updated 10:15 am EST, Tue December 2, 2008
Nokia E71 at Rogers
Rogers today became the first North American carrier to pick up the E71, Nokia's top fixed-QWERTY smartphone. The S60 candybar is virtually identical to the reference model and supports 3G on the Canadian provider's HSPA network as well as GPS, Wi-Fi and push data that includes Microsoft Exchange support. A 3.2-megapixel camera with flash also translates directly to the Rogers E71.
The carrier goes beyond Nokia's implementation by bundling a 2GB microSD card in the box and promises to sell the phone in stores today for $100 on a three-year plan with voice and data worth $45 or more.