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Monday, June 16, 2008

Nokia E66 and NokiaE71: Two new E-series phones for corporate users

Finnish mobile phone giant Nokia, has launched two new E-series phones. First launched in December 2007 and sold more than 10 million around the world, the E-series phones are email-optimized devices created to compete with products like RIM’s (TSE:RIM) BlackBerry phones. They are developed for corporate people.

Meet Nokia E66 and Nokia E71, the latest members of Nokia’s E-family. According Leif-Olof Wallin, analyst, Gartner, Inc. (NYSE:IT), said that Nokia E71 and Nokia E66 are the comeback phones of Nokia in the corporate arena. Nokia E51, the last E family phone, was launched nine months ago. After that, rivals like Research In Motion (RIM) and Sony Ericsson introduced new models. Still, Nokia is the leader when it comes to global cell-phone sales dominating 40% of the market share. Wallin is hopeful that that NokiaE71 will replace NokiaE61i.

Nokia will start supplying the models for GSM networks in July. The pre-subsidy and pre-local tax cost of the products will be $538 (in some websites it was $540/$541). Mobile mag reported that Nokia E66 will be priced under $500 and Nokia E71 will be priced more than $500.

Dimension of Nokia E71:
Length: 114 mm
Breadth: 57 mm
Width: 10mm
In terms of shape and form, Nokia E71 coincides with BlackBerry as well as Motorola Q9h and Samsung JACK. Compared to its predecessors, Nokia E71 is very thin.

Features:

  • The NokiaE71 can be referred as a follow up of Nokia E61 and Nokia E62 full QWERTY phones.
  • The NokiaE71 comes with a better user interface.
  • The NokiaE71 has a front-facing camera for video conferencing, and built-in 3.2-megapixel camera.
  • On the GSM network, the NokiaE71 has a talk time of 10.5 hours and 4.5 hours in 3G network.
  • The NokiaE71 has 2.36 inch QVGA screen.

Dimension of Nokia E66:
Length: 107 mm
Breadth: 49 mm
Width: 13mm

Features of Nokia E66:

  • The NokiaE66 is a slider phone.
  • The NokiaE66 has an “orientation sensor” that automatically optimizes itself for full screen viewing. It also silences the ringer when the phone is turned over.
  • The NokiaE66 can switch between portrait and landscape mode.
  • The NokiaE66 has 2.4 inch QVGA screen.

Common features:

  • Both these phones support Gmail, Yahoo! Mail and e-mails of more than 1000 ISPs.
  • Both NokiaE66 and NokiaE71 use Microsoft Exchange, the most popular email software among corporate people. With these phones you can easily get real-time access to your email, calendar, contacts and tasks. You can also download Word, Excel, Powerpoint or PDF attachments.
  • Both these phones also support the Nokia Intellisync Wireless Email solution and other third party email solutions like System Seven and Visto Mobile.
  • Both NokiaE66 and NokiaE71 have buttons for retrieving email, messages.
  • According to customer feedback, calendar and contacts have been made available at the touch of a button on both NokiaE66 and NokiaE71.
  • Both NokiaE66 and NokiaE71 have stainless steel body. They are available in grey steel and white steel.
  • Both NokiaE66 and NokiaE71 are smart phones that support Nokia's S60 operating system, with Feature Pack 1.
  • Both NokiaE66 and NokiaE71 support 850/1900 WCDMA/HSDPA for U.S. 3G support.
  • Both NokiaE66 and NokiaE71 support 802.11b/g Wi-Fi.
  • Both NokiaE66 and NokiaE71 have Bluetooth 2.0+EDR. They also support stereo streaming.
  • Both NokiaE66 and NokiaE71 support two home screens: one for business and the other one is personal mode.
  • Both NokiaE66 and NokiaE71 have 110MB internal memory.
  • Both NokiaE66 and NokiaE71 support the latest Ovi services such as maps, music and media sharing, Nokia Maps.
  • Both Nokia E71 and Nokia E66 have integrated mobile VPN support. It would give mobile professionals access to their company intranet, and device lock and wipe to protect valuable information.
  • The phones also have technologies that allow IT departments to effectively manage security settings, corporate applications, data and advanced voice features. They also support enterprise-specific deployment.
  • Both NokiaE66 and NokiaE71 have 3.2 megapixel cameras with autofocus and flash.
  • Both NokiaE66 and NokiaE71 support GPS.
  • Both NokiaE66 and NokiaE71 support microSD cards up to 8GB.
  • Both NokiaE66 and NokiaE71 come with 2.5mm AV connector.

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