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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 confused, I was about to gift this phone to my uncle as it is a business phone but after reading comments, I think I need to read some more reviews on this phone.

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  • 2011-04-07 07:46
  • uAi8

> In reply to Somone Said @ 2011-03-27 09:08 from Hxe3 - click to readCompletly Agree...At last someone who supports E7-00 :)

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  • 2011-04-06 21:16
  • nCaL

> In reply to Dave @ 2011-03-29 18:11 from ftV7 - click to readHold the power button for 8 seconds.

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  • 2011-04-06 04:19
  • L4Dg

> In reply to buisnessman @ 2011-03-15 15:31 from sUw8 - click to readYeees.. We are ready to shell out dollah for those beautiful apps and real games hohoho n_n *peace men*

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  • 2011-04-02 06:52
  • v0Xt

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-03-16 10:15 from mhNk - click to readWot is flashlite 4.0? Lol

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  • 2011-04-02 06:49
  • v0Xt

The only problem with these phone is that its battery is not replaceable am using n97mini sometimes its hangs all the buttons seized and i have 2 remove the battery before and restart d phone imagine using E7 n it freezes

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  • 2011-03-29 18:11
  • ftV7

Somone Said:
I think you gave a fair review, but sadly, missed the strength of Symbian, and by comparing it with Windows phone 7, ,actually made me wonder if you you really are as aware.

True, the touch, and overall user experience may be a bit "uncool", as compared to the iPhone (and all its clones, such as Android, and the recent Windows Phone 7). But under the layer of interface is the real OS. And thats where the real, measurable, definable difference lyes.
The ability to install apps from anywhere (A web page, an installable file, besides the Ovi Store)
The ability to view and manage files through a file manager (not there in Iphone), and even attach SD cards and a pen drive ((again not there in any other device), and view their content in the file manager, does bring it a whole lot closer to a computer, than does any other platform, where all you do is swipe, pinch to zoom!!
The ability to place multiple wall papers on different home screens (not possible on either Iphone, Android, and definitely not on Windows!)
The ability to download files from within the browser to a location on the phone/SD card/Pen drive. iPhone doesnt even let you download from a browser.
And finally, the ability to connect the phone to a TV, where in you get the entire phone's interface on the TV screen, through a regular AV cable or HDMI. Instead of a USD 50 proprietory cable to get the iphone to even look at a TV!

So Id say on the contrary, where Symbian devices are open, and let you do a whole lot, on others such as iPhone you need to do most of the things through round about methods.
here's a classic example:
Imagine you took a picture from your Canon, and wanted to mail it to say your friend. True, you'd put the camera's SD card into your lap top, and attach the pic to a mail, and send it. But hang on, if most smart phones are "closer to a computer", then shouldnt you be able to do it using them?? Instead of taking the pain of turning on a computer just for this one thing.

This would let you do it. But the iPhone doesnt even have a reader.

So, I'd say th next time you review a device, please do so more comprehensively, instead through the prejudiced anti Symbian POV.
Every platform has its strengths. The iPhone has its (and we all know that). And so does Symbian. If there is one thing I love about it, it is its openness. And you mentoned the apps, just check out the number of reviews on any particular app on OVI store and you'd realise the number of downloads they have. I have yet to find an app I use on my iphone that isnt there. Conversely, there are quite a few on SYmbian that are not there for either iPhone or Android: Micosoft office Communicator is one example

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  • 2011-03-27 09:08
  • Hxe3

awesome looking, hope they make this same device with windows phone OS in it.

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  • 2011-03-25 15:19
  • M@e{

> In reply to Salil @ 2011-03-23 10:20 from vw46 - click to readAs someone who sells phones for a living, I find your comments extremely inaccurate.

When the Nokia rep first presented the phone to us, he challenged me to an email speed test (I use a Blackberry Torch). He beat me hands down. This suprised me, because Blackberry has always had the fastest email client bar none. Or at least that's what I was telling clients.

The camera is way, way better than any Blackberry that has actually existed, by at least 3MP, so your comment makes zero sense??

And of course you missed BBM, only Blackberry can use BBM. DURRR. But hey, let's blame it on the E7 anyway?

I am not a fan of Symbian and will not be switching to E7. However, your comments are just backwards.

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  • 2011-03-25 08:37
  • Ia90

Hello Friends;

I traded by BB Bold 3 against E-7. E-7 sucks big time. Following is my review:


1. Great looks (dubm blond)


1. Business apps are veru poor
2. Emails are very slow even on 3-G; phone hangs many times.
3. Touch screen interface is very tricky and does not give confidence to the user.
4. Camera is very poor.
5. OVI suit does not come in CD form; you need to download it from the new and the file size is whooping 98 MB.
6. I miseed my BBM, Emails. Could not down load whatsapp.

I used this phone for 2 days sold it taking 20% dent and bought BB-Bold 3 again.

So friends my sincere advice is looks can be killing. Stay away from the joker called as E-7

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  • 2011-03-23 10:20
  • vw46

symbian is boring and the pinch zoom is very laggy, can anyone tell me the right phone and as expensive as this but have better performance ?

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  • 2011-03-21 08:23
  • uEBM

The Hardware is first rate. There's a lot you can do with Symbian 3 and its not as bad its been written about generally. but, its not a phone for someone coming from iphone or android - who are used to rapid updates and better interface; but for symbian users who are shifting from version 2. I wish Nokia refreshed the UI and the fonts - that in itself will be a big change. there's a steady stream of vital apps that's being included in the clunky ovistore. overall, the handset is fantastic. price a bit on the higher side, and the software experience is decent, nothing fancy.

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  • 2011-03-18 17:40
  • vGth

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-03-03 16:20 from kJX3 - click to readdude, i still rock a nokia 3210. it's not my main phone though. i have a bold 9700, and use the 3210 just as a 2nd phone. i use it just to see people's faces when you go into the meeting room and you pull out a dinosaur phone. lol.

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  • 2011-03-17 12:36
  • DQm8

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-03-16 10:15 from mhNk - click to readYou can simply use Opera Mobile on the phone, and the new firmware with the new browser is probably coming this month.
If you don't know, no other Eseries device have full Flash support or a better browser, and still, they are best-selling for business man.
Nokia doesn't need to wake up for Flash support, Nokia need to know what is usefull and what is not, and that Nokia knows for sure.
Adobe Flash on phones is useless. You probably will only really need flash to see ads on websites. Otherwise, heavy flash content will usally lag the phone and will drain the battery rather quickly, Flash is made for desktop, not phones. Flash will die in the near future since HTML5 is coming and it's alot better. And most websites are optimized for non-flash devices mainly because the "iPhone era".
However, if you are a self proclaimed business man and really need full Flash support (which I doubt), just go for the almighty Android realm.

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  • 2011-03-16 16:53
  • L4DK

This words are use fron gsm review and they explain everything about symbian!!!

""""Web browser is frustrating to use:
Unfortunately, Symbian^3 didn’t deliver the browser overhaul that the platform needs desperately. Despite the added multi-touch and FlashLite 4.0 support, the E7 can just watch helplessly as the Android speeds away."""""

...guys, let's cut the crap!!! the smartphones or high-end phone without internet are nothing, otherwise people buy a 40$ phone if just need to call, so, if still symbian cannot give a right internet navigation, WTF!!!!!!!! 700$ and the navigations experience is like the obsolete nokia 5800!!!! LOL hahahah and after they publicize that in this phone the put flashLITE 4.0 HAHAHAHAHAA wake up nokia engineers, other brands use fullflash 10.1!!! LOLLOLLOLLOL

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  • 2011-03-16 10:15
  • mhNk

what is this crap?!?!?!... battery is not replaceable, fixed focus camera?!?! LOL what is a joke?! and same laggy internet navigations like the old symbiam!!! WTF! are the nokia engineers try to fool us???? all this crap for more than 600$!!!!! THEY MUST BE JOKING!!!!!!!!!! LOL

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  • 2011-03-16 00:15
  • mhNk

> In reply to A @ 2011-03-15 14:31 from 6D1H - click to readabsoulutely true...thats what apple thinks.just think about it,without even giving many features rather providin many restrictions !!! most of the eyecandy UI lover crowd is ready to pay whatever may apple wana charge them...and everybody is happy with it,no body creeps about its being overpriced...but when not that good looking but far more practical and actually functional os like symbian comes into the market with the best hardware and all the capabilities of the true smartphone/buisnessphone being with a bit higher price tag everybody starts to creep about it...

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  • 2011-03-15 15:31
  • sUw8

> In reply to Bashar @ 2011-03-15 08:52 from 3bWV - click to readThey did make an advanced OS, called Symbian. The average American user, however, would prefer eye candy and flashy animations over anything substantial. IOS is a child's toy compared to Symbian.

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  • 2011-03-15 14:31
  • 6D1H

I just bought this phone last thursday night and i have to say Nokia has totally outdone themselves, when i first saw the n8 i had high expectations and it didnt meet them but with the E7 as soon as i held it in my hands it felt amazingly solid like no phone ive ever held and ive been through almost every phone manufactureur, but this phone feels like a proper device and performs great, im sad nokia has decided to load its future smartphones with windows because this is the first time ive actually felt nokia has finally achieved something great and i believe they should follow this platform because not everyone likes to use childrens toys such as the android and iOS based phones.
With my experience with Nokia i have learned it took them a while to adjust and perfect there Symbian platforms but Symbian 3 feels to me like a big leap into the future.
R.I.P Symbian....

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  • 2011-03-15 09:48
  • vCKW

Not sure why Nokia is sticking to Symbian. They had all the chance in the world to make it an advanced operating system and they failed miserably.

They should just let it go and stick to manufacturing handsets.

But as usual, big corporations like to think they are “Mr. know it all” and they want to milk the revenue until the last drop. This will be the start of their demise. (I strongly believe already started a while back)

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  • 2011-03-15 08:52
  • 3bWV

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