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.
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.
Summary: The Nokia E7 is a new smartphone from Nokia with a 4-inch touchscreen display and slide out QWERTY keyboard. However, whilst the hardware certainly looks and feels the part, the Symbian^3 OS feels a little sluggish and outdated when compared to its rivals.
Review: Nokia E7, part 6 (Navigation, Utilities, Homescreens, Wrap-up)
All About Symbian
11 April 2011
Summary: It's big, it's black, it knows where it is and it's surprisingly thin. Here's the sixth, and final, part in our in-depth review of the retail Nokia E7. I look at the built-in mapping and navigation, at additional applications, both preloaded and supplied via the on-device store, at its homescreens, plus I try to work out where the E7 fits into the smartphone world of 2011. Be sure to also check Part 1 , Part 2 , Part 3 , Part 4 and Part 5 of our E7 review so far.
Summary: In our continuing Nokia E7-00 review, Rafe has already given you his opinion on the E7 hardware . Following on, Steve has taken you through the image capture and multimeda capabilities of the E7. For parts four and five, I'll be focussing on the productivity and enterprise abilities of Nokia's latest Eseries communicator. In this part, I look at text input options, messaging/email, personal information management and VoIP\uFEFF.
Review: Nokia E7, part 5 - Internet, Security and Productivity
All About Symbian
11 April 2011
Summary: In this, part five of our in-depth E7 review, I’ll continue to look at the productivity and enterprise features of the E7. Given that the E7 isn’t even available to buy in many areas yet, we are of course reviewing a product release (PR) 1.0 device. Readers should note that its software version is 13.016, which puts it equal in many ways with the PR 1.1 firmware of the N8, C7 and C6-01. Be sure to check Part 1 , Part 2 , Part 3 , and Part 4 of our E7 review so far too.
Conclusion: The Nokia E7 exhibits a top-notch call quality , which we are used to with the Finnish handsets, both in the earpiece, and on the receiving end, thanks to the noise-canceling mikes. The 1200mAh battery is rated for 5 hours of talk time in 3G mode, which is not all that impressive, so you'll probably have to charge it daily. Nevertheless, we were thrilled by the Nokia E7's boutique design, rock solid construction, and its choice of employing the most premium of materials.
Conclusion: Continuing with the multimedia features, it can be said that the media player of the phone is impressive as well. The music player can play MP3/ WAV/ eAAC+/ WMA files, while the video play back can stream MP4/ H.264/ H.263/ WMV. You can enjoy watching video on large TV screen by connecting TV-out via HDMI.
Excerpt: It seems like we’ve been waiting for the Nokia E7 for a very long time. First announced last summer it has finally arrived with Symbian 3, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 8-megapixel camera with HD video recording, an HDMI output and a host of handy features.
Pros: Top notch build quality, excellent screen and QWERTY keyboard, 8 megapixel camera with HD video recording, HDMI output