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Nokia's first significant foray into a premium device for enterprises yielded the 9000, also known as the Communicator. While the device was never going to win any beauty contests - and its successors still bear the loving 'brick' soubriquet - it was packed with functionality for its time and designed with email-centric users in mind.
As well as getting your email, you could also use the device to pick up faxes, access PIM-type services and even go on the internet and sync the whole lot with your PC. Back in 1996, Nokia announced it saw a big opportunity around "the pocketable office". It's still working on that with its E-series of business devices, as well as the lastest in the Communicator line, the 9500, which still bears the same unlovely design.
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