The respected enterprise-class handset from Nokia is finally available to US residents with about $500 to spare. As expected, the Nokia E71 has been released with full quad-band (850/900/1800/1900Mhz) GSM support as well as US 3G/HSDPA (850/1900Mhz) capabilities.
Following on the Nokia E71’s launch in Nokia’s flagship store in Chicago, Nokia has made the heralded businessphone available to the general public. But, just because the QWERTY-keyboard toting E71 is tailored to businessmen (and women, to be clear), doesn’t mean the Symbian-powered Nokia E71 skimps on multimedia features.
There’s a 3.2 megapixel camera mounted on the backside of the .39-inch thick handset, Nokia Maps 2.0 pairs with aGPS to deliver pinpoint-accurate location data, WiFi complements the 3G data connection, and the E71’s sleek styling ensures the Nokia E71 isn’t going to be confused for any other Palm or RIM BlackBerry handset.
Various electronics retailers around the country and online are now offering the Nokia E71 for $500 free and clear of any contract-obligations.
Now, we just wait for Nokia to make good on their promise to release their Nokia N96 in the US.