Seems like we only just got the Nokia E71 here in the U.S. Oh wait, that’s because we did. Don’t panic if you bought a Nokia E71x recently, because the new E72 won’t likely be seen until the third quarter of this year — probably later in these parts. So what’s new, besides the model number itself?
It looks like Nokia built upon the very capable E71 and added or improved these features:
- 3.5mm headset jack moved to the top
- 5-megapixel camera
- D-pad now supports optical navigation
- Digital compass
- Active noise cancellation
- Support for faster 3G, up to 10.2 Mbps where networks support it, i.e., not in the U.S.
Although there are no guarantees, I’m thinking that this device has a good chance for a U.S. subsidy, although probably not until 2010. The best likely indicator would be AT&T (s T) sales numbers for the Nokia E71x. If that’s a decent seller, and AT&T is enjoying a relatively higher-than-average monthly revenue per user for E71x owners, odds are favorable for an E72 subsidy.