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Good: Screen, keyboard, potential huge functionality
Bad: It's just too slow
Comment: I have given up on the E90 after about 5 months - and with 13 months to run on the contract. It would be wonderful if it worked, but it doesn't work well enough. Collecting exchange email is absurdly slow, takes minutes just to check. GPS takes up to half an hour to lock onto satellites. Firmware updater software is hopeless, and even after battling through to install updates they don't really do much to improve things.
If this phone worked instantly, responded to key presses immediately (instead of taking seconds to even register that the key has been pressed), worked smoothly with email and just generally didn't keep you hanging round for far too long, it would be the perfect phone for me, the one I hoped it would be and the one I signed up to this stupid contract to be able to get.
Instead it's a real disappointment, an expensive mistake. It might impress in the reviewer's lab but in the real world it's an encumberance.
Now I have a Blackberry and am wondering, when it comes to email, if they can do it why can't Nokia?
Good: a swiss army knife of a phone
Bad: it weighs so much that it is damaging the pocket in my suit
Comment: I'm a veteran of Psions and Nokia Communicators - and this is the best one yet. Not as elegant as the 9300i, but far quicker, more reliable and packed with just about every feature you could imagine. The build quality is superb - and that is not something you could say about all its predecessors. On the downside - the GPS is a bit slow to lock on to satellites and (a perpetual issue with Communicators) the Office suite has rather limited functionality, even when you have paid-up over the website to upgrade it. Overall, however, it's great fun and good value - as long, that is, as you don't mind the large bulge it makes in your pocket.
Good: You can use it like a lagtop but it is also a very good phone!
Comment: It can replace your lagtop when travelling but it still a very good telephone. It is heavy and strong and you feel you can trust it!
Good: Beautifully made. Faster processor than other e and N series phones.
Bad: A tad weighty. Easy to press wrong key when using front keypad.
Comment: I've waited a long time for this phone (from O2). While waiting I've tried (and rejected) the O2 Orbit, Nokia N95 & E65 and Sony Ericsson P1. The E90, like all Nokia's, is wonderfully simple to use. I haven't bothered to even open the user manual. The phone itself is well made - I dislike phones that feel cheap and plasticky. The speed of operation is a significant improvement over the both the E65 and N95 and the screen(s) are excellent. Yes, it's bigger and heavier than most, but I'm old enough to have used many phones that were far larger. In many ways I like the "heft" of the E90. Most of the newer phones have to be held with your fingertips, the E90 needs your whole hand! There's no fragile pointing device to break or lose and no need to cover the screen with fingerprints. I love it.
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