Recently the UK Channel 5's popular tech program called The Gadget Show pitted the Nokia E71 against the popular but overrated Apple iPhone. Needless to say the E71 help up well agains the iPhone. I actually missed the show but according to Dial-a-Phone's Mobile Blog the E71 came out on top in a few key areas.
For instance, talking about Maps and the two phones, Dial-a-Phone says,
Channel 5’s Gadget Show team challenged the two handsets to guide them to a London Underground station, a test which the Nokia E71 ended up winning thanks to a more reliable GPS signal. Nokia Maps comes pre-installed, with a library of 200 different maps available for download. If you prefer not to use Nokia Maps, you can also install your own choice of GPS software. Since the E71 features Assisted GPS, lock-on times are lessened in some circumstances.
Not bad considering the larger and more vibrant screen on the iPhone. Without getting a GPS lock in a reasonable time the service is then rendered useless.
It's also interesting to note that Dial-a-Phone made a bold statement calling the Nokia E71 "one of the best business phones period". I really have to agree on that one. What do you think?
To read more about the E71 being featured on the Gadget Show click here. The E71 and iPhone actually got the same score at the end. What a battle.
Have any of you spotted this video floating around the web? I'm interested in seeing it myself.