Nokia Unveils Nokia E71 and E66 Business Smartphones

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Nokia has just taken the wraps off its latest business-class devices, the Nokia E71 and Nokia E66. These S60 smartphones will have different form factors, but be similar internally.

Nokia E71

Nokia E71
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Each will include a QVGA display. The E71 will have a tablet shape with full QWERTY keyboard. The E66, on the other hand, will include a sliding numberpad.

Both models, though, will run Symbian S60, and come with a suite of software targeted at enterprise users, including support for Exchange ActiveSync. Users will be able to download attachments like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or PDF files directly to their devices.

"The Nokia E71 and Nokia E66 were designed for people who lead a mobile lifestyle and want quick and easy access to their personal and work email. With both of these devices, we have responded to consumer feedback by making calendar and contacts available at the touch of a button," said Søren Petersen, Senior Vice President, Devices, Nokia. "Equally important, people want well-crafted devices that are as beautiful to use as they are to behold. Stainless steel was chosen as the core material for these devices, giving them additional strength and a touch of class. Furthermore, the Nokia E71 and Nokia E66 offer all the latest multimedia features that people desire."

Nokia E66

Nokia E66
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In addition to email and personal information management, these smartphones will support Nokia’s Ovi services including maps, music and media sharing. Both will have Assisted GPS (A-GPS) and Nokia Maps for navigation, a music player, and a 3.2 megapixel auto-focus camera.

These quad-band phones will offer 3G connectivity in the form of HSDPA, as well as Wi-Fi.

And each will have 110 MB of internal storage and a microSD slot with support for up to 8 GB cards.

The E71 will have a 2.36-inch display, will be 4.5 in. by 2.25 in. by 0.4 in. (114 mm by 57 mm by 10 mm), and weigh 4.4 oz. (126 g). It will include a 1,500 mAh battery.

The E66 will have a 2.4-inch display, will be 4.2 in by 1.9 in by 0.5 in (107 mm by 49 mm by 13 mm), and weigh 4.2 oz. (121 g). It will sport a 1,000 mAh battery.

Pricing and Availability

These devices will begin sales around the globe, as well as in the U.S., in the third quarter of 2008. In Europe, they are expected to sell for around 350 Euros, before taxes and subsidies.

The E71 and E66 will be available in two colors: grey steel or white steel.

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