Nokia trumpets socially-savvy smartphones
Stepping up with Symbian^3
Nokia launched a "powerful family" of three high-end Symbian^3 Smartphones in London today. Here's a run-through:
Crafted with business in mind, the Nokia E7 comes with Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, a 4in touchscreen and ClearBlack technology for improved outdoor visibility. A full keyboard should appeal to business users for working on documents and spreadsheets. The E7 will be available for roughly £420.
E7 - business in mind
The Nokia C7 is Web 1.0 and Web 2.0-centric, featuring easy access to Gmail and Yahoo!, live Facebook and Twitter feeds. The spec inclueds a 3.5in AMOLED screen encased in a body of stainless steel and glass and an 8Mp camera. IT will retail at about £280.
Nokia C6 is a more compact social networking phone that includes the social network features and comes geared up for music and mobile entertainment. With a 3.2in AMOLED touchscreen, an 8Mp camera and the inclusion of ClearBlack technology, the C6 should retail around £220.
These handsets join the already announced N8 to form Nokia's new collection of Symbian Smartphones. Featuring 250 fresh Symbian features, an updated Ovi store with a so-called friendlier interface and the latest beta release of free Ovi maps, the new Nokias promise to pack a punch.
All three are expected to ship by the end of the year. ®
24 hours later and there are only 10 comments
New range-topping smartphone announced and barely a murmer from Reg readers? Surely that says as much about where Nokia are now as any other metric.
@Graham Jordan ... sounds familiar
I've been a long term Nokia dude too, owned every communicator etc etc. ... Always bought them SIM Free .... always paid well over the odds.
The N900 was the last straw. For me it was the ridiculous Micro USB which broke, just like it did on the N97, same design flaw, same fault, same stupid stupid mistakes.
I played with my other halfs HTC Desire for an hour or so. I bought one. The Nokias are binned. I won't be going back.
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I have a N770 in a drawer somewhere. I thought it was a good idea, and I really liked the way that some of it worked. The drag scrolling for example.
It got a problem after less than a month where it wouldn't connect to a WiFi point unless it was less than 1M away. Sent it off to Nokia (premium phones department no less), and was basically told that it was a bit of a gimick, they couldn't do anything with it and Nokia isn't really interested in them (like their old set-top boxes).
That and what I read on the forums about the N800 and N810 kinda put me off the N900. There were a few software issues, but Nokia always seemed to be looking to ship a new model rather than fix the old ones.
I'm sad to say that I'm now using an ipod touch for what the N770 was bought for (small hand-held terminal for use about the house).