O2 Gets Nokia E7
Although Nokia has essentially abandoned Symbian and MeeGo in favour of Windows Phone 7, it is likely nevertheless that you could still see a few new devices using these operating platforms.
The Nokia E7 features a 4 inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with inbuilt Nokia ClearBlack technology. The latter helps improve the viewing quality of the screen when used outdoors.
Also featured are an 8 megapixel camera with HD video, a slide-out keyboard and GPS with free maps. There is also easy access to social networking sites such as Facebook and the operating system is Symbian 3.
Analysts believe that the Nokia E7 is aimed specifically at the business community. Described by some as the ultimate business smartphone, (although BlackBerry users may disagree) the E7 also sports an integrated onboard Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync for access to corporate email inboxes.
Other than just May, there is currently no specific date specified as to when the Nokia E7 will hit the shelves. Some commentators say there is a holding page on O2’s web site, but further information is as yet not forthcoming. This page also includes handset price and details about plans.
As mentioned above, the E7 is likely to be the last major Nokia handset that will be using Symbian. The Finnish company signed a deal with Microsoft earlier this year to manufacture handsets using Windows Phone 7. Many experts believe that Nokia has made the wrong choice in partner, but this will not be conclusively known until 2012.