Nokia kicks ass (again): Nokia E71

Nokia is still my favourite phone-manufacturer and most of Nokia’s competitors have lost the plot (look at Sony Ericsson). In my previous posts I listed the shortcomings of the iPhone and subsequently got plenty of fan-mail (not really – lots of emails with the F-word in it) when proposing the new Nokia N96 as an iPhone-alternative.

But I think that the latest Nokia addition, the Nokia E71, will go nicely with my MacBook Air:

The quadband E71 is about 10mm thick thin and features WiFi (802.11b/g), HSDPA, Bluetooth 2.0 (with A2DP – iPhone, eat your heart out), A-GPS, 3.2 megapixel camera and a front facing camera for video chat. The business-class phone features 110MB of built-in storage and a microSD slot if you grow out of that. The battery life on the phone is also impressive:

Talk time: GSM up to 10 h 30 min, WCDMA up to 4 h 30 min
Standby time: GSM up to 17 days, WCDMA up to 20 days, WLAN idle up to 166 hours