"Slim, strong, crisp"4.5 starson by rgsmith21
Pros: Wi-fi, US 3G, Bluetooth, GPS, bright screen, strong set of applications, VPN capabilities for intranet access, very solid build quality
Cons: Cramped keypad, currently lacks support of third party software
Summary: While the E71 measures about he same height and width of my Palm 700p it is 1/3 of the thickness, and while my Blackjack II is larger the E71 weighs more. It's a dense phone giving it a very sturdy feel.
Symbian S60 reduces the number of steps one has to go through in order to get where you want to go relative to Windows Mobile, it does lack some home screen customization. For instance, I'd like to replace the Nokia Maps with Google Maps, but it doesn't give me the option.
The Nokia Maps application is underwhelming. Google maps with GPS enabled is a much stronger application on this phone.
I'm also awaiting Skype and Google Talk support for the E71 so I can use WiFi to make video calls and chat with my Google contacts.
The keypads on the Blackjack II and Palm 700p are much more efficient to type emails and even fill in spreadsheets or edit documents. There isn't enough button definition to be able to determine by feel if you are pushing one or many at the same time.
The camera takes a decent 3.2 pic, and the flash does an adequate job of lighting the subject.
The call quality is by far the best of any phone I have used. The reception of 3G does not seem to be as strong as the Blackjack II, and it has little to do with how I hold the phone as you may see discussed elsewhere.
I can't wait to see how it does overseas even without the 3G support there.