Apart from the Nokia N8, the other most anticipated Nokia device to come into the market in recent months is the business oriented Nokia E7. Having seen an early rendition of the device way back even before the iPhone 4 was launched, we noted that the prospect of having a device that has all the capabilities of the N8 with the added useful utility of a physical keyboard is something to look forward too.
But the scenario is decidedly different now. In a last ditch effort to remain relevant, Nokia jumped off the platform and right into bed with Microsoft at the expense of many die-hard Symbian fans who, for the lack of a better word, feel like they were cheated out of a long standing relationship.
So now that we know Nokia will be focusing its effort on churning primarily Windows Phone devices what is the outlook for the E7 — what can be considered as a last of its kind device? Dubbed as the spiritual successor of Nokia’s last rendition of its communicator series, the E90, can the E7 establish itself as a formidable business oriented machine in a sea of business-centric devices coming from Android, BlackBerry and iPhone?
This is our first impression of the Nokia E7.
Celcom too is offering the Nokia E7 and carries a cheaper bundled price of RM1108. No details have been revealed on the plan and the promo on their website is merely driving people to their PC Expo roadshow at Midvalley this weekend until 6th March 2011.
Like its past bundling of devices, most likely the RM1108 E7 price is tied to a Celcom Exec 250 plan and we believe there are other contract options on Celcom Exec 50 as well. As comparison, Maxis offers the Nokia E7 from RM1499 with a 2 year contract.
Thanks to rakyat biru for informing us!
Maxis now offers the Nokia E7 on contract after a short round of ROI last week. The Nokia E7 retails at RM1995 and it is offered subsidised when bought on contract with a postpaid plan and add-on data plan of either 500MB, 1.5GB and 3GB.
The Nokia E7 is offered at RM1799 for 12 months, RM1649 for 18 months or as low as RM1499 for 24 months contract. During the duration of contract, Maxis is also giving RM10 extra rebate on your data plan subscription as well.
This time around, unlike its previous bundling like the Nokia N8, you now can bundle any Nokia devices, including the N8 with Maxis Value First postpaid plan with RM30 monthly commitment. So this means, the lowest commitment you can opt for is Maxis Value First (RM30) + 500MB Data Plan (RM58). With the RM10 monthly rebate, that’s a minimum commitment of RM78 which is more affordable than before.
Of course, when it comes to value, we won’t recommend 500MB if you’re a heavy user as it’s costlier per GB. It is more worth it to take up the higher 1.5GB or 3GB plan instead but it also depends on much you use on your phone.
For more information, check out Maxis’s Nokia bundling page here.
Being the first to offer the Nokia N8 bundled, Maxis now starts its registration of interest of the new Nokia E7. While the N8 is an imaging and multimedia powerhouse, the E7 is more of a business device which comes with a QWERTY keyboard which also runs on page.
But before we get to know the E7 in detail, lets find out what was the inspiration behind the device. We’ve got in store for you right after the jump a video interview with Nokia’s lead industrial designer Shunjiro Eguchi on how the Nokia E7 came to be.
Head on to after the jump to find out.
When it comes to media and entertainment, there’s no denying the the Nokia N8 packs quite a punch with its HDMI port, surround sound and HD video playback capabilities. The thing that’s holding it back on becoming a true entertainment powerhouse is its diminutive screen.
The Nokia Big Screen allows N8 users to easily share and display the media stored on their device on the big screen. The app launches automatically when you hook up your N8 to a HDMI TV and it displays all available media content in your N8 right on the TV. You can then choose to control the media using the phone or a Bluetooth remote or keyboard.
Head on over to after the jump for a demo video.
We got whiff of a Nokia N8 looking slider phone way back in May even before the iPhone 4 was launched. Back then we couldn’t make out if the then rumoured N98 was just a concept device or was it an earlier rendition of the Nokia N8.
Well it turns out that the picture that we spotted was a finished product and we know it now as the Nokia E7 and we will get a sneak preview of this not-yet-released device very soon. So we’re going to put it out to you if you have any questions that you’d like to ask about this new flagship business smart phone from Nokia that is said to replace the Nokia E90 Communicator.
Have a question on the E7? Comment us.
While you’re at it. Head on over to after the jump for a couple of Nokia E7 promo videos.
Nokia claims it’s new AMOLED with Clear Black Display trumps all other display technologies when it comes to visibility under direct sunlight.
Engadget has put up a side-by-side comparison between Nokia’s latest E7 with the iPhone 4 Retina Display and although we have some reservations on the accuracy of the camera’s ability to capture accurately what our eyes can under direct sunlight – taking into account polarisation and everything – but we’ll agree that there’s barely a discernible difference between the two display technologies.
Check out the video on Engadget’s site.
Nokia’s recently introduced C6, C7 and E7 comes with a Clear Black Display (CBD). The engadget team that was covering the Nokia World 2010 event managed to compare a prototype E7 against the iPhone 4.
According to engadget, the iPhone 4’s 3.5″ retina display at 960×640 seems to have noticeable blue warmth and it isn’t as vibrant or bright as the CBD. However the CBD does seem to be oversaturated.
From their short play, they reported that the Nokia E7’s AMOLED is just as good as the Samsung Galaxy S‘s Super AMOLED screen. We’ve yet to see its true potential outdoors considering CBD’s true strength lies on visibility under sunlight. Check out more comparison shots after the jump.
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Several hours ago Nokia has announced several new smartphones – Nokia C6, Nokia C7 and the Nokia E7 at Nokia World 2010. This as an important event where Nokia showcase its latest offering in today’s smartphone arena. All 3 smartphones are running the latest Symbian^3 operating system and offers 8 Megapixel cameras with 720p HD video recording capabilities. Read on to find out more.