If you are following me on Twitter, @NokiaMobileBlog, you probably know that I got a surprise box from my friends at Nokia WomWorld. Initially, they didn’t want to tell me what was on the 18pound box coming in the mail, even more mysteriously, I was supposed to crack some code to open the box.
The surprise box arrived today, and, I got a really nice surprise! A gigantic crystal case, locked with a big metal lock and a Nokia E72 being held gracefully in someone’s hand. Fortunately for me, the hinges of the box were broken, I could get the E72 straight away out of the box. Enjoy the pics from the unboxing below; and, some very early first impressions on the bottom.
I definitively was not expecting a Nokia E72, but it came in the right time since the E72 NAM just hit the market. The Nokia E72 is the successor from the extremely popular Nokia E71. At first sight, the Nokia E72 feels just as solid as the E71, a bit thicker but its probably just a mm. The E72 has slightly rubberized keys which makes texting much easier than with the slippery keys from the E71, I have proven before that rubberized keys are more effective: like on the E63 and E71x. The keys are arranged a bit different on the E72, we’ll see later if they are indeed better placed.
The Optical NaviKey, a strong point in the E72, is still a mixed bag of negative and positive opinions.
The camera is still untested, a 5 Megapixel Camera with Auto-Focus and Flash, no Carl-Zeiss Lens though. The E72 feels good so far, I have had it for just a couple of hours and wanted to share the unboxing as quick as possible, so no deep insight for the moment! Stay tuned for the full Nokia E72 review here at NMB!