Nokia E72 Smart Phone

Two years ago, when I realized I had to jump into the smart phone craze, I didn’t automatically reach for an iPhone.  Viktor did major research and ordered the newest Nokia on the market, the Nokia E71.

I didn’t care exactly what it was, I just needed something that could help me access email, get on Facebook, and allow me to tweet once in a while.

nokia E71

Oh! And most importantly, I needed something to help me with directions.  I’m completely inept when it comes to finding true North, unless the Wasatch Mountains are guiding the way.  Truly.   It’s taken me some time to come to terms with the facts, but the evidence is indisputable:

I can’t find my way out of a paper bag.

I’ve loved my Nokia, defending it in the face of my iPhone loving friends, *AHEM* you know who you are Rachael Herrscher.  But when I went to the beach in June, my phone got wet.

Mysteriously, my phone got wet with ocean water.  I don’t know how it happened.

nokia This is a photo of the evidence. The phone, being tweeted on, getting wet.

Naturally, it didn’t work so hot after it was waterlogged.

The folks at Nokia are rock stars and sent me a new one, the upgraded Nokia E72, to replace my tried and true, and it’s just as great as the first.  The navigation system gives me turn by turn voice navigation.  I mean, I can pick out a random voice and have him or her guide me to the nearest diet Dr Pepper station.


Dude.  That’s not half bad.

I’m a little bit partial to the QWERTY keyboard too, aren’t you?

Are you a smart phone fan?  Yes?  I imagine almost everyone but my mom has one these days.  No offense mom, I’m just happy you have a cell phone!

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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. Laurie :

    I love my smartphone too! I recently upgraded to a Samsung Captivate but had to return it – it kept randomly turning off during the day. While I wait for the new one to arrive I’m having to use my first smartphone, a Samsung Blackjack. I’ll never go back to just a plain ol’ phone.

    • Allison :

      I honestly don’t think I can go back, I love having my entire life in my hands everywhere I go!

  2. Cathy :

    I’m with your mom I guess. Maybe Santa will bring me my very first smartphone. A girl can dream.

    • Allison :

      Cathy! How do you function? I love love love having it all at my fingertips! Maybe I’ll whisper a little something to Santa. I’m sure you’ve been very good this year.

  3. the emily :

    I don’t even have a cell phone. Stupid economy won’t allow it. Okay, I do have a tracfone with me all the time for emergencies, but the minutes are so expensive I don’t use it. But to have a $90/month phone + internet bill and then add in a cell phone? Not gonna happen.

    • Allison :

      WHAT? Oh Emily, that makes me hurt. I shouldn’t be hurt over that, but I totally am.

      @#$#@ economy!

  4. Natalie :

    I’ll start a club with your mom. :) With medical school tuition there’s no way we can do the whole media package thing!

    • Allison :

      Man, now I just feel like a jerk. But you and my mom can start a club with basic cell phones, and then when you’re out of med school, you can own the whole cell phone industry and I’ll be paying YOU.

  5. katrina :

    I wanted an iPhone… my husband wanted the Droid. We already had Verizon, so… we got droids. I LOVE IT! Could not go back. Pictures, internet, Facebook, and email. Youre right. Whole life in ur Hands ;)

    • Allison :

      I’m so glad you love the droid. I’ve actually been really curious about it, wondered if people love it.

      I can’t handle not having my life with me at all times. It’s ridiculous!

  6. Alicia W. :

    I am also in the no smart phone club. I sometimes wish I had one to keep track of all my commitments and to be able to look up where things are, phone numbers for restaurants, etc. But then I think of the price tag and the fact that I am already addicted to my computer at home…do I really need another feeding to the addiction? Then I don’t feel so deprived…

    • Allison :

      Don’t worry, at least you have internet. My mom doesn’t even know how to log on and see my website.

      Small things.