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Nokia's E72 smartphone has finally landed in the US market, following initial availability in Europe for the past few weeks. The device serves as a replacement for the E71, the company's popular business handset. Upgrades include an optical trackpad and redesigned interface, while the e-mail client has been taken from the E75.
A version of the new Nokia E71 smartphone is coming to AT&T, according to a Wednesday report. The handset will reportedly be renamed as the E71x, and will feature some AT&T-specific applications, though most of its feature-set is expected to carry over intact. Earlier this week, the handset was announced as coming to Canada's Rogers provider. The E71 sports a full QWERTY keyboard, 3.2-megapixel camera, GPS functionality and an integrated Wi-Fi module. The OS will be Symbian's S60.
Nokia's rumored E71 smartphone may already have been confirmed, courtesy of a live shot circulated on the web. The image appears to confirm beliefs that the device would be considerably smaller than the E61i it is expected to replace, reducing the width without significantly affecting the QWERTY keyboard at its heart. It also validates beliefs that the keypad will change slightly from the earlier device. New is a chromed, rounded edge that suggests Nokia will promote the device to more style-conscious home users in an attempt to compete with RIM's newer BlackBerry models.