Nokia E73 Coming To Magenta On June 16th

Way back in February we got wind of a Nokia device heading to the big Magenta. Nokia whose presence has been sorely lacking in the T-Mobile lineup is about to jump back in a big way. T-Mobile is billing the Nokia E73 as a phone for “professionals who are looking to balance all aspects of their busy lives and want to try devices to help optimize their productivity.” While this phone likely won’t see the level of success that Blackberry, Android and Windows Phone have already enjoyed, it might entice individuals who have a hidden place in their heart for the golden days of Nokia. Maybe. Coming June 16th, we’ll find out. Pricing details are unknown but we’ll update you as we find out!

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  • Inuendo

    Do we know what version of symbian it running?

  • Max

    I’m going to pass on that one.I’m 100% hooked on android

  • john

    won’t be for me, but this adds a nice balance.

  • http://forums.tmonews.com T1 Connect

    Umm has anyone noticed that thing has a front facing cam as well, that makes three phones…whats tmobile trying to do here…whatever it is, i hope the same as the uk

    • J-Hop2o6

      Im on my TP2 via Android 2.1 and it looks like a prox & light sensor

    • John

      All E7x series have front facing cameras. Nokia makes phones for the global market which unlike in the US, video conferencing on cells is possible in europe and asia.

  • javy

    wifi and mobile calling…as in UMA????

  • Bigg

    What version of symbian? Might be a good phone to have in my arsenal if the price is right.

  • T

    I am SO HAPPY that T-Mobile is finally adding some nice smart phones to their selection!

  • Chuong

    S60v3 FP2

    If the WiFi calling is UMA, I might be interested. The smartphone data plan is hard to stomach though.

  • G

    No required smartphone data plan please…. Then I am in.

    • Matt

      Of course it’s required, unless you pay full price

    • Cybersedan

      Sorry, but it says it in one of the images above: Required Add-ons “T-Mobile Smartphone Data SOC”.

    • mike

      why would anyone want a data phone without data?, makes no sense to me

  • APlayerfromtheHimalya

    THIS is MONSTER! I was in the ATT store this past weekend…they do not have a nice selection of phones…as I realize this more and more, T mobile has a very good lineup of phones.

    This one might not be very popular, but I can’t get the android device on tmobiles network that I want. This being symbian and a front facing camera, I too may have to add this to the arsenal.

    • RodneyKing

      Too bad once you are off a major interstate or out of a large city (population of 500K or greater) you have no coverage. I’m getting sick of it…

      • Ted

        You should cancel then, and stop posting here

      • APlayerfromtheHimalya

        @rodneyking I understand the large population thingy. It is completely logical to me at that point. Depends on where you are going. To me, it’s expectation for you, so service is how you need it, so if you need service between a couple of cities and the price is acceptable, switch companies…if not stick with who you have!

      • jhaygood

        In the southeast, there is pretty much ubiquitous coverage thanks to AT&T roaming :)

    • ermac

      Umm, has request a tower played out??????

  • Timothy

    i don’t get Nokia… why would i want to pay $30 for data on a phone not close to being as good as Android’s internet and online widgets?

    To me, it’s not about the phone’s price anymore, it’s about how much i’m paying monthly. This is why I get the Nokia Nuron’s web2go only being required… because it’s no secret that Android’s online offerings run circles over Symbian’s.

    • NokiaMan

      why do you think that has anything to do with nokia? tmobile decides what to charge its customers, not the manufacturer.

    • John

      Nokia phones have had flash enabled web browsing for the past 15 years. User created apps for even longer. Unfortunately Nokia is the brand to get if you live outside the US.

  • Toro

    Can someone enlighten me on why Nokia/Symbian is the #1 “smartphone” worldwide? Does it have a marketplace like Apple/Android? Not sure what all the hype is about.

    • Chuong

      Because it has been out for a long time. And it’s a good non-touch smartphone OS.

    • http://myberryisblack.com RichnerD

      symbian reaches a wide audience worldwide. its about more than just an app store. they are very well built and reliable devices with an absolutely stable os. smartphones were initially meant for business users, and as such sybian does a great job. fortune 500 can care less for an app store as most of their apps are usually written directly for their needs anyway

    • NokiaMan

      The US market are the only ones who are interested in Apps, thanks to Apple and their prestigious advertising budget. No one else in the world seems to care about apps. As I have noticed, the 80,000 iPhone/Android apps are good for one time use and then suddenly, you’re looking for another to distract you from your otherwise worthless existence.

      • C

        Is that why every smartphone OS has an app store including Symbian? Do you even know what an app is? Every smartphone runs them…Apple just marketed them better and made them easier to download and install.

      • NokiaMan

        Yeah I definitely know what an app is. I worked for T-Mobile for 4 years, leaving just recently. Smartphone OS’ have apps and app stores because it’s a new way to add revenue to already expensive cell phone plans and devices. It’s like a sales tax…the government already taxed your income but then they tax what you’re buying too. It’s sneaky added revenue that you just don’t think about because it’s not all put in the paycheck at once.

        Even though my cell phone bill is paid free and clear, I refuse to pay for any app and I live my life perfectly fine without them. What app can’t you live without? I have used android, apple, winmo, bb, symbian, sidekick…etc. I can’t remember one I need to do my job/live my life today. And I can remember all of them.

      • NokiaMan

        Yeah I definitely know what an app is. I have worked for T-Mobile for 5+ years. Smartphone OS’ have apps and app stores because it’s a new way to add revenue to already expensive cell phone plans and devices. It’s like a sales tax…the government already taxed your income but then they tax what you’re buying too. It’s sneaky added revenue that you just don’t think about because it’s not all put in the paycheck at once.

        Even though my cell phone bill is paid free and clear, I refuse to pay for any app and I live my life perfectly fine without them. What app can’t you live without? I have used android, apple, winmo, bb, symbian, sidekick…etc. I can’t remember one I need to do my job/live my life today. And I can remember all of them.

      • C

        So basically you speak for the rest of the world? Apparently you don’t know what an app is if you claim you don’t use them. So I’ll give you a breakdown. An app is short for application. The web browser you use on any platform is an app. Using Gmail on Android. I usually use the Gmail app. Playing music on any OS requires a media player. Media players are apps. Just because it came with the phone doesn’t make it not an app. Not to mention most of the apps I downloaded from the Market were free anyway. ‘Live without’ is a strong word, I could probably ‘live without’ a data plan that doesn’t mean I want to. And your tax analogy is way off. Monthly plan money and app store money don’t go to the same place.

        But what I’m challenging is that there is only a market for dedicated app stores in the US…thats actually wrong.

    • John

      I want to say with this analogy, what iPhone /Anroid is to the US, Nokia is to the the rest of the world. Nokia smartphones have been around for at least 15 years now and that’s before the term smartphone existed. Nokia advertises their phones as pc devices not smartphones.

  • justsomeguy

    It is a front facing camera. It also does have uma.

    • heavenDroid

      That’s great news. My G1 cannot do UMA.

  • 3cents

    Is this the first smartphone outside of blackberry to have UMA calling-(Clears throat)-I mean WiFi & Mobile calling :]

    • 3cents

      …AND 3G?!

    • http://myberryisblack.com RichnerD

      blackberry was very late to the uma party. it has been on mobile devices for years prior to being released here in the states on tmobile…

  • BB3gHSPA+

    Keep it if it performs anything like the (cough)…Noidea Nur..ahh..o..ff.

    • John

      Talk about some one who has no idea….

  • John

    I’m so happy Tmobile is starting to subsidize more Nokia phones! Nokia has got to be the most soild gsm phones in the world. I’ve been waiting for a tmo 3G nokia since the N76! As for Symbian, they own it now so expect no other os on nokia. I am possibly one of the few in the US who actually likes the symbian os and starting to find Ovi as being a solid “cloud” experience. I’m hoping that the E73 is manufactured exactly like the E71 and E72. Complete metal chassis/ gorilla glass and the durability of a tank, not like the E63 which is all plastic.

  • daEducator

    If the phone is truely a UMA device, I may switch back to T-Mob. I also like the idea of UMA calling with Android phones.

    If T-Mob moves their unlimited nights from 9pm to 8pm and has UMA on Nokia and/or Android 3G smartphones, I will definately switch from Sprint (SERO) to T-Mob.

    • Patrick

      Ahhhh….Sprint SERO. I remember I was a standard Sprint Business customer, and this employee told me about the SERO plan, and gave me her e-mail address(which back in 04 was all you needed) and I went to TOWN on that mutha sucka. 1250 minutes, unlimited nights and wknds at 7, unlimited data, AND unlimited txt for 49.99, PLUS I was able to get my employee discount of 24% so I was really only paying like $40/month. But then you include all of sprints OTHER fees and it was more like $50 after you add all of sprints other fees LOL! I got all my buddies on it. Then sprint went and changed their plan lol…now it sucks. For $80/month on T-Mobile I can get the same I get on sprint……PLUS….tethering lol.

      The thing I DO miss about Sprint….their coverage was NEVER a problem for me. But I’ll admit T-Mobile has gotten ALOT better since I first started there. I love T-Mobile, and for all those complaining about T-Mobile’s phone selection and not having enough smartphones….here another one for the list.

  • NokiaMan

    So much animosity towards Nokia…glad to see some of you on this board actually have an idea what the consumer market wants.

    The Nuron announcement got what 21 comments on tmonews? Guess what, it’s the number one best selling phone on T-Mobile every week since it’s launch…we’re talking more phones per week than most websites have members. Its outselling the HD2 3 to 1. You guys need to wake up and realize that although Android is a great OS, it’s nowhere close to the end-all, be-all that is cell phones. Options are a good thing!

    Lucky me, I’ve been using E71 and Nuron for the past few months and while all the blackberries were down, Android phones were being slowed down due to app-overload, and HD2s were soft-reseting, my symbian phones didn’t have one single issue or dropped call this year. NOT ONE.

    So with that in mind, get off your high horse and walk down to the T-Mobile store and give the E73 the time it deserves. The rest of the world knows what true value is, open up your eyes and take a look at what could be the best phone you’ve ever used.

    • Patrick

      “Like” lol

  • heavenDroid

    I’m looking forward replacing my trusty/tough Symbian phone from 2001 with the E73 (variant of the E72 release 1 year ago?) or the Nokia C5/E5 (introduced this month).

    It’s too bad TMo didn’t bite on the E5, but we all do like TMo’s penchant for value and can appreciate them choosing the E73 if it is more affordable than the mySlide (device and data plan).

    The Nuron is a good idea. I almost thought of it, but think the E73 slim form factor better replaces my 9 yr old Symbian. (I will upgrade my G1 to a Emerald or mySlide in good time. Yes i have multiple phones.)

    Q: Anybody here know what the differences are between the Nokia E72 and E73?
    I cannot find any information on the E73.
    Thoughts on the C5 and E5 also welcomed.

    Thanks….

  • Mikhail

    Does anyone know if it will have threaded txt msgs? do Any nokias have threaded txts? thanks in advance

  • http://www.neon-light.info William Roberts

    Video Conferencing is really a very convenient and very fast way in keeping in touch with your business partners..”:

  • http://ratuponsel.blogspot.com Jage

    how much does it cost ?

  • nokia user

    NOKIA ROCKS!!!

  • nokia user

    I don’t see what’s the deal with smartphones. I’ve used many european nokia and sony ericsson devices and the most of them had smartphone features like pc pim sync, gps, mp3 player, good browser, document viewer,etc.

  • http://www.acnetreatmentlab.com Isabelle Gonzales

    i always love to do videoconferencing because it is quite convenient~:~