E72 NAM – Gets FCC Approval!
That’s right fans!
Nokia E72-2 the NAM version that’ll replace the incredible E71-2 has received FCC testing approval A+.
You better BELIEVE I’m upgrading to this device! This device is going to go Toe-to-Toe against BlackBerry’s 8520 Curve & the upcoming Onyx. More of that when both ship, lets check what Nokia is bringing with this E72.
This E72 will come with the following:
S60 3.2 – you can almost TASTE the transitions.
Optical TrackPad+D-Pad (Yes D-Pad & Optical scrolling) – oh the power of touchscreen WITHOUT the need of touchscreen makes efficient & fast navigation in Menus, Browsing, Documents and oh did I mention Nokia Maps TOO?!?? I hope so.
The 600Mhz ARM11 cpu – we all knew thus BUT not the specific cpu. [Nokia E72, 5530XM & N86/N86-2 (434Mhz), 5630XM & Meizu MiniONE 8/16GB (667Mhz) all use this cpu]
The instruction set is ARMv6 while the core is ARM11
ARM lists the features of the 136JF-S
* Powerful ARMv6 instruction set architecture
* ARM Thumb instruction set reduces memory bandwidth and size requirements by up to 35%
* ARM Jazelle technology for efficient embedded Java execution
* ARM DSP extensions
* SIMD (Single Instruction Multiple Data) media processing extensions deliver up to 2x performance for video processing
* Energy-saving power-down modes
* Reduce static leakage currents when processor is not in use
* CoreSight™ technology
o A framework for complete system debug and trace
o Consists of the CoreSight ETM11 embedded trace macrocell and many other CoreSight components
* High performance integer processor
* 8-stage integer pipeline delivers high clock frequency
* Separate load-store and arithmetic pipelines
* Branch Prediction and Return Stack
* Up to 660 Dhrystone 2.1 MIPS in 0.13µ process
* High performance memory system
* Supports 4-64k cache sizes
* Optional tightly coupled memories with DMA for multi-media applications
* Multi-ported AMBA 2.0 AHB bus interface speeds instruction and data access
* ARMv6 memory system architecture accelerates OS context-switch
* Vectored interrupt interface and low-interrupt-latency mode speeds interrupt response and real-time performance
* Optional Vector Floating Point coprocessor (ARM1136JF-S)
* Powerful acceleration for embedded 3D-graphics
* ARM-EDA Reference Methodology deliverables significantly reduce the time to generate a specific technology implementation of the core and to generate industry standard views and models
Everybody states that Nokia is using OLD obsolete technologies … sure this cpu is old – released in 2002; but its NOT obsolete.
^ That chip was superseded by ARM1176JZ-S in September 2006.
No ARM1136JF-S is listed on that page as obsolete – no ARM1136J series at all – of this time of posting.
I’m looking to much stronger signal strength in the most fortified business elevators [steel doors and walls lined with mirror, granite, and thick hardwood] – although in Toronto my E71 (ALL 3 I’ve owned) have never failed me in the banking towers!
The expected substantial increase in navigational speed in Browser, Menu’s, Maps, etc will be most welcome. I’m hoping to see more important improvements in the text input prediction engine and in more powerful applications from programmers using Qt. We’ll all get to do just MORE powerful work on this new E72 than we currently do on the E71. You can BET that Nokia has a lot planned for this device as part of their Nokia for Business push on Unified Communications.
I thought the E71 brought power & prefessional design to this targeted market of mobile email & data consuming, data contributing users. However, this E72 exudes just pure class. I think of the Audi A4/A6/R8 and new Jaguar XJ in this design but still carries the performance that you get in BMW’s M-Series lineup [M3, Z3, M6].
Lets just hope Nokia brings the bun with the butter! More marketing, carrier deals OUTSIDE of Europe/Asia, and sales will need to be done by Nokia. Push this properly – and partner with MORE companies and this will go far.
Nokia Europes site has this posted as coming soon.
I just checked out a few improvements the E72 will have over the E71 straight out of the box.
* 4GB MicroSD card shipped (of course not all regions).
* Number screening for messaging and calls
* Contacts with images
* Conference calling with up to 6 participants
* Push to talk
* SIP VoIP 3.0
* Voice call continuity (VoIP cell/WLAN handover)
Messaging – months ago I told you about Unified Messaging; well its here!
* SMS with support for up to 10 concatenated SMS (long messages)
* Speed dialling for SMS sending
* List of recently used numbers
* Multiple SMS deletion
* Undo function for SMS deletion
* Number screening for messaging
* Distribution lists for messaging
* Instant Messaging:
– Windows (MSN) Live
– OMA IM
– Ovi Contacts
Personal information management (PIM): contacts, clock, calendar etc.
* Storage of up to 1000 contacts (depending on available memory)
* Contacts 2.0 for Eseries, contacts with images
* Company name search
* Remote company directory lookup
* Create and receive meeting requests
* Support for contact groups – this is here on E71 but Ovi online screws up the sync.
* Closed user group support
* Fixed Dialling Number support
* Clock: analog and digital
* Countdown timer with intervals
* Alarm clock with ring tones
* Calculator with advanced functions
* Create and accept meeting requests
* Converter II
* Active Notes
* To-do list
* PIM information viewable during call – I smell fried BB’s here if done proper!
GPS and navigation
* Integrated A-GPS with compass – perfect! Without this Maps 3.0 is useless.
* Nokia Maps 3.0
* Supported protocols: IMAP4 (with idle), Nokia Messaging, Microsoft ActiveSync, POP3, SMTP
* Support for Nokia Messaging service
* Support for Mail for Exchange
* Support for Lotus Notes Traveller
Software platform and user interface
* S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2 (S60 3.2.3)
* Symbian OS version 9.3
* FOTA (Firmware update Over The Air) – I loved this on my former N85
* Java™ MIDP 2.0, CLDC 1.1, 3D API, PIM API, File access API
* Flash Lite 3.0
* Instant Messaging:
– Windows (MSN) Live
– OMA IM
– Ovi Contacts
* Nokia Mini Map browser :
* MOT Dictionary
* PDF Viewer
* ZIP Manager
* Quick Office viewers and editors
* World Traveler
* Font Magnifier
* Psiloc Wireless Presenter
* Bloomberg – Now Nokia is getting insight to what moves business users.
* Vlingo (in selected country variants)
* Nokia Calendar
* Nokia Email 2.0 – About Time.
* Nokia Office Tools – what is THIS?!
* Nokia PC Suite
* Nokia Ovi Suite
* Adding more applications: IAD (independent application delivery) supported
Personalisation: profiles, themes, ring tones
* Home screen modes: Business and personal – Returns YES!!
In my next post – if I don’t get to exited – I’ll revisit one of my previous wishes/posts and forum posts on the matter of marketing and how partnerships can help Nokia evolve out of simple hardware and software markets and into the supplier/cult movement chain.