Two Eseries devices released: E75 and E55

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Nokia has finally made the E75 official, a device that was leaked a long time ago and even before launching had more shots taken of it than a Victoria’s Secret super model. Keeping true to Nokia’s current trend of QWERTY and Half-QWERTY devices, the E75, just like the N97, sports a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Once closed, it bears a strong resemblance to the E55, Nokia’s other announcement of the day. In fact the E75 can be best described as a short E51/E55 with a QWERTY keyboard that slides out from the side. The E55, is Nokia’s thinnest Smartphone and the successor to the E50.

Both devices will be the first to ship with the company’s new email user interface and will also come standard with Nokia Messaging. The enhanced email UI includes folder and HTML email support, expandable views and sorting capability by date, sender and size, as well as the most commonly used email. On top of email, the devices also offer improved calendar capability, as well as contacts and task management. It is expected that this functionality (especially the HTML email support) will be offered as an updated version to Nokia Messaging for older Eseries devices. The E75

‘With the Nokia E75 we took a lot of inspiration from the Nokia 9300, which was our first mini communicator,’ adds Kai Oistamo, Executive Vice President at Nokia. Kind of funny that Nokia mentions the 9300 as inspiration, as the E75 with it’s rather small screen looks more like an evolution of the E70, than the 9300 or even the E90. A quick look at the specs reveals the following:

* 112mm by 50mm by 15mm, 139g
* Available in Red, Silver/black and Copper/Yellow
* N-Gage compatible
* Comes with Nokia Messaging Service
* 3.2 megapixel camera/VGA video capture, GPS, Wi-Fi
* 3.5mm audio jack with TV out
* Standby time: Up to 11 days (GSM), 11 days (WCDMA) Talk time: Up to 5.4hours (GSM), 4.2 hours (WCDMA)
* BL-4U, 1000 mAh, Li-Po battery (- disappointing)
* microUSB port with charging

The E75 again continues the trend started by E63 by adding a 3.5mm jack and even goes a step further by including TV-out functions. This further pushes the Eseries into Nseries territory. It still remains to be seen how long Nokia will be able to separate the multimedia from the enterprise range. The E75 is expected to ship in March at an estimated retail price of 375 EUR, before taxes and subsidies

The E55
Despite its relatively low price, the device sports an unusually long talk and stand-by for a device this thin. All this juice is thanks to the 1500mAh used. The E55 is the successor to the E51 and just like the E75, it has taken the E71/E51’s design language and updated with a new look, including brushed aluminum on the front and flat instead of the raise d keys like the ones on the E71. The E55 that now sports what Nokia calls a ‘compact QWERTY keyboard’ which basically is two letters on one key, instead of the traditional 1 letter per key.

* System: WCDMA 850/1900/2100 or GSM/EGSM 850/900/1800/1900
* User Interface: S60 platform, version 3, feature pack 2.
* Dimensions: 116 mm x 49 mm x 9.9 mm
* Volume: 54 cc
* Weight: 98 g
* Standby time: Up to 28 days (GSM), up to 19 days (WCDMA)
* Talk time: Up to 8 hours (GSM), up to 6 hours (WCDMA)
* Main display: 2.4′ QVGA (320×240), up to 16 million colors
* Battery: BP-4L, 1500 mAh, Li-Po
* Memory: Up to 60 MB internal memory, 2GB microSD in sales box, support for up to 16GB microSD memory card

The Nokia E55 is expected to ship in the second quarter at an estimated retail price will be 265 EUR, before taxes and subsidies

Via: Allaboutsymbian

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