Nokia X7 official: Gaming & Multimedia maven

It comes as little surprise, given the various leaks we've seen over the past few months, but Nokia has officially announced the X7, its gaming and multimedia smartphone. Based around a 4-inch display with a distinctive chassis crafted from stainless steel and glass, the Nokia X7 has a bowed back-panel design which lends itself to slotting neatly into the hands.

There's also an 8-megapixel with a dual-LED flash, capable of 720p HD video recording, and the faster browsing experience from the Nokia Symbian Anna update. That pulls Facebook and Twitter updates direct to the homescreen, as well as having refreshed iconography and boosted Ovi Maps.

Nokia will be preloading the X7 with Galaxy on Fire and Asphalt 5 HD, with other games available from the Ovi Store. The Nokia X7 is expected to arrive in Q2 2011, priced at €380 ($547) SIM-free.