I was planning to buy the E71…

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but then I saw this:

It seems Nokia has got everything covered except for Blackberry Connect support. The company has announced that since they are offering a push email service similar to that of Blackberry Connect, they are now direct competitors and as such, they would no longer offer Blackberry Connect support starting of Nokia E71 and E66.

It’s a really odd decision and it clearly shows that selling their email service to end customers is more important to Nokia than selling their handhelds. While this may sound perfectly reasonable to Nokia marketing department, it might turn out as a deal-breaker to some potential E71 buyers.

And the folks at GSM Arena are right. That’s a deal-breaker. BlackBerry Bold, here I come!

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14 Replies to “I was planning to buy the E71…”

  1. yeah, i cannot believe the stupidity here.

    I mean, I am a self confessed Nokia hater and I thought the E71 was really cool!
    Then I heard it was the model marking the DISCONTINUATION of blackberry connect.

    Dumb move nokia (and where is that email service u promised btw?) and I'm sticking to my curve for now!

  2. yes agreed , the e71 has got everything , the blackberry connect would have made it a complete mean device , and would have given some good competition to the blackberry but for nokia 's dumb stratgies , i have decided to buying a blackberry 8310 …….

  3. the e71 has got everything , the blackberry connect would have made it a complete mean device , and would have given some good competition to the blackberry but for nokia 's dumb stratgies

  4. the e71 has got everything , the blackberry connect would have made it a complete mean device , and would have given some good competition to the blackberry but for nokia ‘s dumb stratgies.

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