Nokia E72 mobile phone

The E72 might look virtually identical to the previous E71 but that didn't stop us getting down and dirty with the new handset in New York so you could see the differences up close.

For those paying attention, the new phone updates the camera on the back from 3 megapixels to five, sees a change to the layout of the QWERTY keyboard ever so slightly, and introduces an optical navigation key for trackpad like control through the menus.

Nokia is also boasting faster internet up- and downlink speeds, A-GPS and compass with integrated Nokia Maps, active noise cancellation, and a torch function that can be activated with a press of the spacebar key.

Nokia says the E72 will start shipping late in the third quarter of 2009.