Nokia’s just announced a new E-Series handset, the E63 that bears more than a passing resemblance with the E71. Nokia explained that the E63 fits the typical Eseries mould, offering Wi-Fi connectivity, easy access to corporate mail, calendar and business contacts, as well as the QWERTY keyboard that is offered with the Nokia E71. The E63 will also offer a personal mode with a different home screen picture, personal email, and shortcuts to blogs and web sites. Users can switch from a view of corporate mail, appointments, and intranet data to the personal mode with a single key press, according to the firm. The handset will also include Files on Ovi, a service allowing users to access their PC remotely even when their computer is offline. Nokia said that 1GB of online file storage would be given to all users for free.
The E63 will be up against the all-singing, all-dancing BlackBerry Storm, with one of the oldest marketing gimmicks as its only advantage, price. The phone will be offered in dark red and marine blue, at an estimated price of approx $244. The phone will begin shipping in the coming weeks.
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