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Nokia N90

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1063 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the GPS navigation and camera. The design and responsiveness also get good views, whereas many are negative about the features and size.

screen, responsiveness, design, camera, GPS navigation

portability, value for money, size, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia N90 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Nokia E90 Communicator


Enter, the Big Daddy of all phones! The E90 may look like and perhaps feel like any other communicator, but is it really? The answer is a resounding NO! The previous models, although still quite popular in many arenas has nothing on this baby. With a...

The E90 is currently priced at an MRP of Rs. 40,499 and is available in 2 colors - Mocha and Red. However I’m afraid it doesn’t seem to be worth that high a price. Other than the few things that the E90 lacks this is however, still, the Big Daddy of...

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Nokia E90 Communicator


The Nokia E series has gained a reputation as a mean set of power smartphones for business users. Just take a look at the Nokia E61i and the Nokia E65 if you need proof. And now, you've got the granddaddy of them all--the mammoth Nokia E90...

The Nokia E90 Communicator is equipped with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS, and has a solid set of productivity and communication features for the business user. The Symbian smartphone also has a full QWERTY keyboard and 3.2-megapixel camera.

The Nokia E90 doesn't support U.S. 3G networks, and speakerphone volume is a bit weak. The handset is also heavy and bulky.

The Nokia E90 Communicator has a feature set as large as its size, satisfying the needs of the power business users. That said, we're disappointed by the lack of 3G.

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Nokia E90 Communicator PDA Phone


The Nokia E90 offers almost everything you could ever want in a PDA phone, except usability and a low price.

Built-in Wi-Fi and GPS ; Excellent e-mail options

Ugly, boxy design ; Keyboard is hard to use

With its full complement of business software and multimedia tools, the E90 is almost like a portable office. But even its significant capabilities can't overcome its unfriendly design and its steep price


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Nokia Nokia E90 Communicator


When you're shopping for a cell phone, what will $800 get you? For that amount, you can have a Nokia E90 Communicator, a boxy PDA phone with more features--including Wi-Fi support, built-in GPS, and a 3.2-megapixel camera--than you'll find in most...

Built-in Wi-Fi and GPS ; Excellent e-mail options

Ugly, boxy design ; Keyboard is hard to use

Built-in Wi-Fi can't compensate for a boxy design and a hard-to-use phone.

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Nokia E90 Communicator


Many moons ago, a laptop, a cell phone, and a cinder block got together for a hot three-way love fest. The product of this freaky, sweaty, and possibly illegal

Great for creating and editing text docs. Can be easily set up as a wireless modem. Integrated GPS means you'll probably never ask for directions again. Functions perfectly as a cell – the voice quality is on par with the iPhone. Reads PDFs. Robust...

Finding applications in the endlessly layered menu system is consistently confusing. Flat keypad makes typing often feel ambiguous. Screen is hard to see in direct sunlight. Pricey, ungainly, and, worst of all, fugly

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Nokia E90 review: Heavyweight champion


The Nokia E90 Communicator is the latest addition to the set of contemporary high-performance devices for executives. We had to wait three years since the last Nokia 9500 Communicator appeared. Our patience was duly rewarded at the...

Full-fledged keyboard ; Big and high-resolution display ; Integrated GPS ; Built-in maps and basic navigation without charge ; 128 MB memory ; 512 MB microSD in the standard package ; Integrated WLAN, HSDPA ; Quality e-mail client ; Office...

Size and weight ; Third party applications incompatible with the built-in GPS ; Charges for navigation capabilities ; Multitasking still not perfect ; Inadequate battery life ; No small-size charger like in the N95 ; No camera lens cover ; Wired...

Before the E90 appeared, communicators used to be a class on its own in the Nokia portfolio. They had their own UI, which brought forth a number of issues. Above all, every application had to be adapted to the uncommon S80 UI. Quite unaffordable and...

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Nokia N90 Phone


The Nokia N90's unusual design and powerful features--including a 2-megapixel camera--set it apart from most standard cell phones.

High-resolution camera Media player works well

Very expensive for a phone Handset is slightly bulky

Priced at $600 with a two-year T-Mobile service agreement (as of April 7, 2006), the N90 is a hefty investment. But factor in the great camera, the funky design, and the adequate media player, and you've got yourself a solid multimedia phone


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Nokia N90


Cell phones that double as cameras are the James Carville/Mary Matalin of the tech world, a mismatched marriage that seems to work. But thanks to poor ergonomics, plastic lenses, and low resolution chips, cell cams aren't good for much more than casual...

Good digital camera with 2MP resolution; rotating lens and screen; EDGE network and world compatible

Bulky; heavy; uneven video recording; non-standard headphone jack; hard to find; expensive

The N90 is clearly an evolutionary step in the merging of the cell phone and camera, rather than a destination.

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Nokia N90


The Nokia N90 features an unusual design and an impressive camera--but it also carries a hefty price tag.

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Nokia N90 Cell Phone (GSM, Bluetooth, 2MP, 31MB, RS-MMC)


Photograph: Chris Manners

High-resolution camera ; Media player works well

Very expensive for a phone ; Handset is slightly bulky

It's expensive for a phone, but the N90 could substitute for your digital camera and camcorder in a pinch.

Product Specifications

Twist and shoot. It's a pro-photo taker. A personal video-maker. Complete with Carl Zeiss Optics for crisp, bright images you can view, edit, print and share. Meet the Nokia N90.


Antenna Type:Internal


Standby Time (PB):288hours
Talk Time (PB):180minutes
Technology:Lithium ion




Band:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 900/1800/1900
Combined with:With digital camera / digital player
Integrated Components:Digital camera / Digital player
Phone Form Factor:Folder
Service Provider:Not specified
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth

Communicator Features

Operating System:Symbian OS 8.1a

Dimensions & Weight



Color Depth:18-bit (262000 Colors)
Diagonal Size:2.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.3cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:RS-MMC


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nokia

Messaging & Data Services

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes
Internet Browser: Yes

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:2Megapixel


Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes

Telephone Features

Voice Dialing: Yes
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