After much delay Nokia is finally starting deliveries of its E61 business phone, the second of the three slated E-Series handheld. The three E-series phones, aimed at business users, and three of Nokia’s flagship multimedia N-series handsets missed their original target shipping dates due to software related problems. The first E-series phone, the E60, went on sale in April, while the E70 model is expected to start shipping later in May with a 2-megapixel camera.
“First deliveries started late last week. It’s gradually becoming available across the globe,” Pekka Isosomppi, spokesman for Nokia’s Enterprise division, told Reuters.
Nokia last October unveiled the new business phone line-up, part of the Finnish company’s plan to win more of the potentially lucrative corporate market which is RIM’s bread and butter. Nokia could prove the biggest threat because it is the only company other than RIM that is offering both hardware and software solutions for push-email thanks to their purchase of push-email company Intellisync last year. Aswell, expect more bad news coming RIM’s way when Motorola launches their new Motorola Q in the upcoming weeks.
Size: 11.7 cm x 7.0 cm x 1.4 cm
Weight: 144 g
Battery Life: 4-7 h GSM talk time; 9-11 d GSM stand-by time
Display: 320 x 240 pixels, 16M colors
Email Protocols: SMTP, POP3, IMAP4
Memory: 64 MB
Network: GSM 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA (3GPP release 99)
Expandable memory: 64 MB hot swappable miniSD card