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Nokia E7 review: Open for business

Nokia E7 review: Open for business - read the full textBusiness as usual for the Eseries is a cliché – thank you very much. But the kind that makes the world feel right. The Nokia E7 could’ve been just another Eseries phone. Oh well, that wasn’t meant to be. The latest is implicitly the greatest but, in the...


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i am looking between the n8 and the E7 which is better pleas help

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  • 2011-06-12 11:36
  • fwhN

Wondering how long it'll be before it racks-up its first fatality!
Picture this...
You're whizzing down the freeway at when u press the 'phone' button on the steering wheel of yr 'smart-car' (Toyota Prius) and instruct it to call yr wife - via a Bluetooth-paired connection to the (not-so-smart) E7 in yr pocket. All goes fine at first - radio is muted, console-display shows the 'Dialing..'screen & soon u hear yr wife's phone ringing thru the car speakers - but then the ring suddenly stops & the radio comes back on! You press the 'hangup' button, but the 'Dialing..'screen remains frozen.. - In desperation u press all the other wheel & console buttons - but nothing works! (for the first time in 2-years of use with many other phones) - U pull the E7 from yr pocket - Lights are on, but nobody's home! - It's showing 'Network Unavailable' - its unresponsive and u hear that familiar 'be-be-beep' tone coming from the speaker, but its being repeated, over&over&over again! Only thing to do is turn it off to release the death-grip it has on the car-computer! But that ultra-slick, ultra-heavy lozenge design pretty much guarantees you're not gonna be able to do that (even with no-hands on the wheel!) before you drop it under the seat! - ...and the Grim Reaper starts to chuckle...

p.s. A word of advice to anyone caught in the same situation:- Don't do what I nearly did... Rather save yourself years of suffering & regret ... just chuck it out the window!!

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  • 2011-05-25 17:32
  • fqqM

> In reply to Josh1 @ 2011-05-11 09:01 from AERB - click to readHy Josh1. I am the proud owner of 4 nokia phones (E61i, E71, E90 and E7). I´m always having with me 2 of my phones - the nokia E7 and the nokia E90. I recommand you the nokia E90 (if the bulky form factor doesn´t matter for you). Don´t get mi wrong. The E7 is an awsome phone, but the nokia E90 is a perfect phone (for business). Yes, it has only a 400 mhz processor but the qwerty keybord is perfect and it has removable battery (and this is very important for me because you are never out of power). For me, a business phone without a removable battery is not a business phone (W.T.F, NOKIA ?!?!)

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  • 2011-05-17 21:02
  • n%Dh

Hi guys!

I would just like some valid advice!

I am looking between getting either the Nokia E7 or Nokia E90. Obviously Nokia are recommending I get the E7.

Also bare in mind that I have a condition in my hands that causes shaking in my hands, thus I really like the E90 for its large keypad and screen and dislike the E7 for its touchscreen interface. Furthemore, it just isn't interesting to me.

Any comments?

I would appreciate it.

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  • 2011-05-11 09:01
  • AERB

A business phone??! ...with poor battery capacity and super slow and buggy OS???! COME ON Nokia! Wake up! This aint a business phone. Its a kid's phone.

I used to own most of the E-Series up until now, but I have parted away from Nokia.

Not a good phone for my business use. Super slow and unreliable.

I hated iphone 4 but now i love it! Im sure Android is good too! Great business ranged phones.

People who think this is a business phone must be a slow business guy who have alot of patience whilst Nokia phone is busy trying to send emails off and accepting the occasional crashes, etc. :)) ...we aint got all day Nokia! When u press send button it means send electronically, and fast.

As for the phone itself being a "flagship"? Nokia must still be dreaming.
With this kind of super slow, super ancient OS, it surely cant be a Flagship model.
Instead I'd vote for 5800xpress music for being a flagship model if any, viewing from the perspective of this slow OS.

How disappointing Nokia has become... I feel sorry for the hard working design team who can design good products but Nokia refusing to upgrade their internal features. It's a Ferrari with crappy Daewoo engine inside.

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  • 2011-05-06 18:49
  • SeLc

i like e7 look but os as it simbion.this is big drow back to e7.touch feel is not good to com samsung iphone black berry.

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  • 2011-05-04 05:41
  • s82C

> In reply to hil2mi @ 2011-04-29 04:44 from uCLt - click to readYou'd better stay away from the nokia family. Some people like BMW, some like Mercedes.
I like nokia e7: RAM is sufficient for my daily use, processor speed is adequate since the phone does everything I need rapidly enough, software is functional and does what I need. So no complaints.
+ battery life
+ screen is good (visibility)
+ reception is good
+ menu structure is clear and practical
+ screen is good (touch)
+ bluetooth is good for headset and car set
+ free spoken navigation

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  • 2011-05-01 21:45
  • n%6K

the problem here lies with hardware.
Inadequate amount of RAM, plus outdated CPU (600-ish ARM11).
The CPU itself been in Nokia phone since time N97, and n97 sucks big time due to software, but if the hardware is powerful enough it would offset the software lagginess.
Imagine if this phone RAN on ARM cortex A8 (or A9), would it do justice to Symbian3? Nobody knows since nobody puts Symbian3 on a device that had powerful processor.
Since my horrible experience with N97 i been keeping a distance between myself and Nokia product. And seeing the spec sheet i would do the same for so called 'latest' Nokia product. :p

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  • 2011-04-29 04:44
  • uCLt

Received my Nokia E7 2 days ago....what a nice looking phone BUT signal reception is very poor. My Nokia 5800 download data with 3G or 3.5G speeds while this phone struggle to stay connected with GPRS. Will take it back to the shop and I hope it is only a setting problem. Anybody else having this problem?

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  • 2011-04-28 21:15
  • fj{h

> In reply to Dave @ 2011-04-28 01:16 from myA5 - click to readin your opinion.
opinion is not fact.

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  • 2011-04-28 12:15
  • tAZK

> In reply to Manabir @ 2011-04-26 03:39 from IaHY - click to readHe is right though. Android and IOS is the future. Nokia need to up there game and ditch there os for a better one.

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  • 2011-04-28 01:16
  • myA5

> In reply to CEEKAY @ 2011-04-15 13:50 from wMHH - click to readsome countries use different keyboard layouts.
pretty sure qwertz is french.

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  • 2011-04-26 05:16
  • IaHY

so...when did opinion count as fact in reviews?
"Symbian^3 is still behind Android and iOS usability standards"
in whose opinion? i find symbian^3 a lot more user friendly and functional than android and ios.
i find android needlessly complex in some functions it ios, come on...whats true multitasking?
yes, symbian^3 has an outdated look compared to the sleek, new interface on ios or android, but that does not make it less usable. and that "issue", if you find it an issue, will be mostly rectified with the anna pr2 update.
"Ovi store content is inferior to Android market and App Store"
"inferior" in what way exactly?
yes, there is a lower total number of apps available...but the quality of the apps is just as high. you dont need to have over 100 apps that do the same thing when you can have 1-3.
if you are going to use such words when discribing a "main disadvantage" please specify exactly what makes it inferior.
"Fixed-focus on an 8 megapixel camera is just wrong"
your comment here is correct...stating that it has "fixed-focus" is wrong.
it is not a mechanical is software driven. but it still has auto focus.

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  • 2011-04-26 03:39
  • IaHY

does anybody know that Nokia E7 will support webcam or not? pls let me know.

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  • 2011-04-25 14:13
  • 0BAx

Guys how can change product code of this phone ?
nemesis ,jaf, phoenix didnt work any other program ?

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  • 2011-04-18 17:00
  • 0Etr

> In reply to rid @ 2011-03-07 13:49 from sEBp - click to readDont know where you got yours but mine is a full QWERTY

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  • 2011-04-15 13:50
  • wMHH

it is a No.1 selling symbian bussiness smartphone.......will this enough......or want more....

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  • 2011-04-14 00:22
  • Hkww

The E7 looks to be Nokia's Symbian last finest shining moment. After that, Nokia is just going to be playing third fiddle to all the Androids and iPhones out there now. Its sad but I do love Nokia and its Symbian handsets. No doubt WP7 may be their last hope of survival but unfortunately, I dislike Windows. I already have heard negative rumblings from friends who have WP7 phones so unless somehow, Microsoft improve the WP7 functionality pretty fast and Nokia comes up with a winning WP7 design, its all over for them.

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  • 2011-04-10 01:23
  • kWTh

Hi GSM ARENA. You write good hands on reviews. I like to read them a lot and base much of my judgement on mobile phones from your great reviews. In this review you have claimed that one of the main disadvantage is "Ovi store content is inferior to Android market and App Store". Could you enlighten us on the qualitative point of inferior used here and share with us some of your wide knowledge on the facts and figures or source of studies/audit done to come up with that claim/point/statement.

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  • 2011-04-09 16:43
  • PS6t

this phone is good, i wana have one but i probably wait till it is cheaper.

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  • 2011-04-08 16:44
  • B7nC

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