I received a nokia e71 nam version from WOM WORLD for a trial, so here is my review.
DESIGN AND BUILD QUALITY
One word SOLID, this device is built like a tank, yet Nokia designed it to be sleek and sophisticated. I find it nice in the hand has a nice soft to the touch keyboard and just an overall solid design, no complaints at all and did i mention extremely thin.
The screen on the nokia e71 isn’t going to wow you, its 320x 240 typical nokia screen and it is kinda small, but it fits the package of the device. It is great in direct sunlight and its very easy to see everything, higher resolution and larger screen would have been nice, but then again we will have to compromise on the size, I think sometimes we want a 6″ screen on a 3″ device, never happy.
Overall i think the screen fits the device.
The e71 i received is very stable, and i must say fast, themes are kinda boring looking, but you can always install different themes to enhance the look.
The eseries has a few nice additons i wish the nseries had.
1- email notification on home screen
2- switch mode can go from business mode to media mode so to speak.
3- keys bring up contacts affiliated with the letter or #.
4- 1 touch buttons on device for contacts, calender messaging
over all some nice enhancements that the nseries can benefit from.
MUSIC, VIDEO, CAMERA
If music, video and camera are what you are looking for then the e71 is not the device for you, camera to me is very subpar, video playback and recording not as good as nseries, and music is decent but lack of 3.5 mm jack just kills it for me.
I think the e71 is a great device, speed , build quality, size , feel, and qwerty, that being said its not the device for me, im an nseries guy. I want the camera, video, tv out, 3.5mm and so on and so forth.
For those that want a nice compact device, with great build quality, speedy ui and full qwerty, that can handle all there office matters on the go the e71 i recommend.