2 weeks with the Nokia E71

I’ve been asked to review the Nokia E71. Nokia Philippines lent me a review unit for two weeks.

The E71 is part of Nokia’s Eseries, a line of smartphones for business use. The phone’s features can make any heavy mobile user drool: wi-fi and high-speed mobile Internet connectivity, easy e-mail setup through Nokia’s service, integrated A-GPS, an integrated 3.2-megapixel camera and all the features you’d expect from a modern phone such as Bluetooth connectivity, expandable media storage, FM radio, digital media playing capabilities etc.

The two-week test will be the longest time in probably more than five years that I’ve used a Nokia phone. I’d try out Nokia units once in a while for several minutes and that’s the full extent of my usage.

The last Nokia unit I used extensively was, I’m embarrassed to admit, the venerable Nokia 5110. After that, I switched to Ericsson, starting with the R320s and stuck to the company, which later merged with Sony, until this day.

I’m excited to try the unit out. I’ll be blogging the entire review process here as well as posting constant Twitter updates that you can read at the sidebar on the right or in my Twitter page.

How to solve missing K750i USB drive problem in Windows XP

If you can’t find your Sony Ericsson K750i memory stick duo in your list of drives in Windows Explorer, chances are it has been assigned a drive letter that is already in use by one of your network drives.

I found this out the hard way Monday when my office PC (which is connected to a lot of network drives) was upgraded into Windows XP service pack 2. I connected my K750i into one of the USB ports and when the Found New Hardware wizard came up, I pointed it to the device’s drivers. After the drivers were installed, I still couldn’t find the K750i memory stick in my listing of network and local drives. I unplugged the device, tried a different USB port and It still wasn’t listed as one of my PC’s drives.

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