Product Spotlight: Nokia E71 business class smartphone

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The unlocked Nokia E71 is a sleek, stylish smartphone with business-class features. But, the E71's steep price tag and seriously limited support for Microsoft Exchange are two strikes against it. I reviewed the E71 for TechRepublic's Product Spotlight series and am providing an abbreviated version of the full review in this gallery. You can read my full Product Spotlight review here.

Despite being a magnet for fingerprints and smudges, the E71's metal exterior gives the device a sleek, sophisticated look. The E71 is a big improvement over the E61i.

Unlike the bulky AT&T Tilt, the Nokia E71 feels right at home in a coat or pants pocket. So long phone holster.

Photo by: Bill Detwiler/CBS Interactive

By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...