Nokia E71x delayed by AT&T for 2 months or longer?

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Nokia E71x delayed by AT&T for 2 months or longer?
Based on the story we reported last week, the Nokia E71x should have been ringing up the ole' AT&T cash register today. Not so fast. BGR is reporting that Ma Bell has some issues that will require a firmware revision before the carrier will release it. The 2 month delay would push release back into late May. The specific problem seems to deal with the email/Mail for Exchange syncing. When it finally does go on sale, Nokia apparently wants the device to list for $149.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate. But because it will be listed as a smartphone, it will require a $30 monthly data plan payable to your friendly Ma. While the Nokia E71x is certainly a cool looking device with a ton of features, will this eight week delay hurt potential sales or will it allow momentum to build up, pushing demand higher for the model?

Nokia E71x Specifications

source: BGR

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2 Comments

1. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

Maybe they're trying to make this product 'perfect', or maybe, because of the 5800 3G fiasco, Nokia wants to be 100% sure that this handsome phone will actually get 3G connectivity when it launches? I dunno. They're probably priming the pump; hold out on something long enough, and when it finally becomes available, anyone will jump on it, even if they have no need for this phone.

2. heavybreathing

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 26, 2009

This is the worst looking phone i have ever seen. What an awesome palm ripoff. Jesus christ.

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