At the Consumer Electronics Show today, Nokia announced it will bring a US optimized version of the Nokia E63 to the North American market. The Nokia E63 will be available in the coming weeks for the estimated retail price of USD 279.00 allowing consumers the ability to own this great messaging device for an affordable price.
"Consumers have stated loud and clear that there is a demand for devices with a QWERTY form factor that are optimized for the United States," said Alessandro Lamanna, Vice President of Sales, Retail, Nokia Americas. "Building on the success of the award winning Nokia E71, Nokia E63 brings a fully featured QWERTY smartphone to an entry level pricepoint."
The Nokia E63 combines a QWERTY keypad, 3G network speeds and the mature open source operating system Symbian S60 3rd Edition, allowing consumers the ability to download third party applications, choosing from thousands, to customize their device however they'd like. With a variety of services and applications to choose from, the Nokia E63 is more than just a QWERTY smartphone - it's a computer in the palm of the hand.
The Nokia E63 also comes with the ability to switch modes with the press of a button - allowing consumers to customize two separate home screens, one for work and one for play. Each home screen can be personalized with their favorite applications including a digital music player, video player, camera functionality, games, corporate or personal email including Mail for Exchange, Lotus Notes and a variety of standard consumer ISPs. A full HTML browser with Flash support rounds out the feature set of the Nokia E63, letting consumers check their favorite websites, blogs and social networks.
The Nokia E63 also comes with a Files on Ovi subscription of 1GB of online file storage for free. Files on Ovi is a service where people can get remote access to their PC files even when their computer is offline. The "Anytime Files" feature provides the user the opportunity to keep the most current version of each file synchronized so that it is available to be accessed by a remote device. For more on Nokia's suite of services, visit: http://www.ovi.com
The Nokia E63 will be available in ruby red or ultramarine blue and purchased unlocked through various retail channels in the United States including www.nokiausa.com, Nokia Flagship Stores in New York and Chicago as well as a number of independent retailers and e-tailers.