Nokia E7 Preview
Nokia E7 prototype for a few days already, and even though we can't concretely give it a final grade, it's shaping up to be an admirable offering from Nokia's camp. First, we're thrilled by it's fantastic design, rock solid construction, and its choice of employing the most premium of materials. In reality, it shines on many levels, but its landscape style keyboard only supplements its modern look and feel. In actuality, it just goes to show the cunning talent and abilities that Nokia's team is capable of dishing out – even though it looks almost identically to the Nokia N8.
However, we were mostly put off by the platform experience found with the prototype. Yeah, we know that it's not the final consumer product, but looking past the multiple crashes and unexpected force closes, it just feels too uninspiring when you blatantly compare it to other modern rivals. Without doubt, Nokia is going to need to do some polishing in some key areas to make this one an uplifting competitor in the business class segment that RIM currently holds. In the mean time, we'll wait it out and see what Nokia ultimately has in store for the E7.
Nokia E7 Video Preview:
1. box (unregistered)
If this only had a MicroSD slot, I'd be ready to put down the purchase price today... Guess I'll wait for the N9 :(
2. jack395 (Posts: 23; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Wow this is the kind of preview I look forward to each and every time I open PhoneArena for news, views, and info on the latest gadgets - fair and square! Hoping that the succeeding full review of the unit will be as unbiased as this one.
3. jack395 (Posts: 23; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
I guess an E7 with meego as the os will make it a tasty offering from Nokia. In my opinion, E7's design is better than N9's and should not be let down by the OS that, though clunky, is overly despised and trashed by irresponsible fanboys of other OS'es. I would love to get my hands on an E7 as much as I want to have an ATRIX!
4. passsd (unregistered)
No one outside of Nokia knows what N9 will look like. The old silver qwerty photo was just a super early proto or even consept. N9 will liike nothing like that, and pretty sure it dosent have qwerty. N9-01 or smt will have fysical qwerty.
With usb on the go you can blug your whole hard drive on E7. Its a business model and thats why MicroSD isint that important.
5. n.9 (unregistered)
360x640 on 4" :(
6. nirmal V (unregistered)
Fixed focus camera ? I never though i will see another in 2011.The pics look worser than my old E90. With a lower res screen than a E90 and smaller keys, i have no idea why everyone keeps saying nokia has good hardware?? E90 and E71 were exceptions in a otherwise crappy barren finnish landscape..
7. naren (unregistered)
to compete with other mobiles pl bring nokia n8-01 with same features and 4 inches screen with price of rs 20000 inr with same camera of 12mp with detatchable battery and seperate slotes for sim and memory card enhanced ram ok because indian wnts all features in one phone at min price ok