Nokia E90 Communicator

Nokia E90 Communicator is a 3G smartphone developed by Nokia. It is the latest model in the Communicator series, which was launched in 1996 with the bulky 9000 Communicator. The E90 was announced in 2007 with the first unit being sold at auction in Indonesia on May 17, 2007, for a staggering $5,000 US.

The E90 is a fifth generation Nokia Communicator. Unlike its predecessors, it operates on the Series 60 v3 platform of Symbian OS–previous versions were based on GEOS or Series 80. The E90 is also the first Communicator to have UMTS/HSDPA connectivity and integrated GPS. Embedded systems include OSGi and Eclipse RCP.

Shortly after launch, user feedback reviews highlighted a defect in the E90’s microphone. Nokia initially denied the defect, but late acknowledged it in its Q3 earnings report released in October 2007. Nokia Europe said at the time that the defect had been fully resolved.

The E90’s firmware version, released in October 2007, added support for A-GPS and improved GPS performance.

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