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Nokia E66 smartphone

Better connected than a Kolkata call centre

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The built-in AGPS system works very well and comes with European Nokia maps on the supplied 2GB microSD card. It found a signal easily enough and plotted routes exactly as you'd expect, so we had no complaints there. You can save map pages as screen shots and view them in 3D. While the screen may be a bit on the teensy side for use as a sat-nav while driving, voice guidance is available for £7 a month and as a walk-around guide, it was pretty much excellent.

The E66 more than doubles the E65's onboard memory to 110MB and you can add up to 8GB with a hot-swappable microSD card - you had to remove the battery on the E65. QuickOffice4 allows you to read and create Word, Excel and PowerPoint docs, plus Adobe Reader lets you view PDFs.

Nokia E66 smartphone

Connectivity-wise it's got everything you need

There's also a fairly efficient (in small doses) text scanner, a barcode reader, a wireless keyboard connector and a voice recorder with its own dedicated button on the side. And as a Symbian phone of course there are plenty of options for downloading additional applications. Battery life has almost doubled on the E65, promising up to seven hours talktime and 14 days standby. Certainly, we found it held up well with a good three days of moderate use before we had to plug it in.

Verdict

The Nokia E66 is as fine an example of a business phone as you'll come across. It offers a full range of connection options, plus push email and fast web browsing in an extremely stylish package that also throws in a 16million colour screen, 3.2 megapixel camera and AGPS. The only thing it's missing is the QWERTY keyboard offered by its E71 cousin.

Remote control for virtualized desktops

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Nokia E66 smartphone

Everything you need in a business phone, except possibly a QWERTY keyboard
Price: Contract only: from free to £350 RRP

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