Nokia E71 Pops up Down Under

It looks like Nokia tried to pull a fast one on us. While everyone’s heads were turned towards Barcelona for Mobile World Congress, Nokia held a showcase event in Sydney Australia where a sneaky new pic of the upcoming E71 was displayed. The pic showed the E71 next to the E61i that it will replace once released. Those in attendance report that the E71 is indeed significantly smaller than its predecessor, in fact early reports are that Nokia’s sexy new Eseries handset will be a mere 57mm and 10mm thick! Other specs floating around include HSDPA, WiFi, microSDHC support,  3.2 megapixel camera and integrated GPS. As sleek as the E71 is shaping up to be, it looks like we’re going to be unpleasantly surprised when battery size details are announced. The beefy battery on the ultra-slim E61i was certainly one of its most admirable features. Expect to see an official announcement with plenty more details at this year’s CeBIT. Oh by the way, did we mention our sources tell us that a US (AT&T) 3G / HSDPA version is 100% confirmed?

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