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Nokia Delays E7

Nokia Delays E7 - Nokia (NOK1V.HE) has delayed the rollout of its next flagship model, the E7, into early next year, missing the key holiday sales season on developed markets. "To ensure the best possible user experience on the E7 we have decided to begin shipping it in early 2011," a spokesman for Nokia said on Tuesday.

Nokia Delays E7

The E7 is similar to its current flagship model the N8, but has a full slideout keyboard. The N8 was also delayed earlier this year.

"This rounds out a miserable year for Nokia with regards getting the new generation of Symbian phones out the door," said Ben Wood, research director at British consultancy CCS Insight.

A weak offering of smartphones and problems with software were seen as the main reasons for Nokia replacing chief executive Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo with Stephen Elop from Microsoft (MSFT.O).

Nokia Delays E7

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