By August 14, 2009

Nokia E55


If the E52 doesnt take your fancy and the full qwerty keyboard of the E72 is too much for you, then maybe the half way house that is the Nokia E55 has come to your rescue with a 2-letters to a key solution known as SureType.

The Nokia E55 is Nokia’s first half QWERTY keyboard phone; it’s also one of its slimmest. This E-Series Symbian device features include a QVGA display, 3.2-megapixel camera, A-GPS, HSDPA/ HSUPA, WLAN, UPnP, DLNA, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR, 3.5mm audio jack, microsd card, noise cancellation and the latest 600mhz cpu. The software includes the full range of Ovi services from Nokia Maps, to Files on Ovi and N-Gage.

Both the E55 and E52 run on Nokia’s latest Symbian hardware platform. This includes a combined GPS and compass (magnetometer) sensor, and updated cellular radios (quad band GSM and triband WCDMA). The single CPU is clocked at a rate of 600MHz, but as we’ve mentioned before, looking at pure processor speed is something of a distraction. Nonetheless, in common with other recent Symbian devices, there are no speed concerns. Performance moving around the UI, opening applications and in general operation is very impressive.

Similarly, the software platform is a cutting edge release. The new 7.1 version of the S60 browser is present (previously seen on the N86), as are the usual E-Series tweaks (smart dialling, a business software bundle and updated Contact and Calendar applications) and the phone ships with the latest version of Nokia’s Ovi services including Maps 3.0, N-Gage, and the latest version of Nokia’s email software. There’s some firsts for Eseries too, including DLNA, Nokia’s UPnP client/server software.

The E55 will soon be available to buy unlocked for around £230 and no doubt free on contract soon after. For a closer look at the new E-Series lineup, see what nice things we had to say about the E52 recently.






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