Nokia Announces Surge – A Funky(?) Looking QWERTY For AT&T

Nokia and AT&T today announced the Nokia Surge, a Symbian S60 3.2 QWERTY handset exclusive to AT&T. The handset completely breaks away from traditional Nokia design and is positioned as an entry level (80$ on a two year contract) social connect smartphone.

AT&T's Nokia Surge

The press release hammered on S60’s multitasking ability along with the ability of the browser to handle flash video, something the iPhone still cannot do. The device packs a 2MP camera, a stellar 1500 mAh battery, a 2.4″ screen and weighs 4.38 oz. Sadly, there is a 2.5mm jack for headphones.

Nokia Surge Specifications


  • 2.0 megapixel camera — Customers can capture quality photos with color camera and 4X digital zoom
  • AT&T Navigator — AT&T Navigator provides audible turn-by-turn directions, monitors traffic and alerts users when there is a slowdown or incident
  • AT&T Mobile Music — Customers can listen and download their favorite music from Napster Mobile, eMusic Mobile, XM Radio and more over the air
  • AT&T Video Share — The first-ever service in the U.S. that allows users to share live video over wireless devices while participating in a voice call
  • JuiceCaster — Customers can share videos and pictures from their wireless device to the Web’s most popular sites including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr

AT&T's Nokia Surge

The Nokia Surge will be available through select AT&T retail locations or at for $79.99 with a two-year service agreement and after a mail-in rebate. More details here.

All in all not many people till find this pretty, nor does it pack mindblowing specs. However, it has US 3G and if you are looking for a cheap QWERTY smartphone, the Surge could be it.