Nokia unveiled two new stylish email-optimised devices – the Nokia E71 and Nokia E66 at Nokia Connection 2008 in Singapore. The sleek Nokia E71 with full QWERTY keyboard and the stylish, slide-to-open Nokia E66 easily mobilize a broad range of personal or professional messaging needs, including Microsoft Exchange, the world’s most widely adopted corporate email solution. Both devices are expected to begin shipping in key markets in July.
Singapore – Nokia, the world leader in mobility, unveiled two new stylish
email-optimised devices – the Nokia E71 and Nokia E66 at Nokia Connection 2008
in Singapore. The event also gave journalists, industry analysts and industry
partners from across the region a close look at its latest range of devices from
Nokia Eseries to Nokia Nseries and Xpress Music phones, enhancements, as well as
an array of services currently being offered in the market. This year’s theme is
Share More, Experience More and the event, which showcased Nokia services like
Navigation, Music, Games, Media Sharing, Video, Email and more, highlights
Nokia’s commitment to expanding its offer to include internet services in
addition to devices to bring complete experiences to consumers.
Slim, stylish Nokia E71 and Nokia E66 multimedia computers offer easy access to
range of email solutions, including Microsoft Exchange
Nokia introduced today the Nokia E71 and Nokia E66 – the latest email-optimized
devices from the Nokia Eseries product range. The sleek Nokia E71 with full
QWERTY keyboard and the stylish, slide-to-open Nokia E66 easily mobilize a broad
range of personal or professional messaging needs, including Microsoft Exchange,
the world’s most widely adopted corporate email solution. Both devices are
expected to begin shipping in key markets in July.
“The Nokia E71 and Nokia E66 were designed for people who lead a mobile
lifestyle and want quick and easy access to their personal and work email. With
both of these devices, we have responded to consumer feedback by making calendar
and contacts available at the touch of a button,” said Chris Carr, Vice
President, Sales, Southeast Asia and Pacific, Nokia. “Equally important, people
want well-crafted devices that are as beautiful to use as they are to behold.
Stainless steel was chosen as the core material for these devices, giving them
additional strength and a touch of class. Furthermore, the Nokia E71 and Nokia
E66 offer all the latest multimedia features that people desire.”
Easy, one-touch access to email
The Nokia E71 and Nokia E66 come fully equipped for easy-to-install and
easy-to-use professional and personal email. People who use Microsoft Exchange
at work can access their email using the Mail for Exchange mobile email client,
which comes pre-loaded with the Nokia E71 and Nokia E66. With these Nokia
Eseries devices, people can get reliable real-time access to their email,
calendar, contacts and tasks, as well as download attachments like Word, Excel,
Powerpoint or PDF files directly to their devices.
The Nokia E71 and Nokia E66 support email accounts from more than a thousand
internet service providers (ISPs) around the world, as well as Gmail, Yahoo!
mail and Hotmail. Additionally, the Nokia E71 and Nokia E66 support the Nokia
Intellisync Wireless Email solution as well as third party email solutions like
System Seven and Visto Mobile. Both devices come with the new switch mode that
allows people to easily switch between personal and work home screens.
“With mobile email penetration and access to wireless applications growing at a
rapid rate, Nokia is well positioned with its extensive lineup of market leading
handsets to address the needs of consumers, high-end users and mobile
professionals alike,” said Andrew Brown, Director, Wireless Enterprise
Strategies Global Wireless Practice, Strategy Analytics.
Sophisticated tool, premium design inside and out
With a stainless steel case, etched graphics and available in two colors – grey
steel or white steel – the Nokia E71 bears the hallmarks of Nokia quality and
craftsmanship. The cool metallic finish is complemented by the bright colour
display, which showcases the Nokia E71 device’s brilliantly simple user
interface. Designed for both one-handed and two-handed use, the Nokia E71 pays
special attention to ergonomics, as evidenced by its narrow shape and specially
The Nokia E66 offers a premium look and feel with its stainless steel accents
and smooth sliding design. Sharing the same key features as the Nokia E71,
including an enhanced calendar, contacts and customizable home screen modes, the
Nokia E66 offers unique additions, like an orientation sensor that automatically
optimizes itself for full screen viewing or silences the ringer when the device
is turned over. Available in grey steel or white steel version, the Nokia E66
leaves a lasting impression as a sophisticated business tool in a distinct
In addition to email and personal information management, the Nokia E71 and
Nokia E66 support the latest Ovi services including maps, music and media
sharing that power users expect from their device. This includes fast and
seamless browsing with HSDPA, wireless LAN and 3G connectivity, Assisted GPS
(A-GPS) and Nokia Maps for navigation, a music player with support for up to 8
GB expandable memory and a 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera.
Built for Businesses of all sizes
In addition to serving entrepreneurs and smaller businesses, the Nokia E71 and
Nokia E66 also come fully equipped with a robust suite of enterprise grade
features, including a built-in encryption functionality for both the device
memory and for the memory card. Both Nokia E71 and Nokia E66 also include
integrated mobile VPN support that gives mobile professionals access to their
company intranet, and device lock and wipe to protect corporate information.
Incorporating underlying technologies that allow IT departments to effectively
manage security settings, corporate applications, data and advanced voice
features, the Nokia E71 and Nokia E66 expand the range of Nokia Eseries devices
that support enterprise-specific deployment.
Accessorize with Style
Also announced today were a number of Nokia accessories that support the Nokia
E71 and Nokia E66. The Nokia Car Kit CK-100 and Nokia Display Car Kit CK-600
offer convenient handling, simplified installation and software updatability.
The Nokia Car Kit CK-100 features Nokia Talk voice guidance and a remote
control, while the Nokia Display Car Kit CK-600 features a removable color
display and a remote control with illuminated keys for active call management.
For increased mobility, Nokia also announced the sleek Nokia Bluetooth Headset
BH-212, as well as the Nokia Mobile Holder CR-106 and Nokia Mobile Holder CR-105
designed to complement the Nokia E71 and Nokia E66 respectively.
Mr Wong Soon Nam, Vice President, Consumer Marketing, SingTel, said: “Our
customers will enjoy a superior, cost-effective wireless email solution with
SingTel’s Broadband on Mobile and the new Nokia Eseries devices. These will give
them a competitive edge and the ability to effortlessly retrieve important
information on the move, making their office truly mobile.”
“The Nokia E71 and Nokia E66 carry the promise of the Nokia brand, which
revolves around quality, reliability and usability,” said Mr Golinelli,
Executive Vice President, Sales, Consumer Domestic Mobile Services, Telecom
Italia. “Our wide range of customers is interested in funtionality but also in
design and the Nokia E71 is the right and new concept for a new way of working.”
“With the growth of corporate mobility adoption, the users’ demands for new
solutions and devices get stronger. The new Nokia Eseries devices, Nokia E71 and
Nokia E66, attend to our consumers’ different profiles and needs, due to their
design and features, which fit both users’ daily work and leisure moments in
this connected society,” said Paulo Cesar Teixeira, VP, Operations, Vivo.