There’s no doubting that the E75 is being aimed squarely at business types, but that doesn’t mean that Nokia has left out all the fun stuff. For example, the phone is supplied with a decent set of stereo headphones (complete with a built-in mic for hands-free calling) which you can use to listen to tunes via either the music player or onboard FM tuner. The headset connects to the phone via a standard 3.5mm jack so you can also swap the headphones for your own cans if you like. But perhaps the most surprising addition on the entertainment side is the support for N-Gage games. Unfortunately no games are includes as standard with the handsets, but you can download them directly from the N-Gage on-phone showroom.
The E75 uses a relatively small 1,000mAh battery so we weren’t expecting it to be all that impressive when it came to battery life, but it took our preconceptions and blew them out of the water. This phone was one of the best performers of any smartphone in terms of the length of time it will keep running between charges. Most smartphones last two to two and a half days, but this one was happily able to keep going for around four days with medium usage for calls, email and a bit of web surfing via Wi-Fi. It really is incredibly impressive that it manages to eek out this type of battery life from its power pack. Another boon is that unlike many of Nokia’s previous standards this one can be charged via its microUSB port, as well as the supplied wall charger.
The N75 packs in pretty much everything you need for life on the move including top class email support, GPS, document creation and editing as well as a decent camera and music player. Add in the excellent battery life and roomy keyboard and you’ve got a seriously powerful phone. If you don’t want the extra bulk – mainly in width – associated with the large touchscreens on the likes of the iPhone and Touch HD, it makes for an excellent business phone.
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