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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?

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Nokia E71 Group on Flickr reaches 1000 photos!

I’m glad to let you know that a photo pool of our flickr group called Nokia E71 has reached 1000 photos! Moreover the group has now 286 members and E71 is ranked as 3rd most popular Nokia cameraphone used by Flickr mobile users! Check the pool in here!

What’s the weather like in.. ? – Here and Now vs. World Traveler for E71

Here and Now - WeatherI was going to write a short review on Nokia application called Here and Now, but today I have found interesting review of another free application for E71 and other S60 phones – World Traveler. I think presenting these two pieces of software together and giving a kind of comparison is even better idea.

Here and Now is a set of application and correlated service, which is offered by Nokia Beta Labs. First released version was available for Symbian S60 3.2 devices (I assume including E71x too) only. About two weeks ago it was also prepared for E71 and other S60 3.1 phones. Application is available on the phone from a web browser bookmarks list or directly from your folder with own installations. Instead of GPS it bases on a position given by your cellular network. It displays current weather information, forecast for following hours and more. It can quickly display you a list of cultural and entertainment events organized in your current neighborhood. If you are interested in any of those events it leads you to the browser for more details, including approximate distance. Application and service are still under development, but I already find it very useful, especially if you are “new in town”, or you travel a lot and you simply do not want to too much time spend setting up a list of “your cities”. It seamlessly adapts to your position. It helps you right here, right now.

Psiloc Traveler - WeatherThe other weather-related tool I have installed on my E71 is World Traveler from Psiloc. This tool is much heavier, but definitely offers more features too. Except current weather info and forecast it offers currency table, world clock map and future plug-in manager. One really cool feature is an option to display current temperature and wind speed on your homescreen the same way as tasks are being displayed. If you play for few minutes with settings, including: lists of your cities, time zones and auto-update intervals this might be something you want to place on a bar of your often used shortcuts. Definitely World Traveler ‘look and feel’ is something, which makes the application more mature and attracts the user. Try, play and decide which one you want to use. I have both on my phone.

Full mobile blogging with WordMobi for S60

Have you been looking for tool allowing WordPress blogging from your S60 mobile, which would allow pasting pictures, scalling those images, adding text formatting , post categories and more? I think I have found something close to this description. It is called WordMobi . This post have been created with this tool.

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Let’s try blogging by e-mail with E71

WordPress – blog hosting service allows now not only to reply readers’ comments with an email, but to write new posts this way as well. Being busy lately I find this new feature really useful and I feel I do not need to say that our beloved Nokia E71 is a great device for mobile blogging. Let’s see how this post, written in Nokia Messaging will look like.

What do you think about this feature? Do you already use for your blog, maybe with yours E71 or some other phones?

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[Update] OK, I knew it is not gonna work 🙂 One of the readers caught me on cheating. Using Nokia Messaging client it is not possible to put a link into post, or maybe simply I do not know how, but later I have tried it with MS Outlook 2007 which allows to create messages in full HTML format. This way it works, but it not really mobile blogging, unless you are writing from a netbook for example. Anyway my observation is that WordPress properly reads web pages links, put into text as explicit URLs like https://nokiae71.wordpress.com This can be done even with Nokia Messaging or some simpler clients.

Talking about a good S60 blogging client supoorting features like links, pictures or even categories. It is called WordMobi and I have in plan posting a full review of this tool in here soon.

Nokia PC Suite 7.1.26.0

Multi feature PC application for Nokia phones, including E71 is available in version marked as 7.1.26.0. Previous build didn’t inform me about it automatically, so I assume it might be the same in your case. Fortunately one of blog readers – Stefan was faster. Thanks! Full installer is available from Nokia PC Suite page.

What to update this week on your E71?

Well, we have not available next firmware for E71, but in last several days there were released a few really popular and cool applications for E71 and other S60 devices.

Nokia Sports Tracker has been updated from version 2.05 to 2.06. You can get it by choosing in menu of your already installed application: Option > Check for Updates.

Nimbuzz – this multi-IM and voice communicator had a major update to version 2.0 which has a new organized in tabs user interface. Full information on changes in this version can be found here at Nimbuzz Blog

All last.fm users can now fully enjoy Mobbler – S60 last.fm client. Previous version 0.4.4 introducing Web Services has been quickly updated to version 0.4.5, which is free of following known issues:

  • the font we were selecting was not working properly on some phones,
  • some devices could not play radio because they do not support the equalizer,
  • updated the Swedish translation.

I know some of my blog readers have encountered last week this font issue.


What’s it all about?

Welcome aboard blog about Nokia E71 device! Here you will be able to find: reviews, tips, tricks, tests, and everything else related to this specific mobile phone and mobile applications which can be installed on E71.
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