Nokia E72 – The White Edition

Nokia has announced its launch of E72 in White. The mobile looks really cool and exotic that is something unique. It has all the features and specifications of the original E72 however dressed up in white.

The E72 is a slim 10mm thick phone which includes one-touch access to calendar, contacts, and (push) email. Instant messaging options include Ovi, Google Talk and Yahoo! Messenger. The 5-megapixel Camera, integrated AGPS and a 3.5mm headphone jack are also some of the other exciting features of E72. Along with the above mentioned features E72 white  is offered with two additional features such as Nokia BH-216 Bluetooth headset and Nokia C-313 jeweler. Firmware updates are available with this mobile. This update supports latest Ovi Maps(with free navigation), enhanced stability and performance, and improved social networking capabilities (Facebook-related).

Just like the external appearance the phone has internal qualities designed in ‘White’. It is preloaded with an exclusive white theme and a personalised home screen.

The E72 white edition, will be first launched in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore and the expected cost approximately would be $327.

Nokia E71,E66 – A Complete business phone

Nokia has two mobile phones with more or less same technical specifications and features but with some small difference in dimension and with the data input.Both of these mobiles are exclusively designed for business purposes with many features like sending Emails,connecting to the office intranet using phone as modem,built in GPS features and Ovi maps to find exact places,Document Viewer for Word,Excel,PPT and PDF available in E66 whereas all these files can also be edited in E71.Nokia E71 comes with Full QWERTY Keyboard which for some users make the data input very easy as they will already be used to data inputs using keyboard.



Technical Specifications for E71

Size and Weight

Dimensions: 114 x 57 x 10 mm
Weight: 127 g
Display Size: 2.36″
Display and 3D
Size: 2.36″

Keys and input method

Full QWERTY keyboard
Dedicated one-touch keys: Home, calendar, contacts, and email
Intelligent input with auto-completion, auto-correction and learning capability
Accelerated scrolling with NaviTMKey

Colors and covers

Grey steel
White steel

Security features
Device lock
Remote lock
Data encryption for both phone memory an microSD content
mobile VPN

BP-4L 1500 mAh Li-Po standard battery
Talk time:
GSM up to 10 h 30 min
WCDMA up to 4 h 30 min
Standby time:
GSM up to 17 days
WCDMA up to 20 days
WLAN idle up to 166 hours

microSD memory card slot, max. 8 GB
110 MB internal dynamic memory

Data network

GPRS Enabled
Supports WLAN
3G support

GPS and navigation

Integrated A-GPS
Ovi Maps application

3.2 megapixel camera
Image formats: JPEG/EXIF
Video using Main camera
Front camera
Video recording at up to 128 x 96 pixels (QCIF) and up to 15 fps

Music player
Music playback file formats: .mp3, .wma, .aac, AAC+, eAAC+
FM radio 87.5-108 MHz


Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels (QVGA)
Micro-USB connector, full-speed
Supports Email
Supports webbrowsing
Personalization of themes

Comparison between E71 and E66

Topic E71 E66
QWERTY keyboard Yes No
Document Viewer Yes Yes
Document Editor Yes No
Weight 127g 121g
Dimension 114 X 57 X 107.5 X
10 mm 49.5X13mm
Five way ScrollKey Yes No
StandByTime 2G 410h 264h
StandByTime 3G 480h 336h
Talk Time 2G 10h 30min 7h 30min
Talk Time 3G 4h 30min 7h 30min

Apart from the above comparison all the other features are same with E71 and E66

Price of E71 is about $448 and E66 is about $475
In India E66 is costing about 18000 and E71 around 16000.
Since E71 is costing less and it also even QWERTY keyboard you can basically go for E71 itself rather than going for E66

Nokia E63 vs Nokia E72 – Price vs Performance review

Well I understand your look, you might be wondering how can I compare Nokia E63 and Nokia E72 when they are in totally two different pricing segments.But considering that both these phones cater to those looking for QWERTY based smartphone, it definitely makes sense to write this one. I have briefly owned E72 and E63, so here are my observations.

Nokia E72 though appears to be an evolved version of Nokia E71, actually is a refinement of E63 + extra features, the keypad is very different from E71 and Same as that of E63. So in more ways E72 is similar in design to E63. So lets look at the major differences

Nokia E63 Black edition
Nokia E72 Black

* 5MP Camera in E72 vs 2MP Camera in E63 (video FPS is same in both models)
* E72 has a A-GPS with free navigation license (As of Jan 2010).
* E72 has 600 MHZ processor compared to 369 MHZ of E63.
* 256 MB of internal memory in E72 vs 128 MB in E63 (This is not the RAM, RAM is same in both these phones)
* S60 3rd Edition FP2 in E72 vs S60 3rd Edition FP1 in E63.
* HSPDA support of upto 3.6 Mbps in E72 vs 384 Kbps max in E63. (both support 3G)
* 8GB memory card free (E72) vs 1GB memory card (E63)
* Metallic finish of E72 vs E63.

+ Office 2007 format support is available in both E72 and E63 (You will get a free upgrade when installing updates in E63)

Apart from Camera and GPS all other differences are minor.Though the processor upgrade appears to be grand one, without an increased RAM, you maynot see a huge difference in performance between these two devices. Afterall E63 itself is a pretty slick phone. Based on my experience with GPS enabled phones (N95 8GB and N97), I dont see them as a huge plus anyway. If you need to use a GPS for navigating then phone GPS is not powerful / fast enough to get a location, it will be better if you get a real GPS. Camera is a big improvement but again, for a business device camera is not a big factor.

Now both the models are available in Black and if you put the leather pouch over it both looks exactly the same except for the name.

But the biggest deciding factor is the price as of today Nokia E72 costs Rs 20,500/- after taxes in Chennai, whereas the Nokia E63 + A free Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH 103 (bundle) costs Rs 10,800/- almost half the price of the premium model.

So its up to you to decide on your device now..