updated 10:55 am EDT, Mon June 9, 2008
Nokia Slips E66 E71 Info
Nokia this morning has inadvertently confirmed the existence of its E66 and E71 smartphones through comments made today to Reuters. Senior executive VP Anssi Vanjoki explains that a "group" of Eseries devices will launch in the same summer window as the N96 media phone. The company itself doesn't provide details, though sources speaking to the news agency claim that both devices will be uncovered next week and share similar features.
Previous reports and early testing have confirmed the feature sets are very similar and aimed at both business and home users. Both the QWERTY keyboard-equipped E71 and the number pad-only E66 will have 3.2-megapixels as well as GPS, Wi-Fi, and 128MB of memory that allows smoother multitasking. At least the E71 is known to support quad-band GSM and 3G Internet access through AT&T's network in the US.
Pricing hasn't been unveiled, though either phone is believed to undercut the N96 price by dropping the sharper 5-megapixel camera, the DVB-H tuner, and the 16GB of internal storage present in the Nseries device. [image via BGR]