Nokia announced the E63

12. November 2008 at 15:08

Today Nokia announced the long rumoured E63. The E63 is the newest mid tier device in the E-Series and features WiFi, a 2 megapixel camera, full QWERTY keyboard, 3.5mm audio jack, 3G and some more S60 typical features. Like the big brother, also the E63 is based on S60 Feature Pack 1 and allows you to switch between two modes. With just 199€ before taxes and subsidies the E63 is the cheapest S60 device. We can expect the E63 to come into shops in the next weeks.

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced the latest addition to its Eseries range, the Nokia E63, designed for people who need to manage their business and personal lives equally well. Building on the success of the Nokia E71, the company’s flagship messaging device, the Nokia E63 brings the QWERTY keyboard form factor to a broader audience at a great price. The Nokia E63 is expected to begin shipping in the coming weeks for an estimated retail price of EUR 199, before taxes and subsidies.

“Our research shows that people want a device that deals with both their personal and professional lives, but helps them to separate the two. When someone sits down at lunch, they want to update their social network or browse their personal email account and they don’t want work getting in the way of that. It’s another great case of technology adapting to the people that use it,” says Soren Petersen, Senior Vice President, Nokia. “The Nokia E63 is a new proposition for Eseries – a messaging device where people will be just as involved in their social network as they are in their business network.”

Whilst appealing to a new group of consumers with a design that feels great in the hand and has two new colors, the Nokia E63 is still very much a member of the Eseries family. Petersen continues, “People use Eseries to access their corporate mail, review their calendar and work in their business network, so the Nokia E63 still includes Wi-Fi connectivity, easy access to Mail for Exchange and dedicated key access to contacts, calendar and email.”

The Nokia E63 also has the ability to switch modes with a single key press, switching from a view of corporate mail, appointments and intranet data, to a personal mode with a picture of friends, personal email and shortcuts to favorite hobby blogs or websites. Petersen adds, “The amazing response we have seen to the Nokia E71, which has very quickly become the best selling model in its category, let us know that we are heading in the right direction. People want a rich experience when using messaging, social networks and the Internet. With the Nokia E63 you can enjoy the web, update your status and work meaningfully with multiple email accounts.”

The Nokia E63 also includes Files on Ovi, a service where people can get remote access to their PC files even when their computer is offline. Anyone buying the handset will have access to 1GB of online file storage for free.

The Nokia E63 will be available in ruby red or ultramarine blue with a range of multimedia features. Record and view images and videos with the digital camera and bright landscape display, listen to music downloaded from the Nokia Music Store, or a number of other sources, via the standard 3,5 mm audio jack or customize the device through the thousands of applications available for download.

Technical specifications


* Form: Monoblock with full keyboard
* Dimensions: 113 x 59 x 13 mm
* Weight: 126 g
* Volume: 87 cc
* Full keyboard
* High quality QVGA display

Display and 3D

* Size: 2.36″
* Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels (QVGA)
* Up to 16 million colors
* TFT active matrix (QVGA)
* Two customisable home screen modes

Security features

* Device lock
* Remote lock
* Data encryption for both phone memory an microSD content
* mobile VPN

Keys and input method

* Full keyboard
* Dedicated one-touch keys: Home, calendar, contacts, and email
* Speaker dependent and speaker independent voice dialling
* Intelligent input with auto-completion, auto-correction and learning capability
* Accelerated scrolling with NaviTMKey

Colors and covers

* Available in-box colors: Ultramarine Blue and Ruby Red


* Micro-USB connector, full-speed
* 3.5 mm standard AV connector


* BP-4L 1500 mAh Li-Po standard battery
* Talk time (maximum): GSM up to 11 hours; WCDMA up to 4h 40 min
* Standby time (maximum): GSM up to 18 days; WCDMA up to 20 days;WLAN idle up to 170 hours
* Music playback time (maximum): 18 h


* microSD memory card slot, hot swappable, max. 8 GB
* 110 MB internal dynamic memory

Operating frequency

* E63-1 Quad-band EGSM 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 900/2100
* E63-2 Quad-band EGSM 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 850/1900
* E63-3 Quad-band EGSM 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 850/2100
* Offline mode

Data network

* GPRS class A, multislot class 32, maximum speed 100/60 kbps (DL/UL)
* EDGE class A, multislot class 32, maximum speed 296/177.6 kbps (DL/UL)
* WCDMA 900/2100 or 850/1900 or 850/2100, maximum speed 384/384 kbps (DL/UL)
* WLAN IEEE 802.11b/g
– WLAN Security: WEP, 802.1X, WPA, WPA2
* TCP/IP support

Local connectivity and synchronization

* Bluetooth version 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate
– Bluetooth profiles: DUN, OPP, FTP, HFP, GOEP, HSP, BIP, RSAP, GAVDP, AVRCP, A2DP
* MTP (Multimedia Transfer Protocol) support
* Bluetooth (Bluetooth Serial Port Profile. BT SPP)
* File
* Network (Raw). Direct TCP/IP socket
connection to any specified port (a.k.a HP
* Network (LPR). Line Printer Daemon
protocol (RFC1179).
* Support for local and remote SyncML synchronization, iSync, Intellisync, ActiveSync

Call features

* Integrated hands-free speakerphone
* Automatic answer with headset or car kit
* Any key answer
* Call waiting, call hold, call divert
* Call timer
* Logging of dialed, received and missed calls
* Automatic redial and fallback
* Speed dialing
* Speaker dependent and speaker independent voice dialing (SDND, SIND)
* Fixed dialing number support
* Vibrating alert (internal)
* Contacts with images
* Conference calling
* Push to talk
* VoIP


* Multiple SMS deletion
* Text-to-speech message reader
* Distribution lists for messaging
* Instant messaging with Presence-enhanced contacts
* Cell broadcast


* Supported protocols: IMAP4, Mail for Exchange, POP3, SMTP
* Support for e-mail attachments
* IMAP IDLE support
* Support for Nokia Intellisync Wireless Email
* Integrated Nokia Mobile VPN
* Easy Email set-up

Web browsing

* Supported markup languages: HTML, XHTML, MP, WML,CSS
* Supported protocols: HTTP, WAP2.0
* TCP/IP support
* Nokia browser
– JavaScript version 1.3 and 1.5
– Mini Map
* Nokia Mobile Search

GPS and navigation

* Nokia Maps application


* 2.0 megapixel camera (1600 x 1200 pixels)
* Image formats: JPEG/EXIF
* CMOS sensor
* digital zoom
* Focal length: 4.5 mm
* Focus range: 10 cm to infinity
* LED flash
* Flash modes: Automatic, Off, Forced
* Flash operating range: 1 m
* White balance modes: automatic, daylight, incasdencent, fluorescent
* Capture modes: still, sequence, self-timer, video
* Colour tone modes: normal, sepia, black & white, negative
* Viewfinder
* Active toolbar
* Share photos with Share on Ovi


* Main camera
* 320 x 240 (QVGA) at 15 fps
* 176 x 144 at 15 fps (QCIF)
* digital video zoom
* Video recording file formats: .mp4, .3gp; codecs: H.263, MPEG-4 VSP
* Audio recording formats: AMR
* Video white balance modes: automatic, sunny, incandescent, fluorescent
* Scene modes: automatic, night
* Colour tone modes: normal, sepia, black & white, negative
* Clip length (maximum): 1 h
* RealPlayer
* Video playback file formats: .Flash Lite 3, mp4, .3gp; codecs: H.263, MPEG-4 VSP
* Video streaming: .3gp, mp4, .rm
* Customisable video ring tones

Music and audio playback

* Music player
* Media player
* Music playback file formats: .mp3, .wma, .aac, AAC+, eAAC+
* Audio streaming formats: .rm, .eAAC+
* FM radio 87.5-108 MHz with RDS support
* Visual Radio support. Read more:
* 3.5 mm Standard AV connector
* Nokia Music Manager
* Nokia Music Store support
* Nokia Podcasting support
* Customizable ring tones
* Synchronize music with Windows Media Player
* Navi™ wheel support
* Voice Aid

Voice and audio recording

* Voice commands
* Speaker dependent and speaker independent voice dialling (SDND, SIND)
* Voice recorder
* Audio recording formats: AMR-WB, AMR-NB
* Speech codecs: FR, EFR, HRO/1, AMR-HR, and AMR-FR
* Text-to-speech

Personalization: profiles, themes, ring tones

* Customizable profiles
* Customizable ring tones
* Customisable video ring tones
* Support for talking ring tones
* Customizable themes
* Customizable home screen content in Business and Personal modes

Software platform and user interface

* S60 3.1 Edition, Eseries
* Symbian Os 9.2
* Two home screens with customizable active standby views
* Voice commands

Personal information management (PIM): contacts, clock, calendar etc.

* Advanced contacts database: multiple number and e-mail details per contact, contacts with images
* Support for assigning images to contacts
* Support for contact groups
* Closed user group support
* Fixed Dialing Number support
* Clock: analog and digital
* Alarm clock with ring tones
* Reminders
* Calculator with advanced functions
* Calendar with week and month view
* Converter
* Active Notes
* To-do list
* PIM information viewable during call


* JavaTM MIDP 2.0
* Flash Lite 3.0
* Chat and instant messaging
* Nokia browser
– JavaScript version 1.3 and 1.5
– Mini Map
* Dictionary
* Quickoffice (Quickword, Quickpoint, Quicksheet)
* PDF Viewer
* ZIP Manager
* Download
* File Manager
* Nokia Search
* Nokia Maps
* Files on OVI
* Adding more applications:
– Use the Download! client
– Over-the-air (OTA) downloads

Sales package contents

* Nokia E63
* Nokia Battery (BP-4L)
* Nokia Charger (AC-8)
* Nokia Headset (WH-102)
* User Guide, Quick Start Guide and other documention
* microSD depending on market/channel

Source: Allaboutsymbian & S60inside

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