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Got hold with very powerful mobile about 2 years ago when my best friend sold it to me at a very low price because he is upgrading to an iPhone 3G. The first time I used it, I was very amazed with its features like its QWERTY Keyboard inside when you open the second screen. Another cool feature I like is it has a built-in GPS module that works very good when paired with the software that came from Garmin. The GPS application is very useful when I travel even in places I am not familiar with.
The built-in 3.2 Megapixel camera with auto-focus took better picture when compared to a VGA camera on other Nokia mobile phones. The 3G option is also very good and you can browse more faster compared to just the GPRS connection.
One disadvantage is that it sometimes hangs, small internal memory of just 128mb and internet browsing is not so fast maybe due to the CPU of only 330 MHz ARM processor, but overall this phone has a solid design, the MS Office application is very good (MS Word, MS Excel and MS Powerpoint).
The battery is very good and I can see clearly the numbers under direct sunlight. I have my notebook but I still need my this phone for handy Messenger applications like Yahoo, Skype, Nimbuzz, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
I really want to thank Nokia for building this device that I am enjoying even at this point in time.
I've had a Nokia Communicator since the original Nokia 9000 Communicator in 1996, through the Nokia 9110, 9210 and 9500. When this came out I was looking forward to it, however sadly I was not as overawed as I had been with its forerunners.
The Nokia Communicator was the very first (as far as I know!) smartphone on which you could access the internet, send and receive e-mail and faxes, use a word processor, spreadsheet and diary functions. It predated Blackberry and was a true original hybrid phone. It was unique.
It was developed by Nokia over the years and was the elite Nokia phone, the pinnacle of Nokia's creations - the Nokia flagship. The 9500, the immediate predecessor to the E90, travelled around the world with me several times to various desinations and was a true workhorse, enabling me to check email and write reports and spreadsheets on the go. Surprisingly for such a small keyboard I found I could accurately touchtype on it to a decent speed.
The E90 is smaller, neater and faster. But by the time of its launch in May 2007, we already had the Nokia N95 which had really taken over as Nokia's flagship phone and had launched the modern/current smartphone era. So the E90 drew inevitable comparisons and sadly lost on a few fronts. The camera is 3.2 megapixels - the N95's was 5mp, with Carl Zeiss lens. The music playback and audio on the E90 was *okay*, but on the N95 was astounding.
Email was good and push e-mail could be easily configured. The keyboard however was a disappointment as the internal buttons were relatively hard to press. The software on the phone was Symbian 90 version 3 - the same as on the N95. A big disappointment was the removal of the ability to send and receive faxes. Despite advances in e-mail, faxes remain the only instant form of written communication - it's unexplained removal from Nokia's top business smartphone was a leap backward.
All in all, the phone did not feel like Nokia's best creation at the time. Given how much Blackberries have advanced and are directly competing in this field, Nokia's flagship handset could and should have been better.
I bought a Nokia E90 for work, having a full size keyboard I thought would be easier for sending texts and the lage screen easy to pick up/view emails and on the whole this is true. However the phone is heavy and at times quite cumbersome especially if you are using it on the move as it were. It is also rather large and I have tried to buy a carying pouch for it and cannot find on either in the UK or the States, consequently because of its size your pocket is bulging trying to accommodate it or you end up putting in your briefcase missing call after call tring to extracate it. The instructions for use are not the clearest written and at times not even user friendly. The E90 is great for someone that requires a large keyboard but it is best used lying flat on your desktop and not prcticaol for carrying around with.
The all-singing, all-dancing E90 is the kind of phone/PDA that some people show off with. I had a more serious reason for buying one (on a deal with O2). My eyepatch isn't an affectation, having the optic neuritis associated with MS I was struggling to see ordinary phones' screens. I also wanted a keyboard so I could use e-mail quickly.
My E90's doing most of what I want from it and so I can forgive its bulk and weight. The internal screen is brilliant, battery life is pretty good and I even use the camera on occasion. The Bluetooth and WIFi perfomance are also good and I've had no problems updating software and synchronising with my other phone and my laptop.
Downsides are few. The browser is good for what I want, though it won't handle .wmv files. Annoyingly, it won't handle Natwest's online banking site either. I had to download and install the Opera Mini browser, which can get me into online banking but it has a painfully slow method of inputting my username and password.
it's also irritating to find that the scrolling and menu navigation are tricky using the square surround of the 'OK' - the one that applies to the inside screen is small and fiddly. That said, I have no real problem using the keyboard's keys - they're small but I can type with my fingertips.
Overall, my E90 does what I want it to do. There are loads of features and apps I don't use (like most, I suspect) but at least these make it a more flexible unit.
I m used all the forerunners of the e90. Me and my group were so curious about this sip phone and the new features like UMTS Internet but in the end I m not fully conviced of this product. Compared to the Smartphone Nokia 9300 or the 9500 here are my majorratings regarding the differences:+ Internet Browser: I was really impressed by the internet browser of this product: Nearly all pages could be opened even login areas, internet mail accounts and so on could be accessed with the "nokia" browser. Flash films: yes. You tube videos: failed. This is the first time one could really work with the internet but the Speed of the fastest UMTS cards is still 3 times faster- usability is bad. you have to do 2 times more "clicks" to get in the menus- system speed has not improvedt sip group
The new E90 is the most over hyped peice of rubbish I've ever bought. I think there are so few bad reviews, as people are too embarrased to admit it is a stupid phone, trying to be something its not.
I've waited 3 years for a decent qwerty business phone to come along. Believe me, this isn't it. I want to give it a Basil Fawlty thrashing and throw it as far away as possible. The keys are so small and not domed, so the only way you can use it is with you fingernails.
It says it will copy my contacts from my old Nokia - it fails. It says downlaod software - its corrupt.
It fails to look at lots of web sites - so what's it's point? I'm going back to my 3 yr old phone as soon as I can get rid of this thing.
About the only use I can think of, is as a semi legal offensive weapon, as it's heavy enough to kill someone if you hit them with it.
Ive worked for a telecoms company for the last 5 years and the Nokia E90 communicator is the phone that everyone is talking about.
The Communicator is the latest addition by Nokia based primarily for executive use, basically another business phone with lots of features thats most people will never use.
I first got my hands on this phone last week and its still as big and bulky as you expect the communicator series to be, even in its closed position you would struggle to put this phone in your pocket! Apart from the size of this phone I am hard pushed to find anything else wrong with it. The screen size and full-fledged keyboard is second to none (not a qwerty keyboard as I so often hear people saying).
The E90 communicator interface has alot in common with the Nokia N95 apart from the fact it seems like 100 times quicker so there is no waiting around and laborious searching for items that you get with the N95.
The internal display is by far the most impressive part of this phone with an amazing 800x352 pixels which makes for the first time on a mobile phone browsing the net enjoyable.
When it comes to music functions and camera capabilities the communicator does fall short of the N95 with only a 3.2 megapixels to the N95 5 megapixels and there is no lens cover either but that apart the communicator video capababilities is on par with the N95 with vga 30 frames per second.
If you looking for something different to the Nokia N95 then this phone is not for you there really isnt that much between them but i would say this phone is the best business phone out there but with that heafty price tag along with the heafty weight and size I just dont see the point!