Nokia E90 Communicator launch this week, entirely new type of mobile next year

In addition to the launch of Nokia N77 phone/mobile TV station, Nokia E90 communicator is being launched in Finland this week as well.

According to the interview given to E24.se news portal by Antti Vasara, General Manager of Mobile Devices Business Unit, Nokia E90 will start shipping in small quantities first in Finland, then Indonesia and will eventually reach Sweden this August.

When the rest of us will see this powerhouse of a cellphone is still not clear, since, according to Mr. Vasara, Nokia E90 Communicator is a pretty complicated piece of equipment and hard to produce in large quantities at first.

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Other interesting bits of information that Mr. Vasara revealed in the interview were:

  • Nokia is not too enthusiastic about touchscreens, since all their tests had shown that users prefer keyboard and joystick for an input device. But they are ready for touchscreens if they see the demand
  • consumers don’t like to learn using new shapes/form factors on mobile phones. That’s why Nokia E70 isn’t selling well
  • but Nokia will be launching entirely new type of mobile next year

Looks like Nokia is taking a wait and see approach with the iPhone and LG Prada touchscreen phones and will have an answer if the sales of these handsets take off.

Can’t wait to see what this Nokia’s “entirely new type of mobile phone” will be.

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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