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.

BenQ eyes up the BlackBerry market with their E72 Windows Mobile 6 smartphone


It’s been a while since we’ve seen a BenQ product, but the company has come out in top form with the launch of the E72 smartphone. Running on Windows Mobile 6, it’s aimed at the low-end market.

One attractive feature about the E72 is that it’s the first mobile with an integrated IM client that will allow you to chat on MSN Messenger, Gtalk, Yahoo, ICQ, AOL and Jabber. Whilst it lacks 3G internet capabilities, it does have Wi-Fi for browsing in your local hot-spot, and the usual WM6 programs, such as Outlook email…