Nokia E55 unveiled

16. February 2009 at 17:24

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Besides the Nokia E75 Nokia also launched the E55. It’s the world’s most compact and the world thinnest messaging device. Running on S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2 it features a compact qwerty-keyboard, W-Lan, GPS, a 3.2 megapixel camera, 1 month of stand-by time, N-Gage and a lot more. It comes in the second quarter for 265 EUR, before taxes and subsidies.

Barcelona, Spain – Nokia today unveiled two new
additions to its Eseries range, the Nokia E75 and Nokia E55, which are
the first to ship with the company’s new email user interface.
Both devices also come standard with Nokia Messaging that, when added
to the company’s corporate email clients, gives people the most
efficient solution for accessing the world’s consumer and
corporate email on the go.
In today’s climate, the costs and benefits of
technology are under closer scrutiny and email is an essential driver
of efficiency and productivity. “Efficiency is about doing more
with less and focusing on what’s truly essential,” says Kai
Oistamo, Executive Vice President at Nokia.  “With direct
access to Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Notes, companies can
potentially save up to a third of their operating costs as
there’s no need for middleware or additional servers.”
With the latest Eseries devices, people will no
longer need to boot up a PC to get a full desktop email experience. The
enhanced email UI includes folder and HTML email support, expandable
views and sorting capability by date, sender and size, as well as the
most commonly used email functions just a single click away.  On
top of email, the devices also offer improved calendar capability, as
well as contacts and task management. “With the Nokia E75 we took
a lot of inspiration from the Nokia 9300, which was our first mini
communicator,” adds Oistamo. “Owners of the Nokia 9300
loved the messaging functionality a full keyboard provided, but also
used the traditional phone keypad a great deal. With the Nokia E75 we
kept these essential ingredients, significantly upgraded all of the
features and made it as compact as possible.”
“When we launched the Nokia E71 last year, we
really set a new standard for just how compact a full QWERTY device
could be,” continues Oistamo. “We have continued on this
theme and have come back with the world’s most compact messaging
device, the Nokia E55.” With the benefits of a compact QWERTY
keyboard – as well as one click access to the most commonly use
programs – reading, managing and responding to emails is quick and
efficient. Another standout feature is the extensive battery life, with
the Nokia E55 providing up to 28 days of standby time.
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“With the Nokia E55 we have made messaging as
efficient and pocketable as possible,” continues Oistamo.
“In our usage tests, the Nokia E55’s compact QWERTY
keyboard has been proven to be fast to learn and quicker to use than
standard phone keypads.”
Added to the Nokia Messaging service, both devices
come with full Nokia Maps and assisted GPS with integrated 3-month
license for turn-by-turn navigation, and a great gaming experience with
N-Gage on board. With Ovi Files, also included on the Nokia E75,
important files stored on a PC can be remotely managed and shared, even
when your PC is switched off.
The new handsets come in the wake of the most
successful year for Eseries to date, with more than 10 million units
shipped in 2008.  “With companies looking to consolidate
costs and assets, and with the number of email-enabled devices in the
Nokia range and our direct access model, Nokia look set to continue
this performance in 2009,” concludes Oistamo.
The Nokia E75 is expected to ship in March at an
estimated retail price of 375 EUR, before taxes and subsidies. The
Nokia E55 is expected to ship in the second quarter at an estimated
retail price will be 265 EUR, before taxes and subsidies.