Nokia E71

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Nokia E71
Nokia E71 cellphone.jpg
Nokia E71 (white version)
ManufacturerNokia
Compatible networksQuad band
GSM / GPRS /
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
Nokia E75
RelatedNokia E51
Nokia E63
Nokia E66
Form factorBar
Dimensions114 × 57 × 10 mm
(4.49 × 2.24 × 0.39 in)
Weight127 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
SDRAM: 128 MB
~71 MB Free Executable RAM
Removable storageMicroSDHC Hot-swappable max. 32 GB
BatteryBP-4L 3.7 V 1,500 mAh lithium-polymer
Data inputsQWERTY thumb keyboard,
five-way joystick
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,
Infrared,
microUSB,
2.5 mm Nokia AV connector

The Nokia E71 is a smartphone introduced in May 2008 from the Eseries range with a QWERTY keyboard targeting business users worldwide.[1] 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.[2][3]

The Nokia E71 was well received and highly popular, often considered to be one of Nokia's finest devices.[4][5] It was superseded by the Nokia E72 in 2009.

Features[edit]

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 mm x 57 mm x 10 mm (L x W x 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]

Pre-installed:

  • 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]

Car:

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

Headsets:

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

Power:

  • 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.[6]

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.[7] 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.

Reception[edit]

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.[8][9][10][11] A Trusted Reviews reviewer gave it 5 stars out of 5.[12] CNET UK wrote: "While we don't like the camera, we think the rest is pretty close to perfect".[13] 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.[14]

Some publications dubbed it a "BlackBerry killer" or "iPhone killer".[15][16]

Awards[edit]

  • Editors' Choice, Readers' Choice and 8.9 out of 10 rating on CNET.co.uk (as of June 2008)[17]
  • Phone of the Year and the Best Smartphone at the 2008 Mobile Choice Consumer Awards[18]
  • Wired Magazine's 2008 Best of Test[19]
  • Highly Commended in a category of Best Mobile Handset or Device at the GSMA Awards 2009[20]

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[21]
  • 210.21.006: Released 17 March 2009[22]
  • 300.21.012: Released 2 July 2009[23]
  • 400.21.013: Released 28 November 2009[24]
  • 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)[25]
  • 510.21.009: Released 19 March 2011 (even more complaints about bugs)[25]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Federal Communications CommissionApproval ID: PYARM-407
  2. ^ Symbian Freak – Nokia E71 Hands On! Thinner Than The Super Model
  3. ^ Nokia E71, 5 days later
  4. ^ https://www.pcmag.com/feature/286115/the-best-selling-nokia-phones-ever
  5. ^ https://www.pcmag.com/feature/307321/the-10-best-symbian-phones-ever/2
  6. ^ China's 3G plan puts users in a tough spot
  7. ^ Chinese version lacking 3G/WCDMA, WiFi/WLAN, and front mounted camera
  8. ^ https://www.cnet.com/au/reviews/nokia-e71-review/
  9. ^ http://www.s21.com/nokia-e71.htm
  10. ^ https://www.knowyourmobile.com/nokia/3061/nokia-e71-review
  11. ^ https://www.zdnet.com/article/review-the-nokia-e71-is-a-tough-device-to-beat/
  12. ^ https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/nokia-e71
  13. ^ https://www.cnet.com/uk/reviews/nokia-e71-review/
  14. ^ https://www.techradar.com/uk/reviews/phones/mobile-phones/nokia-e71-437065/review
  15. ^ http://blog.pravdam.com/first-days-with-nokia-e71-review/
  16. ^ https://www.wired.com/2008/07/review-nokia-e7/
  17. ^ Nokia E71 Review on CNET.co.uk
  18. ^ Mobile Choice's Best Smartphone
  19. ^ WIRED Magazine's 2008 Best of Test
  20. ^ [1] Archived January 31, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  21. ^ actual date given on firmware version on phone that's actively functioning
  22. ^ nokiAAddict (2009-03-19). "Changelog for the E71 Firmware v210.21.006". Archived from the original on April 22, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-09.
  23. ^ nokiAAddict (2009-07-02). "Changelog for the E71 Firmware v300.21.012". Archived from the original on July 7, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-02.
  24. ^ nokiAAddict (2009-11-28). "Changelog for the E71 Firmware v400.21.013". Retrieved 2009-11-28.
  25. ^ a b "Nokia Support Discussions - E71 new firmware 510.21.009". Retrieved 6 July 2012.

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