Nokia launches smart phone to compete with BlackBerry, Treo

Nokia launched a smart phone called the E61 to compete with the BlackBerry and Treo. Nokia's handset is based on a Symbian platform and will run on GSM networks. Nokia's new device will be compatible with a number of email platforms, giving it a slight edge over the BlackBerry. The Treo is also widely compatible with other email applications. Nokia's offering features a typewriter keypad for thumb tapping. RIM's BlackBerry claims half the mobile email device market with 3.65 million users.

For more on Nokia's new wireless email handheld:
- check out this piece from the AP