"At first sight Nokia E50 strongly reminds of the Sony J70, which was a popular phone some years ago. Its long and narrow shape is quite distinctive. Probably the fans of J70 would enjoy the new E50 too. There are two versions of the handset, one with camera and one without. Their model names are respectively E50-1 and E50-2. Nokia wisely decided to launch a mid-to-low class Symbian smartphone as this is a huge market hole for people who need the features of a smartphone but cannot afford the more expensive ones. What is more, E50 performs very well. "
"The first things that caught my attention was the high class material used, the bright display and the thin and ergonomic shape. Like the Nokia E60 the E50 is a very solid phone and has no gaps between parts. The battery cover is made of real metal! I agree with gsmarena when they say "the phone seems unbreakable".
Pros and key features - Price - Good display - Lightweight and thin - Solid, good construction - Good HTMl browser - 1.3 megapixel camera with QCIF video - Bluetooth, USB and Infrared - 70 MB internal memory - microSD memory card slot
"The user can connect to the Web & view Web sites in XHTML & HTML from the browser. The E50 comes with quad band technology which works on GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800 & GSM 1900 over five continents & will switch between bands. The phone comes with Edge which provides a fast & effective data connectivity for the user. The user can connect to compatible devices using Bluetooth™ wireless technology, infra red connection or by using a USB cable connection. The user can connect using Bluetooth™, infra red & USB connection all at the same time."
"The joystick is nicely located between the system buttons and it’s enclosed so that you can not make a mistake while using it. The surrounding area lights up when the backlight of the keypad in on, the color of which is blue. The backlight is weak and you can hardly see the numbers in the dark, while the letters are almost impossible to read, unlike the display. It is bright enough and well-lit thanks to the light sensor and it’s clearly seen even in bright sun light. The display is a 2-inch one with a resolution of 240x320 pixels and can reproduce up to 262k colors, which are not very saturated. The pixels are small and pictures viewed on the screen look precise and detailed, but the contrast could’ve been stronger."
" The combination of a bright high-resolution screen and a solid casing and keypad made for comfortable message typing and reading. The messaging management of the E50 is top-notch, and with 70 MB of internal memory there's room for plenty of messages. Sadly, support for advanced business e-mail is quite limited out-of-box, but at least a USB cable is bundled. The E50 also features a durable, user-friendly five-way joystick."
Solid keypad and joystick; compact form factor; excellent screen; powerful browser; great battery life
Lacks 3G capabilities; a minimum of productivity and advanced e-mail capabilities; mediocre multimedia features
"The Nokia E50 is not a phone apparently.According to Nokia's website it's a "business device". It's been designed as a kind of mobile office, but it's not a huge clunky device like the 9500 Communicator -it looks like a mobile phone! In fact, for a SmartPhone it's pretty light and slim."