Nokia E72 Review – Should you Buy it?
Are you planning to buy a new smartphone for yourself? Are you always looking for the best value for your money when it comes to your favorite gadget – the smartphone? The brand new Nokia E72 phone, presently priced around $489 -$499 bucks, can be the perfect device you are looking for with its perfect combination of efficiency, value and fun.
Set to be the next member of the E-Series business handsets family, the Nokia E72 will probably be launched late August or sometime before the second week of September. With the E71 still being the center of attention for all QWERTY lovers around the world, much anticipation rocked the E-Series-o-holics when the E72 was first talked about being developed by the world’s number one phone manufacturer Nokia.
Everyone loved the solid built Nokia E71 all over and all admired how nicely its QWERTY keypad was positioned when typing with that PDA smartphone for the first time. In fact it is listed as the best in its class by Wired Magazine and it is priced at around. Nokia E71 is one of the most successful PDA type phone that Nokia ever produced and we all wanted to see an “upgrade” to that! The Nokia E72 is just that if not more, it is an an E71 which – wisely upgraded!
Nokia E72 Features :
The beautifully shaped Nokia E72 is the perfect smartphone or PDA for any business individual on the go. Only 128 grams in size and with a form thickness of 10mm, the Nokia E72 is built to last years. The four corners are rounded quite a bit and the keys are positioned a bit higher than its predecessor Nokia E71.
Don’t be fooled by its E-Series tag though as this phone is much personal user friendly as much as it is business oriented in nature. It comes with an one touch auto focus compatible 5 MP (5 mega pixels or 2592 pixels by 1944 pixels) camera with a Flash which makes it the perfect smart phone or PDA for any kind of multimedia photography. It can adjust and tweak itself when you are snapping moving objects, thus, eliminating blurred images altogether.
The VGA recording quality of the Nokia E72 camera is similar to that of N97 and allows you to record moving objects at a rate of 15 frames/sec with a max dimension of 640×480 pixels. It can auto adjust the video settings for maximum quality output.
E72 is compatible with Microsoft Exchange E-Mail systems and the Lotus Notes Traveler which makes it a powerful device to manage all your e-mail accounts and their respective attachments centrally from your E72 PDA device. In general all POP3 and IMAP based e-mail networks should work with E72’s email client. It also supports HTML mail, multiple E-mail accounts integration, forwards, etc.
Massive power savings are ensured when you are using this E-Series business device, the E72. It can easily last over 6 and a half hours with constant GPS navigation turned on and it can last over 5 hours if you surfing the web constantly using the E72. It can also serve you with nearly 8 hours of video playback, well over 12 hours of talktime and over 32 hours of music playback when listened through its accessory headphone. In WiFi standby mode it operates well over 110 hours straight without the need for any additional battery charge.
Experience the full speed of this 3.5G HSDPA internet data device enabling you up to 10.6 mbps of connectivity speed at any given time. Also offers HSUPA (at 2mbps), Wireless LAN (WLAN is based on the widely accepted IEEE 802.11b/g model), EDGE, GPRS and WAP connectivity.
It supports high speed A2DP EDR connectivity for its included Bluetooth device connections and also supports High Speed USB, and stereo 3.5mm audio jacks for easy music inputs.
The powerful Series 60 Internet browser of E72 symbian OS supports nearly all types of websites and blogs (including mine!) which means no more “small screen” type rendering whatsoever. It can display and render flash based graphics and websites without the need of other plugins or software.
The Optical Navi Keys of E72 are tailor made to suit the overall “rich superstar” appearance of the smartphone. They are easy to find with your fingers which allows you to control them without looking at the keypad. The smart yet unusual shape of the left and right Navi keys are somewhat quite different than any of the buttons of this device or any other.
The wide 320×240 QVGA TFT screen is bright and it suits the 114 x 58.3 x 10.1 mm monoblock dimension of the phone. It weighs only about 128 grams which is comparatively lighter than any of its competitors.
Dedicated one touch access keys to functions like Home, Calendar, USB, E-Mail, Volume etc. adds to the overall friendly navigational structure of the phone. In general, the E-Series trend is well implemented on this phone.
This PDA smartphone also supports bluetooth connectivity and file transfers to any paired or authorized bluetooth device, it also supports accelerometer based mobile applications and games with or without bluetooth.
The standard package comes with a built in space of 4GB in it and over 250MB of internal phone memory which ensures that you will be able to run games and applications without exceeding the memory limit.
The E-Series based quadband E72 works with all the 850/900/1800/1900 EGSM networks and depending on your phone version, it will work with all types of HSDPA networks.
A number of new and innovative smart functions such as bulk SMS deletion, undo deletion, Text-to-Speech reader, concatenated or long messages (10 messages chained into 1 without breaking off) support etc are all built in with the E72 to make it more efficient.
E72 comes with built in Nokia applications such as Windows Live Instant Messenger, OVI contacts, Microsoft ActiveSync, Nokia OVI Maps, Nokia Mobile VPN client, new incoming E-Mail notifications etc. Also, it comes with a FM Radio built in and can operate through PTT (Push to Talk) technology provided that you network provider offers it.
E72 supports audio streaming (Last.FM) and video streaming (like YouTube) sites which ensures you to keep yourself connected with your favorite online internet radio stations, video sites and social networks (Facebook) easily.
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As you can see in the above pics, E72 is a blend of all the right spices that can really make it one of the best smartphone device in the market.
This wide screen phone is shiny yet rugged on its exterior, comes with a the nicely protected 5MP camera, a smartly designed QWERTY keypad and a built in 4GB hotswap memory card makes E72 the beast of the market (so to speak). A soon to be the ‘star performer’ of the Nokia E-Series family surely can make this device a great hit in the market from the get go.
In my honest opinion, after looking at the options and reading through all the technical facts/features/design etc I can honestly say that I am really impressed with this device.
I totally recommend the E72 smartphone to anyone seeking to get the right mixture of features and someone who wants it all: Efficiency, Multimedia, and Design. Whether you are using network providers like AT&T Wireless, Orange Mobile UK, Telenor, Verizon Wireless, Cingular, Vodafone, Hutch, Telia Sonera, T-Mobile etc or anything else, it is the E72 that should be the phone of your choice.
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