Things will probably won’t go that far now, because the C7 is not that important to Nokia.
The C7 is the Finnish company’s second Symbian^3 smartphone. As MR points out in its preview, it’s not that different from the Nokia N8. The main differences (apart from the design-related ones) are that the C7 lacks an HDMI port, has an 8MP camera instead of a 12MP one, and comes with only 8GB of on-board memory.
Nokia should launch the C7 in October-November. It’s said that the handset’s retail price will be around €350 – about €100 less than the real price of the N8.
Interestingly, Eldar Murtazin says that there’s also a Nokia C7-01, which should be launched in early 2011, featuring a QWERTY keyboard. He’s also re-mentioned the Nokia E7 – this could become the company’s third Symbian^3 smartphone.
You can check out the full Nokia C7 preview (lots of photos included) here at Mobile-review – the final conclusion is that the C7 is “the best value for money on Symbian S^3″, but, despite this, it “will not attract new customers, but Nokia fans will choose it quite consciously.”
Since it has officially unveiled the N8 only a few days after Eldar previewed it, Nokia may also announce the C7 really soon (probably sooner than the MeeGo-based N9, anyway).
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