Using a 17″ HP Pavilion dv9000 is no joke. Lugging it around in a bag is quite a chore so the idea of pulling it out then finding out there’s no WiFi is such a hassle. That’s why I bought the Nokia E71. I want a WiFi sniffer.
I kid. I kid.
After a clamshell, next up on the list of features I like in a mobile phone is the QWERTY. I loved the sleek, thin RAZR but with the battery conking out when you least expect it (yea, I know I have to replace the battery) plus my growing tech needs and a strong desire to go back to using Nokia, I knew I had to start looking.
I reckon I’ve already mentioned it before, I don’t get too attached to my phones. But this one’s different. I was actually counting down the days till I can get my hands on one. Researched the phone specs, studied its look, scouted for the best place in the South to buy the darn phone — for several weeks! For someone like me, that’s saying a lot.
It was practically love-at-first-sight.
Of the bat, features that I love are its sleek, thin monoblock body; QVGA display; a decent memory (expandable, too); fast and easy navigation (loving the Symbian hybrid); WiFi (!); and, of course, the keypad. And, oh, it already comes with its own standard issue headset. PLUS! The tutorial! LOL.
I’m not going to try and give you a blow-by-blow account of what the phone can do cuz, to be quite honest, I’m better at figuring out how everything works that having to explain them to you. But here are some of the things I’ve done with it: Switch – it helped me transfer some files (contacts, calendar, etc) from a compatible Nokia phone onto the E71; WiFi – of course! WLAN scanning from where I was enjoying my Iced Latte in Alabang then chatting over at my cousin’s house; 3.2MP Camera – I took a few photos which turned out ok but I have yet to upload it onto my lappytop to make sure, this one’s a handy alternate to my Canon 400D; SMS – d’oh! (Curiously, no calls yet. Be the first?) That’s it. At least, these are the most significant ones. I’m still trying to get to know my latest toy.
Incidentally, have you noticed how my gadget geekery comes in sporadic bursts?
So, introductions are over. We’ve established that the Nokia E71 is my very own WiFi sniffer. Good thing it can do a lot more than that. Hehe.