Nokia E63

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Nokia E63 in Zircon White front with Arabic keyboard
Nokia E63 in Midnight Black front with Finnish keyboard
Nokia E63 in Ruby front with Turkish keyboard

The Nokia E63 (type RM-437, codenamed Sofia) is a budget Symbian business smartphone announced by Nokia in November of 2008, and released in December of the same year.

The E63 was a downscaled and cheaper version of the more premium E71 that was released earlier, with a downgraded camera and lacking a metal design, HSDPA and GPS support. The E63 added a 3.5mm jack, rather than the E71's 2.5mm jack and keypad has many changes like a smaller spacebar and Ctrl and Chr buttons made seperate as well as new keys, the spacebar also received the ability of use the LED flash as flashlight.

It was available in Ultramarine Blue, Ruby, Midnight Black and Zircon White color schemes.

Issues

  • If the battery is even slightly swollen, the back cover won't close properly, leaving small gaps on the sides.
  • The protective cap for the 3.5mm headphone jack can easily get lost, as it's not permanently attached to the phone.

Variants

  • E63-2 (RM-449): North American version of the E63.
  • E63-3 (RM-450)
  • E63 China (RM-600): Chinese version of the E63 which lacks WLAN support.

Related phones

  • Nokia E61i: Predecessor.
  • Nokia E5-00: De-facto successor.
  • Nokia E71: Upscaled version of the E63, featuring a better camera, metal design, and HSDPA support.

Specs

Basics

E63
HW Platform/ChipsetBB5 platform, Freescale MXC300-30 (RAPIDO) 369MHz ARM11
SW Platform/OSSymbian OS 9.2, S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 1
Display 320x240 TFT, 16M colors
Sub-displayNone
Physical display size2.36"
LED IndicatorNotification light on navi-key
Flash memory256 MB, 110 MB available
RAM128 MB
Memory card slotmicroSDHC, hot swappable, officially up to 8 GB
Phonebook capacityUnlimited
Charging connectorNokia 2mm jack
Data connectormicroUSB 2.0 (data-only)
Regulatory infoE63-1: FCCID: PYARM-437 (approved 2008-11-26), NTC: ESD-CPE-0801952 (approved 2008-11-17)
E63-2: FCCID: PYARM-449 (approved 2008-11-13)
E63-3: FCCID: PYARM-450 (approved 2008-12-02), NTC: ESD-CPE-0801953 (approved 2008-11-17)
RM-600: FCCID: PYARM-600 (approved 2009-07-31), CMIIT ID: 2009CP2735
Retail price199 EUR / 248 USD[1]

Connectivity

E63
Operating modesE63-1: GSM (850/900/1800/1900), WCDMA (900/2100)
E63-2: GSM (850/900/1800/1900), WCDMA (850/1900)
E63-3: GSM (850/900/1800/1900), WCDMA (850/2100)
E63 China: GSM (850/900/1800/1900), WCDMA (850/2100)
DataGPRS (class 10) EDGE, UMTS (384kbps)
Push-to-talkYes, PoC support
WLANE63-1/E63-2/E63-3: 802.11 b/g
E63 China: No
SIM sizeMini SIM
IrDANo
Bluetooth2.0, EDR
Bluetooth profilesA2DP, DUN, OPP, FTP, HFP, GOEP, HSP, BIP, RSAP, GAVDP, AVRCP
PC LinkNokia PC Suite
Mass storage
Media transfer
Connect PC to web
Data tetheringUSB

Input

E63
Input methodsQWERTY, predictive text
Touch screenNone
Soft keys2 softkeys, call/end keys, 5-way navi-key, three "one-touch" shortcut keys (calendar/contacts/e-mail by default)
Side keysNone

Media

E63
Rear camera2.0 megapixel (1600x1200), fixed focus, flash
Video recording128x96, 176x144, 320x240 @ 15 FPS
Front cameraNone
Supported image formatsPNG, JPG, GIF, BMP, MBM, WBMP, TIFF, WMF
Supported sound formatsMP3, AAC, AMR, MID, MXMF, WAV, WMA, RNG, NRT
Supported video formatsMP4, 3GP
Speaker configurationEar speaker, mono loudspeaker on top
Line out3.5mm jack
SynthesizermobileBAE, Charlie Bank, 64 voices
FM radioStereo with RDS
ExtrasPrinting support, Visual Radio, internet radio, photo editor, ZIP manager, active notes

Messaging

E63
SMSYes
EMSYes
MMSOMA MMS 1.2
IMOMA IMPS 1.2.1
EmailIMAP4, Exchange, POP3, SMTP

Software

E63
JavaMIDP 2.0, CLDC 1.1
Max JAR size: Unlimited
Heap size: Unlimited
Java APIsJSR 75 File Connection and PIM API
JSR 82 Bluetooth API
JSR 135 Mobile Media API (MMAPI)
JSR 172 Web Services API
JSR 177 Security and Trust Services API (SATSA)
JSR 179 Location API
JSR 180 SIP API
JSR 184 Mobile 3D Graphics (M3G)
JSR 185 Java Technology for the Wireless Industry (JTWI)
JSR 205 Wireless Messaging API (WMA) 2.0
JSR 226 Scalable 2D Vector Graphics API for J2ME (M2G)
JSR 234 Advanced Multimedia Supplements (AMMS)
BREWNo
MophunNo
Flash Lite3.0
MediaTek MRENo
Other runtimesSymbian Web Runtime 1.0

Pre-loaded content

Applications

  • Quickoffice (full version)
  • Adobe PDF
  • Nokia Maps
  • RealPlayer
  • MySpace (web shortcut)
  • Facebook (web shortcut)
  • YouTube (web shortcut)
  • Ovi Contacts
  • Files on Ovi (removed in FW 510.21.010 as Ovi Files service was discontinued after this FW was released)

Ringtones and alerts

Name File type Composer Arranger Notes
Alarm 1 AAC unknown unknown
Alarm 2 AAC unknown unknown Actual name is Entice
Alarm 3 AAC unknown unknown Actual name is Nick of time
Brill AAC Lars Edvall Lars Edvall
Buzzer AAC Henry Daw Henry Daw
Certitude AAC unknown unknown
Chat alert AAC unknown unknown
Circle AAC Hannu af Ursin Hannu af Ursin
Clock alert 1 AAC unknown unknown
Clock alert 2 AAC unknown unknown
Clock alert 3 AAC unknown unknown Actual title is Traditional
Cubicle AAC Hannu af Ursin Hannu af Ursin
Density AAC Lars Edvall Lars Edvall
Email 1 AAC unknown Aleksi Eeben
Email 2 AAC unknown Hannu af Ursin
Falls AAC unknown unknown
Horizon AAC unknown unknown
Incoming AAC unknown unknown
Look AAC unknown unknown
Marbles AAC Aleksi Eeben Aleksi Eeben
Message 1 AAC unknown unknown
Message 2 AAC unknown unknown Actual name is Standard
Message 3 AAC unknown unknown Actual name is Willow
Message 4 AAC unknown unknown
Message 5 AAC Aleksi Eeben Aleksi Eeben Actual name is Clicks
Miniature MP4 Niklas Gustavsson Niklas Gustavsson
Nokia tune AAC Francisco Tárrega unknown
Nostalgia AAC unknown unknown
Peal AAC Hannu af Ursin Hannu af Ursin
Polar light AAC unknown unknown
Polaris AAC Henry Daw Henry Daw
Proximity AAC Hannu af Ursin Hannu af Ursin
Reflection AAC Hannu af Ursin Hannu af Ursin
Runway AAC unknown unknown
Signum AAC Aleksi Eeben Aleksi Eeben
Specialist AAC Lars Edvall Lars Edvall
Sundown AAC Hannu af Ursin Hannu af Ursin
Topic AAC Henry Daw Henry Daw
Translucent AAC Lars Edvall Lars Edvall
Unia AAC Hannu af Ursin Hannu af Ursin
Venture MP4 Hannu af Ursin Hannu af Ursin

Themes

Name Screenshot Notes
Default Hidden system theme, very similar to the Light theme
Black Business
Black Personal
Dark
Light
Ruby Dark
Ruby Light
Ultramarine Dark
Ultramarine Light
White Business
White Personal

Accessories

Batteries

Chargers

Data cables

Headsets

Box contents

Source: [2]

Gallery

References