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A Day with the Nokia E90 Communicator

In this editorial feature Steve details a day in the life of his E90. Not only does he demonstrate the versatility of the device, giving some practical examples of the uses to which you can put an E90, he also illustrates the sort of battery life you can expect in real world usage.

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It's been a while since I've been so in love with a device but the e90 is definately breaking my heart. It seems perfect in every single way. Except for the price that is. I've got no chance of affording one anytime soon.
What are the chances of another AAS competition with the e90 as a prize?

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Good lord this thing is versatile! I notice that you spent an hour web browsing. Does the E90 loaded pages faster than any other S60 device you've used? I find that my E61i is still rather slow regardless of the connection.

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It's hard to tell - I guess I could set up some side by side tests - browsing on the E90 certainly seems faster, but then it does have all that RAM to play with and a reasonable processor. And the large screen means that more info's available at once, so you don't have to wait and then scroll etc. So there's a psychological factor here too....

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Old 29-05-2007, 08:29 AM
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The E90 is never going to be cheap. I'm far more concerned about limitations of the PIM software (compared to the 9500). If that was fixed, it'd be the "perfect" device (for which the high cost would seem rather more justified IMHO).

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Just say you were browsing on the web via wifi and you decide to go and check your email using the messaging client, does it go ahead and check without asking about access points? Like a Windows mobile device would for example or are you asked again to select the wifi access point like the N95

I am assuming that unlike the N95 the E90 has access point groups ?
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No, it's more like the N95, access points are standalone, no sign of groups.

I have to say that I never really used groups on my E70. I've no problem with the way the E90 does it though. By setting it to 'Always ask', you pick the one you want and off you go.

And if this is something you want to do regularly, you simply set it to your 3G/GPRS network provider and have done with it.

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Not to worried about the access groups just thought they'd be there like on the other 'E' series devices.

However I do think that once connected to an access point a 'Smartphone' should be smart enough to determine whether you are already connected to Wifi etc, it can get annoying when like me you have several email accounts, when you are connected to one and you want to check the other or you click on a web link etc, you are asked to select the access point even though you are already connected.

It just makes the UI seem really disjointed.
When you are on the move all the time you need to select different access points so setting it just to one access point isn't an option.
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With the advent of WPA, any open wifi access point should be considered free and open, according to The Law. Road.de has a comparable vapourware product but it would be interesting to see the E90 compared head to head with a comparable Linux device. Is it possible to overclock the processor on the E90?

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the N95 is very bad with interruptions with A2DP even when not even surfing the web. My P990 seems more resilient than the E90 when multi-tasking and listening to music via BT headset. By the way, where did you find the 'free wifi', near Pizza Hut or closer to WH Smiths

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I was standing in the open area by the cafe on the corner.... Sorry, I don't know Farnborough very well!

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In Norway all Peppes Pizza (our Pizza Hut alike thing), Burger King and some McDonalds got free wlan. Also several libraries and the central station.

I will happily review E90 for everyone when I get it. Norway is very hilly place. Only some small spots in Oslo (our capital) got Super-3G etc.

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It's hard to tell - I guess I could set up some side by side tests - browsing on the E90 certainly seems faster, but then it does have all that RAM to play with and a reasonable processor. And the large screen means that more info's available at once, so you don't have to wait and then scroll etc. So there's a psychological factor here too....

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Hey, I'll take psychological but from what you've mentioned about it having more width and the obvious RAM boost it should have an advantage....of course a side by side sample VS a N95 or E61i would be a wonderful feature in the next smartphone show!!

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A second vote for a side by side comparison!

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Good idea, I'll set up a video comparison for the next show. It'll have to be between E90 and N95 though, as I don't have an E61 at the moment....

Though I'm hoping to get myself an E61i from somewhere, quite fancy an extended test with that.....

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