Next Tuesday is shaping up to a big day for smartphones; Microsoft’s MIX conference will likely involve plenty of smartphone content, HTC is planning a press event in London, and now Nokia’s started sending out invitations to a London event of its own.
The invitations show that Nokia intends the gathering to focus on Symbian smartphones, but other than that, the door’s wide open. There are plenty of models that have popped up on our radar that would be likely candidates for Nokia to show off; last week the T7 made a series of appearances in Nokia’s systems, with a 640 x 360 display and 3.2-megapixel camera. Then this week n possible [url=http://pocketnow.com/tech-news/nokia-t7-00-spotted-in-china
]T7 candidate was given the look-over in China, now claiming an 8-megapixel shooter and a 700MHz ARM11 CPU. The London event would be a prime opportunity to set the record straight on the T7.
We’ve already seen a bunch from the Nokia E6, showing of its BlackBerry-like design in a few different color options. This one is rumored to have an ever-so-slightly-slower 680MHz ARM11 and a 2.6-inch 640 x 480 display. Again, an 8-megapixel camera is supposedly in the cards.
Nokia’s had a lot to say about Symbian updates lately, with a big one planned for summer, and features like a revamped home screen and new web browser mentioned. The company could be using this event to formalize its intentions, letting us know what we can expect when.
Check back for news of what Nokia had to display, one week from now.
Update: Nokia says this will just be a press release, not a brick-and-mortar event.