Nokia today announced three new handsets--the E72, 5530 XpressMusic and 3710 fold--at the annual Nokia Connection 2009 in Singapore. The event was held at the Raffles City Convention Centre on Monday, a day prior to annual infocomm and technology show CommunicAsia 2009.
The E72 is modeled after the E71 with a full QWERTY keyboard, but comes with an optical navigation key, upgraded 5-megapixel camera and 3.5mm audio jack. This makes it the second E-series smartphone (the first was the E63) that lets the user plug in his favorite headsets sans an adapter. It also has dedicated buttons to activate … Read more
Nokia on Monday unveiled the E72, the successor to its popular E71 business handset.
The updated version of Nokia's QWERTY-keyboarded candybar phone includes an optical navigation key. According to Nokia vice president Ilari Nurmi, the new input method allows for "more intuitive scrolling through menus, e-mails and fast panning of images."
Another enhancement visible on the front of the Series 60 phone is the ability to turn the handset into a flashlight with a single press of the space bar key.
The E72's camera is a 5-megapixel affair, while the E71 only had a 3.2-megapixel camera. The device also appears to have a new speaker at the back of the phone.
Nokia says the E72 uses active noise cancellation to make calls clearer. The handset also has a 3.5mm headphone jack -- unlike its predecessor -- so standard headphones can be used without an adapter.
In terms of its dimensions, the E72 is almost identical to the E71 -- it is the same height and thickness, but is 1mm wider and a gram heavier.… Read more
Nokia has yet to announce its Nokia E75 smartphone, but there's mounting evidence that the device will soon become an official member of the family, perhaps at GSMA Mobile World Congress in February.
CNET Asia first reported on some leaked video (which has now been taken down) of the Symbian handset, as well as the Nokia E72, back in September 2008, but on Friday, the buzz kicked up again after the Swedish site Daily Mobile posted some pretty legitimate-looking photos of the E75.
You may remember that BenQ bought Siemens Mobile in 2005 and produced a series of so-so handsets. As evidenced by the lack of BenQ Siemens phones in shops, the partnership didn't exactly last very long, and while the BenQ Siemens "squond" (square and round) campaign did amuse us greatly, it obviously wasn't enough to keep BenQ Siemens in business.
Two years on and BenQ Mobile is back (baq?)--but it's ditched the Siemens and is launching a Windows Mobile smart phone called the BenQ E72. Boasting a compact design, this candybar phone runs on Windows … Read more