A couple of days before CTIA 2009, AT&T announced that it will offer the Nokia E71x for a very affordable $99.99 with a two-year contract. The exact release date was not announced, but both companies say it will be in the "coming weeks."
Thinnest QWERTY smartphone
The Nokia E71x is currently the thinnest QWERTY smartphone on the market, measuring 4.4 inches tall by 2.2 inches wide by 0.4 inch deep, and weighing 4.4 ounces.
Similar to the Nokia E71
The E71x is very similar to the unlocked version of the Nokia E71. Design-wise, the main difference is that the E71x comes in black rather than a gray.
The smartphone also supports several AT&T services, such as AT&T Navigator and AT&T Music. Other features of the Symbian smartphone include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth connectivity, HSDPA support, and a 3.2-megapixel camera.
Overall, the Nokia E71x's QWERTY keyboard is pretty easy to use. The buttons are fairly large with nice, tactile feedback. Given the slim form factor, the layout of the keyboard is slightly cramped so users with larger thumbs might run into some problems.
On the back of the smartphone, you'll find the 3.2-megapixel camera. It can also record video and has a number of other advanced features, such as autofocus, an LED flash, exposure compensation, and digital zoom.
The right side of the phone holds a 2.5mm headset jack, a volume rocker, and a user-programmable launch key.
Meanwhile, on the left side of the E71x, there's a micro USB port and a microSD expansion slot that accepts up to 8GB cards.