You could be easily fooled into thinking that the E75 is the replacement to the E90 Communicator because of the slide-out keyboard.
But you’d be wrong – this device may be smaller and lighter, but it’s no successor. It’s a whole new product.
This has to make do with just one display – a QVGA screen that is much smaller than the E90’s wide internal screen.
In addition, the keyboard lacks a dedicated row for entering numbers and symbols, so a separate key must be used before pressing them.
You also must consider that the E90 was pretty advanced for its time, thus already having a 3.2-megapixel autofocus camera and GPS receiver.
So, what’s the point in the E75? Well, there are a lot of things going for this Eseries device and consumers will be impressed. It’s the size of a regular mobile, making it a lot smaller than the E90, and also has the latest version of Series 60: 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2 (S60 FP2).
This brings with it a series of improvements such as better phonebook access and calendar management, plus animated menu transactions and screen rotations.
For a while now Nokia has played things safe with its Enterprise range by using the older version of S60. It seems the manufacturer is now confident that FP2 is stable enough to release on the business community, something that many B2B customers have been waiting some time for.
Full article in Mobile News issue 440 (June 1, 2009).
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