Nokia E7 Symbian OS: Releases To “Select Markets”

The highly anticipated Nokia E7 is reported to be finally making its way to us at long last. The prototyped handset which first showcased at Nokia World September 2010, will be geared up for business use and is set to be a stiff contender to many on the market today.

The E7, which as Engadget stated in appearance is slightly thicker and heavier than the N8, will ship out to select markets in the next few days, with the emphasis of broadening its horizons in the near future. Aimed preliminary at business users for its features such as calendar, tasks, contacts list, email and so on aided by Microsoft’s Exchange Server, is packed with a full listing of specifications including the running on Symbian OS. Features to be seen within the handset include, tilting 4-inch AMOLED “ClearBlack” display giving crisp images and as Slashgear reported, “broad viewing angles and rich inky blacks.”

On opening up the phone, you will be presented with a simple QWERTY four rowed backlit keyboard, as well as 16GB internal memory and for those of you who enjoy taking photos, can do so on the 8 megapixel camera + dual LED flash, HD video recording, an array of apps such as Angry Birds, Sports Tracker and so on thanks to the inclusion of Ovi Store , HDMI along with microUSB port and so on. As reported, the handset will be available in silver-white, green, orange, blue and dark-grey, with battery life of up to 5 hours talk time and 430 hours standby time.

As we are all aware, up and coming gadgets will indeed be up against their fair share of positive and negative vibes. For Slashgear the only downside to the E7 that they can see is of the “lock switch” which unfortunately tends to rattle if you shake the device around. I have to point out on Slashgear’s behalf that this was seen as a very “minor” issue, it certainly does not have any bearing on the exceptional quality and finish of the new E7.

Are you waiting for the new E7? What features have tempted you?