Nokia said it has delayed roll out of its next flagship model the E7, missing the key holiday sales season on the developed markets. To ensure the best possible user experience on the E7 we have decided to begin shipping it in the early 2011, a spokesman for Nokia said on Tuesday.

The E7 is similar to its current flagship model the N8, but has a full keyboard. The N8 was also delayed earlier this year.

(Reporting by Tarmo Virki)