updated 12:55 pm EST, Mon November 8, 2010
Nokia to ship E7 on December 10 in select markets
Smartphone maker Nokia on Monday announced using Twitter that its E7 smartphone will ship on December 10 in some, unspecified markets. A quick glance on Nokia's USA site doesn't have any details related to this news, so the phone is likely to arrive in Europe first. Like the flagship candybar N8, the device uses Symbian^3 and an aluminum shell but adds a tilting display and a hardware QWERTY keyboard.
Likewise retained is the 4-inch, 640x360 AMOLED display, although it steps down to an eight-megapixel camera with 720p video recording. Symbian's new platform primarily opens the door to multi-touch and multiple home screens with widgets. Storage tops out at 16GB, with Wi-Fi and 10.2Mbps 3G support built-in as well.
The E7 is expected to cost the equivalent of $637 in Europe before any subsidies. In North America, the handset should support AT&T, T-Mobile USA and all Canadian providers, including smaller ones like Wind Mobile and Videotron.