In this gallery we look at the Nokia E5 (E5-00), which is Nokia's new budget QWERTY slate smartphone. As usual, we show off some of the key hardware features of the phone and include some first impression commentary. In summary? The E5 has rock solid build quality and a good base specification, but there's an important screen caveat to note. All-in-all though, it is an attractive entry into the mid tier smartphone market.
The Nokia C6, which is part of Nokia's Cseries range, is a hybrid device, featuring both a QWERTY keyboard and a touchsceen, with a horizontal slider form factor. Other features include a 5 megapixel camera, integrated GPS and Ovi service bundle (Maps, Messaging, Store). At £250 it offers excellent value for money.
The Nokia N8 is Nokia's first Symbian^3 smartphone. It features a 12 megapixel camera (with video HD recording) with a large sensor and superior Carl Zeiss optics. The device's casing is made mainly from anodised aluminium - it is wrapped in a uni-body style. Other notables features include HDMI out (with Dolby surround sound), USB OTG and a penta-band 3G radio. Symbian^3 also offers a variety of performance and usability improvements.
As part of Nokia's Open for Ideas event I spent some time at Nokia's Espoo offices in Finland. At one end of the building there's a Nokia experience lounge where you can see all of the latest products and get demos of the latest services. Here's a quick visual look at some of the products and demos.
The Nokia 6700 slide (also known as the 6700s) is a S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2 smartphone with a slider form factor. It features an aluminium casing / body and a five megapixel camera with Carl-Zeiss optics. It's one of the best examples of how the division between smartphone and feature phones has become increasingly blurred. This should be considered at lower end of the mid tier (or the upper end of the low tier) - a distinction which depends on the market you are looking at.
The Nokia N97 mini is the little sister on the N97. It retains nearly all the features of its sister device, but packs them into a smaller and cheaper package. There the dual device mode - touchscreen slate or physical keyboard touch hybrid - and the usual array of multimedia and smartphone features.
Gallery from Symbian's big show. Each year Symbian holds its annual conference.
The Nokia 5730 is a consumer and music focused Symbian phone with a side sliding QWERTY keyboard. It also features a Carl Zeiss lens, 3.2 megapixel camera. It is the sister devices of the Nokia E75.
The Nokia E52 is Nokia's new entry level Eseries device. Its sister device is the E55 (which has a different keyboard). The E52 features a 3.2 megapixel camera, A-GPS with compass, WiFi and WCDMA connectivity all in a slim-line form factor.
The Nokia E55 is Nokia's first half QWERTY keyboard phone; it's also one of its slimmest. This Eseries Symbian device features include a GPS with integrated compass, 3.2 megapixel EDoF camera, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. The software includes the full range of Ovi services from Nokia Maps, to Files on Ovi and N-Gage.