New swiveling Nokia in the cards?

The Boy Genius Report says that Nokia may be releasing a "swiveling E71-type handset" for Verizon some time in July or August.

mockup of swiveling Nokia
The Boy Genius Report


A tipster has apparently informed The Boy Genius Report blog that Nokia will be releasing a "swiveling E71-type handset" for Verizon some time in July or August.

Now if you would excuse the accompanying mockup image, which looks hideous unfinished, the concept is actually feasible. If the top rotates 180 degrees, the keyboard would end up below the display, similar to a conventional candy bar QWERTY phone.

It's a pity that word is the device will be running on the S40 platform instead of the more established S60. Otherwise, the Finns could have planted a touch-screen panel on it.

(Via Crave Asia)

 

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