The initial euphoria and the rush that comes with long awaited product launches is finally over and after going through a lot of information on these new blue eyed boys of the Eseries lineup, I have decided to pen my own thoughts. The one thing I can say for sure that these are two of the most good looking devices ever made by Nokia and the White Steel colour/material combination is an absolute killer. However inspite of the fact that they have been released together, basically offer the same specifications and are targetted at the same group of people these are two completly different devices.
I just can’t seem to get over the looks of these phones to look further. Period. The basic specifications are the same as we already know them. A 3.2 megapixel camera, GPS, WiFi and FP1. When details first came out, the FP1 was a little disappointment but Nokia seems to have compensated with a lot of tweaks for these enterprise targetted devices. First up is a revamped calender application, plus the ability to switch the home screen depending on time of the day/week or whatever you may like. Another interesting thing is that these devices will come with support for Ovi. Plus the clock screensaver has been revamped and looks swell (Thanks Stefan!). More coverage below.
After months on leaks, live images, official demoes, and even a review(!) the Nokia E66 and the E71 will finally be officially announced today, the 16th of June, at a business event in London. To my knowledge Rafe and Steve from AAS will be there and so will be Ben Smith from SMS Text News. So keep an eye on these sites for the latest. I can’t wait, just about 5 hours to go. I want the E71 – badly!
After months of anticipation, waiting, leaks, live pictures and even a review the E66 and E71 Demonstrations have finally gone live on the Nokia website. We’r not sure this is an ‘official launch’ or whether these demonstrations will be taken down as mistake, there are still no press releases or press photos too. But for what its worth Demos for both the E66 and E71 are up.
If this is actually the way Nokia are going to announce these phones, its a pity and they couldn’t have picked a worse time. Its iPhone week and hate it or love it you can’t ignore it, but this will surely mean that these two wonderful devices will not get their fair share of publicity. Whether or not will there be a glitzy launch or these phones just arrive unannounced remains to be seen, for now all we can do is check them out online. (via: Pasco)
Today seems to be an Eseries day! After TIM showcasing the E66 and E71, it is BGR which has not only got live pictures but also a small hands on preview on the thin Eseries QWERTY. There is a complete gallery with comparison shots with the iPhone and the N95 8GB. For those of you in the US, this device has US 3G support too! Jump over for the rest.
[Update – The BGR E71 Review is up too.]
These pictures are apparently from a convention held by an Italian operator TIM for dealers. After the FCC sighting yesterday and now this, the official announcement can’t be far!
It appears as if the sim free E71 will retail for 449 Euros and the E66 for 429 Euros. (That’s exorbitant! But may be its just the initial price for that region, I wish I could read Italian!))
As far as specifications go, S60 3rd FP1, 3.2M camera AF (with an LED flash) and GPS have been confirmed for both of them as well. E71 and E66 come with 1500mAh BP-4L and 1000mAh BL-4U batteries respectively. Nokia where is the official announcement? I love both these phones!