Nokia’s E73 Mode is essentially a spruced up version of the E72, repackaged and sold through T-Mobile. Given the uncanny similarities, large parts of this review borrow directly from our earlier E72 review, but with pains taken to point out the differences between the two.
Look at the E73 and you’ll like it. Handle the E73 and you’ll love it. Nokia’s $70 (on T-Mobile with two-year contract) E73 follows in the footsteps of both its twin-like E72 and the lovable E71 before it with a rock-solid steel chassis built for the businessman. It also hides a hideous and complex operating system in sore need of an update, but it’s still worth a definite look for S60 devotees and those who don’t demand iPhone-like ease of use.
Although it can’t quite compete with the likes of the do-it-all N97, Nokia’s E73 includes an enviable feature set tailored for the business professional. That means a full QWERTY keyboard, QVGA (320 x 480) display, 3.5G HSDPA modem that can push up to 10.2Mbps, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0, A-GPS, FM tuner, voice-command capability, and a 5.0-megapixel camera with flash. Although it has only 250MB internal storage, Nokia includes a 4GB microSD card, and the phone can handle up to 16GB.
Like most of Nokia’s late-model smartphones, the E72 uses Symbian OS 9.3, with Nokia’s S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2 (also known as S60 3.2.3), as a user interface.