Nokia is rolling out its latest E-Series smartphone called the Nokia E52. The latest Nokia smartphone is designed for enterprise users, and it supports both Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Notes Traveler for e-mail use. The Nokia E52 phone hits the market as Nokia prepares to launch its online Ovi application store.
is launching its latest E-Series smartphone
-the Nokia S52-which offers
business users the ability to talk up to 8 hours without recharging the
handset, as well as support for both Microsoft Exchange and IBM
Lotus Notes Traveler for e-mail use.
On May 6, Nokia announced that it will launch the S52 smartphone in the
second half of 2009. Nokia did not announce specific carriers and service providers
for the S52 smartphone, and since Nokia announced the handset device in Warsaw,
Poland, it's not clear
when or if the smartphone will hit the U.S.
Nokia listed the S52 phone at a starting price of 245 euros, or $326 (U.S.).
The latest Nokia
smartphone comes at a time when the handset maker is looking to expand its
business with the opening of the online Ovi application store
, which looks
to challenge the success Apple
has had with its App Store
. At the same time, Research
are also looking to expand their smartphone
offerings and enter the
lucrative world of mobile applications.
In a series of presentations in late April, Nokia executives began painting
the new Ovi store as more than an online store for applications but as a
broader platform that should attract developers. Nokia
also showed off its N97 smartphone
and demonstrated how its Ovi apps work
on the device.
In addition to 8 hours of talk time, the Nokia S52 smartphone offers noise
cancellation technology that makes it easier to talk and listen to calls. For
enterprise users, Nokia is including VPN (virtual private network) technology
that allows the phone to sync with the company's voice mail system. This
technology, which Nokia calls Call Connect, allows users to have one voice mail
system, and it also allows them to route calls to one device.
The Nokia S52 smartphone works with Exchange and Lotus Notes to make getting
e-mail easier. There is also support for Nokia Messaging. Other features
include support for HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access) and HSUPA
(High-Speed Uplink Packet Access) connections, a 3.2-megapixel camera, and A-GPS
Finally, the Nokia S52 offers a 1GB microSD card and a free, 60-day trial of
Files on Ovi.