Nokia has its ownstyle to do things specifically, with an unique charm to make its phones just simple and elegant. Still using Symbian OS in its latest smartphones and yet producing one of the most useful mobile phones all around. Nokia E7 is an example of this perfection from Nokia. The phone may not have a dual core processor or GBs of RAM but it is capable of doing stuff which a phone having all these can’t do.
Marketed as a Business Smartphone by Nokia, E7 have 4 inches HD Multitouch capacitive Screen with a sliding full QWERTY keyboard in it. The design of the phone is based on its previous super phone N8. The phone is 13.6mm thick and available only in two colors Dark grey and Silver white unlike N8 is available in several colors because it is a Business phone and a CEO of any company will not prefer to hold a shiny pink phone in his hand!
The phone is packed in Anodized aluminum casing equipped with 8MP camera dual LED flash which performs 720p HD video recording smoothly, Bluetooth 3.0, USB support, media playback, GPS, Wi-Fi and every other thing you want to have in your phone.
It have Symbian^3 OS which provides highly customizable features to users. It allows up to three customizable home screens which can be decorated using Menu items, Widgets, Themes, Shortcuts and Icons for easy access to all mostly used functions.
Here is the detailed description of Nokia E7
- Dimensions – Size 123.7 x 62.4 x 13.6 mm | Weight (with battery): 176 g.
- Display – 4 inch AMLOED 16:9 nHD (640 x 360 pixels) Capacitive touch screen with Nokia ClearBlack display for improved outdoor visibility.
- Sensors – Orientation sensor (Accelerometer) | Compass (Magnetometer) | Proximity sensor | Ambient light detector.
- Physical Keys – Full QWERTY keyboard | Home key, Power key, Lock key, Camera key, Volume key.
- Storage Memory: 16 GB Internal | Up to 32 GB Micro SD Card Slot
- Operating Frequency – GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 | WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100
- Data Network – GPRS/EDGE class B, multislot class 33 | HSDPA Cat9, maximum speed up to 10.2 Mbps, HSUPA Cat5 2.0 Mbps | WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
- Connectivity – Bluetooth 3.0 |HDMI | High-Speed USB 2.0 | Micro USB connector and charging | USB On-the-Go | Standard 3.5 mm AV connector | FM Radio.
- Camera – 8 Mega Pixels Rear end Fullscreen 16:9, Dual LED flash with Face recognition software and Shoot 16:9 videos in HD quality 720p resolution | Front camera for video calls (VGA, 640 x 480 pixels)
- Battery – BL-4D 1200 mAh Li-Ion
Operating Software – Symbian^3 OS for Nokia. Support for Java MIDP 2.1 apps, Qt 4.6.2, Web Runtime 7.2, HTML 4.1, Software updates Over the Air (FOTA) and Over the internet (FOTI), Flash Lite 4.0, OMA DM 1.2, OMA Client provisioning 1.1.
Preloaded Applications – Mail for Exchange, Quickoffice dynamic premium, Adobe PDF reader, F-Secure Anti-theft for Mobile, Ovi Maps with free GPS navigation, PC Applications, Nokia Ovi Suite, Nokia Ovi Player, Personal Information Management (PIM) and all other essential apps.
Email and messaging
Nokia E 7 comes with an easy-to-use email client with attachment support for e.g. images, videos, music and documents .doc, .xls, .ppt, .pdf, .zip. The emails are viewed in Full screen with HTML support. Already configured for multiple protocols: Yahoo Mail, Gmail, Windows Live Hotmail and other popular POP/IMAP services and you can also configure Mail for Exchange easily.
It have inbuilt Chat instant messaging support for many networks such as OVI Chat, Yahoo, AIM, Windows Live, Gtalk and MySpace.
I like the advanced Contacts management system of Nokia E7, it has advanced contacts database with support for multiple phone and email details per entry with personal thumbnail pictures and video clips, Smart dialing to find phone numbers quickly and other Call management features includes Speed dialing, video calling, voice dialing (speaker independent) and voice command.
Sharing & Internet
It also provides access to Facebook and Twitter through Ovi by Nokia Social client from home screen also, it automatically syncs social networking profiles of your phone contacts and make it visible in phone contacts. You can upload and view photos and video and see locations via Ovi by Nokia Social client and view your Social networking events in phone calendar
It have Integrated GPS, A-GPS receivers, Ovi Maps with free car and pedestrian navigation, Wi-Fi positioning and Compass and accelerometer for correct orientation of display.
Experience the joy of photography on the move with 8 megapixel camera of E7. It provides automatic location tagging (Geotagging) of images and videos and it automatically corrects orientation of the picture taken. You can pinch your fingers to zoom in Photos image viewer and View photos by tag cloud, month, album, slide show. Photo editor is also available by default to do fun with images you captures.
It lets you capture video in 720p 25 fps with codecs H.264, MPEG-4 and it allows to do settings for scene, video light, white balance, color tone to give you best recording experience.
It supports variety of Video codecs & formats such as H.264 (base profile, main profile, high profile), MPEG-4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, Real video 10 and Streams: H.264, Flash Lite 4 (Flash 10 compatibility for video), On2 VP6, Sorenson Spark, video sharing and playback supports HD 720p Video playback on HD TV through HDMI cable and it also features Dolby Digital Plus surround sound when played with HDMI and a home theatre.
Video features include Video editing software, Videos application: collection of stored videos, On demand WebTV widgets to watch local and global internet streaming TV, Support for Flash video, YouTube browsing and streaming, Video call support (WCDMA network services).
Music & audio features include providing Album art user interface to browse the albums in your music collection, Ovi Music Unlimited service in selected markets, Nokia Music Player, Ovi Music store, Audio codecs: MP3, WMA, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, E-AC-3, AC-3 (bit rate up tp 320 kbps), DRM support WM DRM, OMA DRM 2.0, Radio, Stereo FM radio (87.5-108 MHz/76-90 MHz) and RDS support.
It’s a Business phone, so what? everybody loves to play games on their super duper phones. Nokia W7 lets you use the touch UI to play games and it have a dedicated graphics processor with OpenGL 2.0 enables 3D graphics, Native and Java games, you can also use the accelerometer to play games.
Standard Sales Package items
- Nokia E7 handset
- Battery BL-4D embedded
- Nokia Connectivity Cable CA-179
- CA-156 HDMI
- CA-157 USB OTG
- Nokia Stereo Headset WH 701(India pack)
- Nokia Charger AC-10n
- Quick Guide
- Nokia Bluetooth Stereo Headset BH-905i
- Nokia Car Kit CK-200
- Nokia Mobile Holder CR-122
- Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-609
- Nokia Extra Power DC-11
- Nokia Carrying Case CP-520
There is no doubt that E7 gives all what it promises but at a price tag of $645 in USA and Rs29,300 in India is a bit more asked by Nokia for this device. Android phones are currently ruling the market and people will more like to buy an Android phone from Samsung, HTC or LG instead of buying a Symbian based phone from Nokia.
This is one of the most powerful reason due to which Nokia planned to target the Business sector with E7 instead of covering the whole market as it did with Nokia N8. But the feature it promises makes it a must have smartphone.
Indian buyers can order it online using Flikpart.com, with free home delivery!
Official Homepage | All E7 Accessories.