Treo-killing Nokia E61 Smartphone heading to the States

Treo-killing Nokia E61 Smartphone heading to the States


We’ve all been drooling over the E61 smartphone and its QWERTY keyboard sporting goodness since Nokia announced the handset last October. Well, it has finally been given the go-ahead by the FCC, so we should be expecting this 3G PDA phone State side very soon.

Touted as the Blackberry- or Treo-killer, Nokia’s E61 smartphone runs on the company’s Symbian OS 9.1, complete with S60 software, and it comes equipped with a joystick for navigation. As a business phone, it’s great that this handset comes with a quick-access email button. This quad-band GSM world phone strangely even supports WCDMA. The display is an adequate 320 x 240, 16-million color LCD.

The E61 tips the scales at a hefty 144 grams, measuring 117 x 69.7 x 14 mm. It’ll take miniSD cards for expansion. Yes, there’s voice dialing, voice commands, Push to Talk, Bluetooth, video and audio streaming, as well as tons of other goodies.