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E72 NAM – Gets FCC Approval!

July 16, 2009

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.
600Mhz ARM11*
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]

PDAdb.net confirms the model

The instruction set is ARMv6 while the core is ARM11

ARMs technical data on the cpu.

ARM 1136JF-S RISC Microprocessor Architecture

ARM 1136JF-S RISC Microprocessor Architecture

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

E72 in all Glory

E72 in all Glory

Everybody states that Nokia is using OLD obsolete technologies … sure this cpu is old – released in 2002; but its NOT obsolete.

HTC in the Verizon OZONE – a competitor to the E71/E72 is using a Qualcomm MSM7625 chip utilitizing ARM1136EJ-S which IS 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.

E72 in the Hand is worth 5 Million in the Bank.

E72 in the Hand is worth 5 Million in the Bank.

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].

Class man Pure class.

Class man Pure class.

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).
Call features

Call features
* 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)
– 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
– Presence
– 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
* Reminders
* 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

– Ovi Contacts
* Nokia Mini Map browser :
JavaScript 1.3 and 1.5 support
* 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.

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  1. July 17, 2009 at 8:52 PM

    hi ,

    you got a nice blog and some interesting observations you have made.

    keep the posts coming !


    • prom1
      July 18, 2009 at 12:53 AM

      Thank you very much!

      You’re site is not too bad either!! I’ll pop into your site from time to time as well. Hopefully we can inspire one another.


  2. July 17, 2009 at 8:53 PM

    And i never knew all these phones used the same CPU. so its the responsibility of the handset makers to fine tune the OS properly


    • prom1
      July 18, 2009 at 12:59 AM

      Indeed it is. You can have the BEST hardware and yet not have the performance sheer specs would lead us to gaurantee but underperform without proper OS and software to drive it. An RX-7 (1994) has a 255Bhp engine at max RPM and only 211lbs-ft of Torque but put out performance numbers like the 1st generation Corvette ZR-1 (engine by Lotus). But neither is useful without the driver – and a good one at that – or the proper tires.


  3. July 19, 2009 at 3:59 PM

    That’s one hot phone 🙂
    BTW, what is that little flash light icon on the space key (in the keypad)? does it turn the camera flash on to use is as a torch?


    • prom1
      July 24, 2009 at 11:28 PM

      The flash lite icon on the space key allows the “torch” function of the devices LED. You can use i like a “flash lite/torch” or for Morse Code.


  4. thetymeis
    August 28, 2009 at 2:15 PM

    hey Prom1, I, just like you, want to get an e72.

    Have you noticed those fishy websites promising to deliver a genuine e72 sooner and cheaper than Nokia? I have been waiting for the e72 for months and am wondering if you have one yet.


    • prom1
      August 29, 2009 at 11:27 AM

      I haven’t really placed an order for the E72 just yet – I’m considering it from WOM World (Nokia 2wk testing). At this stage I’m unsure if I’ll get the iPhone 3GS to see what all the hype is about or the N97.


  5. thetymeis
    August 28, 2009 at 2:19 PM

    here’s an example site:


    I made this a separate post just in case you didn’t want free advertising (esp. if it’s a scam) on your site.

    Do let me know what you think. 🙂


    • prom1
      August 29, 2009 at 11:30 AM

      Thanks for the consideration of the link, however if its direct to PDF with a strange linnke like tiny.cc or tiny.xxx (xxx being whatever) then I’ll never consider it legit. never. Everyone considering any online purchase should do a “who is” lookup and thoroughly consider contact information.


      • thetymeis
        September 6, 2009 at 10:52 PM

        You’re welcome! I really appreciate your comments. I, too, am considering other phones such as the N97, N97 mini, or N900 in addition to the E72. So I’d be curious to see what you decide. I’ll let you know what I decide as well when the time comes. While I am leaning towards the link being a scam with heavy skepticism, I would encourage you not to summarily dismiss the site I posted–only because I did the prefix tiny.cc part myself in case there was some auto-ban script. Good day.


  6. May 22, 2010 at 5:27 PM

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    I’ve been around for quite a lot of time, but finally decided to show my appreciation of your work!

    Thumbs up, and keep it going!

    Christian, iwspo.net


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