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Nokia finally developed a touchscreen phone -- one of the first on the market -- and released the Nokia 7710, the successor to the never-released Nokia 7700, around the time the discontinued phone was due to hit the market. Designed for use in the landscape mode -- one held the phone in portrait mode to make calls -- it was the closest phone that Nokia came to the Lumia but arrived on the market almost a decade earlier. Design wise, it was more like a slimmed-down tablet than a phone as such, but considering the only 'tablets' on the market were 180-degree screen-spinning laptops, it wasn't considered anything but a very clever phone.
With a 640 x 320 pixel screen in a 3.5-inch display, it was a heavy device but fit snugly -- if not a little bulky -- in one's jeans pocket. It also ran Symbian Series 90, a breakthrough in design for the Finnish phone maker, and even included Flash support in the in-built browser.