After numerous delays and several sighs by Symbian fans around the US, AT&T has finally released the Nokia E71x. Launching at $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate (and as low as $.01 in some places), the device offers a full QWERTY keyboard, 3.2 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0, aGPS, all wrapped in a 10mm thin 3G package. The device is available online today (May 4th), and will be in stores by the end of the week.
I've used the unlocked version, and in my opinion, the best feature by far is the battery life. The E71 lasted for nine days when I left it on my desk, and when talking, I could easily go two days between charges. As with most Nokia phones, the reception is also second to none. For those that travel and are frequently away from a charger, the combination of reception and solid battery life makes the device worth a look.