How sweet would that be? It’s been quite a while since a few spy shots like the one above scampered across the internet and since then, dead airwaves. The Nokia E71 is definitely one of the more anticipated S60 handsets that we’ve had a taste of in recent history. It looks like more detail on this super-slim could come sooner than we all expected. Reports are beginning to gain momentum with regards to a possible announcement coming from Nokia as soon as this Thursday, May 8. Score! We also have some reported dimensions: 112 x 57 x 10 mm. If Nokia manages to somehow cram GPS, a 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera, 3G, WiFi and all the other goodies we’ve heard so far into a case that size, sign us up. Well, we have to see the battery size first as we’re admittedly a bit nervous in that respect. Some have suggested that the E71 may be released on Thursday but that, friends, is not going to happen. Baby steps people. Last thing of note: let’s not forget that our sources have all but guaranteed a US 3G version. Nice.

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Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than a decade, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.