MWC: Nokia Eseries bolstered


Nokia has launched two new Eseries handsets, the E75 and E55, the first to ship with Nokia’s new email user interface.

The enhanced email interface includes folder and HTML email support, expandable views and sorting capability by date, sender and size. It also includes customisable email access keys.

The E75 (pictured right) slider handset comes with both QWERTY and standard mobile keypads. The E55 (pictured left) has a compact QWERTY keypad.

Both the E75 and E55 come with Nokia Messaging, which when added to corporate email clients allows full remote email access and editing capabilities. They come with Nokia Maps and assisted GPS with integrated 3-month licence for turn-by-turn navigation. They also incorporate Nokia’s N-Gage gaming platform.

Nokia executive vice president Kai Oistamo said: “Efficiency is about doing more with less and focusing on what’s truly essential. With direct access to Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Notes, companies can potentially save up to a third of their operating costs as there’s no need for middleware or additional servers.”

Nokia said it shipped more than 10 million Eseries handsets in 2008.

The Nokia E75 is expected to ship in March at an estimated retail price of €375, before taxes and subsidies. The Nokia E55 is expected to ship in the second quarter at an estimated retail price will be €265, before taxes and subsidies.