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
can someone please tell me how the pictures come out in low light or pictures of moving objects.
I'm trying to find photo samples of that but no luck. I can't decide between this and N8.
Mobilemaster, 23 Mar 2011Nokia, where is your X7 device?? Where is your Meego device?? We are soon in April, and you di... moreThey are waiting for the Microsoft/Nokia OS fusion...so, any time soon we will see WM7 Nokia devices..hmm I be more like to see Android on Nokias...Only in my dreams
Its a week since using E7. Zero hanging, UI is just good, battery life is impressive (6 hours of talk time with e mail synch at every 10 min) with fine tuning on backend processes. I think Symbian is having all required features to make your life easy. this phone is very quick in touch response, supports a lot of apps and morover it's having all features of a true business phones. its for men and not for boys.
come on nokia its time to change the symbian u r no more comparing with Iphone and HTC....
Mobilemaster, 23 Mar 2011Nokia, where is your X7 device?? Where is your Meego device?? We are soon in April, and you di... moreIs not like for nokia release another OS, is already working with Windows Phone 7, it looks like symbian days are counted and Meego maybe never see the daylight any time soon. I wish Nokia looks to Android railroad, but, after all, everything is just business....
I have Purchased E7, Major Issue which i think is his speaker, if your phone on table and screen side on the top then ring sound is low as speaker on back side, similarly if you want to talk thru Loudspeaker or you will do video call then you will face the problem as speaker at the back side and Push to mail feature is very poor as compare to Blackbarry, rest camera is ok, Key Pad feature is good
The phone is gud...bt priced very much on higher side...the phone has 98%same specifications as c7 & n8...it best price band shud be 22k to 25k...not more thn tht...so won't suggest to go for it..!
dont buy this phone,i bought yesterday and sold today,
i very disapointed with this phone,lag,hang,and very slow.
samsung still best.buy samsung better
for all guys who r really worried about macro shot, use jelly lens for macro shot, hardly cost 3-4 dollars and get much better picture with this kind of camera too.
this phone is not good than nokia n8.......
nokia n8 is better than nokia e7.....
Drop the price of the E7 Nokia! and you will see the magic of jumping back into the competition. Just drop the price! INR 30000 is too much to pay when I can get an android phone and that too with lottsa apps at that price. By dropping the price you might help Nokia fans like me stay with Nokia and not go for Galaxy.
Nokia has a Huge lost on it. the biggest market for communicator series in Indonesia. since it's been lauched last month ago, there is no sound about the sales number. poor nokia...most of people can't looking back to the past..the future is iphone, blackberry and android phone. Wake up Nokia..