Nokia E62 shipping on Cingular

It may not share the WiFi radio of its pricier sibling, the E61, but the E62 still rocks all that landscape QVGA, QWERTY, S60 3rd Edition action that made the original famous -- and as expected, it's gone live with Cingular today for a relatively reasonable $150 on contract. Besides the lack of 802.11, the E62 gives up the E61's UMTS 2100 support, but Cingular's guessing its average buyer isn't going to mind (seeing how we don't do UMTS 2100 in these parts). With the QWERTY market heating up in the next few months, it's unclear whether Nokia and Cingular ultimately have a winner here, but any way you look at it, it's a win for American S60 proponents who generally get pretty well starved for handsets of any form factor.

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