Rogers has officially announced that the Nokia E71 will be available soon. It was previously reported that it would be available via Fido, but I guess that idea was ditched as part of Fido's re-branding and re-positioning in the marketplace.

The E71 has been out for quite sometime now and has received various accolades thanks to its superb design and excellent performance. It has even earned the title of being the best E-series phone to date. It's about time the Nokia E71 found its way to the Canadian market.

Here’s the official statement coming from Rogers:

“Rogers Wireless and Nokia announce today that the highly anticipated Nokia E71 smartphone will be coming soon to Canada. Featuring a sleek stainless steel design with a full QWERTY keyboard, the Nokia E71 will be the thinnest smartphone in Rogers’ extensive lineup of innovative mobile devices.”

Unfortunately pricing and availability is still unknown. Considering that the more affordable toned-down Nokia E63 has already been announced to follow in its steps, I’m hoping that the Nokia E71 will make a Canadian debut before 2008 comes to a close.