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Nokia E51: Business doesn't have to be ugly

Nokia might want you to notice phones such as the N95 and N82, but if you're not a feature freak you'll like what the Nokia E51 has to offer

It's evident that Nokia wants to push the rootin'-tootin' N series as much as possible. But we don't think that's the only range it should be making a massive noise about, because although the E series is aimed at boring old business people, we think it's also got tonnes to offer people who don't give a monkey's about spreadsheets.

In particular, we're looking forward to getting our hands on the Nokia E51, a phone that combines sleek styling with Wi-Fi, HSDPA (3.5G) and dedicated keys for quick access to your calendar, messages and contacts.

While it might not sound like the hottest phone out there -- it only features a 2-megapixel camera -- we're still excited about it. Why, you cry? Well, it looks very sexy and it's very easy to use. The E51's keys are well laid out and easy to press, and it's light and thin but strong at the same time.

No, there's no pre-installed video of Spiderman 3 or a 5-megapixel camera with optical zoom and auto-focus. But if you're not looking for a multimedia camera phone, we can't recommend enough that you have a look at the Nokia E51, a phone we see appealing to all kinds of peeps.

The Nokia E51 will be available some time this month. Expect a full review soon. -Andrew Lim

Update: A full review of the Nokia E51 is now live.