- Quad-band GSM support
- 3G support
- Landscape 2.36" 16M-color display of QVGA resolution
- Symbian 9.2 OS, S60 UI with FP1 (sprinkled with some FP2)
- 369 MHz ARM 11 CPU and 128 MB of SDRAM
- 2 megapixel fixed focus camera with LED flash
- 120 MB of internal memory, microSD expansion
- Standard 3.5mm audio jack
- Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP support
- microUSB v2.0
- FM radio
- Comfortable full QWERTY keypad
- Convenient shortcut keys
- Provider-independent VoIP support
- Office document editor
- Nokia Maps
- User-friendly Mode Switch for swapping two homescreen setups
- Great battery life
- Remote Lock and Wipe feature
- One-year free subscription for Files on Ovi
- Poor camera performance
- Video recording maxes out at QVGA@15fps
- No GPS
- No RDS in the FM radio
- 3.5mm jack protective bud is not attached to the body
- No USB cable in the retail package
- No preinstalled games at all
Then there's Samsung C6620,which runs on the WinMo smartphone (no touch) platform and trades Wi-Ficonnectivity for GPS. In case you have a subscription plan that coversa sufficient amount of data you might just find it a viable option.
The good old Samsung i600can also come in handy. Its Windows interface isn't nearly as snappy asSymbian on the E63 but the i600 is a neat QWERTY-enabled handset withWi-Fi that does really great.
And finally, as UIQ is waltzing off the stage, you might find the last UIQ devices getting quite affordable too. The Sony Ericsson P1has a QW-ER-TY keyboard (that some find usable), Wi-Fi, a large screenand a decent camera but it is way bulkier than the E63. Still, for theprice it currently retails at it's definitely worth checking out.
Sony Ericsson P1
Now that we've covered some of the main competitors, join us on thenext page, as we set Nokia E63 loose. Boy, there's quite a bunch ofbuttons we need to press on this one.