Nokia E 55

In today’s climate, the costs and benefits of technology are under closer scrutiny and email is an essential driver of efficiency and productivity. The Nokia E55, announced at MWC has been targeted to the business users, and has built on the success of the E71. The obvious inheritance is in the slimness of the device with the E55 managing to slim down to only 9.9 mm thick (so the designers met the sub 10mm target I presume they were given). The battery life on the E55 is incredibly high, with up to 28 days of standby time or 8 hours talk time available on the GSM version.

Added to the Nokia Messaging service, Nokia E55 come with full Nokia Maps and assisted GPS with integrated 3-month license for turn-by-turn navigation, and a great gaming experience with N-Gage on board. With Ovi Files, also included on the Nokia E55, important files stored on a PC can be remotely managed and shared, even when your PC is switched off.

Key Software Features of the Nokia E55

* Predictive engine that suggests word completions, error corrections and automatically learns new words.
* Full Email, Calendar and Contacts experience.
* Multiple business and personal Email accounts in a single device with enhanced UI.
* Improved company name search, remote company directory lookup, create and receive meeting requests.
* Superior voice quality with noise cancellation.

Are you ready to work and have fun with Nokia E55?
The Nokia E55 is a bold device. For all the talk of of growing out of the E71 and customer feedback it is taking a number of risks in the design (such as the keyboard), while at the same time exploring new areas such as encryption and mobile VPN access. I think it could do very well, but all that depends on just how good the predictive software technology works in practice.

-- Ewan Spence, Feb 2009.