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# 34855 30-May-2009 17:07
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I am moving to the new XT network and am currently tossing up between these two phones. According to PhonesDirect I can get an E66 for the XT network for $670 as opposed to the E75 for $989. Now primarily I am a texter/caller but use my iPod touch a lot around Uni for surfing the web. I haven't been able to do this on my phone because I have had a nokia 6255 for the last 4 years.

I was wondering if you guys had any opinions on either of these phones because apart from the price and the qwerty keyboard, I can't find a lof of difference between what they do.

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  # 222593 8-Jun-2009 09:28
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I have an E66 and it's a very solid phone. The battery life is a bit useless when heavily used (GPS + wifi) and wouldn't last longer than 2 days on 'normal' use - but I make a lot of calls during the day.

The E66 comes with a 1000mAh battery which isn't enough in my opinion. If the E75 came with a higher capacity one then I'd go with that. As it's another slider it might be the same as they'd be trying to keep it thin.

Are you considering the E71?



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  # 222632 8-Jun-2009 11:56
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I went into the store to look at the E71 and I am not a huge fan. The keys are too small for my fingers...

 
 
 
 


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  # 222727 8-Jun-2009 16:03
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I had the same concerns about the E71 keys, but after using one for a while now I find there isn't much of a problem with the top of each key being dome shaped. Works out okay if I do make any typos as I use predictive text and 'typing correction' is on 'medium' so the end result is generally error free.



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  # 222728 8-Jun-2009 16:07
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I didn't have the a very long go with it, and it was only a display model (not a working one) so I couldnt really test out how many typos I would do. I do like the slideout keyboard as the keys are really nicely spaced.

Problem is the pricing though. Tomorrow I will probably go in and have a good go with each one to see if I am willing to pay the price for them.

Any other comments would still be helpful.

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  # 223320 9-Jun-2009 20:33
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don't know if it make a difference for u but E66 has a 2.5mm audio jack and the E75 has 3.55mm...........

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  # 223324 9-Jun-2009 20:44
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NeoTech: I had the same concerns about the E71 keys, but after using one for a while now I find there isn't much of a problem with the top of each key being dome shaped.


Agree totally, I have big hands and have no issues now I am used to it (took a few days)



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  # 223400 9-Jun-2009 22:42
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Well that pretty much settles it. I went into the store today and had a play around for about 30min. Liked the E71. The keys were a bit iffy but I think I can get used to em.

I think I am going to treat myself to an early Bday present (my bday being 1 week from today).

 
 
 
 




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  # 224081 11-Jun-2009 17:17
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After one day of use I can say I am now used to the keyboard and it is great! Thanks to everyone for the feedback.

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  # 224101 11-Jun-2009 17:40
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Greekiwi: After one day of use I can say I am now used to the keyboard and it is great! Thanks to everyone for the feedback.


Excellent! Check out Scott Palmers blog on S60 Apps. Opera Mini is my choice for cruizing Geekzone.



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  # 224174 11-Jun-2009 22:20
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What sites do you suggest for finding good apps? Or indeed any other apps you suggest.

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  # 224238 12-Jun-2009 08:51
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Greekiwi: What sites do you suggest for finding good apps? Or indeed any other apps you suggest.


http://www.getjar.com/ has a fair amount of goodies






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  # 224254 12-Jun-2009 09:30
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If anyone is still faltering over the keyboard, I have an E71, I am six feet and seven inches tall, and large hands. I cope 'okay' with my E71 keyboard, and really like the phone.

Heres my big paw wrapped around an OKTA Touch:








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  # 224256 12-Jun-2009 09:33
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I'd take any E as long as it has HSDPA, WiFi and 3.5mm. E71 was on my list, and ended up getting Palm Treo Pro. Had E75 been quicken to make its way here in the early 2009, I'd snatch that instead.




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# 224258 12-Jun-2009 09:34
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tonyhughes: ... I am six feet and seven inches tall, and large hands...


huge hand, huge...

Anyway... Tony's a gentle giant :-D




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  # 224323 12-Jun-2009 12:40
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That's gotta be a Photoshop job . . .

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