Nokia X7 coming to Three next month

Three is the first UK network to publicise the Nokia X7, adding it to its "coming soon" web page with a June date.

Three is planning to stock the Nokia X7 , helpfully updating its "coming soon" page to reflect the fact. Sitting next to the HTC Flyer, which launched today , it's scheduled for a June launch along with the HTC Sensation -- which everyone wants  to sell.

Ever since last year's leak we've been anticipating its rival-killing credentials . Don't be too worried about its Symbian roots, as Nokia is still breathing life into the old dog  despite some shaky moments .

Though we haven't got our mitts on it yet, we're pretty happy with the X7's spec sheet. That lovely widescreen 4-inch AMOLED screen is a beauty, while the 8-megapixel camera -- fast becoming a mobile-standard -- features a dual-LED flash and 720p high-definition recording.

It may not be the fastest critter around, as it has 'only' a 680MHz processor (we've been getting used to typing 'GHz' for mobile processor speeds of late), but all the other newfangled bits you'd expect are on board too -- GPS, accelerometer and Wi-Fi. What do you mean, you want a compass?

The updated version of Symbian (named after a woman, Anna , rather than a dessert ) will include a better interface, a portrait Qwerty keyboard (for those who love narrow touchscreen keys),  Ovi Maps and social-media integration. It will be interesting to see how the X7 and other Symbian-based phones fare against the company's new Windows Phones and MeeGo devices .

There's no word on pricing, contracts or other networks yet, but you can be sure there'll be a rush on soon enough. When we find out we'll let you know.

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    Andy Merrett has been using mobile phones since the days when they only made voice calls. Since then he has worked his way through a huge number of Nokia, Motorola and Sony Ericsson models. Andy is a freelance writer and is not an employee of CNET.

     

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