The Nokia E73 Mode is a T-Mobile-specific take on the Nokia E72 which was announced last year. It comes loaded to the gills with popular features for both work and play.
It has a tablet shape, with a QVGA screen, keyboard, 5 megapixel camera, and much more.
One of the thinnest mobile devices today (0.4 in or 10 mm), the E73 packs a QVGA (320x240 pixels) screen and a useful keyboard into a well designed package.
It's been a while since getting my hands on a smartphone with this form factor, and the E73 Mode reminded me instantly what I liked about what Nokia's done here.
The hard plastic and metal casing feels very solid and high quality.
And the keyboard -- which was already highly ranked on the E71 and E71x models -- gets tweaked a bit more for the E73 Mode, adding features and improving overall feel.
When you think of QWERTY smartphones, Nokia might not rank very high on your list. However, its sales globally have proven to be better than most other makers (second only to RIM), and the company certainly has had a faithful following.