Nokia gets brace of new BlackBerry baiters

In these post iPhone 3G times mobile phone makers are stuck between a rock and a touchscreen. Do they ignore the iPhone? Or ape it in hope of catching

In these post iPhone 3G times mobile phone makers are stuck between a rock and a touchscreen. Do they ignore the iPhone? Or ape it in hope of catching some plaudits from the remaining unconverted? Nokia's gone for a bit of both.

While we await the arrival of its touchscreen Tube, the Finns have taken the pinstripe covers off a couple of portable email experts – the QWERTY-packing E71 (left) and sliding E66 (right).

On the surface, two very different blowers, but underneath the hoods they both carve similar furrows. Each comes rocking HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS with Nokia Maps and a 3.2 megapixel camera. When the time comes to wave goodbye to the boardroom you'll also have two easily customisable home screens – one for work and one for the weekend.

But these are E series phones and we all know what E stands for, don't we? Email, of course. Both come ready and waiting to sync with your Microsoft Exchange server, as well as support for Gmail, Hotmail and over a thousand ISPs around the world.

Expect to see both striding purposefully into shops in July.

Essentials

Nokia E71, E66

Price: from £free on contract

On sale: July

Contact: Nokia