In the midst of the iPhone-ripoff carnage that is Mobile World Congress 2009, Nokia seems to have kept its head and focused on its strengths. Instead of a barrage of touchscreen phones, this year's Nokia line-up goes back to what Nokia does best -- well designed, easy to use, attractive phones.
First up is the Nokia E55, a stunningly slim candybar phone that features a two-letter-per-key keypad: a first for Nokia. In addition to the compact keypad, the E55 packs HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS and a new and improved email client that has us very excited indeed.
If you own an E-series phone right now, you'll know the email client doesn't support Exchange folders -- the E55 changes all that. So now you have access to your sent emails, for example, which is very useful indeed. You can also access your personal emails very easily too, with just a few clicks.
In addition to being attractive and packing in tonnes of features, the E55 also has fantastic battery life, lasting for up to 28 days on standby and offering six hours talk time. If you feel you prefer a full Qwerty keypad though, never fear -- Nokia has also announced the E75, which comes with similar features to the E55 and a Qwerty keypad. Click through for more hands-on pictures of the E55, E75 and more from Nokia's 2009 lineup.