AT&T announced that a couple of smartphones are heading its way and should be on Ma Bell's shelves soon. First is the Nokia E71x, the thinnest smartphone for the carrier. Last week, we reported
that an issue with the firmware was leading to the possibility of a 2 month delay before the device would be crossing the cash register. Nothing AT&T said in its announcement hinted at the date that the model would actually go on sale. Powered by the S60 OS, the handset has a physical QWERTY keyboard, A-GPS with AT&T Navigator, 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi, 3.2MP camera with LED flash, a 2.36 inch display, FM radio and a microSD/microSDHC slot. Perhaps the best news was that the carrier said the Nokia E71x would cost $99.99 on contract after a rebate, well short of the $150-$200 price guessed at earlier.
The Samsung Propel Pro is a smartphone running on Windows Mobile 6.1 and is equipped with a sliding QWERTY, microSD slot and Wi-Fi, Other than its looks, it has little in common with the amateur (non-pro) Propel which is not a smartphone. The Pro version will be on sale starting April 14th for a price of $149.99 with discounts and your signature on a two-year deal.Nokia E71x Specifications Samsung Propel Pro Preliminary Specifications