"pretty but dumb"on by msn2002
Pros great looks, great web and calls
Cons big con: dumb email. have gmail on it that does not show latest mail. connects then disconnects in 2 seconds, always two-three days late, even skipped all mails till 2007! for a biz phone, this smartphone is dumb. worse, nokia does not respond.
Summary i loved this for the size and the looks. as well as for the smooth web interface. but no one these days can let an hour pass without access to email. esp for business. touted as a smart business phone, Nokia E75 is an absolute hell, the advertising completely false. i could not get my latest mail, i always seem to be at least a day behind. and today was the last straw. it skipped all mail from last night to 2007! this is my third Nokia phone and i always had problems. this is definitely the last time i am buying Nokia. a pity becuase the style is simply great. and i like the fact that its price makes the phone not so common. my husband is on his third Blackberry and he is tickled silly about how dumb Nokia is, and how dumb i am for sticking to Nokia still. well, this is the end of the road for me with Nokia. if its email feature cannot deliver email, then what good is it as a supposed smartphone? CNET, do not be cursory about your review. do some research, check Nokia and other forums about products you review. you will see how horrendous this email feature is especially for so many. vanity sure got me again, by going for looks over substance.just an update on this phone and its dumb email feature: an acknowleddgment that it is indeed dumb and that nokia knew about this and still touted this as a smart phone:
Updated on Jun 19, 2009
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Subject: Re: E75 messaging FAIL
Date:19-Jun-2009 09:48 PM
Thanks for providing so much feedback about this Google Sync situation, we appreciate it! Unfortunately, Google Sync is not supported on the Mail for Exchange client. We are able to get Google Sync working on some Nokia devices via Mail for Exchange, but we are certainly aware that it doesn't work on the E75. We struggled long and hard to come up with a way to get Google Sync working on the E75, but we couldn't come up with a workaround for the problem. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.
Pros big keyboard, great for typing, great design, not heavy or bulky, has everything you need and expect from a nokia phone
Cons front keyboard a bit small
Summary This is my fourth nokia phone and it is by far my favorite so far. I had an N95 for about two and a half years but putting it in your pocket is impossible because of the dual slider. The e75 will not slide unless you make it. I am not big on touch screens so this is the perfect phone for someone who wants a great phone with all the features, and no touch screen. Wi-Fi is fast and camera has 3.2 mp which about all you need from a phone.
Pros 1. Slideout keyboard
2. Downloadable Maps - This allows you to use the maps on roaming without the fear of roaming charges
Cons 1. Fragile. Don't let the steel casing fool you. If it falls, you can expect some hefty damages literally and figuratively
2. The Ovi suite, their accompanying desktop software is slick and intuitive but is lacking in power
Summary Alll together a good phone featurewise. The slideout key board sold me. Nokia needs to work on the Ovi suite and the Symbian. A smartphone is only as good as the software that runs it... much like a computer
Pros Easy to use, nice and easy navigation through menus
QWERTY keyboard is superb
Good, sturdy design
Simple and reliable email/text/pic message system
Cons Software can be buggy
Insufficient internal memory fills up quickly, even if you use an SD card
Battery life isn't great (1 day or less)
Nokia's seemingly lack of support
Summary My first mobile phone in 1998 was a Nokia, and I've hardly looked elsewhere since (except a BIG mistake trying out MetroPCS with an awful touchscreen Samsung!) Nokia phones have always been reliable, putting form with function nicely, and seeming to meet consumers' needs without going over-the-top with unnecessary whistles and bells.
I've had the Nokia E75 for about 5 months now, putting it through its paces and using it to call, email, text, browse the web, find my way using Maps, record video clips, and send friends and family decent quality photos via email. It is fairly simple to get used to, and while some people may think Symbian is an outdated OS, I like it because I couldn't handle anything too complex. The best feature for me is the slide out Qwerty keyboard; it's just great and I am no fan of the touchscreen, so this is perfect. But because of the good design by Nokia, you can call and text with one hand if you need to via the albeit slightly cramped front keypad.
The biggest drawback of this phone is that it has some software issues, and going by the discussion forums, Nokia isn't doing much about addressing these issues. The phone comes with a paltry internal memory of around 80Mb, but those Mbs soon get eaten up by the phone's own needs, and so by the time you've got the thing set up the way you like it, (and fans of Nokia won't be let down by how nicely you can customise the phone with how you want it to look/sound) you might only have around 20Mb spare, and that's even with all of your wallpaper images and music and tones stored on the Micro SD card! That 20Mb will gradually, mysteriously and frustratingly diminish to next-to-nothing, slowing the phone down and giving you 'low memory' warnings, and eventually you'll have to reset the device and start from scratch making it your own again. Nokia hasn't offered any explanation for this phenomenon, and I can't help but think that, if they'd not been so mean with internal memory in the first place and had given the E75, oh I dunno, 200Mb or even 1Gb, this wouldn't be a problem.
But even with that, the phone is great. I love how it's so easy to send emails with photos, or quickly type out a text message. The Maps application saved my bacon driving around unknown parts of the country, and it's very useful walking around unfamiliar streets too. Speaking of Apps, the available ones via Nokia's OVI store are few and far between, and nothing like those available for the iPhone or Android, but to be honest, I just like keeping it simple anyway. I have Shazam, Flashlight (you never know) and a couple of arcade games, but apart from that, I am not too bothered about not being able to turn my lights off at home while I'm in the pub.
As for battery, well I keep a second charged up in case I'm out and about all day, because with heavy use (calling, texting, GPS-ing and web browsing) the battery drains quickly by the end of the day. I have been caught out a few times when I have started the day off with 6 bars of full battery, and ended up using a payphone (!) to meet friends for an evening drink.
The Nokia E75 is missing many of the super-cool new features that new smartphones have these days, but when it comes down to it, the E75 has what I want: a camera with a flash that takes decent pics and video clips, Wi-Fi for when signal isn't great, 3G capability (although not on my US network T-Mobile, but on Virgin Mobile UK), a good Maps application, decent WWW browsing, an easy-to-use calendar with helpful on screen reminders, superb QWERTY keyboard, and a useful Search feature, that dug out a phone number of a friend who had sent it to me in a text message weeks ago. Nice!
Is the Nokia E75 perfect? Absolutely not. But it is a good, solid phone that looks nice and does the job well. I don't know how it would hold up in a really busy work environment with hundreds of emails coming and going each day, I wouldn't put my money on it being as good as say, a Blackberry. But for those of us who enjoy a top-quality device with decent features and not too many whistles and bells, the E75 has it.
Pros I like the sliding keyboard.
Cons Not sturdy..breaks under limited-use conditions. Warranty not honored.
Summary I don't respect any company that does not honor it's warranty and implies that the consumer is responsible for product defect.