It seems Nokia is planning a marketing splash for AT&T related activities next year, Eldar Murtazin, chief of one of the biggest mobile technology related sites just published new photos of the AT&T branded Nokia X7 on his personal blog. and seems to have unlimited access to prototypes, photos of the X7 unit sports an all black color scheme and AT&T branding. Could this be one of the first Nokia handsets since the E71x and Surge to come to America’s second largest operator? Certainly, and we guess it could safely be described as one of the key ingredients in this effort.
A recent Nielsen survey found that Symbian is currently the 5th largest smartphone OS in the U.S. market, though only having a 3.4% market share. The Nokia X7 is one of the upcoming smartphones that aim to increase that market share, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see it happen.
Phone on Eldar’s photos looks better and is slightly more refined than the earlier prototype leaked on YouTube and it seems to be the first Symbian^3 device offered by one of the largest wireless networks in North America.
Nokia X7 runs Nokia’s latest Symbian^3 operating system, has four speakers, one on each corner, that said speakers are reportedly “very loud”, and we also now know that the codename: “Sushi”. It’s also supposed to have a 4 inch screen, sadly with the same 640 x 360 pixel resolution that all Symbian based Nokia touchscreen devices have, meaning fonts and images are going to look grainy compared to the iPhone 4 and various Android devices on the market.
Nokia X7 also features 4 different home screens which is a bit weird considering that all other Symbian^3 powered device including N8 and C7 offer only three home screens.
While the Nokia X7 looks like a typical 2010 Nokia smartphone, the company announced a major change in its sales strategy recently. The Nokia X7 will basically receive software upgrades the way most other smartphones are receiving smartphone upgrades.
As of now, there is no word about exact specifications and leaked photo isn’t confirmed by any official sources whatsoever, but it looks very promising and now we just need an official word from Nokia to confirm its existence as well as complete specifications and high-res press photos.