Two new QWERTY smartphones from Nokia means business people now have two more handsets on which to check their email, surf the web and do other business-y things to choose from. And the E55 and E75 both pack something extra special that’s designed to make day to day mobile activity hassle free, easy to use and speedy. In fact, Nokia’s latest email client and Nokia Messaging are at the forefront of both phone’s selling points.
The E75 hides a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and focuses very much on email and messaging and will be the first handset to pack Nokia Messaging. Sporting the new email client also means it supports HTML emails and has better sorting options and expandable views. Other multimedia goodies include a 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, and a microSD slot for up to 16GB of storage.
Its email efficient sibling, the E55 promotes a mini QWERTY keyboard and is an updated version of the E71. There’s also HSDPA, WiFi, a 3.2 megapixel camera and A-GPS to play around with. Design-wise it emulates the Blackberry Pearl with the two keys per key on the keypad and according to Nokia, it will be the world’s thinnest smartphone when it makes its debut later this year (9.9mm thick).
Both mobiles pack Nokia’s N-Gage gaming platform and a free three month trial of turn-by-turn navigational software. The E55 will be unleashed in March for around $339 USD, whereas the E75 gets more of a vague “Q2” release date and will be available for $352 USD.[via Tech Digest]