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The Nokia E90 Communicator has to rub shoulders with a host of PDAs and smartphones, where once the Communicator family had the place to itself. What the E90 isn’t is shy: at 210g it is a behemoth, measuring 132 x 57 x 20mm, but if you like a flip/clamshell device with a full keyboard, big screen and lots of functionality, it could well be for you.
Inside the monoblock-style handset lies the QWERTY keyboard and 800 x 352 pixel resolution screen: a mini PC screen that is great for Web page viewing and email interaction.
When closed up, you can make calls, access contacts and create SMS messages with the E90. Opened up, the 3.3-inch wide and 1.6-inch tall inside screen comes into its own: anything displayed on the front screen, for example, is then recreated in widescreen. The E90 runs the Symbian OS 9.2 with the S60 platform on top, so includes additional applications, such as diary and contact management and oddities like Nokia’s barcode reader.
This is a 3G handset with HSDPA support and a VGA camera for making video calls (only with the beast opened up, though), plus a 3.2 megapixel main camera on the back. It has a GPS antenna with Nokia's Maps software built-in. You can download maps from Nokia's Smart2Go Web site for route planning and, for a fee, get turn-by-turn sat-navigation.
There is Wi-fi – a “sniffer” seeks out available networks - and Bluetooth for wireless working and data transfer. The media player supports excellent movie playback and music playing, with stereo speakers and support for wireless headphones.
The internal memory (128 Mbytes) can be augmented through the card slot, with a 512 MB card to start things off. For the business traveller and early adopter who loves gadgets, the size and weight will not be an issue: the E90 is a remarkable device.
- 3G or UMTS
- Built-in handsfree
- EDGE for high speed data access
- FM Radio
- GPS navigation
- Java compatible
- Memory expandable via MicroSD card
- MP3 Player
- Multimedia Service MMS
- Polyphonic ring tone
- SMS - text messages
- Voice memo
- WAP 2.0