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