Excerpt: Nokia E63 mobile phone was announced by the manufacturer in November 2008. Nokia E63 is the first E-series smartphone with QWERTY-keyboard, which is not aimed at business users. Executed in red and blue blocks Nokia E63 smartphone is designed more for young people. Nokia E63 has a relatively low price for such models and has a 3,5 mm jack for headphones, which have not occurred earlier in the E series.
Conclusion: For all the handy business tools, the Nokia E63 doesn’t look or feel like a business phone. We can’t help but feel that it’s got too much going on with menus and shortcuts that aren’t clear or intuitive enough. It leaves us with an overwhelming impression of a handset in identity crisis. The Nokia E63 does have a lot going for it, and for someone who’s prepared to put the groundwork into learning its specific ways, it could be become an invaluable tool.
Excerpt: The Nokia E63 is another smartphone from the Nokia E-Series line of successful business phones. Does it live up to the high standards set by the other Nokia E-Series smartphones? Keep reading to find out.
Review: Nokia E63 Review - Part 1: The Hardware, UI, Applications and Email
All About Symbian
16 July 2009
Summary: The Nokia E63 may not be aimed at the traditional All About Symbian readership, but that's not to say that there's not lots that's interesting about it - starting with the price, it has to be said, but with functional and technical points as well...
Excerpt: The Eseries from Nokia continues to spawn new devices on the handset market, this time a cheaper version, but with enough up-to-date features to have some success. The Nokia E63 smartphone competes with its more rich-featured brother E71. If you're looking for a business phone and do not have the amount to acquire the top of the line E71, then the new Nokia E63 can easily take its place.
Pros: The main attraction of the phone is the low price compared with its technical features. Also, I would like to mention that every feature embedded worked excellent, with only one exception – the camera. There's a long list of goodies that should be mentioned here offered for such a low price: Wi-Fi, 3G technology, Bluetooth A2DP, QWERTY keypad.
Cons: While design of the smartphone will not appeal at first sight, because of the 3mm above 10 in thickness, I'm sure that it won't hurt it either. Another drawback is the low quality camera. Still, this can be excused, as the phone targets businessmen, who are not that fond of camera phones.
Excerpt: Ever since Apple and RIM began their touch-screen smartphone/multimedia device/third-party app store pas de deux, other smartphone makers have been trying to fill the small niche formed by users not satisfied by these two smartphone giants. Nokia’s unlocked E63 (a surprisingly inexpensive $279 at nokiausa.com ) represents the now-familiar fusion of a smartphone with an “open” operating system, a speedy Internet browser, a messaging device and a multimedia player, yet...
Summary: Nevertheless, it's a work device before its an entertainment one. The camera is barely adequate, and the lack of volume buttons seems like a good idea, until the device rings and its a touch too loud (good speaker though).
Again though, these shortcomings aren't a bad thing for $280 (unlocked, unbranded). This would easily be a sub-$100 smartphone if offered by a carrier.