Nokia just announced that the highly anticipated Nokia E72 has just started shipping. That means that you will be able to find the new business flagship of the Finnish company at your local stores in a few days time. The handset is about two months late, initial promises being of a launch in Q3 but that hasn't done too much damage to its reputation.
Nokia E72 builds on the QWERTY keyboard of its immensely successful predecessor and adds a 5 megapixel camera, HSUPA (up to 2Mbps) and faster HSDPA (Up to 10Mbps). The UMTS support has also been upgraded to tri-band (the two version being 850/1900/2100 Mhz and 900/1900/2100 Mhz) in the Nokia E72.
A cool new feature of the Nokia E72 is the optical Navi key, which serves as a optical trackpad for going through menus and applications. There's also the electronic compass that enhances the GPS navigation experience. The best part is despite the many upgrades it brings, Nokia E72 has managed to maintain the slim 10mm waistline of its predecessor.
The Nokia E72 will be available in Zodium Black, Metal Grey and Topaz Brown. At announcement, the expected price tag was 350 euro before subsidies and taxes but Nokia fails to mention if they're still going for that price range despite the somewhat late launch.
Nokia also revealed the results of an interesting research, highlighting that people rely more on email than traditional phone calls or text messaging when sending and responding to critical information. According to the research, we’re spending on average five days a year responding to email, whilst 46% of us choose email over voice or text to send and receive important information. You can check the study website over here.