Nokia C7 Shows Up In T-Mobile’s Systems

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After rumors last week pegged Nokia’s C7 for a T-Mobile release under the code name “Tiger”, the FCC published C7 documents reinforcing that rumor. Now TmoNews has come across a screenshot from an internal T-Mobile inventory system that once again ties the Nokia smartphone to the carrier.

This time there’s no mention of “Tiger”, but that may change; this appears to be a recent introduction to T-Mobile’s system, as there’s not yet even a price listed. Interestingly, it appears to have taken on the name Astound, leading to more confusion over the phone’s true identity; could this be the name it’s released under? The inventory computer lists the phone as having a “frost metal facade”, but what we’ve seen in renders looks like a standard glossy black, so we may be looking forward to several variations on this model.

The C7 is part of Nokia’s dwindling lineup of Symbian^3 smartphones, destined to go the way of the dodo as the company replaces them with Windows Phone 7 devices over the course of the next two years. It’s going to be tricky to sell customers looking for a new smartphone on a dying OS, but the C7 does pack an 8-megapixel camera and a bright AMOLED screen, though they may not be enough to sway the minds of consumers. A free-with-service offer could go a long way to alleviating that; what do you say, T-Mobile?

Source: TmoNews

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!