The thinnest smartphone on the market is coming to AT&T.
Nokia has unveiled its E71x, just 10 millimeters thin and coming to AT&T in "coming weeks" for $99.99. The smartphone, which uses the Symbian OS, offers Wi-Fi, built-in GPS navigation, IM, video share, a music player, 3.2 megapixel camera, notes, calendar and the rest of the standard smartphone utility suite.
Just how thin is the Nokia E71x? To compare, Motorola's original Razr V3 was about 15 mm thick.
The phone comes in a "black steel" finish and is generally meant to evoke the same kind of "ooh, ahh" that Apple's iPhone 3G commanded before it became the phone de rigeur of everyone and their mother.
In other words: Nokia is making a go of the U.S. market, despite my previous post noting that the company is subscribing to a global strategy.RIM, watch out.
Multitask effortlessly with Symbian S60AT&T Navigator
3.2 megapixel digital camera with auto focus and flash
Video Share—share a live or recorded video during a call
AT&T mobile music
CV—Stream video clips of news, sports, weather, and entertainment
AT&T also announced several other phones today:
Samsung Propel Pro
The Propel Pro is a full-QWERTY silver and chrome sliding smartphone with Windows Mobile 6.1. This fully-featured smartphone will have Wi-Fi, and will sell for $149.99 starting April 14.
The nation's first commercially available AMOLED, or active-matrix organic light-emitting diode, screen results in "one of the brightest and clearest displays in the U.S." The phone has a keyboard underneath a slim, metallic blue body that's touchscreen on the outside, buttons on the inside. It will sell for $199.99 beginning Tue. April 7, and includes a 3.0 megapixel camcorder-capable camera, 3.2-inch screen and full browser.
The Xenon has a full keypad for text messaging and large touchscreen display with a customizable interface. The 3G phone also has a 2.0 megapixel camera and will be available in three colors: black, blue and red for $99.99 starting Wed. April 8. In an indication of which demographic this phone is intended for, the Xenon is also featured in MTV's upcoming series "The Phone," produced by pop darling Justin Timberlake.
The LG Neon is a bargain touchscreen device that is green and white on the outside with a full keyboard, 2.0 megapixel camera and mobile Internet. It will be available in the coming weeks.
The Magnet is a slim orange and black candybar phone intended for teens who message like their lives depend on it. It features a WAP browser and integrated camera and will debut in "coming weeks."