LONDON, England – Engadget’s reaction to the introduction of the new E71 was simply “one of the thinnest phones we’ve ever seen exit the doors of the Finnish giant”. Whilst Cnet said both the E66 and E77 “bring with them a modernized look and a fresh set of features”. Information Week reckons the new phones look “classy” whilst Symbian Guru acknowledged what everyone else was thinking when it wrote “Nokia has finally officially announced what has been quite possibly the most-publicized-without-being-acknowledged-officially handset in the history of the mobile phone industry”. All in all then, yesterday was a pretty good day. Soren Petersen was confident taking the stage for yesterday’s launch and so he should have been. The new devices look cracking. Not even a tricky question from the Irish Times regarding the iPhone could throw him.
We’ve got our mits on a brand new E71 and playing with it over the last 24 hours we can honestly say it’s as good as it looks. Once you delve inside the slick shell, the speed you can bounce around the menus is simply stunning. Mostly though, I’m looking forward to having to plug it in for a couple of days. Let’s see how it goes.
Meanwhile, if you’re hungry for more on the new Eseries devices, we’ve coralled all our stories here so you don’t have to hunt them out. First up is our live report from the event. This also includes a video of both devices so you can see just how neat they really look.
Fancy a bit of promo vid action? We’ve got plenty for you (well, two). You can watch both of them here. During yesterday’s launch we also got the chance to catch up with designers Valtteri Eroma (Head of Eseries design) and Benoit Rouger (senior industrial designer), who gave us some insight into where the products came from.
Recently, Charlie and Carita managed to bag some time with the product managers behind the devices. All their video interviews are available on the Nokia Conversations channel on Ovi.
So, hop around, have a look, read and watch and don’t forget to let us know what you think.