The Nokia E7 has been available for some months now and proven relatively popular. This handset offers many of the features of Nokia’s flagship Symbian phone, the N8, but with the added bonus of a separate slide out QWERTY keyboard.
In this article I will give an overview of some of the key features of the Nokia E7, so you can decide if it’s the right phone for you.
The Nokia E7 boasts a large 4 inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. This boasts an impressive pixel resolution of 360x 640, allowing up to 16 million colours to be displayed. This makes the E7 an ideal smartphone for viewing photos and videos as well as web pages, and also makes it a great gaming phone. Also, the touchscreen technology makes for an interactive and enjoyable means of navigating the Symbian 3 user interface. The presence of a 680 MHz processor makes using the screen intuitive, with very little lag and great response times.
Surfing The Web
Browsing the internet is fast and fun with the Nokia E7. Use either the onscreen QWERTY keyboard, or the slide out unit to enter the website address, and 3G will provide download speeds of upto 10.2 Mbps, whilst Wi-Fi networks can also be utilised where available. Flash is supported by the HTML browser, meaning that embedded content such as videos and games can be enjoyed, so you can get the most out of your favourite sites.
Like any other smartphone, the Nokia E7 comes with a built in digital camera. The unit on the Nokia E7 is particularly impressive, boasting 8 megapixels and a pixel resolution of 3264x 2448, resulting in amazing quality still images. To keep things simple, autofocus and image stabilization are included, along with a dual-LED flash and face-detection. The built in GPS receiver also allows geo-tagging to function. High definition video can also be captured using this camera, in 720p quality at 25 frames per second. To view your photos and videos on a compatible television, you can utilise the built in TV-out by using an HDMI cable.
Of course the Nokia E7 is packed with useful applications from many different categories. Social networking is made simple thanks to dedicated apps for sites such as Facebook and Twitter. A Document editor (compatible with MS Office documents) nicely accompanies the slide out keyboard; making the Nokia E7 perfect for business users so they can stay productive when out of the office. Many different types of both video and music file formats are supported by the E7, which also boasts a whopping 16 GB of onboard storage (with expandable SD storage of up to 32 GB) to keep thousands of files stored in the phone.
As you can see, the appeal of the Nokia E7 is more widespread than first meets the eye. It is usually the case that when a phone sports a separate keyboard unit, the device is aimed at business users. Whilst the E7 is great for this demographic, it also offers plenty of appeal to gamers, multimedia enthusiasts, or anyone looking for a highly functional all rounder.