By January 14, 2009

Nokia E71 goes all the way up to 200.21.188

7-29-08-nokia_e71 One of my favourite phones of 2008 has received a major update just to make it that little bit more attractive. I didn’t really have too much trouble with the phone and I certainly haven’t heard of many people complaining that it’s buggy. However, Nokia have deemed it necessary to push out an update and packaged some interesting features. Click to read on.

A major firmware update for the Nokia E71, version 200.21.188, is now available. The new firmware adds the Internet Radio and My Nokia application, adds two new themes, adds a number of usability improvements and contains a large number of stability and functionality updates including improved WLAN support, more power efficient 3G and improved camera performance.

The previous version of the firmware was v100 or v115 (depending on region). The firmware is currently available for EURO regions, but is expected the become more widely available shortly.

You can view the full update log courtesy of a commenter on the Nokia Addict blog.

When updating the E71 all data from the internal memory will be lost. You should back up your data before performing the firmware update. You will likely get the best performance if you manually add back the data (e.g. resync device, manually reinstall applications) rather than restoring from a backup (i.e. its a good opportunity to spring clean the device).

While this is a major firmware update some of the changes (e.g. updated version of Mail for Exchange) can be downloaded and installed on the existing firmware.

[Via Allaboutsymbian]

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