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    Default Nokia E7: the New Flagship Symbian^3 Business Smartphone Discussion

    The newly-announced Nokia E7 is squarely aimed at business users. This cutting-edge smartphone includes a 4-inch slide-and-tilt touchscreen, large keyboard, and the latest version of the Symbian OS.

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    Nice! Only disappointing spec is screen resolution (screen size is great), but it's ok. Like to know the memory configuarion and will be intrested in the more detailed specs. I hope it uses a memory card.
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    H, today was more of a pre-announcement than a full one, timed for the first day of Nokia World. More specifications will come to light as we get closer to the launch.
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    I have no idea how well it WORKS, but it IS beautiful to look at. The resolution isn't terrible (if not state of the art). What's odd is that this is an E-series phone (previous versions of which were more 'BlackBerry like.') It almost seems like it should be an N-series phone (I understand it has a different OS though).

    I know it's not likely; but I wish Nokia would hop on board the Android bandwagon. Their hardware with Android would be pretty cool, I think.

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    The hardware looks good and I don't think many people have doubts about Nokia's build quality. The only kicker for the NAM market is the OS. I wonder do that many people really dislike Symbian, even a greatly reworked Symbian, or are they just disappointed that it's not Android?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LandSurveyor View Post
    The hardware looks good and I don't think many people have doubts about Nokia's build quality. The only kicker for the NAM market is the OS. I wonder do that many people really dislike Symbian, even a greatly reworked Symbian, or are they just disappointed that it's not Android?
    I'm not sure what you mean. I don't actually think most people care about the OS on their smartphone beyond the advertising telling them how cool it is. The problem for Nokia in the US is more the lack of penetration of their smartphones into the subsidized contract merket and the lack of push by the carriers.

    Beyond that, I think there are problems with their services, but Nokia hasn't gotten far enough in the NAM market for those issues to really arise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hook View Post
    don't actually think most people care about the OS on their smartphone beyond the advertising telling them how cool it is.
    That was true a few years ago, but not any more. The iPhone, BlackBerry, and the Android OS are well known now, and people know that they want them.

    Just about everyone in the market for a smartphone is picking their device by the operating system. In N. America, that puts Nokia at a distinct disadvantage. Virtually no one here has heard of Symbian, and MeeGo is completely off the radar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Hardy View Post
    That was true a few years ago, but not any more. The iPhone, BlackBerry, and the Android OS are well known now, and people know that they want them.

    Just about everyone in the market for a smartphone is picking their device by the operating system. In N. America, that puts Nokia at a distinct disadvantage. Virtually no one here has heard of Symbian, and MeeGo is completely off the radar.
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    That's kind of what I meant by the phrase "beyond the advertising telling them how cool it is."
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    THe E7, like the N8 is a pentaband device, success for the NAM market is soly on Nokia working with carriers - or folks like us just being crazy enough to pick up one of these.

    I like the E7, its not on my radar to replace my N97 (though would be a logical choice if there's not my wished for device and my N97 does bite the dust by the time its available).

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    Nice! Only disappointing spec is screen resolution (screen size is great), but it's ok. Like to know the memory configuarion and will be intrested in the more detailed specs. I hope it uses a memory card.
    Symbian^3 operating system
    Penta-band WCDMA and Quad-band GSM
    4 inch 640360 AMOLED capacitive display with ClearBlack technology (CBD)
    8 megapixel camera with HD video capture support
    802.11 b/g/n WiFi
    Bluetooth 3.0
    FM radio
    A-GPS receiver
    HDMI port
    USB On-The-Go support
    16 GB internal user memory, no microSD card slot
    1200 mAh battery
    Dimensions: 4.87 x 2.46 x 0.54 inches and 6.21 ounces
    If your smartphone is so smart, then why are you spending so much time learning it? Shouldn't it learn you and adapt to your leanings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antoine Wright View Post
    THe E7, like the N8 is a pentaband device, success for the NAM market is soly on Nokia working with carriers - or folks like us just being crazy enough to pick up one of these.

    I like the E7, its not on my radar to replace my N97 (though would be a logical choice if there's not my wished for device and my N97 does bite the dust by the time its available).



    Symbian^3 operating system
    Penta-band WCDMA and Quad-band GSM
    4 inch 640360 AMOLED capacitive display with ClearBlack technology (CBD)
    8 megapixel camera with HD video capture support
    802.11 b/g/n WiFi
    Bluetooth 3.0
    FM radio
    A-GPS receiver
    HDMI port
    USB On-The-Go support
    16 GB internal user memory, no microSD card slot
    1200 mAh battery
    Dimensions: 4.87 x 2.46 x 0.54 inches and 6.21 ounces
    Again, I don't like not having a memory card slot, but for specs this nice it might not be a showstopper. I'm very happy with my Nexus One and doubt I will be looking for anything before 2012 (it is highly likely the N1 will get Gingerbread), but a device like this with a much more advanced version of Symbian will at least get me at least looking.
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