Nokia E90 Communicator for Business Person

By: prabakar

Nokia introduced latest design cell phone Nokia E90 Communicator. This phone is sizeable compared to much of its competition, measuring 132mm by 57mm by 20mm. It feels very chunky in the hand, but perhaps more significantly it weighs 210g twice as much as many mobile phones. Above the number pad is a bank of shortcut buttons Call, End, two soft menu keys, Clear and the Nokia menu button. The navigation pad comprises a raised frame around a large central select button. This frame, and a larger frame around the fascia, is silver; the remainder of the Nokia E90 Communicator's livery is brown. The external display has a standard 240-by-320-pixel resolution and measures 2in. from corner to corner. Although this screen is clear and sharp, it appears quite small because of the Nokia E90's bulk. The reason for the Nokia E90 Communicator's bulk, is course, its clamshell format, which opens up to reveal a wide-screen display and a QWERTY keyboard.

The clamshell has a locking position when opened at 90 degrees, at which point the hinging mechanism switches slightly to allow both parts of the clamshell to move. It's a neat design that helps keep the overall size of the Nokia E90 Communicator down. The hinge is stiff enough that the screen will hold at any position between 90 and 180 degrees, enabling you to get a good viewing angle for the screen. The Nokia E90 Communicator is a quad-band GSM device with 3G and HSDPA support for data transfer speeds up to 3.6Mbps.

This opens up the possibility of video calling, and there's a small VGA-resolution camera next to the internal screen for this purpose (the main camera, whose lens is on the back of the device, is a 3.2 megapixel unit). Perhaps more importantly for business users,3G/HSDPA also enables reasonably fast web browsing, email and file exchange. Nokia has provided plenty of storage. There is 128MB of free memory and Nokia adds a 512MB microSD card for good measure. This lives in a slot on one of the short edges of the device, and is securely protected by a hinged cover. Bluetooth (2.0), Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) and infrared (up to 115Kbps) are all present. Like the Nokia E65, the Nokia E90 Communicator includes a WLAN scanning utility that can be set to look for networks and report its findings on the main screen.

For the mobile email user there is support for a range of solutions (POP3, IMAP4, SMTP) and on-board viewers for PDF and Microsoft Office documents. The device can turn email, MMS and SMS messages into the spoken word another feature increasingly available on Nokia handsets, although not one we particularly enjoy using. Nokia also includes the QuickOffice suite, which allows you to create Word documents and Excel spreadsheets.

Although the Nokia E90 Communicator is bulky and heavy, it's definitely among the best of the current crop of mobile devices if you need a keyboard. Nokia has certainly made good use of the space available to it. To assess battery life, we asked the Nokia E90 Communicator to play music continuously from a full battery, which it did for 9 hours and 40 minutes. The screens turn off rather quickly to help conserve battery power, and if you're a heavy user of the internal screen, 3G and/or Wi-Fi, then you'll get less battery life than this. Nonetheless, most users can realistically expect to get through a day away from the office without requiring a recharge. Please purchase on online www.luckywirelessusa.com

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