Nokia E50 silver

Nokia says its E50 is not a phone…it's a "business device". But one thing for certain is that it is a lightweight smartphone for the business user who is not interested in having a camera, MP3 player and so forth on their phone.

Nokia says its E50 is not a phone…it's a "business device". But one thing for certain is that it is a lightweight smartphone for the business user who is not interested in having a camera, MP3 player and so forth on their phone. On the other hand, the E50 has a good set of business functions: a good speakerphone, voice dialling and commands, email support, web browsing and an attachment viewer for Microsoft documents.

It supports Bluetooth 2.0 wireless connectivity in addition to USB and infrared. Memory is ample, with 70 Mbytes built-in and support for hot-swappable memory cards. The E50 is a quadband device, but not 3G. However, as fast downloads via EDGE are available, so this is not much of a hindrance.

The TFT, 262,144 colour display (240 x 320 pixels) and 1.3 megapixel camera with 4 x digital zoom, plus video camera (176 x 144 pixels, 15 frames per second) are not meant to be the focus of attention. There is a music player, caller ID with image, speakerphone and voice memo recording. With dimensions of 113 x 44 x max15.5 mm and weighing 104g, the emphasis is on practicality rather than fashion, but it is still a stylish candybar design.

Battery life is rated at delivering seven hours of talk time and 215 hours on standby.

- 1.3 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom

- 2-inch TFT, 262,144 colour display (240 x 320 pixels)

- Messaging: SMS, MMS, email (POP3, IMAP4 and SMTP protocols)

- Music Player (MP3/AAC)

- Voice commands (name dialling & application launching) and speed dialling.

- Bluetooth 2.0, USB & infrared for device connectivity.

- Quad-band with WAP, GPRS and EDGE for internet browsing.

- 70 MB internal storage with microSD expansion slot

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