We think it came as a surprise to pretty much everyone that Nokia's long-rumored E71
was a no-show at Mobile World Congress this year; it looked real enough and totally ready to go the last time we spied it
, and really, our only guess is that Espoo didn't want to steal any thunder from its lovely new Nseries goodies
. Turns out that the company covertly showed off a shot of the businessman's dream at its Nokia Showcase event in Sydney, though, and CNET reports that it's "considerably smaller" -- 10mm thick and 57mm wide, as the rumor goes. Making the phone too narrow could ultimately be detrimental to the usability of the all-important keypad, so we'll need to keep a close eye on the "feel" part of "look and feel" when this one finally debuts. CTIA in April, perhaps?
[Via Boy Genius Report