It looks like Nokia is ready to take on the end of 2010 with some heavy hitters in their smartphone line-up. With word that the N8 is set to launch by the end of this month, Nokia is ready to make some waves. That is, if these rumors, coming from two separate sources, turns out to be true. According to Reuters, it looks like Nokia is set to officially announce the recently leaked Nokia E7. Not only that, it looks like Nokia is set to put the device as their flagship device.
The report is citing two sources that are intimately familiar with Nokia's plans for the future, as it comes in regards to their announcements at Nokia World 2010. The sources also confirmed that the device will have a large touchscreen, as well as a full, physical QWERTY keyboard. That sounds just like the Nokia E7 that leaked out into the world a few weeks back. However, there's no word on what other features the device will feature.
Speculation is pretty robust at this point. There are some who believe that the E7 will be running Symbian^3, while still others believe that MeeGo could indeed find its place on this flagship device. If Nokia is indeed hoping that this will be the device to save them in the smartphone market, we imagine that it would be a great device to showcase MeeGo on. As for the physical attributes, word has it that it could feature a four-inch display, and an 8MP camera on the back with dual-LED flash. Rumors have it that the device will launch in November, after Nokia World 2010 in mid-September. And of course, keep in mind that SlashGear will be there, keeping tabs on all the announcements. So stay tuned.
[via The Nokia Blog]