Amazon, please. What do you take us for? The internet mega-retailer known for eBay-like prices and far fewer eBay-like scams has apparently blown a fuse as it has just made the Nokia E63 available for pre-order for a mind-boggling $500. Huh? So let’s get this straight – we can order the E63 in Ultramarine Blue for $499.99 or we can order the more capable, sexier E71 NAM for $379.99 from the very same site? Hmm, let’s think about this. Plastic vs. metal, EDGE vs. 3.5G, No GPS vs. integrated GPS, 2 megapixel camera vs. 3.2 megapixel camera, no warranty vs. warranty, tiny unusable spacebar and no dedicated power or volume buttons for an extra $120. Thanks but no thanks.

Thanks, William!

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Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.