Nokia today announced Nokia N7 Smartphone featuring a large 4-inch touchscreen with slide-up full QWERTY keyboard, powered by the all new Symbian platform which brings significant enhancements in speed and ease of use.
The Nokia E7 is powered by the latest version of the Nokia’s Symbian^3 platform that brings more than 250 new features and improvements and retains the familiarity of its user interface.
The Symbian^3 operating system allows users to customise up to three homescreens and get live updates from the likes of Facebook and Twitter live on their homescreens.
With Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync on board, the new Nokia E7 smartphone provides direct, real-time and secure access to corporate email inboxes and other personal applications.
Powered by 680 MHz ARM 11 Processor with 3D Graphics HW accelerator, the new Nokia E7 Smartphone runs on brand new new cutting-edge Symbian ^3 mobile operating system that offers several enhancements including support for gestures such as multi touch, flick scrolling and pinch-zoom.
The new Nokia E7 Smartphone also offers multiple, personalizable home-screens which can be loaded with apps and built-in widgets. The new 2D and 3D graphics architecture in the platform takes full advantage of the Nokia N8’s hardware acceleration to deliver a faster and more responsive user interface.
Nokia E7 is quad-band 2G and quad-band 3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 2100 /1900 network ready handset that is equipped with a large 4-inch 360 x 640 pixel AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display featuring Nokia ClearBlack technology for improved outdoor visibility.
Features a full slide-out four rows QWERTY keyboard, the business users will find the Nokia E7 smartphone the perfect shape and size to work on documents, review spreadsheets, or read and edit slides.
The Nokia E7 smartphone also features Proximity sensor for auto turn-off, Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate and is build with Scratch-resistant glass surface featuring Touch sensitive controls.
Measuring 123.7 x 62.4 x 13.6 mm the Nokia E7 weighs 176 gms and it comes with 16GB internal memory with 256MB RAM and 1GB ROM and does NOT offers memory card slot for expandable storage.
For connectivity, the Nokia E7 smartphone offers exhaustive data connectivity options that includes GPRS class 32, EDGE class 32, 3G HSDPA 10.2 Mbps connectivity, 3G HSUPA 2.0 Mbps connectivity, WiFi 802.11b/g/N(draft) and Bluetooth v2.1 + A2DP for wireless connectivity in addition to microUSB v2.0 for wired connectivity.
The Nokia E7 is equipped with 8 Megapixels Autofocus camera with Carl Zeiss optics and dual-LED flash offering maximum of 3264 x 2448 pixels still image resolution. The camera is also capable of recording 720p HD video recording @ 25fps with built-in LED video light. Users can even edit the pictures and videos on the phone itself.
The handset also allows geo-tagging along with face detection and smile detection features and features a VGA resolution secondary camera for video calling.
3G capable Nokia E7 also features FM radio with RDS and is equipped with FM transmitter for personal broadcasting and includes GPS receiver with A-GPS support offering Ovi Maps 3.0. In addition, the handset offers JAVA MIDP 2.1 support, Flash Lite v4.0 support and includes document viewers for MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint and pdf files.
The Nokia E7 QWERTY slide smartphone also offers a whole lot of Social Networking features allowing users to update their status, share location and photos, and view live feeds from Facebook and Twitter via a single user interface available right on the home screen. In addition, the handset also includes free global Ovi Maps walk and drive navigation application guiding users to places and interesting locations across more than 70 countries worldwide.
Supporting MP3 and WAV ringtones, the new Nokia E7 Smartphone also includes audio media player supporting MP3, WMA, WAV, eAAC+ files and video player supporting MP4, 3GP, and WMA files, and features HDMI and Composite video driven TV-Out port, 3.5 mm audio out port, Dolby Digital Plus via HDMI port, and Digital Compass.
For corporate users, a combination of business grade security solutions is also available and new Nokia E7 smartphone is built on the new version of Symbian^3 operating system.
The new Nokia E7 also strikes a balance of innovation and intuition offering a variety of improvements and features such as support for multiple homescreens, visual multitasking, gesture-based interactions and a noticeable reduction in prompts.
The new Nokia E7 smartphone would include a completely updated Ovi Store experience which is driven by a friendlier user interface and a new collections feature to quickly access popular apps and games available now, or soon, such as foursquare, Angry Birds, Need for Speed Shift and Real Golf 2011. Additionally, Ovi Store will continue to offer exclusive apps including Audiotube, Tesco and others along with favorites such as Fring, Shazam, and Asphalt 5.
The Nokia E7 smartphone will also allow free access to Ovi Maps on the handset. With the latest beta release of Ovi Maps, available for download today, users will benefit from new features and even greater map detail. Ovi Maps beta adds visibility to subways, trams and trains in 85 cities around the world, real-time traffic, safety alerts in or out of navigation mode, visibility to parking and petrol stations, and speed limit warnings. In addition, people can use the improved search capabilities and share their location immediately via text messages or email to other browser-enabled phones.
The new Nokia E7 Smartphone would also offers a host of security features including business grade device lock and wipe functionality, secure intranet access and remote device management.
As a business device, it comes with support for Mail for Exchange, Microsoft Communicator Mobile and Microsoft Share Point Server.
Users will also benefit from free walk and drive navigation via Nokia Ovi Maps including premium guides from the likes of Lonely Planet and Via Michelin.
The smartphone also includes an HDMI connection and features Dolby Digital Plus Surround Sound delivering high quality music output.
“Today our fight back to smartphone leadership shifts into high gear,” said Niklas Savander, Executive Vice President, Markets, Nokia. “Despite new competition, Symbian remains the most widely used smartphone platform in the world. Our new family of smartphones introduced today feature the all-new Symbian OS, rewritten to be faster, easier to use, more efficient and more developer friendly.” Savander also commented on the high level of anticipation for the Nokia N8. “Based on the level of consumer interest and the highest online pre-orders in Nokia history, we expect big things from the Nokia N8.”
The new Nokia E7 Smartphone comes with strong 1200 mAh Li-Po battery offering upto 12 hours of talk time on 2G network (5 hours on 3G) and 390 hours of stand-by time on 2G network.
Price and Availability
The new Nokia E7 QWERTY slide smartphone (along with the Nokia C7 and Nokia C6 smartphones) is expected to begin shipping before the end of the year and it would comes in choice of Dark Grey, Silver White, Green, Blue, Orange colors.