Nokia E72 arrives in the US
How do you define a holiday? Let’s have a show of hands here – how many of you out there actually check out your emails even though you’re supposed to be on vacation either alone or with your family? Guess we’re all guilty of it some point or another, as the pressures of work do remain at the back of our heads most of the time wherever we are. Of course, instead of toting around your notebook or even a super light netbook while you’re on your travels, how about trying out something which is far more portable, while being able to dial 911 during an emergency? That is possible with a smartphone, and the latest model to arrive on US shores would be the Nokia E72. Craig Coffey, Vice President, Marketing, at Nokia, put it very succintly, “This year, time off doesn’t necessarily mean logging off for most of us over the holidays. The Nokia E72 is an ideal gift for those who want to stay connected year round. With industry-leading messaging functionality, separate home screen profiles for work and personal time, and powerful multimedia capabilities, this sleek smartphone takes the hassle out of connecting and responding to obligations that don’t stop for the holidays.”
The Nokia E72 will take off where the hugely successful Nokia E71 left off, offering desktop-like chat experiences and email regardless of who you communicate with. Alongside a QWERTY keypad that is nimble and comfortable to type (I’m using one right now), it is also super slim unlike those Windows Mobile smartphones that tend to bulk up for some strange reason. You also get an optical navi key which in my opinion is more of a novelty than anything else as it has the potential of throwing your navigation off course whenever you flick it accidentally. Can’t argue with the integrated Ovi Maps with A-GPS navigation and a compass though as it helps you find your way around unfamiliar places.
The Nokia E72 enables you to mobilize up to 10 personal email accounts thanks to Nokia MEssaging, while IM can be replied directly from the homescreen with compatibility with Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk and Ovi Chat to get you started right out of the box. Best to use this with an unlimited data plan – just sayin’, you know, unless you want to be saddled with a hefty phone bill at the end of the month.