Nokia E7 shows up on Amazon with glorious price tag
The Nokia E7 showed up on Amazon in all of its glory and with equally glorious price tag. You can have all the sweetness of full QWERTY and Symbian^3 for $679. The handset is still out of stock though, which means that you will have to wait for a while until you get to hold it (our guess would be several weeks).
Just how soon is several weeks, you might wonder. Information from the Nokia blog shows that the handset is expected to arrive on January 13th at a “major” distributor, which the resource did not name, but mentioned it was neither Amazon, nor Newegg. The mysterious distributor is receiving 2,000 blue and 2,000 silver-colored units and while the date looks official, it could still be changed by Nokia. Even if not, it would most probably be a couple of days more before the Nokia E7 is available to the public.
One interesting detail – the Nokia E7 is widely expected with a fixed focus camera, or “full focus” as Nokia calls the technology. The listing on Amazon, however, attributes an auto-focus module to the device. This most probably is a mistake, but could also mean that Nokia changed its mind at the last moment and went with auto-focus as per the wishes of many users. What camera would you rather see on the Nokia E7?
source: Amazon via Engadget and Nokia blog
1. skome (Posts: 2; Member since: 27 Dec 2010)
Uhm, a few days ago? It was there on the 5th of December, might have been there before then... But thanks for posting anyway. What do you think the price will settle down to?
2. pathmarkpolice (Posts: 102; Member since: 05 Feb 2009)
Only a total asshole would pay this much for this phone. So many better phones on the market for way cheaper.
3. Dinesh Subramaniam (unregistered)
Hi, Dinesh here from Nokia Communications. We have not announced any shipping or in-store arrival dates for the Nokia E7, other than the fact that it is expected to begin shipping in early 2011. Naturally, the exact timing of when this smartphone is available in shops will vary from market to market.
4. WattsEB (unregistered)
i think its obvious that given the option, especially for a phone costing almost $700, one would always choose an auto focus camera. Also the iphone (slimmest smart phone in the world aparently) has a auto focus camera so the "keeping it slim" excuse is kaput....