Nokia’s delayed E7 isn’t expected to show up until sometime in “early 2011? according to the Finnish company, but if your Christmas money is burning a hole in your pocket you can already buy the smartphone from Amazon. Priced at $679 unlocked and SIM-free, the E7 is currently out of stock, with no estimates on when that might change.
Powered by the Symbian 3 OS, the device has a 640 x 360p 4” AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, a VGA camera and an 8MP dual LED flash camera. The last mentioned features a full screen 16:9 viewfinder, geo tagging, face recognition software, up to 2x zoom for images and up to 3x zoom for video recording.
The E7 offers onboard memory of around 16GB and runs in a BL-4D 1200mAh Li-ion battery that’s good for approximately nine hours of talk time on a GSM network or around 5 hours of talk time on a WCDMA connection. Users can avail of no less than three customizable homescreens and full web page browsing with this device. The 3G-enabled phone boasts of a slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard apart from Blueotooth 3.0, Wireless-N Wi-Fi and Flash Lite 4 support. The handset’s audio/video function is capable of playing out MP3, WMA, eAAC+, eAAC, AAC, H.264, 3GPP and MP4 formatted content.
Think back to earlier this year, the Nokia N8. This device was also delayed with Nokia admitting to some power issues with the phone. We at OSM are wondering if Nokia have had a re-occurrence of the same problem experienced by the Nokia N8, after all, when you look at the device specifications they are practically the same. The main difference is the slide out keyboard of the E7.
Check out Nokia E7 Hands-on video,