Last January, i bought an Apple iPhone, which was then known as God of all cellphones. Well, i would have to say it was King of all phones back then. But every King’s reign has to come to en end sooner or later. Honestly, i got bored of iPhone. I can point out two reasons at this point of time. Firstly, it was almost an year and i couldn’t find anything amazing or any new updates that could have ket me interested. Secondly, me, myself being a music lover expected lot of things from iPhone. I know that no other phone can beat the iPod application in iPhone but what good is it when you can’t even hear it loudly and clearly.
Few days back, my friend Sumit Bahl bought Nokia E71. The phone looked real thriller compared to iPhone. Plus the quality and volume of music was mind boggling. But the small QWERTY keypad delayed my buying decision. So i started looking for alternatives. Initially i was looking for something with touch screen technology. So i checked out Sony Erricsson’s XPERIA. Undoubtedly a great slide phone. But it was just a little too much on the bulky side. No doubt my friends call it a Brick. Moving on i went to Nokia center to check out Nokia 5800 or NokiaTube. It looked all good on Nokia’s official site. And i was pretty sure i will go for it. But damn! Have you seen a high range Nokia phone with a cheap plastic body. Yuck! It looked like 25 years old and had absolutely no appeal compared to what it looked like online. So i moved on and went to a HTC retailer. I checked out two phones named “HTC Touch Pro” and “HTC Diamond“. Both of them look absolutely fantastic. But oh my… The prices were sky high. Apart from these i found no other cell phone as per my requirements.
Disappointed and depressed i came back home. Next day i went onto play snooker along with few other friends and there i had some time to check out Sumit Bahl’s Nokai E71. And honestly, it felt pretty good. Due to the QWERTY nature of the keyboard i got my hands set on the messaging and other applications pretty fast. Plus i have had many Nokia’s before iPhone. So all in all, it was a great phone that nearly matched my needs. So i said “To hell with touch screen” and after the snooker i went to Nokia dealer to get myself a Nokia E71. inally, i got the handset i was looking for. Priced at INR 20,400 it definitely is a great buy. I had to visit certain Nokia dealers in order to get myself a white colored Nokia E71. No offence to black color E71 users, but the white colored handset looked pretty smart. Enough of the story. Bottomline, i bought my new Nokia E71 two days back and already have my stuff onto it. My younger brother, Rajat Jaswal, is the new owner of the iPhone now.
I am ending this post with some pics of my new handset. If you want to read the features of this phone, then go ahead and visit Nokia’s official site because it’s really not possible to write about all the features of this great handset. Of course if you have the same cell phone and are facing some difficulties with some application, then feel free to ask me about it. I will try my best to provide the solution for you! 🙂