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

Discussion in 'Headline News' started by Ed Hardy, Sep 14, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Ed Hardy

    Ed Hardy TabletPCReview Editor Staff Member

    Messages:
    20,205
    Likes Received:
    371
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Last edited by a moderator: May 20, 2015
  2. Hook

    Hook Naked and Unbroken

    Messages:
    17,405
    Likes Received:
    3,400
    Trophy Points:
    288
    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.
     
  3. Ed Hardy

    Ed Hardy TabletPCReview Editor Staff Member

    Messages:
    20,205
    Likes Received:
    371
    Trophy Points:
    83
    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.
    -
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 19, 2015
  4. Varjak

    Varjak Mobile Deity

    Messages:
    6,428
    Likes Received:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    0
    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.
     
  5. LandSurveyor

    LandSurveyor LandSurveyor

    Messages:
    5,006
    Likes Received:
    518
    Trophy Points:
    288
    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?
     
  6. Hook

    Hook Naked and Unbroken

    Messages:
    17,405
    Likes Received:
    3,400
    Trophy Points:
    288
    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.
     
  7. Ed Hardy

    Ed Hardy TabletPCReview Editor Staff Member

    Messages:
    20,205
    Likes Received:
    371
    Trophy Points:
    83
    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.
    -
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 19, 2015
  8. Hook

    Hook Naked and Unbroken

    Messages:
    17,405
    Likes Received:
    3,400
    Trophy Points:
    288
    That's kind of what I meant by the phrase "beyond the advertising telling them how cool it is." ;)
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 19, 2015
  9. Antoine Wright

    Antoine Wright Neighborhood Mobilist Super Moderator

    Messages:
    5,619
    Likes Received:
    63
    Trophy Points:
    238
    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 640×360 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
     
  10. Hook

    Hook Naked and Unbroken

    Messages:
    17,405
    Likes Received:
    3,400
    Trophy Points:
    288
    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.
     
Similar Threads: Nokia Flagship
Forum Title Date
Headline News Nokia Lumia 928 Review: Verizon's Windows Phone Flagship Discussion Jun 4, 2013
Headline News Nokia Lumia 920 Review: A Worthy Flagship Discussion Apr 22, 2013
Headline News Nokia Lumia 900, Flagship Windows Phone to Hit U.S. in 2012 Discussion Nov 29, 2011
Headline News Nokia Closing U.S. Flagship Stores Dec 9, 2009
Headline News Hands on with the Nokia Lumia 830 and Lumia 730 Sep 8, 2014

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page