After unveiling the Nokia E71 back in June Nokia has finally launched its long awaited successor, the E72, in the UK market today. The phone which was scheduled for a third-quarter launch eventually made it to the UK markets in the fourth quarter after much speculation.
The phone comes with a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and an LED flash. The E72 is also 3G enabled with HSDPA and HSUPA and has a 10MM thick casing. The phone weighs 128 grams and comes with WiFi and A2DO Bluetooth. The upgraded GPS has a digital compass.
It is to be noted that the phone still comes with a QWERTY keypad but the navigation has been upgraded by an optical track pad. The phone which runs on Symbian S60 OS, has an accelerometer for auto-rotation of the screen and a tap-for-time function and a changed home screen allowing quick access to IM services. A 3.5MM jack for standard headphones is also available.
Despite all the changes, the E72 has retained the looks of E71 and has a 2.3″ 320×240 pixel screen.
Nokia believes that the E72 will be able to quickly rise up the popularity charts amongst smartphone users, given its combination of sophisticated features and user friendly interface.