"E70 or E90?!"on by abdulla77
Pros HSDPA/GPS-built-in/3.2MP camera/WiFiBluetooth.Qwerty keyboard/tons of software.. WoW!!
Cons heavier than your normal phone
Summary is it me or that cnet video is for the nokia e70!? Cnet please correct that! Otherwise the phone I got (paid $1100 for it!) got it all and more! I had the nokia e61i and really wanted to try this phone so bad.. it's faster than the e61i (sms inbox, loading apps and stuff r quicker) and the keyboard is just amazing! and the GPS just blew me away.. it's built right in! and a 3.2MP camera?! my God do i need any other phone or camera with me!??!? forget the n95! THIS phone has it all!
Pros Excellent sound quality and phone coverage, FANTASTIC display, good application selection, solidly built phone, great battery life
Cons No 3G in the US, a bit heavy and thick...
Summary I have used a number of smart phones, starting with the Kyocera 7035. My favorite was my first, a Kyocera 7035 - it had terrible battery life. I tried Treo devices, the ATT Tilt, I looked at the iPhone.... All of them had terrible battery life, or poor sound quality, or poor reception, or were delicate... The e90 is a very solid, very functional phone first of all, and an excellent PDA on top of that. The only real complaints I have about it are that the battery door pops off a little bit too easily (but, truth be told, that is also partly my fault), the keyboard feel could be a little bit better, and the contacts manager could be a bit more like Outlook, which I use to sync to. This phone has the best sound and reception of any smart phone I have ever used - even better than the Motorola phones I have owned. It is a solid, dense, good feeling phone in the hand, and it works great and instinctively as a phone. As far as the GPS goes, try Google Earth on it - the combination is amazing! I love it and I will never give it up - until they come out with a thinner phone that has 3G coverage in addition to everything else.
Pros Where to start: 1)screens brightness and clarity 2)the feel of the keys-oh yeah 3)built solid 4)camera actuallly takes good pictures 5)surfing the web
Cons 1) heavy really heavy 2) themes, and ability to design your own 3)slow gps at upstart 4)most importantly NO touch Screen
Summary Have gone through so many phones and have come to love the p series from sony and thought that i would never give it up, and was wondering P1 or E90, well went for the E90 and dont regret anything. The coolest feeling is when you open it up and everyone is like... wow.....it really blows the competition right out of the water. Excellent phone, however the lack of a touch screen makes it not perfect. programs are very limited but it has everything you basically need already on it. opened the box only to find a cheap headset, you think that if you spend this much on a phone you get a good headset. otherwise a dream to surf with and very user friendly.
Pros Large screen and big view of email. Full keyboard. Good battery life and voice clearity.
Cons Bad keyboard
plastic body is fragile
phatethic mail for exchange client.
bad industrail design.
Summary 1. Inside Keyboard not usable. Keys are too far and you cant press extreme keys. Also keys too hard. you cant press it unless you put extra efforts. It pains. Shortcut keys are not properly maped and customizable. Keyboard is not used for proper adventage. Keys touch the screen. So screen is damaged in 3-4monts of usage. you will see lines on the screen.
2. Inside Four way navigation key on inside keyboard is almost flat. So you cant press the edge to go different ways. It leads to many accidental press of wrong navigation.
3. Outside keys (accept , reject) has bevel edge. They cant be press as they pierce the thumb flesh and then when you apply pressure , two other keys next to it get pressed. Bad design of front keys.
4. The outside plastic body is fragile at the rear. When you tend to open the inside keyboard, you have to press hard at the two edges and many times the rear plastic cover on the battery gets opened.
5. They camera key is very strange. Its not vertical press, but a povit key. So the key swings and the exprerience of camera click is not there.
6. The mail for Exchange: I dont understand why there was so hype of this phone as an emailing phone. Its a pathetic emailing tool. The mail for exchange is like a primitive telnet/dos based application. It lacks many mail feartures those are in windows mobile. It dosent have search mails. There is not spell check. there is not sort by date, sender, subject. There is not email suggester. The calender application has limitations. IT dosent support imap folders.
7. IT is very costly Rs.35000 ($875)
"The E90 brings laptop-like feel with an impressive list of features to the mobile community"on by nickmford
Pros camera/video recording, keyboard, screen resolution, form factor
Cons size, hinge mechanism, cost
Summary Huge I tell you, Huge! Well not really, especially by Nokia Communicator line standards. The Nokia e90 is actually on the smaller side and currently the smallest communicator to date. Now that I have expressed the size as dramatically as possible let me give you the exact dimensions (Dimensions: 132 x 57 x 20 mm, weight: 140cc). Now let me give you the dimensions that actually mean something in the United States (5.20 x 2.24 x .79 inches, weight: 4.73 ounces). So we’ve established the device is big, but lets run down a few key features that set it apart from nearly every other pda/laptop convergence device on the market.
For starters you are dealing with a dual display; QVGA on the outside and the iPhone killing 800×352 pixel inside masterpiece. The first question you can ask someone with the iPhone is whether or not zooming out on a webpage to view its native design is necessary because on the Nokia E90 it is DEFINITELY not. For the size of this device, the screens are truly remarkable and if you need massive real estate to get a desktop like environment say hello to your next mobile device.
Besides the magnificent display you have a Camera: 3,2 megapixels, QCIF. The pictures are quite impressive and nearly as sharp as the Nokia N95 which reins supreme on the mobile camera market with its 5MP Carl Zeiss lens. So this is saying something important, especially when we are dealing with a massive PDA that maintains that type of picture quality. In addition and like the Nokia N95 is the VGA video recording capability with STEREO Sound. Yes, VGA and Stereo sound on a PDA, are you listening HTC? Well stacked with a capable Flash, the Nokia E90 gives you everything you need to leave behind your digital camera and camcorder and have the all in one device that does just about everything, but we aren’t done yet.
How does this QWERTY keyboard compare with other devices on the market? Well think of the Nokia E90 keyboard as your laptop keyboard with the same tactile feedback you expect when hammering out the massive emails to clients and co-workers while your laptop is docked at work. This is the closest application of taking a laptop keyboard and scaling it down for a mobile device and not just in the layout but the physical keys and response. I would give this keyboard a 10/10 and we have the keyboard to beat Sidekick typing speeds.
GPS? yes, its there. Barcode Scanner? yes its there. The one feature than some of us might find missing is FAX capability. Sorry guys, this feature is no longer supported although it has long been a flagship feature of the Nokia Communicator lineup. Some might find this a deal breaker, but if you can find a way to use alternative means such as email and can deal with the previous size of Nokia Communicators your dream device awaits. Well, if of course you have $1000USD laying around the kitchen table waiting to be spent.