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Work on a budget

For those looking to stay connected to work on the go, here are a few business handsets that are reasonably priced.

tech reviews Updated: Jul 20, 2010 14:09 IST
Shayne Rana

For those looking to stay connected to work on the go, here are a few business handsets that are reasonably priced.

Nokia E52 — Rs. 10,800
If you find alphanumeric keypads easier to use, the E52 is a good option. Its offers all the features of a high-end E-Series device including GPS connectivity for navigation and DLNA support via Wi-Fi.

The 600 MHz processor is speedy, and configuring emails is easy with Nokia’s ‘Email setup’ process. The E52 is also capable of social networking, and features a 2.4-inch TFT LCD display, 3G, EDGE/ GPRS, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth with A2DP, USB 2.0 (micro) and a 3.2-megapixel camera.

Samsung Omnia Pro B7320 — Rs 10,400
The B7320 is a Windows Mobile Device. It provides users with an array of business features, right from Push Email, access to Microsoft exchange, multiple POP and IMAP account support and a QWERTY keypad.

Pocket Office allows you to create, edit and view document files, and there’s a PDF reader too. The camera includes features such as Geotagging and face and smile detection. Qualcomm’s 528 MHz processor keeps things smooth.

Other features include a 2.4-inch TFT LCD display, 3G, EDGE/ GPRS, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth with A2DP, USB 2.0, 3-megapixel (autofocus) camera and MicroSD card support up to 16 GB.

Nokia E63 — Rs 8,523
The E63 incorporates a design similar to the E71, and has the same feature set with a few exceptions. Applications include QuickOffice, which allows users to read and edit MS office documents, a PDF reader and Zip file manager.

Setting up email accounts for Push and standard POP and IMAP is simple. There’s also a 2.3-inch TFT LCD display, 3G, EDGE/ GPRS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth with A2DP, USB 2.0 (micro), 2 megapixel (fixed focus) camera and MicroSD card support.

LG GW 550 — Rs 11,800
The GW550 is a WinMob 6.5 (standard) device. The GW550 offers quite a bit of business functionality including email support (Exchange, POP, IMAP) and Active Sync support. LG has also enhanced the handset’s speaker phone by incorporating stereo speakers.

Other features include a 2.4-inch TFT LCD display, 3G, EDGE/ GPRS, Wi-Fi, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth with A2DP, USB 2.0 (micro), a 3-megapixel camera and MicroSD card support up to 16 GB.

BlackBerry Curve 8520 — Rs 12,850
The 8520 is the cheapest Blackberry device with a QWERTY keypad. It offers users access to secure email and social networking. Its 512 MHz processor is fast, and the device is equipped with an optical trackpad. A document viewer, too, is preloaded.

Other features include a 2.4-inch TFT LCD display, EDGE/ GPRS, Bluetooth with A2DP, USB 2.0, 2-megapixel camera and MicroSD card support up to 32 GB.

All rates quoted are the market operating prices.