To be honest, very few of us could understand the hold-up on this one, apart from possible firmware issues but it looks like pre-orders for the LONG, LONG awaited E7 have gone live in a few select markets. If you happen to live in the US, UK, Russia, China, Netherlands, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain or Sweden head on over to your regional Nokia site to plop down the funds for your favourite keyboard-toting, Symbian^3 device.
Nothing’s changed on the specs front as one would expect with the same 4.0 inch Clear-Black AMOLED display, 8 Megapixel camera and penta-band HSPA radio in addition to the standard Symbian^3 fare (680Mhz ARM11 CPU, 256MB RAM, Broadcom 2727 GPU). Strangely, the Nokia UK site is reporting support for MicroSD cards on the landing page, something they might want to fix before there’s some consumer backlash.
Pre-orders should be delivered by “End of April 2011”, quite a bit too vague for my tastes but what’s a few days when you’ve waited a few months eh? In any case, those itching to buy the E7 can head right over here.
Be warned though, if you’re a US buyer prepare for a good deal of sticker shock.
Let us know if you’ve decided to buy one!