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The music-centric Nokia X7 might appear on AT&T very soon

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The music-centric Nokia X7 might appear on AT&T very soon
Nokia vouched to increase its presence in the US, and one of the first phones to kick off the new strategy might be the Nokia X7. Its gameplay leaked in November on video, then some more shots compared it to the Nokia E7, and all of a sudden it appeared December with AT&T branding, Now it's been shot at all angles, and the source says it might be unveiled as soon as this month. We'd rather bet on announcement at the MWC expo next month, where Nokia traditionally has strong presence, but time will tell. Nokia is expected to unveil an LTE phone, and a new handset with NFC capabilities - it's too much to hope that the Nokia X7 will be one of these, but we can dream.

The X series of the number one cell phone manufacturer is music-centered, and as is clear from the pictures, the Nokia X7 has four grills, one in each corner, but it's said that only two are for actual speakers. Still, stereo speakers sound like a a welcome addition to us, since the vast majority of smartphones are mono.

As for the other specs, we can't vouch for the screen size from just the pictures, but it is supposed to be 4" capacitive, and we are probably looking at Nokia's Clear Black display technology, with the typical 360x640 pixels of resolution (we know, we know, it's Symbian^3). The chassis looks made of anodized aluminum, save for the plastic ends, and the shape is similar to what we have on the Nokia N8. The camera, however, is the second-best offering in the Finns' lineup - an 8MP module with dual LED flash. It is probably the same one found on the Nokia C7 and E7, so you can take a look at the photo samples in our Nokia C7 review, and check out the video capabilities of this sensor below.

What do you make of the Nokia X7 on AT&T? It does share a lot of the Nokia E7 specs, like the screen and camera, but will the addition of stereo speakers be enough to lure you into the arms of the "Connecting People" company? Bear in mind that in September Nokia announced a $10 million developers challenge to build US-specific apps for Symbian^3, so we should see the winners in the Nokia X7, since the panel was jointly presided by Nokia and AT&T folks.

via PocketNow
The music-centric Nokia X7 might appear on AT&T very soon
The music-centric Nokia X7 might appear on AT&T very soon




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posted on 14 Jan 2011, 13:25

1. compassstl (unregistered)


If only T-Mobile were getting this...
Does it have a MicroSD card? Definitely something the E7 lacks, though it does have a keyboard

posted on 14 Jan 2011, 13:26

2. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 847; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


It's a very attractive phone. If you have noticed though, most, if not all Xseries phones have 4 speaker grilles, but only two speakers to them. If I had to venture a guess, it was done that way so the phone doesn't look stupid when you see just two grilles on one side. Yes, it is deceiving, but that's the way it's done.

As an AT&T customer and long time Nokia user, I'd love to get in on this, but the camera and lack of a front facing camera are keeping me from going for it. Plus, we still have no idea what AT&T did to the software.

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