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GLOBAL – Today sees the unearthing of the Nokia E5, the latest addition to the Eseries stable, taking the best of the Nokia E71 and E72 and making something even better. Before we go through the raft of tasty features on board the Nokia E5, we should ponder on the battery life. 18 hours and 30 minutes talk time (in GSM mode). 29 days standby time. Yep, you read that right. The Nokia E5 is for perfect for anyone who doesn’t like charging their phone. Too often.

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Packing the latest version of S60 3rd edition, the Nokia E5 boasts a suite of homescreen features including one-touch access to your favourite contacts, and your favourite social networks. It also boasts Facebook updates direct to your contacts list, so you can always see what your friends are up to and, as it packs the latest version of Nokia Messaging, you get full Instant Messaging functionality too.

Ovi Maps with free walk and drive navigation is on board, as is Ovi Store and with Nokia Messaging comes access to email on the go with support for multiple email accounts, including popular mail services such as Ovi Mail, Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, Windows Live Hotmail and for the business folk, Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Notes Traveler.

The Nokia E5’s screen is a 2.4-inch affair which is perfect for showing off snaps taken with the 5-megapixel camera. Below the screen comes two hot keys and dedicated buttons for both the homescreen and messaging and call start/answer and end buttons, the latter doubling as the on off button – like the C3.

Like the Nokia E71 and E72 before it, the Nokia E5 is a tidy little number with similar dimensions, though the E5 is approximately 2mm chubbier than it’s predecessors. On the plus side, it weighs in a whole 2 grams lighter than the E72. Before you say boo, though, did we mention the no-need-t0-charge-me-I-still-have-plenty-left battery life? Storage is taken care of with 250MB of on-board memory and support for up to 16GB on microSD.

Still looking for more? Go on then. The Nokia E5 comes in five mouth-watering colours – Carbon Black, Chalk White, Sky Blue, Copper Brown and Silver Gray.

The Nokia E5 is estimated to cost €180 before taxes and subsidies and is expected to be available in the third quarter of 2010.


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