Pros Keyboard is nice
Cons Unpredictable and clunky
Summary I got it because I am a nokia chauvanist have loved the many that I have had.
I am now on my third E70 having been locked into a one years contract and only able to replace it with the same model when the phone is at fault.
So here we go:
Appallingly slow to do anything;
Loses contacts sporadically;
An enter button that sometimes just don't work;
Confusing menu system (Wireless should all be in one place!);
Poor camera quality;
Did I mention slow?
Unpredicatble hardware error when trying to synchronise.
I really can't wait for my contract period to be up so I can downgrade.
Nokia, Nokia, lama sabachthani?
"almost perfect"on by ssuvanto
Pros great keyboard, excellent clear screen, nice 2mpix pictures!
Cons missing flash, but I never need to use it anyway
Summary work fine with 3G! lot of handy programs available
Pros Quickoffice support for word docs and spreadsheets, Voice commands, picture/video quality, Default today screen, Mac iSync support through 3rd party plugin
Cons Small joystick causes minor navigation mistakes, Internet shut downs from inadequate memory,
Summary Phone works great as a PDA/phone combo, especially with the default Today screen reminiscent of the Nokia E62. A HUGE plus is when I got full iSync support through buying a 3d party plugin from novamedia.
The full qwerty can take a while to get used to because it's split in half by the screen, but support for Quickoffice and texting is still reliable.
Voice commands are GREAT! Activating phone profiles and dialing contacts is quick and easy with no need for voice tag programming(though the option is available).
Volume on calls can be a bit low at times, but overall it's pretty reliable although speakerphone quality is not. The screen orientation changes automatically to horizontal when the qwerty is unfolded and vice versa, but there is a lag time of a few seconds.
Screen quality is AMAZING and a bit small but still shows pics and videos in great clarity. The quality of videos recorded by the camera has been the best of any phone that I've owned before.
Pros Size, form, QWERTY keyboard.
Cons Slow speeds, crashes when many apps running.
Summary This is a great smart phone. If you are a heavy SMS user, you will not be disappointed. The QWERTY keyboard is awesome. The integrated WiFi is great, and well as using with POP3 e-mail accounts. I cannot speak of corporate uses however, as my company does not allow use of this device (yet).
Web surfing is good, just make sure all of your settings are correct, or else when you attempt to connect to an access point, the OS will crash, and phone will power off and restart.
Multiple applications running at the same time really hit the internal memory. The phone has a built in "Task Manager" of sorts allowing you to see all the apps running in a list which you can shut down as needed.
I bought mine as an unlocked import nearly a year ago, for less than $400, and use it on T-Mobile here in the US. I have travelled overseas (South Africa/UK) and the 3G worked great. Something we definetly need here in the US.
There is quite a large "aftermarket" of apps available out there (games, calculators, GPS etc) for Symbian OS devices. There aren't very many yet for 3rd edition, but the market is growing.
Overall the E70 is a great device, and would recommend it to anyone looking for a powerful business device that is easy to use.