An Insight into the leaked music-centric Nokia X7

| January 7, 2011 | 29 Replies

If i have the count right, it is two times that this phone has been leaked and how !
First time it played NFS shift, the next time in the hands of our great Eldar Murtazin, yes i am talking about the yet-to-be-announced Nokia X7.I am Hoping we can see it in MWC 2011?

What we have to notice in both these leaks, are the loudspeakers(see those 4 grills on the sides ?) since it is going to be a music centric device.It was initially rumoured to have four speakers, but numerous sources said it has only two speakers, but nothing is confirmed yet.

Not so long back, I came across this very interesting tweet from a Spanish Nokia employee which read :

” @addiermedina: #Nokia #X7-00 Bocinas con Neodimio Nd2Fe14B incrementaran el sonido en 135% comparado con #X6 “

If you want a quick rough translation , it says that the X7 has Neodymium speakers and it has a sound advantage of 135% comparing the old X6, which we know, has one of the loudest and clear mobile phone speakers, right? Lets come to the interesting part: Neodymium.

After I saw that tweet, I wanted to know: what’s so special in Neodymium? Googled it, did some research and hence my findings :


Neodymium is actually a rare earth metal used for making magnets. It is very lightweight and is used in making high performance car speakers/sub-woofers. Ideal for mobile phones due to light weight. Normally speakers are usually made of Iron Ferrite magnets which are supposedly heavy and performance not too great. Final words, the advantages of using neodymium are great performance in a light package.

Use all the adjectives you want , loud, clear,… etc you can call it awesome even.

Why am I excited about this? As a music enthusiast, I have always dreamt of great speakers on a mobile phone. Actually in our part of the world, its quite a trend, people actually show off their phone’s loudspeaker capabilities 😀

Now, my rant :

Nokia always seems to silently slip hardware like these into their phones, for ex : the NFC and more recently the HD voice capability (corresponds to the MEMS mic chipset ). Why don’t these get a mention when the phone’s actually releasing? Even this Neodymium stuff, though sounds too geeky, won’t probably get publicized. But Apple, one fine day, will come up with exactly the same stuff by giving it a marketing term like “cochlear speakers” and they will actually make people talk about it. My point is, Nokia should start publicizing their strengths, that’s it.

So Guys, tell me. Do you think this kind of feature (which is purely speculative and not 100 % proven) is important enough to be publicized in a music centric device?


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  • Jay Montano

    Neodymium drivers are found in in-ear phones and many portable speakers. The Nokia MD-9 has one. I’m not an audiophile, but they’re generally associated with better bass (though other factors contribute to this)

    Not sure what exactly is in the speakers of Nokia inbuilt phones. Of course, the technology inside doesn’t actually matter if it doesn’t deliver in reality – I’m quite eager to find out what the X7 speakers are like.

    As for the other stuff on Nokia being basically too modest, ah, I don’t want to rant now the comment box will explode. :p

  • Oh, don’t get me started on Nokia’s modesty. We all get tired of telling ignorant fools over and over again about what our wonderful Nokia devices can do. It gets tiring.

    The whole America is raving about Skype video calls coming to their phones. We’ve had it on the N900 for over a year.
    We’ve had Gtalk video calling on the N800 years ago.

    Hopefully they will change their tune once MeeGo is released and the North American UI Design head, CEO, Marketing head and Chief Technical officer get on stage.

  • Jim

    yea they should promote this feature, however I’m expecting and all in one Nokia phone: eye candy UI + fancy speakers+ fancy screen+ fancy shell , all premium materials priced around $700

    what do you think.

    • Doug

      Not going to happen. Nokia’s afraid to do it.

    • Bharadwaj

      Don’t you think 700$ is a bit pricey for a Nokia phone running symbian^3 which is considered mid-high end ?

      • Jim

        I didn’t said it has to be symbian^3.

  • EagleEye


    I have posted about this same thing at least A DOZEN times on multiple tech related forums – WHY on earth do they not market things that differentiate them from the rest of the field. Their marketing team has done absolutely horrible work.

    • Nrde

      “It’s not the technology, it’s what you do with it”

  • Adnan

    Not related to the topic. I just saw a commercial of C1-01. It is VERY GOOD to see them adevrtising it as ‘C one, zero one’. Not like C6-01 where they advertised it as just C6 .
    I hope they continue like this. On one hand it will sort of raise awareness about new naming scheme. On the other this will help tiem introduce two phone of same category at same time. Like they can introduce N9-00 and N9-01 at same time. Advertise them the way their names are. One with qwerty , other without will help differentiate as well.

    Also i saw someone tweet about C9 the other day. He said he had it in possession, it was a proto and it was running symbian. The guy is pretty credible as well.

    New naming series coming up? Or mere addition of new device numbers ?

    • Bazil

      C9 is probably a protorype name.

  • IMarius

    well i think they did an o.k. job on HDMI on the N8 , so maybe they will push this , really Nokia’s problem is there trying to sell you a fully packed phone and not one feature . But a few more tv ads just liking this , hdmi ,usb on the go , and stuff like that wont hurt anybody.

    • Stylinred

      Except you dont see any of their promotions say in the USA or Canada. Nokia seems to only advertise where they’re strong and not where they’re not.. which makes no sense.
      Rogers (in Canada)did a pre-christmas mobileHD advert but the N8 wasn’t the central device nor were its features truly related

  • MeToo

    I too am with you on this. Nokia never advertise and that is the major reason for their fall. Most simple case front video speakers that were advertised like it was a new invention in iPhone has been there in Nokia phones since like ever

  • enyi

    They have made some noise about CBD though but yes in general, they are far too timid. Case in point NFC which is now credited to Nexus S.

    They need a more brash approach right now as sadly, thats the name of the game right now. Elop does not come across as any different from the old guard in terms of temperament. The Finns are reticent by nature (Mikki Raikkonen style) so dont expect a leopard to change its spots.

  • SGean

    I remembered nokia said something about the number of homescreens on symbian^3 is only limited by the amount of RAM avaliable on the device. Considering the snapshot shows 4x homescreens on the x7, is it safe to say that the x7 has more RAM and posibilly better specs then the N8?

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  • please mynokiablog administrator send nokia an email about this that why they shy from marketing.
    Just tell me the address i will mail this to nokia.
    Please i am great fan of nokia.
    Marketing leads to success.

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