Let's bow our heads.....and pray that Nokia & the carrier, show more support for this handset if any errors may arise with the firmware and/or hardware. Also let's hope that any carriers that pickup this phone do not assimilate(for u trekkies) the OS. Let's hope that this is a durable, solidly built phone that will last any length of contract extension I may sign with my carrier to acquire it at a decent price. As a sidenote let's hope it's covered by my carrier's insurance just in case. This seems to be a very solid phone, i'm a nokia fan(still rocking the granfather to the E71. The E62) anyway. This phone truly has it all. I'd hate to see it go the way of the dodo due to an issue as simple a necessary firmware upgrade. Amen
Oh Baby-Doll, come to papa -- E71 is coming! Just when a new phone is in the plans. Been waiting for a solid bar S60 for USA for awhile. This one looks like it has it all; but not too much. Who needs anything more than a 3 Mega-pixel Camera? Because of cost, I may still get a Motorola Q9h, but I definitely would recommend this E71 over any other phone; in its original, non-ATT modified mode.
For me the question will be whether ATT picks up without screwing up the E71. They did not mess up the Motorola Q9h; so there is hope. All good smart-phones need to outsmart the carrier.
Opera Mobile will be on whatever phone I end up with. Which phone will really let that fat lady sing? So I guess any Blackberry Bold is out of the question f... (continues)
i must say this is a pretty sweet looking unit & being a Nokia & having S60, it is very appealing, but just wish they would've gone the extra bit & included all 3 3G bands, as it shows on Nokia's website, you can pick from 3 choices...