Nokia heralds Symbian^3 with C7 smartphone
Place your order now, firm suggests
Nokia is now allowing its fans to place advance orders for its upcoming C7 capacitive touchscreen smartphone.
The handset goes on sale direct from Nokia next week, but there's only a further seven days' wait if you want to buy one from someone else. Not that much need, then, to order early, we'd say.
If you do, it's £389, Sim-free.
Your dosh buys you an 8Mp camera; 3.5in, 360 x 640 OLED display; five-band HSDPA 3G connectivity; quad-band GSM/Edge connectivity; 802.11n Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 3.0; and an FM radio. There's 8GB of on-board memory, but there's always a Micro SD card port if you need more.
The C7 runs the new Symbian^3 OS.
It's be available in "Charcoal black", "Mahogany brown" and "Frosty metal" - the latter a reference to Rob Halford's 2009 Christmas album, we presume... ®
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£317 from Handtec, unlocked and SIM free.
And will work great with the recently announced DAB headset from Nokia which works using USB On-The-Go:
A DVB-H video version also available too for those where DVB-H is supported.
Good to see Nokia taking advantage of one of Symbian^3s unique selling points, USB On-The-Go. No other mobile OS has support for this feature, not even WP7, yet Symbian is still perceived as a dinosaur. Fricking unreal.
I'll get meself one
Sorry, it's just too shiny and I'm feeling like a magpie...
Probably, although I find portrait fully qwerty soft keyboards nigh on unusable due to being too cramped - a T9 version for portrait should work well, with qwerty for landscape.
If you fancy an alternative official Swype support landed in Ovi Store over the weekend.
Does this also have the horrible feature of no portrait qwerty keyboard? that's just a terrible design choice.
why oh why
..couldn't Nokia have brought this out before I bought this piece of crap HTC desire?