Nokia has just announced the latest addition to the Eseries range of devices in the form of the E52. The E52 is a conventional successor to the popular E51 (or a E55 with a T9 keyboard) and boasts of a 8 hour talk time. Other highlights include the new email UI from the Nokia E75, a 3.2 MP camera, noise cancellation and all of those Ovi Services.
The Nokia E52 will ship with a 1GB microSD card and a free 60 day trial for Files on Ovi. It’ll be available in two colours, metal grey and golden aluminium. The display has automatic landscape support and the device also sports a compass alongside Nokia Maps and A-GPS.
Also present is USB charging, FP2 and a 3.5mm jack. The Nokia E52 is expected to start sales in the second half of 2009 at an estimated retail price, before taxes or subsidies, of EUR 245. Full specifications, pictures and video below. Grab the Nokia E52 data sheet here.
# Size: 116 x 49 x 9.9 mm
# Weight: 98g
# Display: 2.4 inch QVGA (320 x 240 pixels) with up to 16 million colors
# Camera: 3.2 megapixels with flash
# Email support for Mail for Exchange, IBM Lotus Notes Traveler, Nokia Messaging, POP/IMAP and selected 3rd party solutions
# Built-in GPS: with Assisted GPS (A-GPS) support and Nokia Maps
# Memory: Up to 60Mb phone memory with 1GB in-box MicroSD card, supports up to 16GB MicroSD memory
# Connectivity: High speed MicroUSB connector
# Data connectivity: 3G, HSDPA, HSUPA, WLAN, EGPRS; Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP stereo audio
# Talk time: Up to 8 hours
# Standby time: Up to 29 Days
What should come as great news for all those of you waiting to get your hands on the N97, you can now do so – at least virtually. After the N86 8MP and other new Nokia devices, the N97 is now available for you to play with, provided you are a Forum Nokia member.
On the RDA you can explore the device, install applications and so on. If you are already a member, hit this link and go for it. If not sign up here. There’s already quite a bit of waiting for the device, so make sure you make your reservation quickly.
Since the day Forum Nokia divulged details about what was going to power the Nokia N97, the world seems to have gone into a tizz. The N97 is getting lambasted left, right and center – all of this based sorely on speculation. Yes, the N97 has a somewhat outdated ARM11 CPU with a clock speed of 434MHz but does that really take the device out of contention?
The N96 was virtually unusable before the version 12 firmware, but a mere firmware update changed that to a considerable extent. Similarly, on a computer a Linux or Mac OS will run much faster than Vista on the same hardware. The point I am trying to make is that what Nokia does with the software is what will make or break the phone and not the hardware.
The Nokia 5800 which also runs the same 5th Edition OS like the N97 was pretty fast, in fact it was the only device that did not make me miss my incredibly fast E71. If there was no problem with the 5800 and the N97 has a slightly better processor than its predecessor, I won’t rush to dismiss the N97 like some have. Taking a call on a device without even waiting for production firmware is jumping the gun a little too much.
Here is a video of a ‘proto’ N97, as you can see it seems to be able to handle multitasking without much of a bother. I sure would have loved the added hardware boost specially when a Xpress Music device can get it, but I still lust for the N97. Nokia please get me one pronto!
A couple of N86 niceties have popped up over at the S60 Blog, first one is the dynamic kickstand that was also covered by Ricky the other day and the new refreshed screensaver. The kickstand on the N86, unlike the one on the N96 can trigger an application launch when pulled out and this is something incredibly useful, a physical shortcut is always more than welcome. Have a look at this for the options.
Next up is the new futuristic looking screensaver that will include details like battery and missed call/SMS notifications. Another thing to note here is that the screensaver is in the landscape mode and not the usual portrait that we are accustomed to. I hope we have an option to set it to portrait as well.
The N86 despite being a refresh of the N85 is seriously tempting me, just because of the camera. On a recent trip abroad, I somehow didn’t find the 5MP camera of the N82 enough and saw myself picking up a digi cam on most occassions. This is in stark contrast to the situation one year back when I was pretty satisfied with the same device. I want to get rid of my digi cam, can the N86 8MP make than happen?
The Mobile World Congress saw Nokia release not two, not four by five new S60 devices. We have all seen pictures, videos and basic specifications of the N86, E55, E75, 6710 Navigator and the 6720 Classic but the real geeks and S60 enthusiasts are always interested in the insides of the device, what processor the phone runs, supported Bluetooth profiles and so on.
For those of you Forum Nokia has published the technical specifications of all the above mentioned devices. The interesting thing to note here is that Nokia has slowly moved away from the standard 369MHz processors to the 600 MHZ ones on the E55, 6710 and 6720 with the exception of the E75 which still runs on 369MHz.
Surprise. Nokia’s just announced the Nokia E55, the thinnest smartphone that comes a month of standby time. The device features a half QWERTY keyboard and will ship around 265 Euros before taxes or subsidies.
Sporting a compact QWERTY keyboard, the Nokia E55 includes a predictive engine that’ll suggest word completions, error completions and automatically learns new words. It also boasts full access to Email, Calendar and Contacts through direct access to Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Notes. Sound quality is also enhanced over previous Eseries devices with new noise cancellation technology. As if that wasn’t enough, the Nokia E55 offers almost one month of standby time.
The Nokia E55’s new compact QWERTY keyboard comes with a host of added technology to make it easier and faster to use than a normal phone keypad, making it the ideal messaging companion. Boasting the latest version of the Nokia Email client, the Nokia E55’s 2.4-inch screen will make the most of the enhanced Email functionality (the screen also has automatic landscape support). And, with direct access to Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Notes, users will be able to make the most of their contacts and calendars too, with improved company name search and the ability to remotely access company directories. The E55 will also enable users to create and receive meeting requests.
Destined to make a big impression, the E55 punches well above its weight, given its diminutive size – it’s just 9.9mm thin!
It isn’t just about work on the Nokia E55 though. Full integration with Ovi services mean users will be able to make the most out of Ovi Maps with A-GPS on board and for a bit of diversion, the E55 also has N-Gage on board.
Over 10 million Eseries devices sold last year, driven largely by the E55’s inspiration, the Nokia E71. The E55 will begin shipping in the second quarter of 2009 with an estimated retail price of €265 before taxes and subsidies.