E71 better than both alternatives
Owning an E71 and having toyed around with HTC Diamond and a BlackBerry Bold, I have found the E71 a way more practical device. The touch screen interface on the Diamond may look nice on the screen shots / advertisements, but it lacks the usability of the iPhone and other devices that get you direct to the feature you want. It just isn't a productivity tool, no matter the OS it is running ontop of. And BlackBerries, while making email easy, are pretty much rendered obsolete by the E71 and other phones with a good mail client and tactile keyboard. (I have programmed my E71 to notify me every 15 mins of incoming emails, not full push, but good enough!) Nokia need to get tech people into each town centre to help people configure their E71 for email or put up a very clearly written web page. A good product needs to be given it all (as Apple have done with the iPhone) and the E71 is a great product. Battery life and compact robust sexy form factor really make the difference. And no, I don't work for Nokia!