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BenQ E72 budget Windows Mobile smartphone

A business-savvy handset with mass-market appeal?

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Wi-Fi status is displayed on a Comms Manager line, and you can click on this to search and connect to Wi-Fi, switch on Bluetooth, engage flight mode and so on. Below this, a further row of on-screen buttons allows you to pull up your schedule, tasks or programs. The latter option brings up a more extensive carousel of application icons in the centre of the display, which, again, you can click on to open.

It’s all tidily arranged, the icons busy and functional without appearing cluttered. This more visually enticing home screen set-up can fast-track you to many of your key applications without having to negotiate WM's menu system.

BenQ E72 mobile phone

Large, well-spaced numberpad with a responsive navpad

In addition, a dedicated messaging button on the side of the phone can take you straight to a new message-writing screen, which you can set up for MMS, SMS or email. There are no dedicated camera buttons – the E72 makes do with a basic two-megapixel shooter for imaging – but there is a button for the voice recorder and voice command options.

You can delve into the full range of features by tapping the Windows Mobile standard Start soft-menu key and negotiating the regular Windows-look menus. Click on icons and you get the austere Windows Mobile list formula to select from sub menus.

Within the BT Fusion set-up, the E72’s Wi-Fi set up enables you to connect to make phone calls or get online within range of a suitable BT Fusion broadband hub. The Wi-Fi works well elsewhere too, and it’s easy to search for and connect to new hotspots. Mobile Internet Explorer is included which, while not the best around, does the job. You can subscribe to RSS feeds, with a shortcut to these among the home screen options.

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