Gallery: Nokia E7 (and N8) Black (and some Eseries chat + rant).

| January 8, 2011 | 22 Replies

Here are some Nokia E7 pics long overdue. Taken in December at a little Nokia E7/Eseries chat with Nokia’s Eseries Vice President Ilari Nurmii. We had a presentation prior to that about Eseries and what ws happening on the business side (all from the E7 via HDMI btw). Eseries was a very logical choice for businesses who wanted to mobilize their workforce very quickly. Mail, web, messaging access was a whole lot more economically viable than other platforms. There was a lot of other things mentioned but a bug in the N8 voice recorder means it randomly turns off/turns off when locked/unlocked. It was too late until I realised, fortunately however I did get something with offscreen’s voice recorder (from Ovi Store!)

Q&A chat

There was a Q&A session but it was so far back I hardly remember what was asked.

It does stick into my mind that although no future devices were mentioned, there was talk that touch was “the way things are going” in reference to non-touch only eseries. Recently we’ve seen leaked details of an upcoming E6-00 on Symbian^3, also with QWERTY and a new 4:3 VGA screen. Will that be touch too?

I think I asked about what makes Eseries better than a BlackBerry range, how they’d differentiate themselves and also how they’d tackle their marketing (as many Nokia ads are very non-direct and you don’t understand what you’re buying). Specs of E7 were listed, and it was accepted that they had been informed of having better more direct ads and are looking into it.


I also asked about the Nokia Font, if they had thought about changing it as it does make a surprising difference to the overall appearance, if ever so subtly. That topic was something of a surprise for them and something not even considered. Apparently all documents at Nokia HQ are in this Nokia Sans. Whilst I know there’s several much bigger issues – attention to detail is also important.

@TheProdigalFool asked I think asked about an all in one. E7 with N8 camera. Nokia make the best hardware but why separate them? I agree and have been ranting on this subject for a long time.  When you’re competition is going out all guns blazing, we can’t whip out a pocket knife. It’s like having a huge army vs an enemy 1/4 of the size but spreading out your force so thinly, your size makes no difference. We are no longer in the times when the only choices were Nokia and a bunch of half assed Samsungs, Motos, and unknown HTCs. We are now in the times where folk are being ridiculed for owning a Nokia as it is now just “for talking and texting”. Mindshare is all in Blackberrys, iPhones and Androids. What does Eseries, Nseries, Xseries, Cseries even mean to the general public? What are all these post-code phones?

Woah, this post was just meant to be about the E7 photos.

Pics Time:

We had like a couple of minutes at the end and @JonChoo and I were frantically trying to take photos. My camera was letting me down and taking flash photos, making blurry macros, urgh. It wasn’t my N8, no, it was the Samsung camera – it did OK at Nokia World 2010 but may have had a few bumps since then :p.

At the time (when we expected E7 launch and new firmware) this E7 did not have the new firmware. Other than that, the hardware experience was the same as back in NW2010. The keyboard felt great, screen very bright (though not at full in any of these pics). Reflection does get in the way though.

It does seem to be somewhat of a dust magnet, particularly behind the screen. Lastly, some comparison pics with the N8.


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Category: Eseries, Nokia, Rant, Symbian

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  • Definitely got to get me one of those. Always been a Nokia Communicator fan :)Nice post Jay!

  • Jobzky

    Why Facebook app of Nokia doesn’t support chat? iPhone 4 and other androids already support it. Why Nokia is very slow to develop latest apps? I guess nokia developers need more programming trainings. It seems your’re developers are no longer competent

    • Jay Montano

      lol, the Nokia “social” app can barely handle just facebook itself, let alone the chat portion.

      It’s very, very sad.

      Right now, to improve your experience with the social app, the best trick is to “uninstall”.

      • Jobzky

        I never ever use Nokia facebook app for Symbian. I would just like to inform that when it comes to apps, OS, apps feature and performance Nokia phones are no longer in. This should be seriously considered by Nokia.

        • Guest

          In terms of operating system you are completely wrong. Look at the Nokia N8 with 256MB RAM, still 120MB of RAM memory is free, IOS do not ewen support multitasking on there 256mb phones.

          It is 2011 now, is is time for the competitors to implement GPU accelerated interfaces, like Symbian already has.

          • Jobzky

            I was able to to have hands on with N8 to test before I decide to buy this Nokia so-called flagship. Unfortunately I don’t like the touch response of N8. It is not as sensitive as that of iPhone 4 and androids. Most Symbian^3 screen should have extra finger force to response. When you browse the some web sites on its web browser the whole page doesn’t render smoothly and CSS doesn’t look so good. Symbian phones are full of craps

  • Jobzky

    Nokia should hire more competent developers. Look even your web site you are using template or ready-made solutions. The bottom line is “Nokia developers become so lazy”

  • nocare

    if this situation does not change in a few one or two years, 50 percent nokia fans will jump ship

    it is not just only facebook
    but also other internet useful apps like

    yahoo im
    yahoo flickr
    google earth
    msn im

    it seems nokia does not care

    • Guest

      You can not whine on the Nokia in terms of those applications. It’s not Nokia who write them.

      • nocare

        how can nokia do their business without the above super awesome apps available in ovi store? heard of partnership or somethingm like that?


        • Guest

          No I have not heard of any partnership, please tell me more about it. Maybe you could give some application partnerships examples?

    • SaDudE is handled by mobbler

      all of the chat included facebook chat is handleded by either nimbuzz or fring

      nokia has tons of useful aps otherwise you can use th website going via opera

      obviously if you are on the outside looking in you don’t understand or now but for those of us who use it day to day, we know

      • fahoum

        well said

    • Jobzky

      Samsung, Sonyericsson, LG, and so many developers already abandoned Symbian OS. They think this OS has no more future

  • nocare

    when n8 is launched at my country, i saw a woman( iphone user) going into nokia shop with her husband, her hubby asked her is this n8 good?

    she answered him, n8 is made for teenagers who do not do serious task on their mobile phone.)

    • Guest

      So they bought a N900? Otherwise I do not understand what they did in a nokia shop if they did not like the company’s flagship

      • nocare

        n900 was avilable only at nokia shop and sold only without contract

        they went into nokia shop to see what is happening at nokia

    • Cocco Bill

      She must have been an air head then. Explains the iPhone also.

  • EagleEye

    That E7 looks really good in black

  • Prodigy Viisto

    Ohh, i want that blue theme for my C7 😛

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