Monday, June 15, 2009

Nokia E72 gets official while Nokia N97 gets reviewed

Nokia announced the E72 at the company’s Connection 09 event in Singapore. The E72, which is the E71’s successor, comes with a 5 megapixel camera, headphone jack, 10.2Mbps HSDPA and an optical navigation pad. The phone is expected for availability Q3, and will cost you about $489, although we’re hoping for some of the same stateside carrier treatment like the E71 got to lower the hard price down a little. You can check out a hands on demo to see some of the newer features and layout.

In other Nokia news, Boy Genius Report reviewed the N97 and ripped it apart. Overall, they were unimpressed with Nokia’s knack for funky QWERTY keyboards and inability to build a solid touchscreen. While the hardware and basic functionality where on par, the device was concluded to be extremely outdated for a 2009 launch. Click here for the entire review. You can also “listen to the bass go boom” while watching the N97’s new commercial featuring LL Cool J – complete with Nokia’s new “fist bump” logo.

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