The introduction of Nokia E72, as expected, has brought down the price of E71 - E72's predecessor and Nokia's best selling QWERTY device to date. From having a price tag of Php 21,000 to Php 23,000 when it first came out in July 2008, you can now get E71 for as low as Php 15,000 in some authorized Nokia retail stores.
Nokia E71's stainless steel case, etched graphics and subtle corporate hues - grey steel, piano black, white steel, glossy red - bear the very hallmarks of Nokia quality and craftsmanship. The cool metallic finish, on the other hand, is perfectly complemented by the bright colour display, which showcases the Nokia E71's easy-to-use user interface. Designed for both one-handed and two-handed use, the Nokia E71 pays special attention to ergonomics, as evidenced by its narrow shape and specially designed QWERTY keypad.
Here are the complete specs of Nokia E71:
ARM 11 369 MHz processor
128 MB RAM
110 MB storage via microSD, supports up to 8GB
Symbian OS 9.2, Series 60 v3.1 UI
320 x 240 pixels, 2.36 inches TFT screen
3.15 MP with LED flash, 2048x1536 pixels, supposedly with autofocus
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP
GPRS Class 32, 100 kbps
EDGE Class 32, 296 kbps
3G HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps
Battery: 410 hours of Standby Time, 10 hours of talk time (2G)
"The Nokia E71 [was] designed for people who lead a mobile lifestyle and want quick and easy access to their personal and work email. With both of these devices, we have responded to consumer feedback by making calendar and contacts available at the touch of a button," shared Soren Petersen, Nokia Senior Vice President for Devices.
"Equally important, people want well-crafted devices that are as beautiful to use as they are to behold. Stainless steel was chosen as the core material for these devices, giving them additional strength and a touch of class. Furthermore, the Nokia E71 [offers] all the latest multimedia features that people desire."