Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 11th Jul 2009 01:15 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless PureMobile sent over the Nokia E75, one of Nokia's latest business phones. Let's see how the phone stacks up compared to the rest of Symbian S60 3.x phones we have around.
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considering
by broken_symlink on Sat 11th Jul 2009 01:38 UTC
broken_symlink
Member since:
2005-07-06

I have been eyeing this phone for the past 2 weeks. I have an original edge iphone, and have been considering upgrading to the e75, with a 16gb mini sdhc. I used to own a e61, but my dad took it and gave me the iphone. I really liked the e61 and am trying to decide if i should wait for the e72 to be released in the US or get the e75. The e75 is very tempting because of its keyboard.

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RE: considering
by Eugenia on Sat 11th Jul 2009 01:44 UTC in reply to "considering"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

Personally, I still prefer the iPhone. Although, I have really small hands/fingers, so I can type on its soft-keyboard really fast.

I own the E61 too btw. If you are into VoIP, the E75 is stabler.

Edited 2009-07-11 01:45 UTC

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RE[2]: considering
by broken_symlink on Sat 11th Jul 2009 02:29 UTC in reply to "RE: considering"
broken_symlink Member since:
2005-07-06

i have small hands too, so i think it would work for me. i am hesitating because of the battery life. All the reviews I read no one ever mentioned standby time with all the extra stuff turned off, like bluetooth and wifi. Which is what i find most important, because thats how i mostly use my phone. I turn stuff on when i need them and turn them off when i'm done. Everything I could find online was about people complaining how the phone would only last 1 day with wifi constantly scanning and push email and this all other stuff, which i don't really plan on using. So thank you!

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RE[2]: considering
by David on Mon 13th Jul 2009 03:22 UTC in reply to "RE: considering"
David Member since:
1997-10-01

I have gigantic hands, and I also like the iPhone keyboard, but I had never used a thumb keyboard for any period of time before the iPhone so I didn't need to un-learn anything.

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RE: considering
by bsharitt on Sat 11th Jul 2009 20:42 UTC in reply to "considering"
bsharitt Member since:
2005-07-07

I have an E71 now and I love it. The size of the phone is amazing with how thin it is. I do really love slide out keyboard phones like the E75 and if I had to choose all over again between the E75 and the E71/72, it would be a touch choice, but I think I would still go with the 71/72 for the thinness. Despite the size of the phone, they keyboard of the E71 is still very good and assuming they didn't change it too much for the 72, you should be in good shape there.

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RE[2]: considering
by broken_symlink on Sun 12th Jul 2009 00:59 UTC in reply to "RE: considering"
broken_symlink Member since:
2005-07-06

The e72 has a 3.5mm headphone jack which is a big plus for me. 5mp. camera, 600mhz cpu as opposed to the e71's 369mhz, and a new optical navigation key. I was considering the e71, but the 2.5mm headphone jack is a bit of a let down for me. I like to be able to carry 1 device as opposed to a mp3 player and phone, so my phone sees very heavy usage in terms of music, and i have had bad experiences with adapters in the past (original iphone, and e61). Maybe I will just wait for the e72 to come out.

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Aging Software
by Bink on Sat 11th Jul 2009 02:09 UTC
Bink
Member since:
2006-02-19

I love my current Nokia and want to continue to love Nokia, but their software, while nice, appears to be faltering in the face of Android, Palm Pre and the iPhone. I’m in the market for a new phone, but I’m hesitant to touch Nokia now—it’s as if I hope someone ports Android to the Nokia so I can still enjoy a Nokia phone, while leveraging modern phone software.

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RE: Aging Software
by broken_symlink on Sat 11th Jul 2009 02:25 UTC in reply to "Aging Software"
broken_symlink Member since:
2005-07-06

I don't know why people keep saying this. In all the reviews i read about the e75 that was one of things that stuck out. I never really found problems with symbian on my e61. But then again, I don't really do much, and even on my iphone i have maybe 5 apps installed.

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E63 has worked well for me
by IkeKrull on Sat 11th Jul 2009 06:57 UTC
IkeKrull
Member since:
2006-01-24

E75 looks pretty nifty, i've had an E63 for a few months now, and have very few complaints.

Biggest one is that symbians connection management is awful - it doesn't connect to WiFi where it is available, and fall back to 3G when it is out of range of a WiFi AP, you have to manually select a connection all the time. Thats mostly not a problem in practice, but i would like to define my home and work APs, then just forget about having to select a connection for each app i use.

Symbian OS seems pretty poorly thrown together, the menu structure makes very little sense to me, and you can't organise things as you want them, beyond very simple customisations.

Battery life is great for a phone like this though, and the keyboard is as good as i've used on a device of this form-factor. I much prefer a physical keyboard to an on-screen one though i'm sure i could get used to on-screen.

I use this phone to send/receive txts, listen to MP3s, receive and send emails, talk on IRC, take photos and occasionally make calls - it does all those things pretty damn well, and the browser is great for such a small device.

I almost bought an iPhone, but have no regrets. If Nokia could just give the UI some love, it'd be pretty much perfect.

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Symbion OS is fine
by cmost on Sat 11th Jul 2009 11:12 UTC
cmost
Member since:
2006-07-16

I have a Nokia 5800 touch screen with Nokia Symbion OS and it's fine. I think Symbion compares favorably to Android and Palm Pre. It's not as fast as iPhone's implementation of OSX but it's sufficient and doesn't give me problems. There are a few Symbion applications, however, that are buggy on this phone (Garmon XT navigation software for example, which is prone to lock up or stop responding) but this is the fault of the application and not the Symbion operating system itself.

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RE: Symbion OS is fine
by adkilla on Sat 11th Jul 2009 11:29 UTC in reply to "Symbion OS is fine"
adkilla Member since:
2005-07-07

If you do any form of multi-tasking, then Symbian is the best in the market currently. Though WebOS and Android are good at it too, it doesn't have the device variety that Symbian has.

Symbian also has very nice built-in theming capabilities that are often overlooked. Thus far, neither Android, WebOS nor OSX-iPhone supports theming out of the box. If you would like to give your S60 v5 UI an updated look, check out these themes:
http://dsma.deviantart.com/art/iMatte-126937165
http://dsma.deviantart.com/art/iPhone-by-Dsma-128468764

One major area that Symbian needs to improve on is UI usability, which the other OSes are ahead.

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RE[2]: Symbion OS is fine
by anduril on Sun 12th Jul 2009 10:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Symbion OS is fine"
anduril Member since:
2005-11-11

Just have to disagree with one point you made in that Android DOES support theming out of the box: http://developerlife.com/tutorials/?p=309

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RE: Symbion OS is fine
by fackamato on Sun 12th Jul 2009 22:15 UTC in reply to "Symbion OS is fine"
fackamato Member since:
2009-07-12

I also have the Nokia 5800 XM. I mostly got it for its music capabilities, the sound is very good paired with my Sennheiser CX300.

I'm very disappointed in its BT "capabilities" - you can't pair the phone with a set of Philips bluetooth headset, the phone just won't find the headset while various SE phones find it within the second. (posted this problem @ Nokia here: http://discussions.europe.nokia.com/discussions/board/message?board...

Another thing: programs asks to connect to Internet even though you're connected to a WiFi network before launching the application - and there's nothing you can do about it. That is just stupid.

OTOH I got the phone for €200 new and unlocked, which is a fairly good price. I don't know why certain people have called this an "iPhone killer" - if this compares to the iPhone in any way, I wonder that the hype is about. I doubt the iPhone is this bad.

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From a first-time S60 user
by RavinRay on Sun 12th Jul 2009 23:52 UTC
RavinRay
Member since:
2005-11-26

I'm one of the early adaptors of the E75, straight from a 9110 Communicator. (From Geos to S60 in a flash!) I chose it for the slide-out keyboard since I got spoiled with the 9110, and since this is my first venture with S60 (or any incarnation of Symbian, for that matter), I just had to undergo a period of familiarity and have settled down. Getting WiFi access allows me to preview my mail so that when I finally download it on my desktop I know what I'll be getting. And while the qVGA sreen and browser make viewing non-mobile optimized websites a chore, on mobile optimized websites it's very useful.

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