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  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Price: 3
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 3
  • Usefulness: 3
Kinda works, no USB functionality – E71 2.2" LCD Dual SIM Dual Network Standby Quadband GSM Cell Phone w/ FM + Flashlight (Grey) Reviews

posted by sergeist on 11/02/2010 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

Pros:
Kinda works. Haven't had dropped calls, though not many of them have been made.
Cons:
USB doesn't work. Under WinXP shows like drive E: with 0 capacity; an attempt to format it under WinXP causes WinXP to suggest to insert a disk into drive E: (!) - how silly !. Under Linux the picture is clearer: usb 2-10: New USB device found, idVendor=1af0, idProduct=8850 usb 2-10: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0 usb 2-10: Product: Dark Horse usb 2-10: Manufacturer: Mobile Storage scsi 12:0:0:0: Direct-Access Teclast CoolFlash 0.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2 sd 12:0:0:0: [sdc] Very big device. Trying to use READ CAPACITY(16). usb 2-10: reset full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 8 st: Version 20080504, fixed bufsize 32768, s/g segs 256 usb 2-10: reset full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 8 ... kernel: sd 12:0:0:0: [sdc] READ CAPACITY(16) failed kernel: sd 12:0:0:0: [sdc] Result: hostbyte=DID_ERROR driverbyte=DRIVER_OK,SUGGEST_OK ... kernel: sd 11:0:0:0: [sdc] Result: hostbyte=DID_ERROR driverbyte=DRIVER_OK,SUGGEST_RETRY kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev sdc, sector 0
Other:
Nice to have a torch light and two batteries. Both cameras work, though I need none. Haven't tried video recording. FM radio has poor reception - only the strongest stations in the vicinity, other radios at home do much better. Manual is unclear, with no pictures.
Bottomline:
If you need it as a data device with desktop connectivity, don't count on it.

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