The fourth Symbian^3 device - Nokia E7 - will be released on 10 December. It will bring a full hardware QWERTY keyboard under the tilting 4-inch ClearBlack AMOLED screen.
The confirmation came straight from the official Nokia Twitter account. Strangely enough though, the tweet was removed shortly after it was published.
The Nokia E7 comes to complement the Nokia high-end portfolio with its bigger 4-inch nHD AMOLED capacitive screen, using the new ClearBlack technology. It comes with scratch-resistant surface and, of course, the sliding out QWERTY keyboard.
There are a couple of sacrifices, though - E7 has an 8 megapixel fixed-focus camera with dual-LED flash instead a 12 megapixel monster with xenon. Also, there's no card slot on this one. Well, you can't have it all, we guess.
The rest of the specs are pretty much the same as those of the N8 - a 680MHz processor, 3D graphics accelerator, 720p video recording, 16GB onboard storage, 256MB ROM, 1GB ROM (N8 has 512MB) and full connectivity package. Nokia E7 also packs HDMI slot just like the N8.
The first wave of availability starts on 10 December so we guess you should have yours by Christmas. And you might want to start saving now as the expected price is around 495 euro (637 USD) before taxes and subsidies.
Update (Nov 12): Slight misunderstanding - Dec10 meant "December 2010", not "December 10" as a new Tweet clarifies (the old was deleted to avoid confusion). So, there's no exact launch date, but the Nokia E7 is still on track to arrive before the holidays.
Source: Nokia Twitter channel (tweet now removed)