High quality images have appeared online of the E75, rumoured to be the scheduled replacement of the Nokia E90.
Sweden’s mobile news website Daily Mobile has done it again and managed to get their hands on the E75, said to be the next handset in the famed linage of the Nokia Communicator product line up.
They’ve brought us some rather detailed, high quality images of the newest of the new Smartphone lined up against the E71 for a size comparison. The photos do not show off the QWERTY keyboard, as that’s not one to be seen in that region. Instead the QWERTZ model does go some way to indicate what the handset should look like, when it arrives.
It’s been a while since the last Communicator was released, in fact the last one was aired at the very first Mobile World Congress in Barcelona when it was still called 3GSM, after its relocation from Cannes. No promises have been made if we’ll see the E75 this year, plus Nokia are not one to ‘comment on speculation or rumour’ although we are hoping to see it soon *cough*
There’s a huge array of pictures here, and from every possible conceivable angle too. Do visit the site to behold the wonderment of the E75.
If this truly is the phone set to be the next Communicator it lacks the feel of the previous models, whilst at the same time almost being a complete subset of what’s come before.
We were hoping they’d still keep up the large screen in the new model, which is darn useful for everything from surfing, texting, and emailing. Instead, Nokia has gone with a much smaller screen, one very similar to the outer display of the E90 only a tad larger.
The length or height looks to be a good 2 centimetres shorter than the E90’s, initially giving off the impression of a more compact phone than beforehand. In seeing the mobile head to head against the E71, it does appear to be somewhat thicker than the previous Communicator which could negate the compactness it obtains by the smaller body.
Its keyboard is much smaller than the E90, as it’s lost the application quick launch buttons and also the d-pad. The latter of which we’re assuming will use the phone keypad controller as its replacement, seen on other handsets. We’re sure the challenges presented to them with the likes of the HTC Touch Pro and the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 has made an impact on its design, as both have come out since the last Communicator began shipping.
How it fairs as a Smartphone will be interesting to see, with all those others around scrabbling for a share of the market place now.
It looks an interesting handset, although the screen is holding this hack back who has had a Communicator for about 6 years as a main business phone. Reservations will be there until closer towards the time of release, but it’s looking almost like a possible replacement for the E90.