Summary: It’s easy to see that the Nokia E7 is a great smartphone with beautiful finish. The device comes with a lot of connectivity options (a set of USB and HDMI cables included in the package). It is large and the keyboard is comfortable and easy to use. In fact, this phone will be a real good one for fans of social networking and messaging, but at the same time its multimedia features / video capabilities will attract a lot of fans.
Excerpt: The Nokia E7 is the successor to Nokia's successful Communicator series which were sliding mobile phone featuring a large screen and spacious QWERTY keyboard. The Communicators were pocket-able devices that provided a near-laptop experience and were popular with professionals who wanted to be able to write, create content and handle a large volume of email on the go.
Summary: You've watched as I've taken the Nokia E7-00 from the box it was in, popped it in my sporran as I flew half way round the world to a conference to see what it can do , and then get seriously delayed on the flight home . Now it's the moment of reckoning. What do I really think of the Nokia E7? First up, this isn't a full, in-depth detailed feature review of the E7. We've taken care of that already on All About Symbian (over multiple parts, #1 , #2 , #3 , #4 , #5 , #6 ).
Summary: If you've been paying attention to our coverage of the Nokia E7, you'll remember that I complained at length about the slipperiness of the unibody main shell of the device: it was prone to dropping, especially when opening the E7, plus the device tended to skate away from me on the desk when I was typing. In addition, the camera glass on the back was flush, meaning it was prone to picking up dirt and scratches.
Conclusion: Nokia Belle is an excellent upgrade to Anna. It transforms any Symbian^3 smartphone into a totally different device. If you haven’t upgraded your device, I recommend that you do in the shortest possible time. In spite of the bugs I mentioned, it is a worthy upgrade.
Excerpt: Nokia has finally rolled out the long awaited firmware update sequel to Symbian Anna. Dubbed “Nokia Belle”, the new firmware has been made available for the Symbian^3 range of smartphones, including the E6, N8, E7, X7, C6-01, and now 500. I had been using an unofficial version of Belle on my E7 for sometime before the update. As such, I could not update via the standard process. It had to be done manually.
Excerpt: The Communicator has been synonymous with the word “big” in the mobile business, ok I’m kidding. Jokes aside the size of these devices never really mattered what mattered was sheer communication functionality the series was able to deliver. We’ve been without a Communicator for quite some time now but Nokia’s not been at the top of their game for awhile so it’s no wonder.
Conclusion: The solid build and very useable keyboard are both things we've come to expect from Nokia's high-end smartphones, as is the (generally) superb performance from its cameras. But Symbian, the stuff it all runs on, is slow, and just doesn't stand up to other phone's offerings, like Android and iOS. This looks to be one of Nokia’s last hurrahs on the Symbian system, with Nokia wholeheartedly supporting Windows Phone 7 on their future smartphones.