I say workable, because even if it takes some time to get used to the QWERTY keyboard of the Nokia E71, it’s still decent enough to allow the input of an appreciable amount of text quickly. This very post was composed on the said smartphone.
The E71’s keypad features rounded and slightly raised buttons that are easy to distinguish from each other after some practice, but don’t require an extraordinary effort to push. Right now, I’m literally blazing through this part of the post, gaining confidence with each press and committing virtually no mistakes. I guess the only way to move faster would be to use a full-size keyboard—and the E71 supports wireless ones through Bluetooth. Once again, my love for real and actual physical buttons, over virtual keyboards, is justified. Read more