Originally Posted by muck
id put the web browser in the same domain as the bb browser. it seems a lot faster than the bb browser tho. even over wifi the bb is quite sluggish compared to the e71.
install opera mini and its pretty much the same as opera mini for bb.
but i wouldnt be expecting iphone safari browsing from any phone out there atm.
You must be nuts Nokia's browser is leaps and bounds over Blackberries. Flash Support, AJAX and better CSS.
I've been using the e71 for about 3 weeks now. Prior to using this I had an 8310 and 8800, so for me this was a much faster phone in every respect than what I was used to. Especially having owned an e62 from AT&T before my blackberries.... this is the first Symbian phone I've used that isn't frustratingly slow.
So now that I've had it three weeks I'll say that I would probably buy it again - and it's a good alternative to blackberry.
- Fast. Fast OS, Fast 3G, very awesome.
- Design, the keyboard took a little getting used to. It's smaller and shifted some from blackberry but I've got the hang of it and I'm back to typing as fast as I used to. Nokia has included a nice auto complete feature for words that comes in handy too. Plus the overall phone itself is made to be much much prettier than any blackberry offering.
- Battery life. It's amazing without 3g use. But even with 3G, Wifi, and everything else i can throw at it I still get a day's use start to finish on a charge with a little left over for the next day.
- Mail For Exchange. The only pro is that it supports it.
- Some nice apps available for S60, especially IM clients, Last.FM and stuff like Juiko Spot (turns your phone into a 3G Wifi Hub)
- Nokia's improved desktop software is very nice. Display caller ID on the screen when connected. Can connect through Bluetooth or USB.
- File structure can be browsed by a connected Bluetooth computer.
- Applications can be installed on the Memory card
- FM Tuner
- Very customizable home screen
- Hot keys galore
- great speaker phone
- Email is just not as good as Blackberry. Nokia is going in a bunch of directions with their email and messaging software now. They need to find a common ground and stick to it. I'm currently running two different email programs offered by Nokia just to accomplish the same task. Get email. One is Mail for Exchange the other is Nokia Mail for my push mail. I'll admit I'm pretty used to the mail thing as a whole now and it doesn't bother me as much as it used to when I first go the phone.
- Text messaging is a joke. I can't believe it's not threaded yet. But it's not. I bought ThreadSMS for $15 and it fixes the problem, but I shouldn't have to do this.
- Symbian and Nokia are very eurocentric. A lot of good software is designed for europeans not americans. For example, the phone reads text messages, but the only voices available are British. Probably will be fixed with the e71x for AT&T though.
- No charging through USB. Annoying. Totally. I hate having to use this garbage little circle charger.
I'd say more but I gotta run. My ride for a road trip is here.