1. E55 and E52 should have similar spec - both an upgrade to E51. E52 - normal keyboard and smaller internal memeory (100mb?), E55 - qwerty keyboard and bigger internal memory (160mb?)
2. Yes, I've waited a long time for the phone since it was announced back in Feb. No one in the Nokia shop can tell me when it will come out or show me a prototype.
If I buy from the Italian nokia website, anyone knows if it is free of any local restriction that I can use a UK / Far East sim card?
I'm interested in this phone, but this model is not available in India.
It's out in Italy from Nokia Directly. Looks like only Italy right now though.
yes, i wait for this phine 3 months because according info's have also WCMDA 1900 but surprise.
so is only a facelift for E51 for 320euro so wy to pay extra?
you're so smart and convincing with today italian paper. You bet they will pay the ransom soon..
This is stupid, why dosnt nokia say something about the e55? I mean give us some cloo of when its comming out ya dusbags!
...its realy not nice that you nokia donst say nothing about when it wil come out etc...
Guy, 31 Jul 2009That link is of no use dude. Can you pls post the link again without the "http://"?That was a really dumb post. Forget it.
E55 is a real beauty! You are one lucky guy! Congrats on the new phone! Pls keep us updated about the cells performance.
maria esmeralda, 31 Jul 2009Where did you buy it in Italy? Some webshop?I bought it directly from nokia.it. It was on offer for 299 euro (including shipment!).
By the way, like for a kidnapping, here is proof:
jvh, 31 Jul 2009I have it in my hands since yesterday (I live in Italy and I ordered it on July 12th). It alre... moreCan you take some photos of your handset for us? Surely you know we require proof =)
Valeriu, 31 Jul 2009please leave a comment on the site when you buy the phone with a small review of the phoneI have it in my hands since yesterday (I live in Italy and I ordered it on July 12th). It already arrived via UPS at the beginning of this week but I had to get back home from a vacation first.
The handset looks good and sits comfortably in the hand. It is also quite light (I had a samsung z150 before = 79g so I can feel its 95g)
The screen is nice, sharp and large. Readability is good, outside in bright sunlight it appears ok.
The half-qwerty keyboard: the predictive input works nicely and (it seems to me) better than classical t9.
It is also very easy and quick to use the keyboard in multi-tapping mode (only two taps are needed for any letter). The qwerty layout is more intuitive and easy to learn than it would seem. In short: it did not take me long to be quite fast in writing on this keyboard (consider that I have always been very slow on keypads with a classical (e52 style) keypad though).
Email integration is excellent: just giving it details of my gmail account the terminal set up automatically access to my account using nokia messaging. The client is very clean and easy to learn.
The terminal offers to download
Voip and chat applications like gizmo5, ovi contacts and vyke mobile. I tested gizmo5 and used it to call my skype account using my home wlan network. It worked but there was a significant 1 second delay. I bet this depends on the gizmo5 network though.
The italian version comes with two pre-installed games: solitaires and block cascade (a type of tetris). Demos for n-gage games can be easily downloaded directly from the terminal.
Ok, that's all for now, more news as I keep playing with it. Ciao to everybody.
TTL, 30 Jul 2009It's available at http://www.emag.ro/telefoane_gsm/telefon-mobil-nokia-e55-black-aluminium--pE... moreplease leave a comment on the site when you buy the phone with a small review of the phone
I am from Romania and on this site you can buy Nokia E55 with 310 Euros. i really don't understand.
Anonymous, 30 Jul 2009is available in Roumania for 300 EURNot that I don't believe you, but people were saying nokia were shipping the e55 already in Italy a week ago and nothing came from that. And before that it was released somewhere else. Till I see gsmarena announce its release I don't believe anything I read in these comments