Nary a day has gone by in recent weeks that we haven’t speculated about Nokia’s plans for the imminent World Mobile Congress. Indeed, we were quite excited about the possibility of some earth-shattering announcements from the former King of the Smartphones. Alas, Nokia's N Series VP Ukko Lappalainen has dashed those hopes somewhat.
Speaking to Reuters, Lappalainen said, "The E7 is by far the most important model for us this year when looking at sales expectations.”
Really, Ukko? That’s a little disappointing, to be honest.
The business oriented Nokia E7 – which started shipping this week – still doesn’t have an official UK release date, but it’s expected to go for around £420 on Vodafone. The E7 is essentially the same phone as the Nokia N8, with a slightly larger screen and 8MP camera (as opposed to the N8’s mighty 12MP).
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We’re still keeping our fingers crossed that Nokia has something awesome up its sleeve. As well as Mobile World Congress next week, Nokia has its Strategy and Financial Briefing on Capital Markets Day, this Friday in London.