Video: Nokia E7 and Social App (Oh – E7 in Q2?) Rant.

| January 22, 2011 | 24 Replies

Here’s a promo video for the Nokia E7 and the Social App from NokiaHomebase.It’s another spontaneous rant post, sorry:

I don’t remember the social app ever working this smoothly. Even so, is this really the best we can come up with for an OFFICIAL Nokia twitter/facebook client?

Look who’s also featured in the app, it’s Rita El Khoury, aka dotsisx from Symbian-Guru. Nokia do this now and again featuring prominent Nokia online personalities.

It’s interesting that for the thumbnail, the client has obviously messed up and reused the contact for Ann Hendricks, unless this is meant to be the retweet function? I can’t recall. The app was so frustrating, I uninstalled it from N8. Seriously, Nokia, the social app is piss poor. Here’s a rant back in November.

Is it really a social app or an Anger Management app to see how far this frustrating little app can push you until you uninstall it?

BTW, I just saw Rita Tweet to her post and she’s quite annoyed that

So when you take my tweet, my link, my name, and put the image of a blond European-looking woman next to it, you’re forging the identity and the force that is me, and you’re making me believe that you are ASHAMED of my Lebanese and Arab roots.

Hopefully, like I’ve mentioned I hope it’s just a mistake on the thumbnail part. Obviously possible since I suspect the folks who make these apps/designs promo videos neither uses Twitter or facebook to realise how the site actually functions or looks. No I’m not being overly harsh. It’s not like they’re the two biggest social networks on the planet, or the fact that you’ve had the opportunity to fix it since the N97, OR the fact that there are examples of how this should work from the competition. Oh wait….

E7 Q2 (April-June 2011)

Oh one more thing.  Some news spreading around that folks might have to wait till Q2 for it (see theinquirer) – heads up from @bensmithuk and @markguim from thenokiablog. How far back? As far as June! Much further than the previous Q2 warnings from Dan Carter that E7 might be appearing as late as April on Three UK. Ahahaha, what? *shakes head*. That’s not Early 2011 at all. As Mark says, the E7 was pushed back from December to “early 2011” in order to  “ensure the best possible user experience”.

Isn’t that what they did with the N8? I grossly underestimate the effort it takes to do all this work at Symbian, but it feels like there a one armed guy with only one finger furiously trying to get Symbian sorted all by himself.

Now, I know it’s better to wait for all the bugs to be ironed out and have some more great new features, but there reaches a point where you’ve taken so long, nobody gives a damn what on earth you’ve accomplished.  You’ve made the fastest horse drawn carriage whilst everyone is driving cars.

To justify such a delay, it has to produce something quite significant.(e.g. I am less apprehensive about waiting for MeeGo since it MUST deliver no less than an extraordinary experience – I am not so certain what Symbian aims to deliver)

Nokia’s Symbian^3 experience isn’t producing the desired response across the pond where folks are used to the glitz and glamour of iPhone and Android. Apple happy WSJ still says it looks outdated and cumbersome. Big Blogs Engadget, Gizmodo, TechCrunch don’t have much love for anything Symbian (or Nokia in general). When Symbian^3 was unleashed with N8, too many similarities in the UI to S^1 gave these folks a bad taste (though many more hating on Symbian who have never actually used it).

C6-01 and C7 had slightly less expectations being priced less than the camera king, N8. They fit the bill more for lower-mid range phones.

However, the E7 is classed above the N8 in terms of price and so equally high expectations. Would it have been smart to leave it open to the same bashing it would inevitably have received were it to simply have “the same Symbian^3 experience of the N8”? (PS the only thing I really hate is the browser). Or better waiting for what should be PR2.0 and the 50+ updates? I don’t know how significant the update really is to warrant such a delay. That’s of course if there is one. Pre-orders available at Nokia Finland still give a HELMIKUU 2011/February 2011 release date.

update: I was going through the tips section (sorry I can’t get to them all) and noticed this one from fahoum which says the E7 is due in Jordan in March, with the understanding that Jordan usually gets Nokia phones before everywhere else.


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