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Nokia E72 - thin QWERTY messenger evolves with software and camera update

Today, at the Nokia Connections Event in Singapore, Nokia announced its latest Nseries device - the Nokia E72. The E72 is an updated version of the Nokia E71, which was launched a year ago. The Nokia E72 has an updated version of S60 (3rd Edition Feature Pack 2) and improved messaging software suite. There are a number of small hardware changes including a camera upgrade to 5.0 megapixels, a tweaked keyboard layout and a 3.5mm audio jack. The E72 will be available from Q3 2009 at a cost of €350 (before taxes and subsidies). Read on for more.

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First sentence mentions the Nseries instead of the E-series.

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Old 15-06-2009, 05:08 AM
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The Optical Navi-Key looks like a show-stealer here. That 'flick' scrolling - assuming it's available in all apps (at least the built-in ones) will make it such a big handling difference. Will this feature be made available to use for 3rd-party developers? If so, are they likely to invest in updating their back-catalogues to include it? Or will it just magically work across all apps out-of-the-box? Rafe?

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A couple of questions:

1) Does this mean Steve and all of us can finally use Ctrl C and Ctrl V to copy and paste?
2) Does 250MB of Internal Memory finally mean 250MB RAM memory? Obviously translate into higher speeds?
3) Processor speed? And type of processor?
4) Does this have a dedicated camera button?

I hope this finally means Nokia is not penchy pinching like in N97.

Thanks Rafe and Steve

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Old 15-06-2009, 05:52 AM
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Where did you get "Support for Nokia N-Gage" from? Certainly not from the press release:

http://www.nokia.com/press/press-rel...newsid=1322480

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E72 USB charging?

Does the E72 have USB charging as well?

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Old 15-06-2009, 06:40 AM
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Looks like i won't be getting an N97 after all. Love my E71, and the N97 seems a bit flawed so this E72 is the perfect step up, and saves me a couple of hundred quid too. Guessing FOTA means over the air firmware updates?
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This is the bit I found most interesting, for what it says about Nokia's mail strategy:

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The device includes a lifetime subscription for Nokia Messaging.
...so in effect this is "comes with push e-mail"?

Will we eventually see "comes with turn-by-turn navigation" for Nokia Maps perhaps? That would certainly be plausible considering Nokia owns both the mapping company (Navteq) and the navigation software company (Gate5).


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Guessing FOTA means over the air firmware updates?
Yup, it means you can update your firmware by just typing *#0000# on the dialler or keypad.

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Please answer the questions put up by unregistered and a_kdas. Would be very interested to know the answer of those.

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I'll be getting this instead of the N97.

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I also wish something like this would come with the 5th edition.

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Interesting

I love the idea of the optical trackpad / D pad - slick! And seems to work well in the demo. The Nokia E71 is one of the best Nokia phones I've ever used and owned and I look forward to seeing this E72 in the flesh.

However I'm totally intrigued as to the direction of the E series - Especially when you take into account S60 5th Edition! This could prompt some incredible business-centric devices with great media capabilities too.

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Please answer the questions put up by unregistered and a_kdas. Would be very interested to know the answer of those.
The answers are out there, just look around.

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1) Does this mean Steve and all of us can finally use Ctrl C and Ctrl V to copy and paste?
Probably not, only Windows use the CTRL C and CTRL V shortcuts. It won't work on Macs or other OSes as far as I know.
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2) Does 250MB of Internal Memory finally mean 250MB RAM memory? Obviously translate into higher speeds?
No, it use 128MB of SDRAM. But more RAM wouldn't translate into higher speeds since it won't run out of RAM anyway. Well, unless you plan on playing more powerful games than Quake 3, but that's not really possible at the moment, or the purpose of the device.
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3) Processor speed? And type of processor?
ARM11. Probably 600MHz like the E52, considering the similiar 3G speeds and size that makes me belive they use the same hardware.
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4) Does this have a dedicated camera button?
No (can't see one anyway).
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Does the E72 have USB charging as well?
Yes.

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Old 15-06-2009, 09:16 AM
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Well the inevitable finally happened. It had a long rein but my e71 has finally been dethroned.
Is everyone else as impressed as I am at how they improved on the e71 in almost everything people had been complaining about: camera, 3.5 jack, accelerometer, n-gage....
It seems like the perfect upgrade plus a trackball as a bonus.
The only thing I would have changed is making a slightly bigger screen.
So well done Nokia for ruining my day.
I'll have to be content now with only the second best phone in the world.
 

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