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Topic # 51390 28-Nov-2009 07:52
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iPhone 16GB 3GS or Nokia E71 for a small consulting business?  Having a fully functional Calendar is the most important aspect for my business and I'll check and reply to emails occassionally from my phone and also tether it occasionally for downloading files up to 2MB to my laptop. For personal use Photo's and video's are important, I don't really need anything else.

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  Reply # 277152 28-Nov-2009 08:06
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  Reply # 277153 28-Nov-2009 08:49
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Thanks, any specific reasons or just preference?

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  Reply # 277154 28-Nov-2009 09:04
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if you can wait a month or so, I'd suggest waiting for the E72. An improvement on the E71, sports a 5MP camera and faster downloads. I use an E71 for the same purposes you list and it's brilliant!




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  Reply # 277341 28-Nov-2009 23:06
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I agree I used a Nokia E71 for my business, it's a user friendly phone. It doesn't have the same bells and whistles as the iphone. But as far as a business phone goes you can't go wrong with it.




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  Reply # 277366 29-Nov-2009 00:30
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+1 on the E71/2, nothing IMHO beats having a physical keyboard if your planning on emailing and txting a bit.

I use my E71 with exchange email and it's great with the calendar and backs up contacts etc, only down side if Nokia's MfE (Mail for Exchange) doesn't do folders, only the inbox.

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  Reply # 277391 29-Nov-2009 07:58
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+1 for the E71/2 again cause i can the iphone is very cool as well

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  Reply # 277407 29-Nov-2009 09:45
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nzbnw: only down side if Nokia's MfE (Mail for Exchange) doesn't do folders, only the inbox.

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The E72 has Exchange folder support in MfE and I see there is another firmware update for the E71 just released which among other things upgrades MfE to a version which I assume includes folder support.

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  Reply # 277412 29-Nov-2009 09:59
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My E72 mail for exchange is connected to exchange 2003 at work and all folders are showing fine

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  Reply # 277414 29-Nov-2009 10:10
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E71 folder support is coming.

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  Reply # 277423 29-Nov-2009 11:21
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I have owned both and hated the e71. I found the OS slow and clunky and the keys to small to type easily.

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  Reply # 277434 29-Nov-2009 11:42
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DeroyBoy: I have owned both and hated the e71. I found the OS slow and clunky and the keys to small to type easily.


OS is not slow and the buttons on the E72 are a fraction bigger

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  Reply # 278864 2-Dec-2009 20:44
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+1 E71.

I owned both and currently use the E71 for same things as you. Video and pictures may be better on iPhone but that touch screen keyboard was a real killer! I like using my nokia as an emergancy internet access point too.

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  Reply # 282685 15-Dec-2009 13:32
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the OP wants tethering too, & the iphone might not be able to do that? at least the original one couldn't. dunno about the iphone gs




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  Reply # 282691 15-Dec-2009 13:39

Tethering will work for iPhone if used on VFN (XT with jailbreak).

Supports exchange server, push, over-the-air syncing with Google Calender, Outlook, etc.

Camera isn't the best. Does pics and vids.


I'm a bit of an iPhone fanboy so I'm probably biased but you wouldn't go wrong with an iPhone.

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  Reply # 282696 15-Dec-2009 13:49
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I had the same dillema, as soon as I save the cash I will be getting an XT e71 over the 3GS (and I am a mac user). The chief reason is that my iPod touch 3g battery has started loosing charge, and no one seems to know if the battery replacement programme is still going...so its the e71 ftw (telecom have also dropped the price too)




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