According to the latest Walmart weekly circular, the worldâ€™s largest retailer along with the Straight Talk service will launch the successor to the Nokia E72 in the Nokia E5 for $199.99 this Sunday, which is intended to replace the E71-2 in the current Straight Talk smartphone lineup. Update: First live image of E5 in stock at Walmart.
The E5 features Symbian S60 Feature Pack 2 and makes a few compromises in build and finish in order to keep costs down, such as the omission of a front facing camera, cheaper LCD and plastic bodyshell compared to the stainless steel body and higher quality of the LCD of the E71-2.
Improvements over the E71 include more internal memory, a 5.0 megapixel camera with VGA resolution video capture and flash as well as the addition of a 3.5mm headphone jack. The Straight Talk website has also been updated with a full portal dedicated to the E5 with tutorials and specifications available for customers interested in learning more about the phone before making a purchase.
Update:Â The first live image of the StraightTalk Nokia E5 package has surfaced, with select Walmart locations making them available for purchase ahead of the official launch tomorrow.