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The E55, the E75, and The Keyboard

The E55, the E75, and The Keyboard

At the Mobile World Congress this week, Nokia unleashed a virtual crapload of devices, services, agreements, and practically everything else under the sun. Among the phones announced was the E75 and E55, two very similar looking Eseries handsets with a big emphasis on messaging. One has a half-keyboard (Blackberry style I suppose), while the other has a four-row slide-out QWERTY.

The E75 is the latter, and basically it’s a longer, thicker E66. That is, an E66 with a horizontal sliding QWERTY keyboard. The good news is, at 14.4 mm, it’s still pretty thin even with the keyboard.

Other than the QWERTY, there isn’t a whole lot that makes the E75 unique. It has the standard Eseries feature set (S60, quad-band, 3G, 3.2 megapixel camera, email, A2DP, WLAN, A-GPS, etc), and the few deviations that I can see are the 3.5 mm stereo jack, microUSB 2.0 (allows USB charging), and lower battery life (5.4 hours on GSM, 4.2 on WCDMA). Also, the E75 is a heavy beast: it weighs 139 grams.

At 98 grams, the E55 weighs 30% less than the E75. It’s also ridiculously thin: 9.9 mm thin, to be exact. This is because the E55 is your standard candy bar – no slide-out keyboard here! Instead, Nokia has opted to put a half-QWERTY on the keypad, Blackberry-style. Same features as the E75, with a much better battery (BP-4L, 1500 mAh) that provides up to 8 hours of talk time on GSM. Nice.

One improvement coming to both phones is a better predictive text “engine.” Or maybe I should say, there actually is a predictive text engine now. T9 definitely needs an update.

The Nokia E75 is coming sometime this quarter, while the E55 is slated for release in Q2. No prices yet.

Nokia E75 Data Sheet
Nokia E55 Data Sheet

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joanne
3/22/2010
3:42 am

I have been using Nokia e-75 for a while now; however I find that the speed of the processor is pretty slower as compared to my old cell. Can it be upgraded to fix my issue, else I might have to dump this.

The Nokia Phone Blog » Blog Archive » Three New XpressMusic Phones Coming Today?
3/11/2009
1:06 am

[...] familiar. That’s because it has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard reminiscent of the more recent E75, but with a bigger emphasis on (xpress)music rather than business functions. The 5730 will come [...]

ang
2/24/2009
1:44 am

I would say so – the Eseries phones are designed for corporate use, so they come with some business-type features you won’t find on the Nseries handsets like VPN and intellisync email.

adrian
2/23/2009
12:41 am

i have an N95 unit and I just had it repaired. im really happy with its features but im in a corporate world that requires large files to save, quick and easy browsing on the internet. can E75 address these concerns?

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