After launching in Europe this winter, the Nokia E7 has just become available in the United States.
Possibly the last model to debut with Symbian^3, this smartphone sports a large display and keyboard. It is Nokia’s new flagship device for business users.
Because no U.S. carrier chose to offer the E7, it is being sold directly to the public through Nokia’s website as an “unlocked” phone, so it will work with any cellular-network that uses the GSM standard, such as AT&T and T-Mobile.
Nokia E7 Overview
This smartphone features a slide-and-tilt display and a large sliding keyboard. The 4-inch, AMOLED display has a 640 x 360 pixel resolution.
The E7 runs the latest version of the Symbian OS, and comes with a range of business-oriented software, allowing users to work on Microsoft Office files via the Quickoffice app. It also supports Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync.
This high-end phone is able to connect to the 3G bands used in the United States (both AT&T and T-Mobile) as well as the ones used in the rest of the world. It also includes Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0.
The E7 includes an 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash, as well as a front-facing VGA camera for video conferencing.
Other features include a USB-to-go port, an HDMI video-out port, and a 1200 mAh battery.
End of an Era
Anyone considering buying the Nokia E7 should keep in mind that it’s going to be one of the last Symbian^3-based smartphones from this company — if not the last.
Nokia has announced plans to use Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 on all future high-end smartphones. The company is going to release devices it already had in the pipeline — like the E7 — but it has stopped developing more.