I’ve been checking the inventory database of a major distributor in the US (not retailers like Amazon or Newegg) and noticed that Nokia finally provided the estimated arrival date of the Nokia E7. The blue and silver E7′s are expected to ship on January 13th, 2011. This distributor is receiving 2000 units for each color. While the suggested retail price is USD $679, it looks like the sweet spot for most retailers will be around $599.
The official word about the Nokia E7‘s release date to consumers is, “To ensure the best possible user experience on the Nokia E7, we have decided to begin shipping it in early 2011.” It’s very vague, but the manufacturer’s ETA gives us a better idea.
The ETA shown above is an estimate of when the distributor expects to receive shipment from the manufacturer. This date is provided by Nokia, but is subject to change. While this doesn’t mean consumers will be able to buy the device on the 13th, it gives us a better idea when to expect the Nokia E7. I’ll keep you posted if Nokia makes any changes to the date.