UPDATE: This smartone is no longer just a rumor. To learn more, read this article: Nokia E72 Officially Announced
Nokia has accidentally posted a video of an upcoming model: the Nokia E72. This video, published to YouTube via the Nokia Conversations blog, was available to the public for only for a few hours before being changed to a private video.
Features Gleaned from the Video
From the video, it can be seen that the E72 will improve on the popular Nokia E71.
While the QWERTY layout remains the same, the rest of the hardware lines are smoother. The application buttons receive an update, looking more flush with the device. And the directional pad surrounds what can be described as a touchpad-like scrolling mechanism.
A bump in the digital camera from 3.2 MPx to 5 MPx is the among the most noticeable changes.
The video also shows that the E72 will be offered in three colors: black, grey/silver, and gold. However, these may not be available in all regions.
It also seems that this model will receive an update to the core operating system. Screens from the video show that it looks to be running Symbian S60 Feature Pack 2 (v3.2). This is the latest non-touchscreen Symbian OS used on Nokia’s devices and has even been featured on the E71x, a version recently released by AT&T.
Lastly, it seems that the emphasis on communication will be upheld with the E72. Some of the interactions featured in the video show screens and workflow from the Nokia Messaging email client. There is also some alluding to integration with Ovi Contacts — an IM and presence-enabled address book — and the Ovi Store.
The E72 has not been announced by Nokia. Therefore it is not known when this device might debut, nor what the price will be. If the E71 is any indication however, it will remain accessible on and off-contract for many users.
The video has been removed from YouTube, but has been reposted on Daily Motion.
Nokia E72 Images