Nokia World, Nokia’s biggest event/conference of the year has started, and, as expected, there was no new MeeGo device announced. However, three new Symbian^3 smartphones were officially unveiled. These are the C6 and C7, and the E7.
The Nokia E7 is exactly the device that has leaked over and over again during the past few months. Which is not a bad thing at all. This is Nokia’s flagship business smartphone and, they say, a true successor to the long running Communicator line of devices. And one can definitely see why, once you look at it.
The E7 has a 4″ touchscreen that features the newly-introduced Nokia ClearBlack tech, which makes it very visible outdoors. There’s also that amazing looking tilt-slide that reveals a full 4-row QWERTY keyboard, 16 GB of onboard storage and an 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash and 720p HD video recording, all packed into a 13.6 mm slim anodized aluminum body.
All the usual connectivity features for a high end device are there: WiFi 802.11n, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, aGPS and WLAN positioning, HSDPA 10.2 Mb/s and HSUPA 2 Mb/s.
USB on the Go is also present, like in the N8. The battery, sadly, is still only 1200 mAh, as the N8′s.
Also like the N8, the E7 has an HDMI connection and Dolby Digital Plus Surround Sound. Symbian^3 gives you 3 customizable homescreens. Business users will appreciate the support for Microsoft Exchange and the preinstalled Microsoft Communicator Mobile, as well as support for intranet and extranet portals built on Microsoft SharePoint. There are also improved security features, that are supposedly better than what most other smartphones offer.
Preinstalled applications also include F-Secure AntiTheft, Quickoffice for viewing and editing Microsoft Office documents, and World Traveler. Free Ovi Maps navigation is naturally included as well.
Here’s the complimentary official demo video:
The Nokia E7 will be available at sometime in the fourth quarter and will cost €495 before taxes and subsidies.
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