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 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.
Summary: The Nokia E63 offers a more wallet-friendly price tag compared with other unlocked smartphones and does so without sacrificing too many features; we just we wish the call quality and camera were better.
Pros: The sleek Nokia E63 offers a full QWERTY keyboard and full e-mail capabilities. The Symbian smartphone has integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and 3G support. It's also one of the more affordably priced unlocked phones.
Cons: The smartphone lacks integrated GPS, and call quality could be better. The camera doesn't produce the best pictures, and there's no side-mounted volume rocker.
Conclusion: Competent QWERTY convert-a-phone that should satisfy corporate drones as well as the textaholic masses. Sweet colour schemes, too.
Pros: If this was a film, the E63 would transform at the touch of a button from a business messaging device into a hovering kill-bot. With lasers. As it’s only a phone, the E63 does transform from a corporate messager (boasting Wi-Fi, Exchange email and calendars) at the touch of a button, but only to a social networking superstar (with wallpapers, blogs and personal email). The 2MP camera shoots a mean VGA video and a standard headphone socket is as welcome as that first f...
Cons: Although Qwerty keyboards on mobile phones are the worst trend in miniaturisation since the Krankies, the E63’s pad actually isn’t too awful when you get used to it. What you might not get used to is the lack of a high-speed 3G data connection – get with the millennium, Nokia!
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.
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.
Conclusion: The maddening combination of being unable to turn off the Wi-Fi to Web surf, and blind keyboard unlock sequence caused us to start hating the E63. That’s a shame, because while it’s not an iPhone or Blackberry, the E63 performs all the other smartphone functions well enough to fulfill those with less exacting needs.
Conclusion: In difficult economic times, Nokia comes to the rescue with a well-made, stylish and feature-rich smartphone at a bargain price. If you're in the market for an unlocked QWERTY smartphone or simply don't want to extend your current cell phone contract (for AT&T and T-Mobile users) and you don't have a lot of money to spend, the Nokia E63 NAM should be on your short list.