Nokia Punts E7 Smartphone As Heir To Communicator 9000

Nokia has pulled the curtains on the Nokia E7 at the Nokia World 2010 event in London, presenting it as the successor of the Nokia 9000 Communicator, a 14-year old brick phone with a keyboard (and an antenna).

The E7 is basically the N8 with a keyboard and looks A LOT like a reworked version of the T-Mobile Sidekick (the one powered by Danger, that was eventually acquired by Microsoft back in February 2008).

This model however, which is a direct follow up to the E90 comes with a 4-inch tilting touchscreen display with a 640x360 pixels resolution, Powerpoint compatibility, an 8-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, support for HD recording, anodized aluminium body, 10.2mbps HSDPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, USB on-the-go, 16GB onboard storage, HDMI and Dolby Digital Plus.

The E7 will be launched in Q4 alongside the C6 and the C7, and is powered by the Symbian^3 OS.