The Nokia E7 is one device that feels absolutely great in the hand, it is built like a tank, feels a little heavy in a good way. You actually feel as if you are carrying an impressive piece of technology along.
Since this was completely hands on and a spur of the moment thing, there may be times when the video feels a little less than coherent, therefore if you think there are things we missed, let me know in the comments section below.
I have just got back from day one of Nokia World and clearly the star of the show was the Nokia E7, a device that Nokia believes is the ultimate ‘business’ smartphone. It has a great keyboard which has a zero learning curve, the keys are nicely spaced out, the sides offer a good grip and you can fire away almost immediately you pick up the device.
There are also the usual Symbian ^3 goodies like USB on-the-go, support for bluetooth mice and keyboard. There is also HDMI, 720P HD video capture and a gorgeous 4″ display that packs Nokia’s new CBD technology. ‘CBD’ stands for ‘Clear Black Display’ and Nokia could have easily thought of a more fancy name, but that’s not who they are. The display theoretically works well in sunlight and I can tell you for a fact that the colours pop out much better, the blacks look great and the 4″ display on the E7 looks pretty amazing. Its just let down by the 640 x 460 resolution.
With that in mind, here is a five minute hands on demo of the E7 that I shot literally minutes ago.