E61i has broken cover via this shot of the device -- in prototype "EXX" form, no less -- being proudly displayed in some lucky son of a gun's hand. The "E" moniker designates a Nokia smartphone with a business slant, of course, and thanks to a lovely QWERTY board, the E71 seems to be no exception; specs on the E51-ish device are said to be pretty much in line with what we'd expect for a circa-2008 piece, including HSDPA, WiFi, GPS, and a 3.2 megapixel primary cam with a secondary up front for video calling. As for North American 3G, well... as usual, we can only hope. We're not sure whether this thing will break officially here at CES, but if it does, you'll be the first to know.
[Via Unwired View and IntoMobile]