The Nokia E7 stole the show at Nokia World this morning in London. It’s a sensational QWERTY sliding Symbian 3 smartphone with an AMOLED screen, and we got a good look at it up close, so read on for the photos and first impressions. Is this the real Symbian saviour?
When closed, the Nokia E7 looks a lot like the N8 from a distance, but with a 4-inch screen, it’s actually a fair bit larger. The 640×360 screen is absolutely stunning, and so fast that everything seems very smooth indeed. The keyboard meanwhile is an enormous treat for heavy emailer: it’s roomy, with no typical Nokia flaws like an errant space bar. If anything, it reminded us of typing on an old Psion organiser – there’s an audience out there who are going to fall in love with it.
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We’re surprised at just how thin the Nokia E7 is when closed, but the screen pops up and rests at a useful angle for your thumbs and fingers to roam on the keyboard. And we’d never thought we’d say this about Symbian, but well, it flies – the performance on this prototype is already first rate.
Truth be told, we’re a little bit puzzled as to why Nokia’s been touting the Nokia N8 as its flagship Symbian 3 phone all this time with a stunner like this around the corner. Still, when there’ a choice, who’s complaining? Not us. Have a look at the Nokia E7 up close right here in our hands on gallery, and stay tuned for plenty more coverage from Nokia World.
Out Q4 2010 | £TBC | Nokia