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Nokia announces the Astound (C7) for T-Mobile

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Nokia announces the Astound (C7) for T-Mobile
At today's CTIA 2011 events, Nokia announced the Astound, otherwise known as the C7, for T-Mobile USA. The astound is a retooled version of the C7, which is virtually identical to its global counterpart.

The Astound for T-Mobile shares the Symbian^3 operating system, 8 megapixel camera, dual-LED flash, 720p video recording, 3.5-inch AMOLED with 640x360 resolution, an FM radio, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, and 8GB of internal memory.

There are, however, some noteworthy additions to the earlier C7 design. Most notably, there is a portrait QWERTY keypad, Swype text entry, split-screen text input, and free turn-by-turn navigation from Ovi Maps.

As earlier rumors suggested, the Astound will be available on April 6, for the price of $79.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate.

source: MobileBurn
Nokia announces the Astound (C7) for T-Mobile
Nokia announces the Astound (C7) for T-Mobile

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posted on 21 Mar 2011, 18:53

1. Eric (unregistered)


Dead man walking.

posted on 21 Mar 2011, 19:05 1

2. depeche (Posts: 61; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Never tried Symbian, I was thinking of getting this device to check it out.. looks cool and the operating system is different

posted on 22 Mar 2011, 00:00 1

12. ssjassassin (Posts: 108; Member since: 31 Aug 2009)


I have used this phone and find it to be one heck of a phone. When it is in the store you will find it fast and capable. The hard thing for most users will be the lack of heavy application development for Symbian. It is a wonderful size and the display looks really clean.

posted on 22 Mar 2011, 10:53

15. depeche (Posts: 61; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Thanks, Will have to definitely check it out...

posted on 21 Mar 2011, 19:08

3. terry (unregistered)


I think that anyone who gets a phones knowing that they sold tmobile is crazy.......Dont spend a dime with them..........

posted on 21 Mar 2011, 19:35 1

4. Rob (unregistered)


@terry
Not if you get a quad band phone.

posted on 21 Mar 2011, 19:38 1

5. Uzzelien (Posts: 131; Member since: 22 Feb 2011)


That's a good looking phone, wish it wasn't on t-mobile/AT&T.

posted on 21 Mar 2011, 19:57

6. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


only get it if u want a Mp3 player , camera and a Gps(P.S. OVI Gps Works without internet connection) but as a phone, don't!!!

posted on 21 Mar 2011, 21:13 6

7. ps1001 (Posts: 65; Member since: 14 Dec 2010)


i urge people who dont like this phone to go ahead, when it hits the stores, mingle with it for 15,20,30 min and then jump to conclusions...
i personally can tell u few things... Symbian OS did most of the things todays os'es do way back in 2004... Thats why it is still the king of the world...
wooooooorrrrrddddd....

posted on 21 Mar 2011, 22:02

9. Al (unregistered)


hello! Did we miss the announcement from Nokia about them discontinuing the symbian os??
Dying OS coming to a Dying company. A match made in hell!

posted on 21 Mar 2011, 23:39 2

11. KIANO (Posts: 68; Member since: 13 Feb 2011)


If you meant Symbian S60, then perhaps you're right. But Symbian ^3 is still around for time being until who knows when.

posted on 22 Mar 2011, 06:51

13. IOS5 (unregistered)


Better call quality
Better battery life
Good camera but fixed focus it's shit when comparate to Autofocus specially on still mode.

Comn nokia 3 phones with 8 m pixel camera and non even one of them comes with autofocus!

posted on 22 Mar 2011, 07:47

14. Pedro Paulo (unregistered)


where is a Dual Sim, when Nokia will manufacture
Dual sim smartphone?

posted on 23 Mar 2011, 09:06

16. RedDroid (unregistered)


Who on Earth would upgrade to this phone??? It is on a operating system that the manufacture is no longer going to support and already it has been pubilically stated that if the AT&T - T-Mobile purchase goes through, AT&T will require all former T-Mobile 3G phone users to get a new phone. Why upgrade to a new phone now???

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