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The long-rumored Nokia EOS may finally be in sight following a series of reports in the past few weeks, including leaked prototypes, and now a July release date has been pegged for the Windows Phone.

According to Mobile Geeks, the EOS will probably launch on July 9. The site's unconfirmed source is "a little birdie" who revealed that Nokia's next phone will be the fabled EOS. The source also reportedly spent some one-on-one time with the new handset and was able to confirm that it will sport a 41-megapixel camera. However, just like with the PureView 808, you can only take photos at a maximum of 34-megapixels. We're also expecting a quad-core processor and a release on AT&T in the United States.

Meanwhile, WMPoweruser has posted a description of the Nokia EOS they received from a reader who claims to have had a good look at the gadget:

The device is made of polycarbonate, and is about as thick as the Nokia Lumia 920 in the middle, but is highly tapered at both ends, giving the impression of a much slimmer device. The lens housing is round in shape and does not protrude much. The flash is Xenon, and the flash and lens are both smaller than the Nokia 808 Pureview. Next to the flash is a small red LED which may be a focus assist light. The lens also has an automatic cover that opens when the camera app is started. The number of megapixels were not marked on the prototype, with "XX megapixels" only being written on the lens housing. There is a new camera app called "Nokia Pro Camera" with a completely new interface. There is also manual focus available through the app. The regular photo app is also available. The screen size and resolution is same as 920, and appears to be AMOLED. The speaker holes are at the bottom as the handset. The handset was much lighter than the Nokia Lumia 920.

Exciting news to say the least, but these are of course just unconfirmed rumors. Until Nokia makes an official announcement we won't know anything for sure.