CTIA 09: Hands-on and intial thoughts on the Nokia E71x

e71x1I had a very nice dinner with several bloggers and the folks at Nokia last night and had the chance to spend some time with the Nokia E71x. I also saw the N97, but didn’t get much hands-on time yet, although I will this week. Here are some quick thoughts and answers to questions on the E71x coming to AT&T:

  1. The real name is E71x and that is stamped in the upper right above the display.
  2. The black back cover is indeed metal and not plastic as some people have stated.
  3. The hardware is virtually the exact same as the E71 unlocked model. Unfortunately, the camera appears to be the exact same too.
  4. Still has a 2.5mm headset jack. I was hoping they would put in the standard 3.5mm type.
  5. AT&T did put LOTS of their stuff on the device (AT&T Music, AT&T Mall, bunch of crappy game samples, etc.) and many of these icons cannot even be removed or moved to a Junk folder.
  6. It looks like TeleNav is coming out with a S60 GPS navigation client as seen as AT&T GPS on the Nokia E71x.

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It is definitely a slick piece of hardware and I really hope it does well at just $100. Every time I have shown this device, people have wanted it so I think it is important to have it in the AT&T stores where people will get their hands on it and pick it up over bulkier other devices in the stores.

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27 Comments to CTIA 09: Hands-on and intial thoughts on the Nokia E71x

josesxi
April 1, 2009

Not bad. The black casing makes it sexier.

Jennifer
April 1, 2009

Thanks for the info Matt! The AT&T version looks nice, but I’m glad that I picked up the unlocked version recently. Too bad the camera wasn’t improved in the AT&T version.

Ryan
April 1, 2009

Fantastic! Glad to see it finally made it out. I love my unlocked E71 (on ATT). Camera and 2.5mm are my only complaints too.

Looking forward to a full review, as I am curious to know how the Feature Pack 2 differs on it.

Brad Barbaza
April 1, 2009

It’s a bummer about the icons not being movable, but at least there are no hardware changes like I think they did on the Nokia 6650 flip phone. Small price to pay for a $99 deal!

Matt, you should do a survey to see how many E71 users you have!

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Milan
April 2, 2009

while i like the grey steel one better, i’m gonna get it and support nokia anyways. been waiting for more s60 gear for att.

still buying that n97 though! looking good!

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Mitchell Rehaume
April 10, 2009

Good review and the E71x looks sharp. Any Idea when Nokia plans to launch it up In Canada? I’ve heard rumours that the E71x Was supposed to be launching on Fido as Rogers has picked up the E71.

I hope the app store isn’t ripped out of it, like the E71 is for Rogers. I find that The carriers app stores are severly limited Compared to the manufactures app stores.

Thanks again for the imformative reveiw!

Regards,

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