Nokia has announced three new models to its portfolio of business-optimized devices. The Nokia E60, Nokia E61 and Nokia E70 are the first of the new Nokia Eseries.
Nokia Eseries models combine designs that appeal to individual business users with new underlying technologies that allow IT departments to effectively manage security settings, corporate applications and data.
Each of the devices is designed to accommodate mobile applications such as mobile email and advanced voice calling functions. The Nokia E60, Nokia E61 and the Nokia E70 will be available in the first quarter of 2006 worldwide.
The Nokia E60, Nokia E61 and Nokia E70 support popular and newly announced corporate mobile email solutions like BlackBerry Connect, GoodLink from Good Technology, Inc., Nokia Business Center, Seven Mobile Mail, Seven Always-On Mail and Visto Mobile.
The new Nokia Eseries devices are built on the latest edition of the Series 60 Platform, The new models are based on Symbian OS v. 9.1, with an identical application environment for the Nokia E60, Nokia E61 and Nokia E70.
They include a variety of GSM frequencies and 3G (WCDMA) cellular network support for seamless roaming across different countries, as well as a range of local connectivity options such as WLAN, Bluetooth and Infrared and are USB 2.0 compatible.
The devices support advanced voice services, such as Internet phone calls (Voice over IP or VoIP), Push to talk, and other SIP-based rich call services. Companies deploying an Avaya or Cisco IP PBX can connect the new Nokia devices directly to their corporate phone networks, enabling functions employees have come to expect from a corporate network like four-digit dialing and assisted call answering.
The Nokia E60 provides the look and usability of a classically designed mobile phone. the Nokia E60 was created as a mobile device for active voice communications.
The Nokia E61 is designed as a mobile email device. The device has a four-way joystick and full keyboard combined with a wide color screen. Supporting multiple mobile email clients like BlackBerry Connect, GoodLink, Nokia Business Center, Seven Mobile Mail, Seven Always-On Mail, and Visto Mobile, the Nokia E61 provides seamless and encrypted mobile connectivity. Full attachment handling (documents, spreadsheets, presentations, PDF viewer and ZIP manager) and an editing function (document, spreadsheet and presentation) are included. The Nokia E61 can send and receive emails, even when on a phone call. The Nokia E61 operates in GSM850/900/1800/1900 and WCDMA2100 networks.
The last model, the Nokia E70 looks like a standard smartphone, but it opens to a full messaging keyboard. Like the Nokia E60 and Nokia E61, the Nokia E70 supports a common set of applications like advanced voice and email. Nokia will offer two versions of the Nokia E70 - one optimized for mobile networks in Europe and Asia (GSM900/1800/1900/WCDMA 2100) and one optimized for mobile networks in the Americas (GSM850/1800/1900), yet both versions are able to roam in GSM networks across regions.