I needed a new mobile and wasn't really sure which one to choose! I was checking in the Internet for new mobiles, and checking some other blogs for people reviews. I found a post on Marks blog about the E71, and started reading through the review/comments. Most of the reviews for Nokia E71 clearly states the important functions/options that have to be in nowadays mobile . I went to FCC yesterday to check the E71. it looks pretty cool, in fact, the E71 is much smaller and thinner than what I saw in the Internet! it costs 159KD with a year and half warranty from FCC.
I am lovin' it ^__^
Update Fast Review
First of all, and as I mentioned the E71 looks much better in reality! much slimmer and smaller. Unlike other Nokia's series, the E71 has it full qwerty standard keyboard. You'll be using your both thumbs while typing, but the only bothering issue is the keyboard keys-> small/closed to each others, in which you may accidentally hit other letters while text messaging or blogging!
The most important thing is the battery. With WiFi and bluetooth turned on, still you have a good amount of battery savage.
The E71 comes with Micro SD 2GB memory card. it has many means of connectivity "USB, WiFi, Bluetooth, modem, infrared".
Also there is two type of notes. The normal note and the active notes, where you can add insert object to your notes such as " image, sound/video clip,file, etc.." and send it normally via MSG/MM/EM/BT or link it to a call " by adding a contact name to the note, to show your note during a call".
New Features from Nokia:
1- Predictive text input: This feature enable text predicting"Autocompelet word", when you start typing it completes your word with the proper matching word.
2- Switch mode button: you can choose/switch between two different screens, each containing different list depending on your needs.
Overall the E71 is an excellent phone at least the best from Nokia!