AT&T introduces Nokia E71x and Samsung Propel Pro

AT&T introduces Nokia E71x and Samsung Propel Pro
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

source: AT&T via EngadgetMobile

AT&T introduces Nokia E71x and Samsung Propel Pro



1. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Wow, the Nokia E71x is looking great and I'm glad AT&T is taking time to make sure that it's in great condition before releasing it. Now, about the Samsung Propel Pro. Hm, it's interesting that Samsung chose to make a smartphone version of their texting dumbphone. I like how the menu interface is similar to the Pantech Matrix Pro. Still, I've been how the keyboard looks and it looks so difficult to text on. So, when choosing a smartphone, go for the Nokia E71x.

2. westbank504

Posts: 39; Member since: Jan 23, 2009

i agree.....that Nokia E71 is lookin great....

3. javavita

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

I have an unlocked version of the E71. It is a great phone. I sync with Outlook, use the built in SIP phone (which sounds even clearer than a cell call), Wifi works great. The OS is fast and the phone does look really nice. I have not seen anyone else with one.

4. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

gayt&t needs a new commercial. verizon has a million. at&t has the stupid one from last year where everything in the commercial is five things. its gay

6. attsucks

Posts: 139; Member since: Mar 24, 2009

Ur gay vzwfanman.

5. attsucks

Posts: 139; Member since: Mar 24, 2009

Nokia phone looks good havent seen to many nokias out for att lately. Hopefully it does well I dont want to replace them, like the many other phones i do.

7. dick odel

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

i have the e71 unlocked and its an amazeing phone i hope they dont dumb it down and i have att i get away with 15$ a month internet not 30$ like they are gonna make fools pay. go unlocked u will save cheddar;) verizon is soo soo gay but im not haten haha

8. javavita

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

Commercials? When I don't get signal on my vzw phone, I look around and there isn't a large group of people following me. And I am sick and tired of that "can you hear me now"? guy! I have the same $15 data plan as dick odel because the E71 is not a phone in their system. So I am getting a second phone, unlocked, to get the data. When the AT&T version comes out, it will be $30. That adds up quickly. That way you don't get locked in for two more years as well.

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