Nokia E90

8.9/10 AVG.
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8.9/10
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The Nokia E90 currently has an Informr score of 8.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 41 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Symbian
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
No
Camera
3+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


MobileBurn

It is obvious that the Nokia E90 was never intended as a smartphone for the average person. Think of it like a Leatherman multi-tool rather than one of the pint sized Swiss Army knifes that can be had at a drugstore for a few dollars. This is a big, hulking smartphone that can do almost everything....

- Michael Oryl, MobileBurn
Cnet

The Nokia E90 Communicator has a feature set as large as its size, satisfying the needs of the power business users.

- Bonnie Cha, Cnet
Wired

Many moons ago, a laptop, a cell phone, and a cinder block got together for a hot three-way love fest. The product of this freaky, sweaty, and possibly illegal union? The Nokia E90 communicator - a device with some serious identity issues, but also one with some serious talent too.Let's be up front...

- Nate Ralph, Wired
GSMArena

You may be under the impression that the Communicator is an N95 in disguise. That maybe true, but at least, the disguise is a good and thorough work. Nokia have undoubtedly succeeded in creating the ultimate business device. For those, who can live with the few compromises we outlined, the E90 is an...

- Filip Kůžel, GSMArena


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Nokia released the E90 on February 12, 2007.


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Nokia backs up the E90 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
No

The Nokia E90's screen size is Unknown with 800 x 352 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Symbian v9.2 (S60 3rd edition, feature pack 3.1) operating system (OS).

Camera
3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
256 MB

Internal memory is 256 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 2 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Nokia's performance ratings are 14 days standby time.

Nokia E90 Specs

Overview
Release date February 12, 2007
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Symbian v9.2 (S60 3rd edition, feature pack 3.1)

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Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 256 MB
RAM 128 MB
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.63 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 14 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 13.2 x 5.7 x 2.0 cm (5.2 x 2.2 x 0.8 in)
Weight 210 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 800 x 352 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size No
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD (TFT), 240 x 320 pixels
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric, QWERTY
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control No
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Blackberry Connect
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) Yes
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption Unknown
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 2 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
3+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
20x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Red-eye reduction, Self-timer
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4, RealVideo
Video Recording Parameters
VGA (640 x 480 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, M4A
Radio Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4, RealVideo
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps No ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Nokia E90 Communicator

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Critic Reviews


MobileBurn

A big, hulking smartphone that can do almost everything

from MobileBurn

It is obvious that the Nokia E90 was never intended as a smartphone for the average person. Think of it like a Leatherman multi-tool rather than one of the pint sized Swiss Army knifes that can be had at a drugstore for a few dollars. This is a big, hulking smartphone that can do almost everything. But there is literally a rather heavy price to pay for that functionality.

Beyond its obvious bulk, the E90 suffers from some poor ergonomics and a few annoying usability issues. But if you can get beyond problems like the poor feel of the otherwise gorgeous keyboard, you will find a device that can do most of the things normally reserved for a laptop computer, and then also add functions like an AF camera and GPS navigation to the mix.

In short, the E90 is a very solid mobile messaging device that brings a lot of additional functionality to the table. It is neither pretty nor petite, but for somebody that needs everything in one package, it is one of the few options on the market. With that in mind, we give the E90 a "Recommended" rating, but for most people there are other devices, like the BlackBerry Curve, that will better suit them....

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It is obvious that the Nokia E90 was never intended as a smartphone for the average person. Think of it like a Leatherman multi-tool rather than one of the pint sized Swiss Army knifes that can be had at a drugstore for a few dollars. This is a big, hulking smartphone that can do almost everything. But there is literally a rather heavy price to pay for that functionality.

Beyond its obvious bulk, the E90 suffers from some poor ergonomics and a few annoying usability issues. But if you can get beyond problems like the poor feel of the otherwise gorgeous keyboard, you will find a device that can do most of the things normally reserved for a laptop computer, and then also add functions like an AF camera and GPS navigation to the mix.

In short, the E90 is a very solid mobile messaging device that brings a lot of additional functionality to the table. It is neither pretty nor petite, but for somebody that needs everything in one package, it is one of the few options on the market. With that in mind, we give the E90 a "Recommended" rating, but for most people there are other devices, like the BlackBerry Curve, that will better suit them.

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Cnet

The Nokia E90 Communicator has solid set of productivity and communication features for the business user

from Cnet

THE GOOD: The Nokia E90 Communicator is equipped with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS, and has a solid set of productivity and communication features for the business user. The Symbian smartphone also has a full QWERTY keyboard and 3.2-megapixel camera. THE BAD: The Nokia E90 doesnt support U.S. 3G net...More

THE GOOD: The Nokia E90 Communicator is equipped with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS, and has a solid set of productivity and communication features for the business user. The Symbian smartphone also has a full QWERTY keyboard and 3.2-megapixel camera. THE BAD: The Nokia E90 doesnt support U.S. 3G networks, and speakerphone volume is a bit weak. The handset is also heavy and bulky. THE BOTTOM LINE: The Nokia E90 Communicator has a feature set as large as its size, satisfying the needs of the power business users. That said, were disappointed by the lack of 3G.

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Wired

Laptop functionality dressed up in the guise of a cell phone

from Wired

Many moons ago, a laptop, a cell phone, and a cinder block got together for a hot three-way love fest. The product of this freaky, sweaty, and possibly illegal union? The Nokia E90 communicator - a device with some serious identity issues, but also one with some serious talent too.

Let's be up front about it: this monstrous device at 7.4 ounces and 5.2 x 2.24 x 0.79 inches is not attractive in the slightest. In fact, the unappealing shell and sheer physical size make it a colossal pain in the ass to lug around in public. Clearly, the E90 is made to fit in briefcases-not skinny hipster jeans. Business folks and texting junkies, though, will love the full QWERTY keyboard, a feature that makes composing legalese missives, or elaborate IMs a relatively painless process. (Ever try tapping out a Google doc on the iPhone's touch screen? Yeesh.) But even more appealing is the impressive palette of functions Nokia manages to cram into the beast: a 3.2 megapixel camera with flash and autofocus, 640 x 480 video resolution at 30fps, 3G compatibility, Wi-Fi, infrared, and Bluetooth connectivity, a voice recorder, GPS Navigation, push-to-talk, both Flash and (scoff) Real Player...

More

Many moons ago, a laptop, a cell phone, and a cinder block got together for a hot three-way love fest. The product of this freaky, sweaty, and possibly illegal union? The Nokia E90 communicator - a device with some serious identity issues, but also one with some serious talent too.

Let's be up front about it: this monstrous device at 7.4 ounces and 5.2 x 2.24 x 0.79 inches is not attractive in the slightest. In fact, the unappealing shell and sheer physical size make it a colossal pain in the ass to lug around in public. Clearly, the E90 is made to fit in briefcases-not skinny hipster jeans. Business folks and texting junkies, though, will love the full QWERTY keyboard, a feature that makes composing legalese missives, or elaborate IMs a relatively painless process. (Ever try tapping out a Google doc on the iPhone's touch screen? Yeesh.) But even more appealing is the impressive palette of functions Nokia manages to cram into the beast: a 3.2 megapixel camera with flash and autofocus, 640 x 480 video resolution at 30fps, 3G compatibility, Wi-Fi, infrared, and Bluetooth connectivity, a voice recorder, GPS Navigation, push-to-talk, both Flash and (scoff) Real Player.

No, it's not going to tuck you into bed at night, and we're guessing it won't get you chicks either (really though, what gadget does?) but the E90 is definitely a good choice for those who want laptop functionality dressed up in the guise of a cell phone.

WIRED Great for creating and editing text docs. Can be easily set up as a wireless modem. Integrated GPS means you'll probably never ask for directions again. Functions perfectly as a cell - the voice quality is on par with the iPhone. Reads PDFs. Robust keyboard means you can work on that novella while waiting for the bus. No more procrastinating!

TIRED Finding applications in the endlessly layered menu system is consistently confusing. Flat keypad makes typing often feel ambiguous. Screen is hard to see in direct sunlight. Pricey, ungainly, and, worst of all, fugly.

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GSMArena

All-round tool, with multimedia and navigation just part of its armory

from GSMArena

You may be under the impression that the Communicator is an N95 in disguise. That maybe true, but at least, the disguise is a good and thorough work. Nokia have undoubtedly succeeded in creating the ultimate business device. For those, who can live with the few compromises we outlined, the E90 is an all-round tool, with multimedia and navigation just part of its armory. When makers of navigation software achieve better compatibility with integrated GPS, the Communicator may be a full fledged in-car navigation device. Its navigation skills have already been proven in a weekend of geocaching. As regards its Internet capabilities, the Communicator is beyond comparing with regular handsets...

More

You may be under the impression that the Communicator is an N95 in disguise. That maybe true, but at least, the disguise is a good and thorough work. Nokia have undoubtedly succeeded in creating the ultimate business device. For those, who can live with the few compromises we outlined, the E90 is an all-round tool, with multimedia and navigation just part of its armory. When makers of navigation software achieve better compatibility with integrated GPS, the Communicator may be a full fledged in-car navigation device. Its navigation skills have already been proven in a weekend of geocaching. As regards its Internet capabilities, the Communicator is beyond comparing with regular handsets.

So… Is Nokia E90 the new ruler? The mobile realm has long gone beyond mobile phones and portable computers. We now have UMPC and its derivatives and, what's more, we cannot afford to overlook competitive communicators powered by Windows Mobile. The answer is up to you. Anyway, we think the throne befits the E90.

Still, it goes without saying that Nokia E90 will not be a mass device. Size is hard to swallow, not to mention price.

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User Reviews


Yahoo

fine

from Yahoo
Pro: fine Con: d hi this is a good cell .i want to purshase but in short time period thanks
Yahoo

awsome phone

from Yahoo
Pro: flips, looks cool Con: none I really like this phone because me and my family like flip phones I just got one!!!
Yahoo

E90

from Yahoo
Pro: okay Con: fabulous i love this phone its only problem is that its damn too expensive talk about over spending........
Yahoo

guanranted

from Yahoo
Pro: nice program Con: okey very the nokia unit it so very much okey it easy to learn about it
Yahoo

A handful gadget - E90

from Yahoo
Pro: HSDPA,wifi,laptop-like function Con: camera button (loose?) just bought this e90 several weeks ago in Nokia Centre Mahkota Parade Malacca, Malaysia. like the application inside very much,emailing at ease (HSDPA), and battery life is marvellous (maybe need couple of month to exactly know the capability) worth to buy though quite pricey..
Pro: HSDPA,wifi,laptop-like function Con: camera button (loose?) just bought this e90 several weeks ago in Nokia Centre Mahkota Parade Malacca, Malaysia. like the application inside very much,emailing at ease (HSDPA), and battery life is marvellous (maybe need couple of month to exactly know the capability) worth to buy though quite pricey.. Less
Yahoo

E90 review

from Yahoo
Pro: screen size, "dual phone", Symbian OS, wifi Con: Size For PDA phones, I've tried the Palm and Windows operating systems (both with treo 650 and 750v, repsectively). The palm OS is simple to use but is limited to viewing one program at a time. The windows OS on the other hand, allows multiple vie...More
Pro: screen size, "dual phone", Symbian OS, wifi Con: Size For PDA phones, I've tried the Palm and Windows operating systems (both with treo 650 and 750v, repsectively). The palm OS is simple to use but is limited to viewing one program at a time. The windows OS on the other hand, allows multiple viewing but this eventually slows down the speed of the unit and will end up needing to be reset or closing all the program thru the program manager. While the palm OS in appearance gets boring after a while, the windows OS is more flexible and exciting. This however takes up extra memory. Which leads us to the Symbian OS in the nokia 90. I liken the appeance to be better than both the palm OS and windows. More exciting but not demanding in memory usage. The battery lasted longer than my treo 750v which i needed to charge every 2 days. For the e90, i end up charging every 3-5 days depending on usage. The phone can be used as a small laptop when it's open to views MS office documents among others. When it's closed, it's just a simple candybar phone for one hand use. Compared to other PDA phones, the screen size allows better viewing of documents. There's less need to scroll right or left compared to phones with smaller screens. This includes while surfing thru the built in wifi. The down side is of course related to the screen size when it is open. The overall size is larger than most phones and makes it bulky when in ones pocket. But the pros outweigh the cons and that why this is a very useful business phone. Less
Yahoo

its all cool and good

from Yahoo
Pro: excellent screen and keyboard Con: everything excellent its cool and brilliant, i must say its mind blowing, say no to n95 8gb.
Yahoo

Nokia E90 Communicator

from Yahoo
Pro: Batt. life Con: Many! Was expecting a good improvement of my Nokia 9500 Communicator, especially to work with files and being able to txfer them easily. Nothing like it, so went back to my good old phone! This regardless of the better net browsing capability. In addition, never got any reply when asking Nokia for support...
Pro: Batt. life Con: Many! Was expecting a good improvement of my Nokia 9500 Communicator, especially to work with files and being able to txfer them easily. Nothing like it, so went back to my good old phone! This regardless of the better net browsing capability. In addition, never got any reply when asking Nokia for support... Less
Yahoo

I love my Nokia E90

from Yahoo
Pro: Power, design, screen resolution Con: Big and heavy I love my Nokia E90 communicator. I purchansed mine from romeohifi 6 months ago and at that time it was a little pricey too but I do not care because I wanted it and I got it and I love it. The only problem I can sell with it is that E90 is a l...More
Pro: Power, design, screen resolution Con: Big and heavy I love my Nokia E90 communicator. I purchansed mine from romeohifi 6 months ago and at that time it was a little pricey too but I do not care because I wanted it and I got it and I love it. The only problem I can sell with it is that E90 is a little to big of a phone to carry with you everywhere. Less
Yahoo

Nokia E90 Communicator--best o the best

from Yahoo
Pro: top features, style, high speed internet Con: weight, camera button, argh so hard to push no need to ask more--this cellphone has everything you could ask for in a phone. i often wonder wheter i'm holding a cellphone or a laptop..

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