Nokia delays flagship E7 smartphone until Q1 2011

Apple Online Store“Nokia Corp., the world’s biggest mobile phone maker, Tuesday said it has delayed shipments of its new E7 smartphone to early 2011 from the fourth quarter of this year, meaning it will miss the peak end of year shopping season,” Gustav Sandstrom reports for The Wall Street Journal.

“The company has taken the decision to ensure a good user experience, said press spokesman Doug Dawson, without elaborating… Nokia’s new Chief Executive Stephen Elop faces tough competition in the smartphone market from rivals including iPhone-maker Apple Inc.,” Sandstrom reports.

MacDailyNews Take: Deer in the headlights. Transfixed and drooling, they haven’t moved since Steve Jobs pulled the first iPhone out of his pocket.

Sandstrom reports, “Nokia’s E7, which has a four-inch touch screen and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, will sell at an estimated retail price of around €495 ($663). The delay of E7 is not good news for investors, especially after Nokia’s recently launched N8 smartphone was also slightly delayed, said Pohjola Bank analyst Hannu Rauhala.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Ooh, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. In 2011. Sounds like an “iPhone killer” for sure.

12 Comments

  1. I notice on the boards, there are no comments being posted on the Wall Street Journal, to Reuters, to TheStreet.com, to Forbes…. It’s pathetic…. These boards would be lit up with Apple vitrial if the roles were reversed. Anything to ad now NAYSAYERS? HUH? Apple and Steve Jobs EARNED their place in tech. N7 who has the tinker toy phone now? Eh?

  2. The iPhone for $200 comes with- 1ghz processor, 512 megabytes of ram, a five megapixel camera, a vga front facing camera, the largest app store on a phone, a 7 hour battery,and iOS 4.

    The Nokia E7 for $663 comes with a screen that is .5 inches bigger, and a slide out keyboard

    Unless that keyboard is made out of diamonds it’s not worth the additional $443

  3. Because of a lack of any real positives, the also-rans will more and more often be including physical keyboards on their phones.
    This will allow them to market the physical keyboard as a bonus feature, not found on the iPhone.
    These companies will hope that marketing a physical keyboard (akin to having a longer feature list on your packaging) will fool the unwashed ignorants who may still be unaware that Apple’s soft-keyboard is actually fantastic for most users.

    Fastening on a physical keyboard to a mobile phone is not so much an indicator that a company is a technological shopping cart-pushing hobo.
    It’s more a sign of absolute, sweat-soaked desperation.

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