Review of Nokia N70 Mobile PhoneMarch 15, 2007
A good smartphone but too slow and Nokia seem to be entirely focused on N73 and newer for software
14:31 on Mar 15 2007 by Mr C
I’ve had my N70 for nearly a year now and overall I’m a very happy purchaser. Originally it was dog slow but now that users can update the fireware themselves, it is a lot more sprightly with the new code. It integrates perfectly with Outlook and the Opera browser really is a revelation.
The camera isn’t bad apart from the awful delay in taking the picture . The music player is a joke but works ok for podcasts.
It takes RSMMC memory cards and only Nokia style headphones (or normal headphones with an adapter from eBay).I recommend the phone but as there are much better ones in the pipeline, if you are in no rush, it might be worth waiting for the N73.
Since Nokia changed the binary file format in version 3 of Symbian S60, it looks like we won’t be getting any of the newer software on the N70. This is going to annoy a lot of users who may start looking at Windows mobile powered Smartphones instead.