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Today, we compare the Cricket Blackberry Curve 8530and the Straight Talk Nokia E71. Both make for nice professional smartphones and both have similar features. However, we believe that the Nokia E71 is a much better choice. For one, it comes with a cheaper Unlimited Prepaid plan and for two, it has much more attractive features that the Blackberry Curve simply does not have. Take a look at the Straight Talk Nokia E71 and Cricket Blackberry Curve 8530 side by side comparison:
Straight Talk Nokia E71 Vs Cricket Blackberry Curve 8530
Straight Talk E71
Cricket BB Curve
|Calling Plan||$45 Unlimited Voice/Text/Data Only||$60 Unlimited Voice/Text/Data Only|
|Form Factor||Monoblock QWERTY||Monoblock QWERTY|
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||4.49″ x 2.24″ x 0.39″||4.29″ x 2.36 “x .55”|
|Weight||4.47 oz||3.70 oz|
|Battery Standby||Up to 15 days||Up to 10 days|
|Battery Talk time||Up to 5 hours||Up to 4.5 hours|
|Technology||GSM 3g||CDMA EVDO|
|Operating System||Symbian||Blackberry OS|
|Browser||HTML w/Flash||HTML (Flash player download required for Flash support)|
|Internal Storage||110 mb||111 mb|
|External Storage||microSD up to 8Gb||microSD up to 2Gb|
|Email (Yahoo, Gmail, AOL, Exchange, Etc.)||Yes||Yes|
|Downloadable Apps||Yes (Nokia Ovi Store)||Yes (BlackBerry App World)|
|Downloadable Java games||Yes||Yes|
|Navigation||Location (Non GPS)||GPS|
|Video Call Capable||Yes||No|
|Camera||3 Megapixel||2 Megapixel|
|Front Secondary Camera||Yes||No|
|Built in FM Radio||Yes||No|
|More Info on the Straight Talk Nokia E71||More Info on the Cricket Blackberry Curve 8530|
Straight Talk brings us 2 new smartphones that are both attractive and very functional. The Straight Talk Nokia E71 and Straight Talk 6790. While both are existing models, this is the first time Straight Talk brings full smartphone functionality to its prepaid line up. We can now enjoy saving money without sacrificing form and function!
For those of you who’ve been looking at Straight Talk but couldn’t bare the thought of carrying around one of their “dumb” phones, fear no longer because you won’t be embarrassed to carry either of these. Both have similar functionality but very different looks. Compare the E71 and 6790 Surge
If you rather show off your business side, consider the Straight Talk Nokia E71. Very sleek and very professional! This phone is equivalent to the Blackberry bold in both form and function. Honestly, the E71 is actually more attractive and the Symbian OS makes for a very functional and user friendly phone.
If you prefer to let your hair down and want a more casual look, consider the Straight Talk Nokia 6790. This one features a sliding QWERTY keyboard making for a very compact form factor while maintaining Qwerty functionality. Like the E71, the 6790 comes with the Symbian OS so it’s a very user friendly phone.
If features is what you mostly care about both phones are capable of accessing your internet email accounts from providers like Gmail, Yahoo, Aol, etc. Work email can also be accessed so long as your company has an external email site like Outlook Web Access and has ActiveSync enabled. Both phones are also capable of accessing the Nokia Ovi app site for getting apps and games to expand your phone’s capabilities. In addition, both phones feature full browsers for easy internet access, mp3 players, digital cameras and more.
In conclusion, these two Nokia phones finally make Straight Talk a viable choice for cell phone users who demand more than a typical “dumb” phone. Either phone is worthy of the “smartphone” label and either is worth looking at. Moreover, the Straight Talk $45 unlimited voice/text/data is less than half the price of most contract plans. Who needs to pay 90 bones when you can pay 45 for the same?