As widely expected, Nokia has unveiled its new X7 multimedia-friendly smartphone today, complete with 4in touchscreen and the latest 'Anna' build of the Symbian^3 operating system.
The new X Series flagship was officially unveiled not by Nokia itself, though, but by Three Mobile in a 'Coming soon' press release, but it's also expected to feature heavily at a Nokia event later today, as will the overhauled Symbian OS.
On the spec front, the Nokia X7 finally gives the X Series a flagship device worthy of the name, taking the heat off the decidedly ageing X6 at the head of the pack. The Three press release doesn't give us all the details, but we're liking what we see so far.
There's a 4in ClearBlack display, along with a 8-megapixel camera with dual LED flash. On-board memory is 256MB, while storage is expandable up to 32GB.
On the design side, the Nokia X7 features stainless steel construction and strong lines in keeping with other X Series offerings.
There's likely to be as much interest in the updated Symbian OS, however, as there is in the X7 itself. The 'Anna' overhaul includes as many as 50 enhancements, but the ones worth taking most notice of include a vastly improved mobile browser and a portrait QWERTY keyboard.
A promo hands on video for the Nokia X7 dishes more details, and we'll have more on the new Symbian overhaul – and hopefully something on the Nokia E6 – later today!
UPDATE: Nokia has now joined the party and made the X7 official. We're looking at a Q2 release, with the SIM-free price pegged at €380.