Nokia bringing QWERTY-equipped E63 stateside

Nokia announced today that it’s bringing a US “optimized” version of the E63 smartphone stateside with an estimated retail price of $279.  Citing a “loud and clear” demand for more QWERTY form factor devices in the US, Nokia sees that E63 as a solid entry level compliment to its more expensive E71.

The E63 features a QWERTY keypad (omg, srsly?!), 3G, Symbian S60 3rd Edition OS, and the ability to switch between two separate home screens (i.e. 1 for work, 1 for play) at the push of a button. It will also include a full HTML browser with Flash support and will be available in either ruby red or ultramarine blue.  You can snap up an unlocked E63 in the near future (no specific release date yet) through various retail channels throughout the States.