updated 05:00 pm EDT, Mon June 1, 2009
Nokia 6790 photographed
A pre-production version of the upcoming Nokia 6790 Mako has been photographed and tested in a new hands-on. The messaging slider is described by BGR as "ridiculously lackluster" despite veering sharply from Nokia's usual designs and appears more an advanced feature phone in the vein of the LG Xenon than suggested by the presence of Symbian S60. As the prototype runs beta software, however, expectations are that the device could improve by the time it's released.
The Mako is due for a release at wireless provider AT&T sometime in June, though it still has not yet been officially announced. Hard specs are still mostly unknown, though the screen is 2.4 inches in size and is supported by a 2-megapixel camera along with GPS.