Could this be the Nokia T7-00?

Could this be the Nokia T7-00?Our ears pricked up the other day when we heard news of a mysterious new Nokia in the works that seems set to introduce the all-new T Series to the mobile world.

The Nokia T7-00 was revealed in an Ovi Publisher tools document, and while it didn't give us much to chew over, now it seems there could be a pic of the new device too.

Chinese site PCPop claims to have nabbed a pic of the new T7-00, and gives us a bit more spec goodness to go with it. Aside from the 640 x 360-pixel display already detailed in the original leak – which puts the T7-00 in the same league as Nokia's other range-toppers – the site claims a 700MHz ARM processor, an 8-megapixel camera and a dedicated graphics chip with Open GL 2.0 support.

A couple of points don't quite ring true, however. For starters, a second pic of the rear of the supposed T7-00 shows pretty clearly a Nokia N Series sticker, while the phone itself looks for all the world like a Nokia N8 – even if it doesn't have the 12-megapixel camera that marks the N Series flagship's territory so clearly.

So what are we looking at? Possibly a step-down N Series model – N7, anyone? Or if this is the T Series debutant going incognito, why does it have the T7 model name on the front when most Nokia prototypes simply have the non-commital C0? And either way – just what exactly is Nokia's strategy for its new range?

Answers and theories – conspiracy and otherwise – in the Comments below...

Via PocketNow

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JanSt / MOD  Apr. 4, 2011 at 19:10

A) it could be a hoax - the detailled pics of the connectors could be of the N8, and the rest good ole pho'chop?!
B) It could be real, and an Asian exclusive that is closer to launch than we might think.
A sort of mini-me N8 does fit Nokia's strategy - N97 to N97 Mini, E71 to, well, every othe E after ....
For a hoax 9 photos are rather an overkill, and it gives detectives a lot to work with.
But I guess we'll fnd out soon enough.

YouDontKnowMe  Apr. 4, 2011 at 22:21


Notice that the build quality in the pics does not look like a Nokia finished product. The build looks crude and the Anodized aluminium part also ssems to be made of plastic.. This could be more or less a cheap Chinese ripoff of the N8..!!

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 4, 2011 at 23:55

well, good point. However, you ASSUME it would have to be anodised aluminium only because that's what is used in the Nokia N8. That kind of logic is a bit circular :p
For all we know, T could stand for Timber. Could be painted wood. LOL
I wonder when Mr Murtazin will tell us what to think about it ;)

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 5, 2011 at 13:06

Some sort of consensus - at least in the Asian press - that it is indeed real, and that it is soon to be launched in China.


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