Vodafone has confirmed that it will be selling the Nokia E7, a business-oriented smartphone with a keyboard, without giving more details about the pricing.
The device, not to be confused with the C7, was unveiled last year at the Nokia World in London and is essentially a slightly watered down version of the Nokia N8 with a full QWERTY keyboard.
It has a Qualcomm ARM11-based processor, 256MB RAM, 4-inch OLED screen with a 640x360 pixels resolution, HDMI-out port, an 8-megapixel camera with Symbian^3 operating system, 16GB onboard storage, Wi-Fi, GPS, a 1200mAh battery, and a microSD card reader.
No other mobile phone operators have announced the availability of the handset yet and those looking to buy it SIM free can always preorder it from Nokia direct with an expected shipping date of February 2011.
The E7 will be facing competition from the Windows Phone 7 Dell Venue Pro, the HTC Desire Z and a few other QWERTY-based handsets.