The latest addition to the E-Series stable is the E 55 from Nokia. Much like E 75, which happens to be a dual mode business Smartphone, E55 is also quite competent for the corporate user. In place of the sliding keyboard of the E 75, we have a semi-QWERTY keypad - a first for Nokia. This has reduced the thickness and enables it to become one of the thinnest Smart Phones operating in the world today at just 9.9 mm.
It supports WCDMA, HSDPA and WLAN for really fast internet connectivity. The idea is to allow quick internet navigation for the very busy corporate workers. This allows a businessman to reach out to corporate e-mails while on the run. It also has a RSS feeder which allows watching the blogs and websites you subscribe to.
The 2.4-inch 320 x 240 pixel QVGA display screen supports up to 16 million colours and has an accelerometer, which automatically switches between portrait and landscape modes.
When connected to your PC / Laptop via the USB, the phone battery gets charged. This is very advantageous for the business traveler since he doesn't have to carry the phone charger along.
Onboard memory is 100 MB, and the phone supports up to 16 GB micro SD cards which you can use to replace the original 2 GB micro SD which comes in the sales package.
E 55 has customised home screen modes, like the other new E Series phones. It also offers noise reduction. In fact, it provides complete noise cancellation.
SMSing on this phone will be a breeze, thanks to the semi-QWERTY keypad, as also the ability to send concatenated SMS. Unlike some phones, where there is a rocker mechanism to press the key from side to side, you press the same key twice to enter the second character on the keypad.
There is a 3.2 MP camera, and video recording is also supported.
The standard E Series features are all there, and combined with the real thin profile, and low weght (< 100 gm ), this is a really good business phone.