As the phone is predominantly aimed at those who want to be able to keep in touch via email while on the move, it’s not surprising that the E75 has excellent messaging features. As well POP3 and IMAP, there’s also support for Nokia’s own consumer focused push email service, Nokia Messaging, as well as Mail for Exchange and Lotus Notes Traveler. Unfortunately, support for Blackberry Connect is still missing.
The phone’s screen is perhaps one of its weakest areas. Although it’s very bright and so easy to read outdoors, its resolution of 320 x 240 pixels is relatively low by today’s standards. This doesn’t really hinder most day to day functions like checking your calendar, texting and emails, but it does make the phone less useful for web browsing as only a relatively small amount of the page can be viewed at any one time. The browser does try to get around this with some clever zooming features, but it’s no match for having a larger and higher res screen. That said, the phone is quick to load pages as it supports both Wi-Fi and HSDPA. And as the E75 has a low resolution front-facing camera, as well as the 3.2-megapixel one on the rear, you can use it to make video calls.
The rear-mounted camera includes a micro-mirror for framing self-portraits and also has an LED flash. The shots it takes are reasonable by cameraphone standards with acceptable levels of detail and decent colour reproduction, but they’re not as sharp or as vivid looking as the shots you’d get from a dedicated digital camera. One plus is that thanks to the onboard GPS chip, you can set the camera up to automatically geotag the shots it takes when the phone can get a lock on your position.
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