Through a leaked video this past weekend, the Nokia E72 has been given an unofficial preview.
Sporting nearly the same QWERTY-based look as the E71, the video details a device that seems to utilize the same operating system (Symbian S670 Feature Pack 1) with a slightly modified spacebar.
Not much else is known about the device, but rumors have assumed several possibilities:
- A carrier-optimized version of the E71 for the North American market and AT&T, similar to how the E62 was a carrier-customized version of the E61, and renamed the E63.
- A CDMA variant of the E71 for Verizon Wireless.
- An E71 variant with removed 3G, yet otherwise unchanged.
Other rumors of this device have mentioned that it may contain the latest Symbian Feature Pack 2 operating system, but the video and screenshots show nothing that would be a clear indication of this.
A redesigned rear end of the body, sporting a plastic battery cover and slightly (by 1mm) thicker overall form factor have also been mentioned in various unconfirmed reports.
The Nokia E71
The E71 is Nokia’s update to the E61i and E62 models. Offered in both European 3G and North American 3G variants, the 10mm thick QWERTY smartphone features Symbian S60 Feature Pack 1, Bluetooth 2.0, Wi-Fi, GPS w/Nokia Maps 2.0, and Nokia’s Mail for Exchange software to connect to MS Exchange servers.
The E71 is on sale now, retailing for about $400 from many online retailers and Nokia’s stores in Chicago and NYC.
Via Symbian Freak