Nokia E90 – The new Nokia Communicator

Nokia have generated a dedicated following around their 9000 series handsets otherwise known as the Nokia Communicator. So now with a new model number will the faithful warm to the new Nokia E90?

Nokia have always been at the forefront of mobile phones technology, releasing new models on an almost weekly basis and continually packing in more and more features.  The amazing thing is that even with the extra features, software and increased memory, the size of the phones themselves have actually got a lot smaller due in no small part to micro technology.

The size of a chip needed to power a simple green backlit screen 5 years ago can now power a 42 inch monitor and Nokia have embraced this new technology and strive to offer the consumer as many features as physically possible in their new releases.

The Nokia E90 Communicator is a perfect example.

The first Nokia communicators were part of the 9000 series that was originally available well over 6 years ago. They were big and bulky by todays standards and although impressive at the time would be sneared at by todays modern gadget users.  The 9000 series communicator was in fact as big as a brick and to carry it you would need at least an extra bag if not your suitcase.

Following on from the Nokia 9000 series is the new Nokia E90 at just 210g in weight and only 20mm thick, this new handset is an absolute marvel.

The closest mobile phones that resemble the new E90 are its direct predecessors, the Nokia 9300i and Nokia 9500. The design is similar in as much as the external corners are far more squared than the original 9000 series phones and the exterior display screen uses full colour graphics unlike the mono green offered before.

Although the overall dimensions have shrunk compared to previous models, the E90 still offers the trademark hinged display and a full Qwerty keyboard.  Now you will also find 3G support, one of the most useful technologies for information hunters and busy professionals, instant access to the internet via broadband speeds, fast download of new mobile content such as ringtones, games and applications, convenient email access with support for file attachments to keep in touch with clients and the office whilst out and about plus a whole world of media content including the latest news and sport headlines and new movie trailers.

There is also an MP3 player and FM Radio for those moments when you do get some time to yourself. The Nokia E90 also offers a 3.2 megapixel camera with video capture and playback and a built-in flash – ideal for snapping work pictures and sending via email to the office.

A problem encountered in the past with the communicator phones was there never seemed to be enough memory, Nokia have resolved this issue by installing a MicroSD card slot for memory expansion of up to 2GB using memory cards. These cards also allow for easy file transfer between the phone and compatible devices such as computers and TVs. There is also USB support so you can plug the E90 directly into a PCs USB port and transfer files that way.

Compared to previous communicator phones the E90 will easily fit into a trouser or suit pocket making this model a real mobile office solution.

Nokia 6300 White is a Carphone Warehouse Exclusive

The mobile phone market is a crowded and competitive place with retailers offering more and more cash back, free gift and line rental discount deals all trying to entice the masses.

The larger dealerships and suppliers have enough weight behind them from their volume of sales that they can actually approach the manufacturers and networks in order to negotiate exclusive deals such as pay monthly tariffs and new handsets.

The Carphone Warehouse have done exactly this by approaching Nokia in order to exclusively market the new Nokia 6300 White Edition.

Nokia 6300 White EditionNokia 6300 White Edition

The Nokia 6300 Black version has been available for some months now and is available on all UK networks including Vodafone, O2, Orange, T-Mobile and Virgin Mobile, the phone can even be bought on Carphone Warehouse’s own brand Pay As You Go packages, Fresh Mobile and Mobile World.

The new Nokia 6300 White offers exactly the same specifications, dimensions and features as the original version but now comes complete with a pure white facade. As with a lot of to end electrical and communication devices, white seems ot be the new cool, take for instance the Apple iPod, one of the most popular colour choices by consumers is the white version and there are also white version offerings from Nintendo for the DS Lite, Sony for the PSP and Microsoft for the XBox console.

The new clean, fresh and pure feeling that white gives products typically enhances their consumer appeal and many other mobile phone manufacturers have released new white versions of popular handsets.

Although the new 6300 has a white facade it retains its trademark stainless steel casing which work very well together.

The Nokia 6300 features a 2.0 megapixel camera with zoom and flash plus support for video recording and playback for capturing high quality still pictures and video clips. There is also an MP3 player which can be filled with music tracks and complete albums uploaded from a PC via cable or downloaded direct from the mobile internet from the ever growing number of new music portals. Further music entertainment can be found with the addition of an FM Radio for tuning into local and national stations for keeping up to date with new music releases plus news and weather reports.

Other features include GPRS and EDGE technology allowing for much faster download speeds than simple WAP connections, Instant Messenger for keeping in contact with internet registered friends, a built-in hands free speakerphone for freeing up hands whilst continuing the conversation and Tri Band frequency support for roaming abroad.

The new Nokia 6300 White Edition not only represents clever marketing initiative from both Nokia and the Carphone Warehouse but offers a good looking alternative colour variant packed full of features and easy on the eye. This phone would not look out of place resting in a busy professional’s suit jacket for coping with work and home commitments as well as the street fashion conscious teenager wanting the latest gadget.

There are confirmed further plans for a Red version to be released before the busy Christmas period which can only help to bolster the appeal of this functional and stylish mobile phone.