Nokia E7 Finnish pre-orders open ahead of Feb 2011 delivery

The Nokia E7 has gone up for official pre-order in Finland, with deliveries expected sometime in February 2011. Originally promised by the end of 2010, and delayed for unspecified reasons until "early 2011", the Symbian smartphone is priced at €599 ($796) SIM-free and unlocked.

That gets you a 4-inch display, physical QWERTY keyboard and an 8-megapixel camera with HD video recording, all packed up into a metal chassis we still reckon is among the best physical design around today. No word on when other European pre-orders will open, not to mention North American availability – the E7, like the N8, has a pentaband modem for use on both AT&T and T-Mobile USA – but we're guessing it'll be sometime in February too.

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