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New firmware 400.21.013 available!

As I have promised I will let you know if new official software for E71 will be available. Today I was texted by My Nokia service that new software is there. Nokia Software Updater tells the same. Please check your devices for 400.21.013 firmware and enjoy updating your phones! Remember, as usual the update may not be available for all product codes at once!

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Nokia E72 officially announced – E72 vs. E71

Nokia E72Late last year there were some rumors and videos about possible successor of E71, which would be named with the following number – E72. Today this phone has been officially announced. What brings next E series smartphone? Here is a basic comparison against its older brother E71.

Size and mass? E72 is almost the same size as E71, only 2.5 mm wider and 0.1 mm thicker. Additionally E72 is one gram heavier (128g).
Memory? Bigger internal memory (250MB instead of 110 MB), plus support of 16GB memory cards – E71 supports officially cards up to 8 GB.
Connectivity? HSDPA has been accelerated up to 10.2 Mbps instead of 3.6 Mbps, plus HSUPA support (2Mbps)
Photo features? Better camera, 5 Mpix instead of 3.2 Mpix
Battery performance? While E72 has the same battery (1500 mAh) its estimated standby time increased from 408 to 492 hrs in GSM mode, and 12 hrs 30 min instead of 10 hrs 30 minutes of talk time.
Audio? Standard 3,5 mm mini-jack instead of 2 mm one.

Anything new? Of course E71 runs on Symbian S60 3.2, like E71x, which is different from S60 3.1 installed on E71. Official description tells us about FM radio with RDS support, which was missing in E71, nevertheless it was not clear in case of this phone. Anything missing? I regret it doesn’t have FM transmitter, which I find very useful in N97. New phone will be available in three colors: – Zodium black, Metal grey & Topaz brown and should be released in 3Q of 2009. You can find official Nokia E72 specification in here. What’s your opinion?

E71 + S60 3.2 = E71x

Nokia E71xMany of my blog readers live in the States. They might be particularly interested that North American network AT&T offers now specially branded device known as Nokia E71x. What E71x stands for? Basically it offers the same hardware configuration supported by Symbian S60 Feature Pack 2, while original E71 runs on S60 FP 3.1 version.

Why do we love our phones?

Dilbert.comI think this comic strip doesn’t need too much explanation. I’m sure it will be clearly understandable to all the readers, especially those, who share a sorrow for my wounded E71 😉

P.S. Thank to Jakub for mailing me this episode of Dilbert.

Best regards,
Yours Dilbert, I mean.. Dexter.

GSMA Awards 2009? E71 included.

GSMA Congress 2009 in Barcelona has become a past. For a week all technology fans were focused on premieres of the newest toys presented by telecom hardware & software producers and services providers as well.

I think one fact has been dimmed by all those interesting premiers. Every year GSM Association awards the best devices, services and solutions present on the market. This year Nokia E71 has been awarded with a title of Highly Commended in a category of Best Mobile Handset or Device. What is also very interesting the winner in this category was… not iPhone this time, but INQ1 – a special Facebook customized smartphone. The second title of Highly Commended device was given to Google, HTC & T-Mobile product G1 with Android operating system on board. You can check the full list of categories and winners at GSMA web page.

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Does everyone try to kill iPhone?

It seems that every single month a new iPhone killer appears on the market. We all know G1 prepared together by: HTC, Google and T-Mobile. The same title was given to Nokia N97, which is not yet on the market. Two business players – Strom from Blackberry and reincarnated Palm were also announced as direct competitors to Apple’s selling hit. Now it seems the press will give this name to one more touch-UI device. This time it’s going to be new Samsung ACME i8910. Unofficial pictures of this iPhone killer are posted at gaj-it.com blog. According to unofficial of course specifications it has very multimedia oriented features like HDMI output support and ‘so-called’ HD recording. It will be offered in 8GB and 16GB variants.

I’m wondering when the gossip about next iPhone killer will finish and someone will simply say that all modern high-end phones are looking all the same now 🙂

Nokia E71 soon in black and red!

sankarimuotoilija and posted in Nokia E71 group pool

Photo taken by flickr user: sankarimuotoilija and posted in Nokia E71 group pool

When I was checking a photo pool of our flickr group and I have found an interesting photo, the one you can see in this post. It shows original black edition of Nokia E71! I had no idea, that during this month Nokia World Show in Barcelona, our beloved phone was shown in new colors: red and black. I think that is really cool, because black really suits this device. Black E71, marked as E71x will be available in the US from AT&T network. I like the red edition shown by E71blog as well.

I hope they won’t make it pink, like Motorola did in case of V3 RAZR, which was available in every possible color.