Details and photos of the upcoming Nokia E63 have leaked, suggesting that the handset is a more basic, entry-level version of the E71 smartphone. According to the new information, which is yet to be confirmed, the E63 will come in three versions, all GSM with UMTS HSPDA, a 240 x 320 display, full QWERTY keyboard, WiFi and Bluetooth. Running Symbian v9.1 S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1, the E63 is thicker than the E71 and has an all-plastic body with only minimal metal highlights. Two of the three versions will have a 2-megapixel camera, although none have a front-facing camera.
Mobile productivity fanatics are having a good Fall 2006- along with the Motorola Q and the Treo 680, Nokia has also jumped into the game with a smartphone meant to reach more than just the average business consumer. As first reported by SlashGear on September 12th , and regardless of their hopes, the Nokia E62 is another productivity-driven smartphone that is most suitable for business people on the go. Released on September 29th and available exclusively through Cingular Wireless, the E62 is the U.S. version of the E61, which has been available in Europe since earlier this year. Nokia designed the E62 as an attempt to bridge the gap between corporate users and everyday people, and priced it at an affordable $199 with a 2-year contract, and even as low as $150 with a mail-in rebate from Cingular.
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New, Cingular exclusive comes with broad messaging capabilities, outstanding browsing experience, superb voice quality
CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA, US - Cingular Wireless and Nokia today introduced the Nokia E62 device, a robust, sleek device built specifically for wireless email whose attractive price promises to take superior mobile email access beyond the executive suite and into the hands of the everyday wireless user.
The Nokia E62 device will be available exclusively from Cingular in the U.S. for as low as $149.99. Measuring barely half an inch thick, it features a full QWERTY keyboard with large backlit keys for easy typing, and a sizeable, high-resolution 16 million color screen measuring 320 x 240 pixels. Whether they're business people or consumers, Nokia E62 device users will have a variety of popular secure email platforms from which to choose. These include Good Mobile Messaging, Cingular Xpress Mail, BlackBerry Connect, Mail for Exchange (direct push corporate email from Microsoft Exchange), the Nokia push solution via Intellisync Mobile Suite from Nokia, and standard clients such as POP3, IMAP and SMTP. In addition, the device includes a pre-loaded instant messaging application.
This month along with Nokia N91, Nokia E61: Blackberry Killer is also making its appearance. Nokia E61 (more affectionately called as ) "The Nokiaberry" is first smartphone in competence with RIM's BlackBerry line and the Motorola Q. This smartphone is 117 x 70 x 14 mm in dimension and weigh only 144 grams. It sports a QVGA screen with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and 16M colour depth adding more dimension to vision. It supports for basic email via POP3, IMAP4 and SMTP. With its broad range of connectivity, the Nokia E61 feature screen is fitted with tri-band GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz and WCDMA 2100 Mhz, supporting Wi-Fi 802.11b, Bluetooth 1.2 with support for up to 6 concurrent connections, Infrared and USB 2.0. A 75MB of internal memory is provided with miniSD card slot for expanding its non-volatile memory.E61 is all equipped with light sensors and not to forget, the QWERTY thumbboard. The estimated price for the device is $499.99.
Nokia's first two Symbian "Anna" handsets, running the updated version of the Symbian OS, are now shipping. The Nokia E6 and Nokia X7, announced in April, will each get the new, faster browser, a native portrait-orientation QWERTY keyboard, and a boosted version of Ovi Maps with public transport routes among other tweaks. Meanwhile, the Nokia N8, E7, C7 and C6 will get an Anna update "in the coming months."
Nokia introduced the E61i and E65 earlier this year at 3GSM. As of today, both phones are available in the United States. Nokia is selling the phone without carrier at this moment, so you will be able to get the unlock version on Nokia’s website. Both phones is powered by Symbian OS 9.1 and sports 2-MP cameras, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. E65 is a slider phone and the E61i features full QWERTY keyboard.
Thank goodness for the cellphone-addicts at Mobile-Review; it it wasn't for them, we wouldn't have the pleasure of blurry pre-announcement phones to make us think twice about that upgrade that an hour ago seemed inevitable. Latest to slip out is what looks like the Nokia E62i - upgrade, obviously, to the E62 - complete with redesigned control-pad and extra buttons, a rear-mounted camera and, perhaps, a little less bulk around the belly. It's a cruel smartphone world out there, with models like the Samsung BlackJack making it seem like you have to be slim to be sexy.
Making certain you understand that your Lumia-branded Windows Phone 8.1 device is powerful enough to do most anything you want, Nokia this week has put out Video Tuner. This is an app that works exclusively with Windows Phone 8.1 Nokia Lumia devices to edit video in a wide variety of ways.
Nokia has teased a new QWERTY device, using the company's current primary-color scheme, though the phone seems unlikely to be the much-anticipated keyboard-equipped Lumia Windows Phone. Only a tiny glimpse of the handset - which will be officially revealed on Wednesday - has been shown so far, but Nokia has said that Mobile Phones technology marketing director Neil Broadley will be manning the Q&A session, implying that we're looking at a new Asha device, not a true smartphone.