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Nokia E71 & E66 announced




Update: Read our Nokia E71 Review.

These models were supposed to be released last May (at least for the E71) but got delayed. The new business line of mobile phones, the Nokia E71 and E66, were announced yesterday. Pictures and specs after the jump.

Leaked pictures of the E71 have been going around for months now and finally it’s out and it looks like they combined features, design and functionalities of the E51 and the E61i:

nokia-e71

It’s also thin at 10mm (thinner than my 11mm Blackjack!) with 3G/HSDPA, WiFi, GPS, FM Radio, 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera (LED light only though) in a 2.3-inch screen. The QWERTY keyboard is cramped compared to the old E61i but that’s the tradeoff of making it more slim and pocket-friendly.

On the other hand, the E66 is like the E51 on slider mode:

nokia-e66

This one sports the same features except for a slightly wider 2.4 inch screen and lower battery life. I’m almost sold on the Nokia E71 but will postpone judgment until I’ve extensively used that cramped keyboard.

Both units will come in black and white colors and ship out next month (July 2008) for a price tag around $500 a pop (~Php22,500).



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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14 Responses

  1. pinkposhandplush says:

    E71s stunning but I can wait for a few more months… ;)

  2. e71-Fan says:

    Finally, a nokia cellphone worth spending PhP 20k+…

    I can’t wait to buy the E71…

    I need to see in-depth review and user feedbacks though… just to be on the safe side…

  3. Phone Envy says:

    Hi Yuga, It’s been released? But not in Manila yet? When do you expect this unit to get to Manila? Thanks.

  4. yuga says:

    @Phone Envy, these units ahve been spotted in Metro Manila. Give it a week or two to be totally available around the countryside.

  5. Dennise01 says:

    my E90 crashed so i have to check for new phones. im excited to check out the nokia E71.

  6. moikee says:

    which is better E71 or E66?
    thanks

  7. C says:

    Wow! I can’t wait to get E71! Waah…where is this being sold na?

  8. pinkposhandplush says:

    I’m getting the E66. Nice slider phone. The wait is over. ;-)

  9. bananashake says:

    Do you guys know where I can buy a white steel E71? I’ve asked Nokia already and said that they have no idea when it will be released in the Philippines. Thanks.

  10. diakogwapo says:

    i bought my nokia E71 a month ago and i can say that it’s the best phone i ever had! I had to adjust though with the keypads because they’re small and too close. i still cannot use the gps and maps because the service is not yet available in the philippines. Browsing the net is just like using a computer. sometimes its faster than my laptop. Btw, m using my e71 in writing this comment. All i can say is, buy it! Your 23K is worth it!!!;)

  11. Willrain says:

    I’ve been using my e71 since September 08 and I’m still enjoying it specially after I’ve got movies (5 of them!) using SmartMovies I got from Mosh. Where’s my laptop?! Hehehehe!!!

  12. jamaiya says:

    for me the best phone i have is nokia e66

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