updated 05:15 pm EDT, Fri September 29, 2006
Nokia E62 Cingular
Already available in Canada, the Nokia E62 is now being launched in its primary US market. The chosen carrier for the smartphone in the country is Cingular, who began offering the phone on its website today. The E62 is crucial as one of the few phones available on GSM-based cellular networks that compares to Motorola's slim Q, which only works with CDMA. Both have 320x240 widescreens, Bluetooth, and a full QWERTY keyboard for composing e-mail and text messages; however, the E62 uses the Symbian OS common to multiple cellphone companies as its interface, making it a genuine alternative for those who would prefer not to use the Motorola Q's choice of Windows Mobile. Cingular is selling the E62 for $150 with a two-year contract.