According to a Reuters report, Nokia, the biggest handset maker in the world, released the Nokia e61 which is designed to compete directly against the BlackBerry.

“First deliveries started late last week. It’s gradually becoming available across the globe,” Pekka Isosomppi, spokesman for Nokia’s Enterprise division, told Reuters.

It will be interesting to see how the eSeries smart phones fair in the wireless email market. These devices not only compete directly against the BlackBerry they will eventually run BlackBerry Connect that will complement the BlackBerry.

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