Nokia E7 to be the most important handset for Nokia in 2011?

Nokia E7 to be the most important handset for Nokia in 2011?

The Nokia E7 might not flaunt adual-core chip or dual-screens, but it still seems to be a capabledevice in Nokia's business lineup. But does it stand up to be “themost important model” for Nokia in 2011 as deemed by seniorNokia official Ukko Lappalainen? The model was delayed from Decemberin order to ensure the “best possible user experience” and it isin many ways similar to a 2010 high-end device like the Nokia N8, butpales in comparison to the dual-core powerhouses of today. TheSymbian^3 experience could hardly qualify as Nokia's future for thisyear and that is what makes Lappalainen's statement seem a bitsurprising:

"The E7 is by far the mostimportant model for us this year when looking at sales expectations,"the Nokia official said for Finnish daily Kauppalehti in an articleentitled “Here is Nokia's savior.”

Does this mean that whatever changesare happening in the Finnish company, they will only really matter in2012? Stephen Elop came with the hope of bringing change, but onemore year could be a bit too much of a waiting period. In any case,there is a couple of days before Nokia's Friday presentation, whichmight lift the curtain over the company's future, so we'll just haveto wait.

source: Kauppalehti(translated) via Reuters

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