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]

  • Edgar Mkrtchyan

    the keys are illuminated by pressing Alt, I chose this solution to avoid overloading the buttons, of course if you support without the “Alt” it works too 🙂

    and here is the video I realize this concept

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  • Sam Inn

    I really like the design with QWERTY keyboard. When will it come to market?

  • hari

    Am big fan of NOKIA 888E looking awesome its a good model introduced by Nokia to regain market around the world there is no doubt
    But the fact is every one had a touch screen mobiles are 2 boaring that’s why people needed chanege like 888 E its right mobile 2 hit the market……… if it is concept phone Nokia will disappoint the Nokia or QWERTY fans
    Its a real blackberry q10 and chacha 2 killerkiller
    The QWERTY is better then the previous models its not at all copy of blackberry
    I hope it will be soooooooon ……….Nokia rocks again with stunng models 888E..,.

  • Dawn

    What is the status on this product? can’t find much info. When is it coming to market?

  • kingshuk

    Sir, When this phone will come to market. I will must purchase that

  • asim khan niazi

    this nokia 888e buy it I am from pakistan