updated 07:20 am EDT, Fri September 19, 2008
Nokia E72 and E75 Leak
Nokia may already have sequels planned for its E71 smartphone, according to a demo found by Symbian Freak. The E72 would be a relative first for Nokia and would move the QWERTY keyboard to a lateral slider, similar to devices like the HTC S740; the device would have the relative size and dedicated number pad of the E66 but all the control of the normally wider model.
The E75's role is less certain and appears to be a more direct upgrade to the E71's fixed QWERTY keyboard with the option of both black and red colors and a glossy look.
Few clues are available as to the feature set of either device, although GPS is visible in at least one shot of the E72. Release dates are also unclear, though Nokia can potentially create demo videos as soon as the physical design is finalized rather than wait for a finished product. Most of Nokia's high-profile releases are announced at the annual 3GSM expo in February.