The first result of Nokia and Microsoft’s alliance to build productivity solutions is the Microsoft Communicator Mobile for Nokia’s Eseries devices. The first ones to benefit would be the E72 and the E52 and the application would be available from the Ovi Store. In future, the app will come preloaded on new devices.
Communicator Mobile enables people to see their colleagues’ availability, and click to communicate with them using the best method, from IM to email, text to phone call. The names and status of colleagues are embedded directly into the devices’ contacts application, enabling people to update their own presence, start and join instant messaging sessions, and begin calls directly from the contact card.
“This application really provides a much more efficient way to work with others as you can see if someone is busy or available, and the best way to start a conversation with them,” says Ukko Lappalainen, Vice President at Nokia. “It also meets all of the requirements for enterprise: cost effective to implement, secure, familiar and reliable.”
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