Business men and women across the globe rejoice! Nokia have fleshed out their Eseries business range with the announcement of two new phones ate Mobile World Congress; the much talked about Nokia E75 and it’s smaller sibling the Nokia E55. A firm favourite with professionals and companies alike, the Eseries gained popularity thanks to excellent reliability, excellent build quality, high end features and classy design. And the two newest additions to the range don’t buck the trend.
The Nokia E55 sports a candybar form factor with a semi QWERTY keyboard; an extra row on the keypad means that each button has two letters on it for, what Nokia claim, a faster to learn and quicker to use interface than a standard alpha numeric keypad. Messaging is at the forefront of the E55; Email is easy to read, manage and send directly from the phone without the need to connect to your home or office PC. The E55 also features extensive calendar and task management functionality meaning you can organise your personal and profesional life all in one pocketable device. Running Symbian series 60 means you can customise, install third party applications and make the E55 your own.
The E55 includes HSDPA and Wi-Fi connectivity giving you the fastest connection possible for web browsing and downloads with a fully functional web browser just a few clicks away. GPS with A-GPS support is also included. In terms of multimedia, the E55 has most bases covered with an MP3 player and video player plus expandable memory for extra storage, stereo Bluetooth to stream music to a compatible headset and a 3.2 Megapixel camera (which is nice as cameras aren’t always a given on Eseries mobile phones). One final feature that will really appeal to the business user is the battery life; Nokia reckon you’ll get up to 28 day standby time out of the E55 which sounds nothing short of incredible.
The Nokia E75 offers a slightly different proposition to the E55. From the front the E75 looks like a fairly standard candybar phone but nudge the slide mechanism and you’ll find a full QWERTY keyboard lurking within. As if the keyboard didn’t give it away, the E75 is all about messaging. The E75 offers an email experience like that found on a desktop PC or Laptop with the ability to sort emails by size, date and sender. On top of email, the E75 also offers improved calendar capability, as well as contacts and task management making it clear why this has been tipped as a successor to the E90. The E75 puts your office in your pocket so your never out of contact.
Like the E55, the E75 also benefits from HSDPA mobile broadband connectivity and Wi-Fi for when you’re in a hotspot area or accessing your wireless network at home or in the office. GPS and A-GPS is complimented by Nokia Maps and as the E75 also runs on the Symbian operating system, there are a wealth of location based applications ready to download and install. An MP3 player is joined by a 3.5mm audio jack meaning you can use your own headphones and expandable memory (up to 16GB) means you can store 1000′s of music tracks and hours of video. A 3.2 Megapixel camera with Autofocus rounds off an impressive spec list.