Nokia and AT&T announce Surge with QWERTY for $80
I just finished moving my family plan over to AT&T and am now on a single carrier rather than having AT&T and T-Mobile (one way to reduce our monthly costs during this uncertain economic time). This morning AT&T and Nokia announced another S60 device, the Nokia Surge. The Nokia Surge supports AT&T’s 3G network and includes a slide-out QWERTY keyboard with a focus on messaging at a low price of $79.99. The Surge is scheduled for availability on 19 July.
This was previously rumored as the Nokia Mako and Engadget posted the AT&T specs sheet that show the Surge has the following:
- 2 megapixel camera
- Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP
- 2.5mm headset jack
- 128 MB internal memory and microSD card slot
- US 3.5G support on 850/1900 MHz frequencies
The Surge also comes preloaded with AT&T software, including AT&T Navigator (check out my review), AT&T Mobile Music, AT&T Video Share, and JuiceCaster. JuiceCaster is designed to let you update your Twitter and Facebook status.
My wife and daughters are looking for good QWERTY keyboard phones and this may just be the ticket at $80 so I think we will have to visit the AT&T store early next week.