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Overview of the Nokia E Series

written by: S. R. Obbayi•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 9/27/2010

Nokia has had tremendous success with its ever growing line of Nokia E-Series business oriented phones. This guide will let you know a little about each of the Nokia E-series phones.

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    Introduction

    The Nokia E-series phones were announced in October 2005 and shortly after came the oldest members of the Nokia E-series family which included the Nokia E60, Nokia E61 and Nokia E70. From then on the series has just been getting better and better with wide acceptance and appreciation.

    The Nokia E-series represents a product family that is geared towards the business oriented user. Each of the Nokia E-series smartphones are powered by the various versions of Symbian OS with a focus on enhanced connectivity and corporate push mail along with editors for Office documents and other advanced Office related features. Video conferencing, VOIP and the introduction of sturdy body casings made of steel are some of the enhanced features that the Nokia E-series is known for.

    From the first Nokia E-series phones, which were released with the initial release of Symbian 3rd Edition, the series has grown each year up to the latest model, the Nokia E7 which is the first Nokia E-Series phone to have the Symbian^3 OS.

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    The Nokia E50

    nokia-e50 The Nokia E50 was released back in 2006 with the initial release of Symbian OS S60 3rd Edition. Its availability is worldwide and it comes in a candybar design model. It has a display resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. The Nokia E50 supports extended memory through microSD and a 1.3 megapixel camera which only comes built-in on more recent releases. Even though this is a member of the Nokia E-series it does not have WLAN so Internet connectivity is limited through the cellular services using the slower GSM speeds.

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    The Nokia E51

    nokia e51 The Nokia E51 is another candybar model design from Nokia. This model comes with Symbian OS S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1. The Nokia E51 was released in 2007 and has the same screen resolution as the Nokia E50. The Nokia E51 is available for both GSM and CDMA networks. WLAN is supported on the Nokia E51. Other notable features included with this model are the 2MP camera and the steel casing that the phone is housed in. The steel casings on smartphones were popularized by this and other Nokia E-series smartphones.

    Read more in this Nokia E51 Review.

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    The Nokia E52

    nokia-e52 The Nokia E52 is something of an upgrade in terms of features from the Nokia E51. Starting from the OS being Symbian OS S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2, this model was released in 2009 with a better 3.2 MP camera, GPS features with Nokia Ovi Maps preinstalled, FM radio and of course WLAN. The Nokia E52 is a candybar designed model with a screen resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. It has retained or improved on most of the features of the Nokia E51

    Read more in this Nokia E52 Review.

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    The Nokia E55

    nokia-e55 The Nokia E55 was released in 2009 and made available worldwide. It comes with the current Symbian OS S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2 wrapped in a candybar design model. This Nokia E-series smartphone is compatible with GSM, CDMA and 3G cellular networks. It has a compact QWERTY keyboard with support for external memory and GPS features from the Ovi Maps service.

    Read more in this Nokia E55 Review.

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    Here we describe in brief the Nokia E Series family including features of the phones in the range such as the Nokia E61, Nokia E62, Nokia E63, Nokia E65 and Nokia E66 all the while providing links to additional resources on Bright Hub
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    The Nokia E60

    nokia-e60 The Nokia E60 was released back in 2006 for the European and Asian markets. It comes as a candybar design model housing the initial release of Symbian OS 3rd edition. The Nokia E60 had an unusual screen resolution of 352 x 416 pixels. The supported extended memory on the Nokia E60 is limited to RS-MMC. The Nokia E60 is capable of accessing Wi-Fi networks over the air in addition to the GSM, CDMA and UMTS over cellular networks.

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    The Nokia E61 and Nokia E61i

    nokia e61 The Nokia E61 was released in 2006 as a brick design model phone installed with the initial version of Symbian OS 3rd Edition. Released with worldwide availability, the Nokia E61 supports WLAN in addition to GSM, CDMA and UMTS cellular networks. For external memory the Nokia E61 uses miniSD and introduces the landscape display into the Nokia E-Series family with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. In 2007 Nokia enhanced the hardware of the Nokia E61 by including a 2MP camera, switching over to microSD and calling it the Nokia E61i. Other features for the most part remained the same.

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    The Nokia E62

    Nokia-E62 Like the Nokia E61, the Nokia E62 was released back in 2006 with the initial release of Symbian OS 3rd edition installed on it. This Nokia E-series smartphone also features the brick design model and also comes with a landscape oriented display with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and an extended memory using miniSD. Even though this model has been made available worldwide, it only supports GSM networks. WLAN support is also included on the Nokia E62.

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    The Nokia E63

    nokia-e63 The Nokia E63 came into the market in 2008 in a candybar design model. The OS used on the Nokia E63 is Symbian OS S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1. This phone has the same display orientation and pixel resolution as the Nokia E62 but with far more enhanced capabilities such as access to microSD memory cards, an added FM radio for entertainment, Wi-Fi and support for multiple cellular frequencies within GSM and CDMA cellular networks.

    Read more in this Nokia E63 Review.

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    The Nokia E65

    nokia-e65 This Nokia E-Series phone, with a slider design model, was released in 2007 with the initial release being installed with Symbian 3rd OS. The Nokia E65 came with a display resolution of 240 x 320 pixels and a 2MP camera. The Nokia E65 is enhanced to be used worldwide with support for GSM, CDMA and UMTS cellular networks which you would have to rely on for internet connectivity as there is no Wi-Fi connectivity, neither is there 3G support on the Nokia E65.

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    The Nokia E66

    Nokia-E66 The Nokia E66 is a huge improvement over the Nokia E65. This Nokia E-series slider designed smartphone was released in 2008 with a portrait oriented screen featuring a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels, a 3.2MP camera and support for microSD extended memory. The Nokia E66 supports GSM, CDMA, 3G and UMTS networks and WLAN networks, all powered by the Symbian OS S60 3rd Edition with Feature Pack 1. If that is not enough the Nokia E66 comes with a built-in GPS receiver with access to Nokia's Ovi Maps.

    Read more in this Nokia E66 Review.

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    This is a brief description of a collection of Nokia E Series phones featuring rough details about the very popular Nokia E71 and its siblings including the Nokia E72, Nokia E73, Nokia E75 and Nokia E70.
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    The Nokia E70 and Nokia E70-2

    nokia-e70 The Nokia E70 was released specifically for the European and Asian markets. A version of the Nokia E70, also known as Nokia E70-2, was released to cater for the North American market. These Nokia E-series models came in 2006 with the initial release of Symbian OS 3rd edition. The American model supports GSM only connectivity while the European/Asian model additionally supports UMTS and CDMA. The Nokia E70 is a full QWERTY keyboard on a clamshell design model.

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    The Nokia E71 and Nokia E71x

    nokia e71 The Nokia E71 was released in 2008 as an upgrade to the Nokia E61. This candybar design model smartphone comes with Symbian OS S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1 and is one of Nokia's most successful models. It supports multiple cellular protocols including GSM, CDMA, UMTS and 3G. It has a full QWERTY keyboard, WLAN, a 3.2MP camera and a landscape true bright display. There is also A-GPS on the Nokia E71 with access to the Ovi Maps service for free. The Nokia E71x is a stripped down version specifically for the American market.

    Read more in this Nokia E71 Review.

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    The Nokia E72

    nokia-e72 The Nokia E72 was released in 2009 as an upgrade to the Nokia E71. It retains most of the features of its predecessor but hugely enhances those features, mostly for performance purposes. Notable differences from the Nokia E72 would be the operating system, which on this model is the Symbian OS S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2. There is improved speed on HSPDA up to10Mbps. The camera on this phone is now 5MP in resolution and it supports 16GB microSD memory cards. The processor is upgraded to 680 MHz and there is an accelerometer included in the hardware.

    Read more in this Nokia E72 Review.

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    The Nokia E73 Mode

    nokia-e73-mode The Nokia E73 Mode was released in June 2010. This candybar design model smartphone comes with Symbian OS S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2. It uses an optical track-pad and features a built-in accelerometer for auto rotate of the default landscape oriented screen. The Nokia E73 supports GSM and 3G on the cellular networks and Wi-Fi through the air. There is an A-GPS receiver on the device with access to Ovi Maps services and a digital compass. The Nokia E73 supports microSD cards with up to 16GB which is well adequate for the 5MP camera. The Nokia E73 is something of an enhancement over the Nokia E72.

    Read more in this Nokia E73 Review.

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    The Nokia E75

    nokia-e75 The Nokia E75 was released in 2009 with Symbian OS S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2. It comes in a slider design model and a portrait display with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. Multiple cellular protocols are supported on the Nokia E75 including GSM, 3G, CDMA and UMTS. Wi-Fi is available on the Nokia E75. You will also find A-GPS with free voice guided navigation services provided by Nokia's Ovi Maps.

    Read more in this Nokia E75 Review.

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    This summary gives a brief description of Nokia E Series smartphones focusing on the Nokia E90 communicator, the Nokia E5 and the new Nokia E7 with its advanced hardware features and multi-touch screen.
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    The Nokia E90 Communicator

    nokia-E90 The Nokia E90 also known as the Nokia Communicator was released in 2007 with Symbian OS S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1 as the underlying OS. As the name suggests this phone is a communicator design model with two displays, an outer and an inner one. The outer display has a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels while the inner display has a resolution of 800 x 352 pixels. The Nokia E90 is available worldwide with support for GSM, CDMA and UMTS cellular protocols. It has a full QWERTY keyboard and a 3.2MP camera with microSD as the extended memory storage. Ovi Maps services with all its features is available when using Assisted GPS on the Nokia E90

    Read more in this Nokia E90 Review.

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    The Nokia E5-00

    Nokia-E5 The Nokia E5 was released worldwide in 2010. The underlying operating system is Symbian OS S60 3rd Edition with Feature Pack 2. The Nokia E5 comes with a resolution in landscape orientation of 320 x 240 pixels with a 5MP camera and a QWERTY keyboard. The extended memory on the Nokia E5 supports up to 32GB using microSD cards. This Nokia E-Series phone comes preloaded with Ovi Maps for free. In addition to GPS functionality the Nokia E5 has WLAN support and additional cellular protocols such as 3G, GSM and UMTS powered by the top of the range ARM 11 600 MHz processor.

    Read more in this Nokia E5 Review.

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    The Nokia E7-00

    nokia-e7 Like the Nokia E5, the Nokia E7 is expected to be released in the fourth quarter of 2010 as announced in September. It comes with Symbian^3 OS just like the Nokia N8 and that means it has support for features previously not seen on Nokia E-series phones. The Nokia E7 has support for multi-touch gestures, touch sensitive controls, a proximity sensor, an accelerometer and Nokia's clearblack display. With internal storage of 16GB and RAM of 256GB this is expected to have great performance. Unfortunately the Nokia E7 does not support external memory through card slots. There is a fast processor on the Nokia E7 with the introduction of the ARM 11 680 MHz processor with 3D Graphics hardware accelerator to the Nokia E-series family.

    The camera on board is an 8MP camera with Geo-tagging and face detection. Included is an A-GPS receiver with Ovi Maps support. Also new to the Nokia E-series line with this phone is Flash 4.0.

    Read more about the Nokia E7 in this article.

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    Be sure to read the related article on the overview of Nokia N-Series smartphones here and compare and see the differences between the Nokia N-Series and the Nokia E-series smartphone families.