The Nokia E73 Mode comes clad in titanium and dressed with all the hardware features that make the Nokia E73 Mode fit in as part of the Nokia E-Series family of business oriented smartphones. It has design features that are remarkably similar to its predecessors, to be more precise, the Nokia E71 and the Nokia E72.
The Nokia E73 Mode comes with a full color TFT Landscape screen capable of displaying 16 million colors at a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels with a length of 2.4 inches. The space above the display has been fitted with the ear piece in the center and the secondary camera to the right of it. There is also a light sensor on the same panel.
Below the TFT display there is the soft-key panel which has several buttons and keys which include the left and right soft keys, the green call button, the red end call button and the five-way scroll key popularly known to Nokia users as the D-pad. The D-pad has an optical track-pad used for cursor movement and scrolling between menu items.
The soft key panel also has the home screen button, the calendar button, the messaging button and the phone book button which are located on either side of the D-pad. Below the softkey panel, there is a full QWERTY keyboard with the Nokia E-series signature style buttons that are firm, are lined up in straight rows unlike the BlackBerry style which is usually curved, and have a raised relief for ease of use.
Moving on to the left side you will find there is a the microUSB slot and right below it there is the microSD card slot for storage of data. The right side of the Nokia E73 Mode is fitted with the volume up and volume down buttons and there is a 3.5mm audio jack. These seem to be the standards the Nokia E73 Mode inherits from the previous two E-series models.
At the bottom face of this smartphone, you will find the port for charging the Nokia E73 Mode. The top side of the phone is fitted with the power on/off button.
On the back face of the Nokia E73 Mode, there is a 5MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels camera that comes equipped with auto focus and an LED flash. This camera also supports video recording. Right next to the camera is a hands free speaker while below the camera you will find the battery compartment sealed tightly with a solid steel grooved cover.
The Nokia E73 Mode measures 113.8 x 58.4 x 10.2 mm and weighs in at 127.5g. Somehow this phone feels and looks slimmer than it actually is. That goes to show the attention to detail that has been put into the Nokia E73 Mode design.