Business Class: Nokia Launches E66 and E71 Smartphones

Noah Kravitz
 from  Oakland, CA
| June 16, 2008

Nokia today made a bunch of fashion-conscious power users happy with the official unveiling of the E66 and E71 smartphones.  The two handsets more or less share the same specs, but rock different form factors: The E66 is a slider with a standard dialing/T9-style keypad, while the E71 is a 10mm thin candybar with a full QWERTY keyboard.  Personally, I think the E71 looks pretty hot - like a BlackJack II or Moto Q9, but built by Mercedes-Benz instead of Honda.

Specs-wise, look for the S60 platform running alongside of WiFi, HSDPA, A-GPS, and a 3.2MP camera along with 110 MB of internal memory and an microSD memory card slot on both models.  The E66 slider has a slightly larger QVGA display as compared to the E71 (2.4" vs 2.36"), while the E66 is a little thicker at 13.6mm, front-to-back.  Both phones will feature extensive business-oriented features including support for Microsoft Exchange, MS Office documents, and VPN access.

Don't hold your breath waiting for either of these bad boys to show up on AT&T or T-Mobile anytime soon, but come next month you should be able to find them over in Europe for somewhere around EUR 350 (roughly $500 US or so).  Meantime you can check out the press release over on Nokia's website.

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