considered to be one of Nokia's finest devices.[5][6] It was superseded by the Nokia E72 in 2009.


Key features[edit]

  • Optimized mobile email and messaging experience with full QWERTY keyboard and pocket-size for one-handed typing
  • Two customizable Home Screen views with active stand-by plug-ins and application shortcuts – fast and easy switching between e.g. business and personal modes
  • Quick access to applications with One-touch keys (Home, Calendar, Contacts, Email)
  • Intelligent input with auto-completion, autocorrection and learning capability ensuring fast and error-free typing
  • Nokia Calendar and Contacts for Eseries applications with improved features
  • Built-in grade A-GPS and free Nokia Maps
  • VOIP/ SIP Calling (Internet calls through Wi-Fi and 3G (if supported by the carrier))
  • HSDPA data connection up to 3.6 Mbit/s for fast web browsing and downloading additional features
  • 3.2-megapixel camera with auto-focus and flash, self-portrait mirror and a front camera for video calls
  • Music player, Media player, Visual Radio, Music Store(Internet Connectivity is required)
  • Nokia MiniMap browser
  • Online sharing: Share on Ovi
  • Built-in mobile VPN for convenient intranet access
  • Data encryption for both phone memory and microSD
  • Nokia PC Internet access (via Phone as modem)

Technical profile[edit]

  • System: GSM/EGSM 850/900/1800/1900 (quad band), WCDMA 900/2100 (E71-1 version), WCDMA 850/1900 (E71-2 version), WCDMA 850/2100 (E71-3 version) and HSDPA class 6, maximum speed 3.6 Mbit/s/384 kbit/s (DL/UL)
  • User Interface: S60 platform 3rd Edition (Feature Pack 1 based on Symbian OS v9.2)
  • Dimensions: 114 × 57 × 10 mm (L × W × H)
  • Standby time: Up to 17 days (GSM), 20 days (WCDMA)
  • Talk time: Up to 10.5 hours (GSM), 4.5 hours (WCDMA)
  • Main display: 2.36” QVGA (320x240), up to 16 million colors
  • Battery: BP-4L, 1500 mAh, Li-Po
  • Memory: Up to 110 MB internal memory, support for up to 32 GB microSD-HC memory card

Main camera[edit]

Primary: 3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels, autofocus, LED flash Video: QVGA@15fps Secondary: Videocall camera

Data services and connectivity[edit]

  • WCDMA max download 384 kbit/s; upload 384 kbit/s
  • HSDPA up to 3.6 Mbit/s
  • WLAN (IEEE 802.11b/g)
  • EGPRS multislot class 32, max download 296 kbit/s; upload 177.6 kbit/s
  • GPS and support for assisted GPS (A-GPS)
  • FS-USB, Infrared
  • Bluetooth wireless technology 2.0 with A2DP stereo audio, enhanced data rates (EDR)
  • 2.5 mm AV connector

Software utilities[edit]


  • Nokia Messaging (SMS/MMS) and Nokia Mail for Exchange (MfE) for push email
  • Image, video, track and sound clip Media Gallery
  • Nokia Ovi Map
  • GPS: Navigation, Position, Trip distance
  • WLAN wizard
  • Many other utilities

Several open source developers as well as paid third party developers have created software for various functions and utilities.

Nokia original accessories[edit]


  • Mobile Holder CR-106
  • Advanced Car Kit CK-300
  • Holder Easy Mount HH-12


  • Bluetooth Headset BH-602
  • Audio: Bluetooth Speakers MD-5W
  • Data: 8 GB Card MU-43


  • Mobile Charger DC-4

Colors: Grey steel, White, Red and black

Mainland China E71 (RM-493) differences[edit]

The E71 currently being sold in mainland China does not have Wi-Fi 802.11b/g WLAN networking or a back mounted camera. 3G was also excluded, because licenses for 3G in mainland China were only approved in early 2009.[7]

There is no reduction in price for phones lacking these features and a firmware update will not bring them back because the hardware itself is missing.[8] The E71 sold in Macau and Hong Kong do not lack these features. The software bundled with the Chinese version is slightly different, as it also has a QQ client, along with some other Chinese specific programs.


The E71 received highly positive critical reception. It was widely praised for its battery life, software features like push email, slim design and hardware including keyboard.[9][10][11][12] A Trusted Reviews reviewer gave it 5 stars out of 5.[13] CNET UK wrote: "While we don't like the camera, we think the rest is pretty close to perfect".[14] TechRadar called it a "terrific" device in a "well thought out package", listing the lack of a 3.5 mm headphone jack as the only disadvantage.[15]

Some publications dubbed it a "BlackBerry killer" or "iPhone killer".[16][17]


  • Editors' Choice, Readers' Choice and 8.9 out of 10 rating on (as of June 2008)[18]
  • Phone of the Year and the Best Smartphone at the 2008 Mobile Choice Consumer Awards[19]
  • Wired Magazine's 2008 Best of Test[20]
  • Highly Commended in a category of Best Mobile Handset or Device at the GSMA Awards 2009[21]

Firmware history[edit]

  • 100.07.81/100.07.76: Default firmware upon release
  • 110.07.127: Released 9 October 2008 (removed gmail support from mail app)
  • 200.21.118: Released 27 November 2008[22]
  • 210.21.006: Released 17 March 2009[23]
  • 300.21.012: Released 2 July 2009[24]
  • 400.21.013: Released 28 November 2009[25]
  • 301.21.1 (RM-357 Only)
  • 400.21.11 (RM-493; China Version, No 3G and Wi-Fi)
  • 410.21.010: Released 8 February 2010
  • 500.21.009: Released 6 June 2010
  • 501.21.001: Released 12 December 2010 (users complain about bugs and battery drain)[26]
  • 510.21.009: Released 19 March 2011 (even more complaints about bugs)[26]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1] Archived February 14, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Federal Communications CommissionApproval ID: PYARM-407
  3. ^ "Symbian Freak – Nokia E71 Hands On! Thinner Than The Super Model". Archived from the original on 2008-06-05. Retrieved 2008-06-03.
  4. ^ "Nokia E71, 5 days later". Archived from the original on 2009-06-25. Retrieved 2008-10-12.
  5. ^ "The Best Selling Nokia Phones Ever".
  6. ^ "The 10 Best Symbian Phones Ever".
  7. ^ China's 3G plan puts users in a tough spot
  8. ^ Chinese version lacking 3G/WCDMA, WiFi/WLAN, and front mounted camera
  9. ^ "Nokia E71 review: Nokia E71".
  10. ^ "Nokia E71 review | S21". Archived from the original on 2018-11-17. Retrieved 2018-11-17.
  11. ^ "Mobile Phone Comparions, Specifications & Features + Expert Opinions". 25 July 2021.
  12. ^ "Review: The Nokia E71 is a tough device to beat". ZDNet.
  13. ^ "Nokia E71 Review". 8 July 2008.
  14. ^ "Nokia E71 review: Nokia E71".
  15. ^ "Nokia E71 review". 3 June 2009.
  16. ^ "First Days with Nokia E71 – Review". Archived from the original on 2018-11-17. Retrieved 2018-11-17.
  17. ^ "Review: Nokia E71 is a Legit iPhone Killer — We're Serious This Time". Wired.
  18. ^ Nokia E71 Review on
  19. ^ Mobile Choice's Best Smartphone[permanent dead link]
  20. ^ WIRED Magazine's 2008 Best of Test
  21. ^ [2] Archived January 31, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  22. ^ actual date given on firmware version on phone that's actively functioning
  23. ^ nokiAAddict (2009-03-19). "Changelog for the E71 Firmware v210.21.006". Archived from the original on April 22, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-09.
  24. ^ nokiAAddict (2009-07-02). "Changelog for the E71 Firmware v300.21.012". Archived from the original on July 7, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-02.
  25. ^ nokiAAddict (2009-11-28). "Changelog for the E71 Firmware v400.21.013". Retrieved 2009-11-28.
  26. ^ a b "Nokia Support Discussions - E71 new firmware 510.21.009". Archived from the original on 26 March 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012.

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