Nokia E75 Review on GSM Arena

April 27, 2009

Well, their review is a lot nicer and more informative than mine would ever have been since I still think the phone is ugly so I shall let you read their review or click here to access their site

Nokia E75 review: Business on the slide

GSMArena team, 16 April 2009.

If we can think of one reason to take being told “to mind your own business” with a smile it would be the Nokia Eseries. A household name for enterprise users, it’s hardly a surprise that each E-series update is greeted with plenty of excitement. The Nokia E75 is no exception, even if it doesn’t really put anything new on the table.

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Nokia E75 official photos

The side-sliding QWERTY form factor lands on Symbian turf following a reasonably successful spell on the WinMo side of the yard.

The major novelty of the Nokia E75 is the form factor and we’re about to see if this is enough for it to carve a niche out for itself in a crowded market.

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Nokia E75 lifestyle photos

There’s no denying that if a side-sliding QWERTY is good enough for a teenage-targeted music phone (the Nokia 5730 XpressMusic), it must be more than at home in a full-featured business phone. Welcome to the Nokia E75.

Key features

  • 2.4″ 16M-color TFT display of QVGA resolution
  • Four-row side-slide QWERTY keyboard
  • Quad-band GSM and tri-band 3G (with HSDPA) support
  • Symbian OS with S60 3.2 UI
  • 369 MHz ARM11 CPU
  • 3.5mm standard audio jack
  • microSD card slot, 4GB microSD card prebundled
  • 3.2 megapixel auto focus camera with a dedicated shutter key, geotagging and VGA@30fps video recording
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g with UPnP technology
  • Built-in GPS receiver and Nokia Maps with 3 months of free voice-assisted navigation
  • USB and stereo Bluetooth (A2DP) connectivity
  • Steel battery cover
  • FM radio with RDS
  • Remote Wipe functionality
  • Carrier-independent VoIP support
  • Office document editor
  • User-friendly Mode Switch for toggling two homescreen setups
  • Smart dialing

Main disadvantages:

  • Rather expensive at this point (more than 350 euro)
  • Controls around the D-pad are too tiny
  • Mediocre camera performance
  • Fingerprint-prone cheap-looking front
  • Wiggling cheapo camera key
  • Limited battery life (in comparison to the E71)

Even if we leave aside the scores of competing business handsets, the Nokia E75 still faces quite stiff competition from within the E-series range itself. It’s unreasonably close to the E90 as far as pricing is concerned and is quite uncomfortably cloning most of Nokia E71 functionality. The side-sliding QWERTY keyboard and FP2 are pretty much all the E75 has over the E71.

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The Nokia E75 in the comfort of our office

It’s more like an alternative we’re talking here rather than a substantial upgrade. Truth be told, we were pretty impressed with the Nokia E71 and if the E75 matches its performance then there will be no reason to grumble.

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Nokia E75 side by side to Nokia E63

So, if the Nokia E75 is sitting on a fence, then so are we until we’ve taken it down for a test ride and seen what it can do. Let the unboxing begin after the jump.


Nokia N95 8Gig Black vs. Blackberry Curve 8320 WiFi

May 22, 2008

This is a very self serving post. Not informative, just conducting a pole.

if you had to choose between the blackberry curve WiFi and the Nokia N95 8Gig Black which would you choose? Click here for a comparison.

Thanks to the people at GSM Arena for the wonderful site and its many features- Check them out.

***Update***
So I have decided to go for the Nokia N95 8Gig Black, since the Blackberry Curve 8320 WiFi is so dull in terms of features as well as appearance. They both have WiFi and internet browsing but the Nokia just does more, and with 8Gigs of built in memory, I think it’s a wise investment.

And for those of you harping on the fact tat the blackberry has a full QWERTY keyboard, get over it, you still end up using it like you would a regular cell phone keypad anyway.


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