updated 11:35 am EST, Tue February 10, 2009
Nokia intros E63 handset
First appearing late last year, the Nokia E63 is now available for purchase in the US, the handset maker announced on Tuesday. Marketed as a less costly option to the company's E71 smartphone, the E63 has support for North American 3G data networks using HSPA and includes a Wi-Fi module for even faster access. The QWERTY device has a full HTML web browser and can access multiple e-mail accounts with Mail for Exchange support.
There is also a 2-megapixel camera for capturing photos and videos, while music can be played back to third-party headphones thanks to a standard 3.5mm stereo jack. File storage is via a microSDHC memory card slot.
The E63 includes a 12-month subscription to Nokia's Files on Ovi service that consists of 1GB of online storage for users' content that can be easily accessed via an Internet-connected PC, Mac or mobile device. The E63 is available in red or blue and is priced at $279 as a contract-free, unlocked device.