Newsfactor.com took a look at Nokia’s newest smartphone, the 9300. Overall they were pretty impressed with the devices large feature set and its ability to work with not only your standard push email systems, but with the device’s “full support for the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and BlackBerry Internet Service”.
The Nokia 9300 is powered by the Symbian 7.0 operating system, and should sport a 80MB internal memory that is upgradable via Multimedia card slot to 2GB. What also makes the Nokia 9300 more attractive then some of its competitors is its dueling form factor. You can have the device closed and it acts as a regular phone. Flip the device open and you reveal a larger 200×640 pixel 65k color screen, and a full QWERTY keyboard.
Newsfactor also noted that the 9300 also offers the ability to beam a Powerpoint presentation to a Bluetooth ready projector.
Unfortunately, Newsfactor felt as though the 9300′s keyboard didn’t offer as much “tactile feedback” as some of its competitors, such as the Blackberries and Treos. Apparently, the device lacks WiFi which will be featured in a later version, the 9500. Fortunately, the Nokia 9300 should be carried by Cingular and thus providing access to their high speed EDGE network, hopefully elimnating the need for WiFi.
The Nokia 9300 is expected sometime in November and should carry a price tag of around $300 if you sign into a 2 year contract.
Also don’t forget to check out some of the 9300′s accessories at Nokia. Such as the Bluetooth projector, car kit, and GPS module.
Final score by Newsfactor: 4/5
Other notable reviews: The Register’s Long Term Test