Nokia also presents…the E72

Not content with their upgrade of their XpressMusic range, Nokia has also announced the successor to its best ever selling full QWERTY smartphone – the E71. The E72 includes everything that was loved about the E71, albeit in a superior fashion.

Internet is faster, with support for up to 10.2Mbps over HSDPA. The desktop-like email system that proved popular in the E75 is also included as is instant messaging direct from the home-screen. All of these features should be easy to navigate with the new optical navigation key.

Business men will also enjoy (well maybe not enjoy, but at least use) a new version of QuickOffice and calls should be made in much better clarity thanks to the active noise cancellation feature – handy when in busy business based locations such as the Wetherspoons next door to the office.

The camera has been upgraded to 5-megapixels and a 3.5mm audio-jack is also now included which, along with the randomly included torch function, should add a bit of fun to this model.

This is a top-end business based smartphone and that is reflected in the recommended price of €350. It’s going to be out this Autumn.

Nokia packs a surprising punch with the HSDPA-enabled E71 smartphone


Hesitant about joining the hordes of sore-thumbed BlackBerry users, and greasy-fingered iPhone addicts? Nokia’s launch of the E71 smartphone today should not only be music to your ears, but hand lotion on your fingers.

As expected from a business handset, the full QWERTY keyboard is targeted at consumers who want push-email, and Microsoft Exchange compatibility. Encased in a metallic shell, it has HSDPA connectivity, plus A-GPS and Nokia Maps. A surprising 3.1-megapixel camera with autofocus is also included, as are…