As CTIA 2010 kicks off this morning, a Chinese blog has leaked images of what it alleges is to be Nokia’s first Symbian^3 offering. If genuine, this device is almost definitely what we know to be the N8-00, a phone we learned about just prior to MWC 2010. Specs are currently as fuzzy as the pics, but from what we’ve seen and read it looks like this device is made of a single piece of aluminum and features a high resolution (likely WVGA) capacitive display anywhere from 3.5″ to 4″ alongside a 12 megapixel camera with Xenon flash, HDMI-out and 3.5mm headphone jack. Now, we’re not totally sure what Nokia has planned for today, tomorrow and the next day, but we’ll be sure to keep our sure to keep our eyes peeled for this and other mysterious devices during our stay in Vegas.
Rumored to be a portion of a stock sheet from Best Buy a “major national retailer”, this image above is reportedly reveals the release dates of a variety of upcoming handsets. No, there’s nothing too exciting there but if the source is reliable it does indeed fill in a few question marks that have been looming — namely the E71x release date. So let’s have a look… Starting with AT&T, the document lists both the Samsung i627 “Jackfrost” and blue Samsung A767 “Propel” as becoming available on March 29th. Next up is the Nokia E71x, listed as “E71 Charcoal”, finally arriving on April 1st and the LG Xenon, which was apparently delayed so long it’s now called “Zenon”, arriving on April 10th. Moving along to Verizon, it looks like the Nokia 7205 Intrigue will hit store shelves on March 15th along with Sprint’s Palm Treo Pro which has been delayed more than a connecting flight in Atlanta. Sure, the more exciting handsets of 2009 won’t be out until the Summer months and beyond, but there are a few nice looking pieces of kit here to tide us over in the meantime.