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Topic # 83388 15-May-2011 21:30
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looking at getting a new  phone. Is it good or not? can you get apps on it?? 


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  Reply # 469422 15-May-2011 22:26
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If you are considering the Nokia E72, then you should also consider the Nokia E6, if you wait a little while longer to get one - don't know when we will see them here. Some info here...

I'm not sure about apps for the E6, as it doesn't appear to be a selectable option in the Ovi store at the moment. If you go the the Ovi store and set your phone model to another Symbian^3 phone like the E7 or N8, I'd expect most of the same apps would become available for the E6.

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  Reply # 469825 16-May-2011 19:25
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I'm basing my comments here on my wifes E75 which runs pretty much the same version software as the E72.

It's a well equipped phone slanted features wise to the business user.

So far as apps go, yes there are many available, it's more a fact of what apps do you want. 

The excellent Ovi maps app with it's free turn by turn navigation comes pre-loaded, (you may have to update to the latest version to get all the features).  Other apps like Quick Office etc if not already pre-loaded can be got off the OVI site.

Probably the best way to find out what apps there are for the E72 is to go to the Ovi site and register then select the E72 as your phone, only the apps for the E72 will be displayed.

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  Reply # 469844 16-May-2011 20:15
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I forgot to add to my previous post, that I would seriously look at the E7 which has the pop out Qwerty, but if you prefer the keyboard like the E72 it may be wothwhile looking at the E6 as mentioned above.

However I think the E72 would still be a good choice especially if you don't want to wait for the likes of the E6.  Having said that my wife even though she really likes her E75 is starting to think that a bigger screen (in this case an E7) would be nice to have.  She didn't want a touch screen and the E75 is the first smart phone for her.  She's now using a lot of the smart phone features, web browsing, email, etc which she had never used before and comparing her screen size to my 5800 has made her realise that a bigger screen is very useful.  The E7 still gives her a real keyboard.

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  Reply # 471316 19-May-2011 21:20
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If you're considering the E7, I'd also give the HTC 7 pro a look, it has a faster processor, albeit more microsoft drawbacks (no mozilla) and can be picked up for just under a grand on mobicity, with a free accessory. also has the same qwerty keyboard as the E7.
I'm considering either an E7 replica (I'm cheap okay) or going the full monty for the htc 7 pro.

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  Reply # 471601 20-May-2011 14:55
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Re the HTC pro V the E7.  I guess it comes down to what features you value when you buy a phone.

The faster processor of the HTC isn't a big deal IMO.  By all accounts Symbian OS achieves the same results on slower processors as other Os's do on faster processors with the added advantage of better battery life with Symbian.  

Both phones are similar with the pop out keyboard, ambient light sensor, magnetometer, proximity sensor, G sensor etc.

The E7 has a bigger screen 4 in V 3.6, the HTC has higher resolution, for me screen size wins. 

The E7 has 16 Gb v 8 Gb of the HTC, the E7 has Bluetooth 3 V 2.1 on the HTC, the bigger memory and Bluetooth 3 win for me. 

The E7 has an 8 MP camera V the 5 Mp on the HTC though for my money 5 Mp is plenty and the auto focus on the HTC is better then the fixed focus set up on the E7, I'd prefer the camera in the HTC.

Right at the moment IMO Symbian 3 is way ahead of Windows Phone 7 functionality wise though that will change with time.

What really swings it for me is the Nokia Maps which are excellent and the fact that the E7 can be used on pretty well every network out there so changing networks is as simple as inserting a new sim card and also ATM I'm on the XT network and the HTC won't work on the XT network.

Horses for courses.

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  Reply # 473874 25-May-2011 12:30
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It depends on what you want to use the phone for. For entertainment purposes then I would recommend non blackberry. For reliable email access then I would recommend blackberry.

Also something to consider, blackberry runs on blackberry internet service which means you will have to get blackberry data. This is typically more expensive than normal data plan. By the way the blackberry data plans can't run on prepay, you will have to go onto an account

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  Reply # 474133 25-May-2011 20:22
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blackberry plans a bit of a downer but good quality handsets... E71 both really good keyboards.

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