Mobile network 3 has announced that it'll soon be stocking the Nokia E72, "by popular demand". The operator claims that the decision was prompted by comments on its corporate blog.

A lady called Sylvia from 3's devices team posted: "I know we’re behind the curve on this one, but because of our late decision to range it we do need some time to configure it for our network. That’s not just making sure Skype and WLM work on it, but there’s lots of fundamental backend activity that needs to happen to make sure it works on our network in the right way. We’ll come back to you with pricing options closer to the time".

The Symbian handset offers a full QWERTY keyboard, a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, a 3.5mm headphone jack, maps functionality, 802.11g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0 and FM radio. It'll be available from May, and will come with unlimited access to Skype, Windows Live Messenger, Twitter and Facebook for free.