Nokia announces the Astound (C7) for T-Mobile

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

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  • Display 3.5" 360 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1200 mAh(5.30h 3G talk time)

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14 Comments

1. Eric unregistered

Dead man walking.

2. depeche

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

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

12. ssjassassin

Posts: 108; Member since: Aug 31, 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.

15. depeche

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

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

3. terry unregistered

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

4. Rob unregistered

@terry Not if you get a quad band phone.

5. Uzzelien

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 22, 2011

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

6. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 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!!!

7. ps1001

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 14, 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....

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!

11. KIANO

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 13, 2011

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

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!

14. Pedro Paulo unregistered

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

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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