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Image Gallery: The Nokia E75 is a rock solid messaging tool

The Nokia Eseries devices have a reputation for rock solid construction available for a reasonable price. Messaging is the main focus of the Eseries as they are targeted to enterprise customers who need business application support. The E75 brings the latest Nokia Messaging software to the S60 platform in a new dual design form factor that provides you with both excellent phone and messaging experiences.
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The Nokia Eseries devices have a reputation for rock solid construction available for a reasonable price. Messaging is the main focus of the Eseries as they are targeted to enterprise customers who need business application support. The E75 brings the latest Nokia Messaging software to the S60 platform in a new dual design form factor that provides you with both excellent phone and messaging experiences.

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After opening the top flap of the rather compact box you will see a divider that splits the internal packaging up into compartments.

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The Nokia E75 appears in the upper center portion of the package.

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A US-compatible A/C adapter is provided in the box. I like having these Velcro securing straps on the cord as well to help keep the cable together.

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You will find a wired stereo headset, USB cable, and some booklets in the package.

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The E75 appears to be a standard candy bar form factor Nokia in this mode.

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The E75 has a stainless steel glossy back cover over the battery. It has some textured ribs on it and feels great in your hand.

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There is a 3.2 megapixel camera with flash and self portrait mirror on the back. The camera takes much better photos than the E71 and is just fine for random snapshots.

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You will find Nokia Eseries stamped into the back steel battery cover.

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A mono speaker is mounted on the back and it provides you with a nice and loud speakerphone. I enjoy listening to podcasts in my car with the speaker and it is loud enough even at 60 mph.

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A 1000 mAh battery is provided with the E75. So far, I am getting excellent battery life even though the capacity seems a bit low for a smartphone today.

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There are covers for the microUSB slot and microSD slot on the left side. The covers are much improved over those found on the E71 and are much easier to access and use.

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There is a standard Nokia charging port on the bottom. You can also charge up the E75 via the microUSB connection so you get a couple of great options to keep the battery topped off.

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There are distinct volume buttons (no single switch or button) on either side of the Push To Talk/voice command button on the right side. It is also nice to see a dedicated camera button on an Eseries device.

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I am very pleased to see a 3.5mm headset jack on the E75 since I do not like using adapter to connect to my Ultimate Ears headphones on my phones.

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The ambient light sensor, headset speaker, and forward facing camera appear above the display. The camera is not something you can use here in the US, but may be valuable for those in other countries.

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There are four buttons that serve eight functions packed in around the directional pad. I find them to be quite tight at times and have pressed the wrong key a few times in the past week.

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The E75 appearing as a candy bar phone.

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The E75 slides up to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard as the display rotates into landscape mode. This is similar to how a couple of HTC Windows Mobile devices work as well.

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The keys are very well spaced and have a rubberized texture to them.

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There is good tactile feedback when you press down on the keyboard as well. It isn't too wide for two thumbs either.

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Another left side view.

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You can see the distinct spacing between the keys here.

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The E75 is pretty compact and fits nicely in my medium-sized hand.

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These are two non-touchscreen smartphones with similar form factors and intended audience.

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Here are the two devices in open mode.

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I like the HTC Rose, but find I do have to spend time reaching across to hit some letters.

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While the Rose is quite compact and narrow, the E75 is still thinner and shorter.

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These are two of my favorite Eseries devices and think they both have strengths and weakneses.

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The E71 is thinner, but it also does not have a slider form factor.

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As you can see you can load up the standby screen with a ton of information to quickly get to your data in a few quick steps.

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You can choose to have your email appear on the standby screen to let you quickly decide if you want to open up the Nokia Messaging client.

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Unopened email messages appear in bold. You can filter and view your email by date, sender, flag, priority, size, and more.

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There are a few options available with the left menu.

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Mail For Exchange is now integrated with your POP/IMAP clients in a single full featured application.

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Gmail is supported by Nokia Messaging.

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Mail For Exchange now supports HTML formatted email and offers a great experience for Exchange users.

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There are a few settings that you can customize for how the sensor works.

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You can select to have your phone silenced or have your alarms snoozed with two taps on the device or flipping the E75 over to face down.

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You can also customize what happens when you slide your E75 open and closed.

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If you are on a call and slide the E75 open then the device is smart enough to know you should be on speakerphone as you type on the keyboard and switches to speakerphone automatically.

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A few new icons and folders appear on the E75 with S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2.

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Pressing and holding the Home button shows you the apps that are running.

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The 3.2 megapixel camera takes decent photos as you can see here.

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The E75 takes very good photos and shows colors quite well.

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Again, there is no purple tint like that seen on the E71.

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I took this with the E75 in complete darkness and it turned out much better than anticipated.

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