The writing was on the wall following Nokia's official withdrawal from Japan, and sure enough, NTT DoCoMo has now officially nixed plans to bring the E71 to market early next year. In a product lineup flush with wide VGA displays, giant cameras, and happiness generators, we suspect the QVGA QWERTY set won't be sorely missed by most over there -- and hey, that just means more E71s for the rest of us. Anyone need a second or a third?

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