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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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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:42

1. artz1986 (Posts: 453; Member since: 11 Mar 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.

posted on 25 Mar 2009, 12:57

2. heavybreathing (Posts: 276; Member since: 26 Feb 2009)

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

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