The E75 gets a next-gen update to v201.12.01

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It has been a long time coming, but the Nokia E75 has now had its first major firmware update, to v201.12.01 (from v110.x). There are new features and a mountain of bug fixes and optimisations - it's an impressive update and I've included a summarised changelog below. It's a 153MB update via NSU and isn't available yet 'over the air' in the UK, possibly because it involves so many changes. Comments welcome on availability in your country.

Changes for Nokia E75 v201.12 firmware:
  • Ovi Contacts now integrated
  • Facebook, YouTube and MySpace shortcuts in Applications folder (depending on market)
  • N-Gage client updated
  • Calendar speed improvements and synchronisation bug fixes
  • Share online client updated
  • Qwerty keyboard optimisations to increase accuracy
  • Nokia Messaging client updated
  • Contacts speed improvements
  • Web update to next-gen browser, v7.1 - faster, smoother
  • Overall S60 UI speed improvements
  • Quickoffice updated to v5.3, with Office 2007 support (v6.0 Quickoffice Premier is a free upgrade within the app)
This is a major update and a must-install for this popular qwerty smartphone. As ever, there's User Data Preservation, but I'd still recommend backing up to memory card (via File manager) and then wiping (*#7370# on homescreen) and restoring everything bar settings. Trust me, things will run smoother in the long run!

Steve Litchfield, AAS