Nokia have announced two new devices, the Nokia E72 messaging smartphone with a full QWERTY keyboard, and the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic, a touchscreen media-centric handset. The E72 succeeds the E71, and throws a 5-megapixel camera, 10.2Mbps HSDPA support, optical joystick and a standard 3.5mm headphone jack into the smartphone.
Video demos of both Nokia handsets after the cut
The E72 also gets the desktop-style email app from the E75 and homescreen IM access. There’s also a digital compass, A-GPS and integrated Nokia Maps, and if you find you’ve navigated yourself into a dark cupboard then there’s also a handy torch function. The E72 supports Exchange and various email and webmail providers, comes with Quickoffice (for Office 2007 support) and active noise cancellation.
As for the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic, that’s a smaller derivative of the 5800 XpressMusic, with a 3.2-megapixel camera with LED flash, WiFi, but no 3G support. There’s also a 3.5mm headphone jack, supplied 4GB memory card and new homescreen system that you can see demonstrated in the video below.
The Nokia E72 is expected to begin shipping late in Q3 2009, priced at €350 ($489); meanwhile the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic will also ship in Q3, priced at €199 ($278).
Nokia E72 hands-on:
Nokia 5530 XpressMusic hands-on:
Nokia 5530 XpressMusic home-screen: