Nokia E7 smartphone preview

Nokia E7 smartphone, front angle with the keyboard open, plus the front and side view

Here’s the Nokia E7, the latest smartphone from the Finnish mobile phone giant, in some stores as of today. It’s been quite a while between smartphone releases for Nokia, and this is the first since the announcement of Nokia and Microsoft dating each other.

Begging the question, will this be the last of a purely Nokia phone, running on the Symbian operating system? Time will tell.

Aside from whether you like the E7’s Symbian^3 operating system, it certainly looks a well-specced phone. It has an 8 megapixel camera, that will shoot 720p video, has 16GB mass memory and 350 MB internal memory, and it’s Flash-friendly, so you can view all of the web on the E7’s 4 inch AMOLED touchscreen. If you don’t like a purely touchscreen interface, the E7 has a slideout QWERTY keyboard. See below for a more complete specifications list.

At the release the Nokia E7 will be available in either the dark grey or silver white colour way, while blue and orange will be added to the range later in 2011.

Nokia E7 smartphone, front angle with the keyboard open

Nokia E7 release date and price

The Nokia E7 will go on sale on Optus and Vodafone networks in April 2011. The RRP of the phone is $929.

Nokia E7 specifications

  • Network: WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100 and GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • WLAN IEEE802 11 b/g/n
  • Operating system: Symbian^3
  • Screen: 4 inch, AMOLED, ClearBlack technology, widescreen (640 x 360 pixels) capacitive touch
  • Memory: 16GB mass memory, 350 MB internal memory, RAM256, ROM 1024
  • Video: Recording, Performance: encoding 25 fps, decoding 30 fps. File Formats:
    H.264, MPEG-4, VC-1, H.263, Real Video 10 ON2 VP6, Flash video
  • Music: FM radio, music player. Supported codecs: MP3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, WMA, AMR-WB- AMB-NB, DRM support WM DRM, OMA DRM 2.0
  • Camera: 8 megapixels. Video capture: HD 720p. Flash: dual led.
  • Connectivity: Micro USB 2.0, Nokia AV connector 3.5 mm for audio input/output and TV out
  • Battery: 1200mAh (cat. no. BL-4D)
  • Talk time (GSM/WCDMA) – 9 hours /5 hours
  • Standby (GSM/WCDMA) – 18 days /20 days
  • Dimensions: 123.7 x 62.4 x 13.6 mm (L x W x H)
  • Weight: 176 grams
  • Colours: Dark grey and silver white, while blue and orange will be available later in 2011