Nokia 888 E QWERTY Touch Handset Combo Features Windows Phone 8 Portico

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99% of all Nokia concepts we’ve seen lately feature full touch displays, but there’s the occasional QWERTY model. One such exception is the Nokia 888 E, a Windows Phone 8 Portico piece of work created by Edgar Mkrtchyan. The design is shaped as the figure of 8 and reminds me of an older concept by the same designer, but this time with a physical keyboard.

Nokia 888 packs a dual core 1.5 GHz CPU, most likely a Qualcomm Snapdragon, as well as 2 GB of RAM and a magnesium alloy chassis. The rear panel is available in 6 colors, from black and gray to yellow, red and cyan. There’s apparently a way to also trigger a numeric keypad with symbols included, by lighting up special keys by pressing Alt. This makes me think that buttons are capacitive or something and they can change symbols, if I understood the designer correctly. I may be wrong however…

This Nokia concept smartphone uses a 3.5 inch display, a 480 x 800 pixel ClearBlack screen with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Other specs include a 13 megapixel camera at the back, Carl Zeiss optics, 1080p recording, dual LED flash and a secondary 2 megapixel camera. There’s also 16/32 GB of storage, a microSD card slot and a 2500 mAh battery. To that we add NFC, microUSB, Bluetooth and induction charging for the full package. This sounds like a real BlackBerry X10 killer, if you ask me…

[Thanks Edgar Mkrtchyan]