"Great Potential But Poor Speed and Reception"3.0 starson by dgad
Pros: Web Browser, Attachment Viewers, Camera
Cons: Call Quality, Call Quality and Slow
Summary: I own the European version. I just switched to the Blackberry Pearl. It handles more contacts, runs much faster, and gets good reception. The E70 has very poor reception. It also sometimes gets stuck disconnecting from phone calls. I have the latest Symbian OS loaded. On a different note, its camera is excellent for a business phone, much better than most, and it can open attachments w. out 3rd party software. Software for Symbian OS is excellent for phone features. You can have call blocking software, phone based answering machine, and SMS and email autoresponders and filteration directly on the phone. The screen is the best. Wifi is excellent. Bluetoooth w. multiple connections at one time is also a great plus. I use it for syncronization w. no problems. I think the Clamshell design leads to poor reception, and a faster chip would make this phone excel. UI is very good but Blackberry is slightly better w. each having their own pros and cons. Nokia's voice recognition is not as good but the Voice Recording Option is excellent. I love the fact it has both a keypad and keyboard but having to open the phone to look up a contact w. direct key input slows me down and multipressing any number to get the correct letter is a pain. Also voice recognition is limited to only 1 number per a contact. Smart recognition by offering choices w. single presses of the key to determine the contact would be best. The next generation could be better as this has a lot of potential. This is currently my backup phone primarily due to poor reception. I have no choice as reception is the #1 issue.