will never buy nokia again
used to love nokia. best hardware. good os.
then i got an e71.
good phone. 3.2mp camera with flash and macro mode, radio, very good gps
was never going to use the radio as the head set sticks out of the side at a silly angle which would snag in any pocket i put it in. why didn't the head set stick out of the bottom or top? the mp3 player suffers from the fact that if you ever eject the card it considers its databse corrupt and has to find all the songs again.
very good gps that works indoors let down a bit by the fact that the software for downloading maps is windows only. worse the software is a bloated .net piece of crap. why can't the phone itself suck down a countries maps over wifi in one go? the rest of the connection software and updating firmware software is a pile of crap that seems to require more updates than there are firmware patches.
macro mode was a brilliant addition except for the annoying beep every time i turned it on. i could see when the macro mode was on as they flashed the viewfinder green. i would have killed for an option to eliminate that annoying beep.
there was a global search on nokias since the e61. it was fast and did what you wanted. it could search all, some or just one applications data. great! the e71 version was slow flashy and crap. the old version started in a second. the new version took 20+ seconds to start on mine as i have over 300 notes. the search was ok but it was now limited to all or one group. this was a major fuck up for me as it made the device so slow to use. my e61 can be used faster than the superduper modern e71.
when i got the e71 it took pictures silently. i like cameras to be quiet as i use them in lectures/meetings and other places were if everybody was using noisy cameras to take notes it would drive you insane. then they updated the firmware to add a stupid fucking camera click. it was the breaking point for me.
there are legal reasons to add a camera click in the usa. not in ireland. they should have warned people that they had to make the device compliant by adding the click. i would have probably bought an e71 just for the latest firmware and kept one silent camera. was looking at the n97 and the 5800 for purchase this year.
now i will never buy another nokia device again. ever. ever ever. a lot of folk ask me what device i use as i make a lot of use of mobile tech. i'm averaging 4 non recommends for nokia a week.