Nokia launches messaging-focused smartphone
15 June 2009 — 2:00 PM
Nokia has unveiled a new handset which may interest those recycling used mobiles in favour of a messaging-focused device.
As part of an industry event in Singapore, the Finnish manufacturer launched a number of new models, one of which is a smartphone that combines a number of web-based features with a full qwerty keyboard.
The Nokia E72 follows "hugely successful" E71 and boasts easy access to the company's own messaging service, as well as integration with other systems including those from Yahoo! Google and Ovi.
It was announced that Nokia believes this "right out of the box" solution makes the phone "a great device for people who want to be connected and productive in both their personal and professional lives".
Nokia added it expects the E72 will begin shipping later this year.
Consumers interested in the model may find their used E71 could be recycled to help pay to upgrade to the new device when it becomes available.
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