Mobile phone maker Nokia may have cancelled the roll out of the X7, its flagship smartphone, in the US on AT&T, a source close to the matter told the Wall Street Journal.
The phone - which is expected to be launched next month at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona - comes with a 4-inch 640x360 pixel touchscreen display, an 8-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, four speakers and Symbian^3 operating system.
Back in November, rumours pointed to 256MB onboard memory, a fixed battery, a headphone socket, 450MB ROM; we noted back then that the phone seemed to be merely an evolution of the E7, which was announced back in September 2010, without the keyboard or the price tag.
Nokia replied to a rumour in a statement saying that "We do not comment on market rumor and speculation, or ongoing discussions with our operator partners about what plans we may have together in this market. That said, it is well publicized that we are working hard to regain leadership in the U.S. market and we are in active discussions with our operator partners on that strategy."
2010 saw the arrival of a new CEO, Stephen Elop, from Microsoft who replaced Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo who spent more than 30 years at Nokia.
A couple of months later, Nokia announced that it would bring back the Symbian Foundation two year after it was rolled out as an independent not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of the mobile platform.