Nokia Unleashes E5 Smartphone On Orange UK

Nokia's latest mainstream smartphone, the E5, will be available on Orange soon according to a placeholder page on the website of the mobile network company.

The E5 is a followup to popular handsets like the E71 and the E72 and keeps the same form factor. You do get a 2.4-inch QVGA landscape screen that's not touchscreen.

You do get a QWERTY keyboard, HSDPA connectivity, Wi-Fi, DLNA/uPNP compatibility plus GPS, OVI Maps, a 5-megapixel camera with flash and the ability to access up to 10 email accounts plus an FM radio.

Symbian v9.3 and a 600MHz ARM11 processor power the E5 which also benefit from 250MB internal memory which can be augmented thanks to a microSD card. Expect up to 20 days up of battery life in standby mode and 12 hours worth of talking.

The phone will be available both on contract and PAYG from Orange. Other networks have yet to confirm the availability of the E5. Expect it to go on sale for around £200 unlocked when it is released next month. More about it here.