The Nokia E90 Communicator was unveiled at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona in February 2007. It was welcomed with open arms by long-time Communicator devotees who had been longing for Nokia to deliver a new version of its most famous enterprise device platform.
For the first time since the Communicator series’ original launch in 1996, new flagship features such as HSDPA, Wi-Fi, and GPS were included on the device. Notably it also marked the end of the Series 80 user interface as the E90 used Nokia’s S60 platform. This brought the E90 into line with the other enterprise devices in Nokia portfolio.
The E90 had questionable success. Many long-time Communicator users had migrated to the Nokia E61
but some were tempted back by the full-width browsing and other advanced features. The E90 also suffered from the fact that market was more crowded than ever with many wide screen qwerty devices being offered by numerous phone makers.