Finally, the exam week a.k.a. hell week was over. Anway, Me and my friend Adrian was invited at Nokia E7 launch last March 24 at Shangri-la, Makati. Unfortunately on that day, I forgot my camera and all I got is my cellphone. But I still got a chance to play with the Nokia E7. Anyway if you don’t know what the Nokia E7 is made of just check this out

Shot by Adrian of http://adrii-nalinerush.blogspot.com/

Initial Impression
When I saw the Nokia E7, the first thing came to my mind was the Nokia E7 borrowed the metallic body of Nokia N8 but this one has a larger screen and it features a QWERTY keyboard. The slider mechanism was similar to Nokia N97 where the screen was slightly angled which is great for viewing pictures and videos.

Display
Nokia E7 features a 4″ AMOLED Screen with clearblack display. The display of Nokia E7 is larger than iPhone 4 but Nokia E7 has smaller screen resolution and the Retina display of iPhone 4 is still better. The Clearblack display amazed me, when you’re viewing a picture or even a video with black edges on it, you can barely see the edges of the screen. 
The Design
When you hold the Nokia E7, you can feel how solid the metallic design is. Nokia E7 features a great slider mechanism but I doubt that it can last long for those careless people. The 4 row QWERTY Keyboard was also great. I can type fast and with ease which is great for mobile blogging, creating Word documents and typing long text and email messages. You can also use the virtual keyboard when you want to.
Software
Nokia E7 is juiced up with the latest Symbian^3 OS. You can feel that a lot has changed from its predecessor. Symbian^3 is more responsive and has a better UI and there are better apps on the Symbian^3. If you want apps, just check out Ovi Store. Popular games like Angry Birds are available on the OVI Store. There are a lot of apps in the Ovi store but it doesn’t have a match on the Android Market and the Apple Appstore
When it comes to security, F-secure Anti-Theft will do the thing for you. It allows you to trace your phone whenever you lost it and offers the security you’ll need. Great for people who has documents that you’ll really need to hide.
IMO, Ovi Maps is better than Google maps when it comes to navigation. It has directions which Google maps doesn’t have in Manila. Too bad Ovi maps, lacks some roads in the province. But anyway, the things is that the navigation is free.

Nokia E7 is a great office companion, you can create or edit your Word, Excel and Presentations. After editing those Presentations, connect your device to the external display using the HDMI and you’re good to go.

The Nokia E7
Connectivity
Nokia E7 has 3.5mm jack which is common nowadays. It has the same port for the USB-on-the-go, PC and charger. It has a separate port for the HDMI. It has Wi-fi and Bluetooth too. Too bad it doesn’t have a MicroSD card slot. 16 GB is too small for people like me. It has USB-on-the-go so no problemo USB sticks, you can read your documents, copy files and watch your videos on your USB Sticks.
Camera
The 8 megapixel full focus camera isn’t great at all. You can’t take a great shot when the object is near. Yeah, you can’t take Macro shots. The HD video recording wasn’t bad at all. It runs at 25 fps which is already great.
Conclusion
The Nokia E7 is a great office companion. It’s also a multimedia powerhouse except for the camera. It has Ovi store where you can download the latest games, it can run HD Videos, it has HDMI connectivity and a lotta more. It can even replace your desktop/laptop sometimes. The only downside of this thing is the Full focus camera. Symbian^3 is a great upgrade from Symbian^1 IMO but Android and iOS can beat this thing up. More Pictures & Videos will posted soon. I hope I can get a review unit soon. 🙂


Press Release


All-in-one business smartphone, the Nokia E7, now available
 The highly anticipated Nokia business smartphone, Nokia E7, will be available in the Philippines beginning March 31!
 With its tilting 4 inch ClearBlack display, full keyboard and fast access to a wide variety of apps directly on the homescreen, the Nokia E7 is the key to having a successful day in or out of the office. Importantly, the device supports business applications from leading enterprise technology partners including Microsoft and IBM. 

  “People are continuing to look for solutions that suit both their work and personal life; in business circles this is known as the ‘consumerization’ of IT. The Nokia E7 gives people the confidence to bring their own smartphones to the workplace to connect securely to corporate messaging servers,” said Benoit Nalin, General Manager of Nokia Philippines. “On the other hand, whether you are an artist, entrepreneur, university student or aspiring world traveller, the Nokia E7 is the only smartphone you will need to get the world’s best mobile navigation and mapping application, thousands of apps, and a rich messaging experience.” For business users, Nokia E7 provides direct, secure and real-time access to email, calendar, contacts, tasks and the corporate directory through Microsoft Exchange servers, as well as Office Communicator Mobile, developed by Microsoft for Nokia smartphones, which brings presence and corporate instant messaging.
 Additionally, the Nokia E7 is the perfect off-duty companion with its built-in entertainment and social services, and a wealth of apps such as Bloomberg, Angry Birds and Sports Tracker available at the Ovi Store. 

 The new arrival also features drive or walk navigation included in the latest commercial version of Ovi Maps, available immediately via Ovi Store or Ovi Suite. It adds visibility to trains, parking and gas stations, safety alerts, speed limit warnings, and improved search and location sharing capabilities.
 Here are more reasons why the Nokia E7 is the all-in-one business smartphone:

  • Easy access to private and business email
  • Create, edit and share office documents and view PDF files with Adobe Reader
  • Fast, secure intranet access with the built-in VPN
  • High-resolution photos and HD video with the 8 megapixel camera and dual LED flash
  • HDMI connectivity to project files, videos and images onto large screens

·       16 gigabytes of on-board flash memory
·       USB-On-The-Go, enabling easy file sharing by connecting a USB stick to the smartphone

The Nokia E7 will be available in Dark Grey and Silver White at Nokia Stores nationwide. It has an SRP of P32,000. 

About Nokia

At Nokia, we are committed to connecting people. We combine advanced technology with personalized services that enable people to stay close to what matters to them. Every day, more than 1.3 billion people connect to one another with a Nokia device – from mobile phones to advanced smartphones and high-performance mobile computers. Today, Nokia is integrating its devices with innovative services through Ovi (www.ovi.com), including music, maps, apps, email and more. Nokia’s NAVTEQ is a leader in comprehensive digital mapping and navigation services, while Nokia Siemens Networks provides equipment, services and solutions for communications networks globally.
    

Media Enquiries:

Nokia 

Nikka Abes

Corporate Communications ManagerTel. + 63917 8590783Email: [email protected]www.nokia.com.ph 

Fuentes Manila

Tina Cabanayan

Tel. 893-9355 / 892-6184 / + 63917 7934362Email: [email protected] 

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