Nokia E75 Smartphone Now Shipping
Nokia has released the E75 smartphone, doing its best to please enterprise users and keep them away from RIM's BlackBerry or the upcoming Palm Pre. It's the first Nokia device to ship with the company's new e-mail user interface - making multiple accounts easy to manage - as well as full integration of e-mail and messaging.
The Nokia E75 smartphone for business users has arrived in stores.
It's the first Nokia device to ship with the company's new e-mail user interface, which offers a standard desktop e-mail experience - one-click reply, subfolders, HTML support, the ability to open attachments - on a 4.8-ounce device running Symbian S60 third edition software.
The E75 is an enterprise-focused device, and so there's support for Mail for Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Notes Traveler, but the same account can also host accounts from consumer services such as Yahoo Mail, Google Gmail and Microsoft Windows Live Hotmail.
For easy e-mailing, a full qwerty keyboard slides out from behind a 2.4-inch QVGA screen, which can be customized for two different home screen modes, for those wanting to better differentiate between work and play.
The quad-band phone supports GSM and WCDMA connectivity (850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA, 850/1900/2100 HSDPA) as well as VOIP (voice over IP) over WLAN.
There's Bluetooth 2.0 inside, 5 MB of internal dynamic memory, a microSD slot for 16 GB more, the Nokia Maps A-GPS navigation application, music and media players, an FM radio and a 3.2-megabyte camera with red-eye reduction, LED flash and eight-times digital zoom. (Full specs are here.)
Photos can be shared using Share on Ovi, and the E75 ships with Ovi Files, for storing files online. Ovi Files also allows users to browse photos on a computer running Microsoft Windows XP or Vista and resize the photos for viewing on their mobile phone.
Nokia has been working feverishly on the Ovi Store, which is set to open in May and will offer applications, location-based services and also integrate social-networking features. At CTIA, hinting at the trove of applications it would have waiting, Nokia announced it was partnering with Tim Kring, creator of the "Heroes" television show, to create content for the Ovi Store.
Perhaps noting even enterprise users need a little fun, the E75 will ship with N-Gage, Nokia's games service, which is a first for an Eseries device.
Pricing at the Nokia Website is $529, and color options are red or black.