My Dream Nokia #98: E71 inspired WP8 Nokia concept (update – now with slide out keyboard)

| August 30, 2013 | 17 Replies

MNB Nokia E71 - WP8mdn

One of the most popular business handsets, the Nokia E71 gets a slight tweak with this concept for MDN #98, sent by Risto Hunt.

The face is all touch (no physical QWERTY), and the back now features a xenon flash.

Unlike the usual touch screen, this is somehow moulded around the ear piece and front sensors as opposed to being a rectangular screen.

It picks up super long Eseries style battery life but Wireless charging from Lumia. There’s also waterproofing.

I noticed at your webpage that you people have sent you their dream nokia phones. I have made mine too and thought why not to share.
My dream nokia would be in size and shape of Nokia E71, with metal body. It would have all todays features, i.e. Nokia 820 has. 8MP camera with ‘real’ flash would be nice. It would have scroll bar on the background (the one recently seen on some other phone), so that when you move your finter up or down, left or right, then the screen will move same direction. Between the screen and bottom detail (the one with back, windows and search touchbuttons (with backlight)) is notification light (just like the E71 has) that gloves slowly to let know that the phone is alive and blinks quickly when unanswered calls, unseen messages. Screen resolution should not be from high-end (in order to save battery). BAttery should last 2-3 days easily. Wireless charging built-in and the back cover is covered with tiny solar panels. Must have 3.5mm audio jack, not the 2.5 like current e71 has. Water proof – nokia’s nano tech as they said is in works.
31-08-13:  Due to the feedback on wanting a physical QWERTY, here’s an update from Risto:
Now you still get the full large screen but also a physical keyboard.
MNB Nokia E71 - WP8 qwertymdn


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