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Nokia Unveils C6, C7 and E7 Smartphones at Nokia World

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Nokia Unveils C6, C7 and E7 Smartphones at Nokia World

Nokia’s smartphone comeback has started at Nokia World today with the announcement of three new smartphones, the Nokia E7, Nokia C7 and Nokia C6. It also announced a new and improved look and feel for the Ovi Store and new features for Ovi Maps.

All three phones are based on Symbian^3, which Nokia said brings more the 250 new features and improvements. Each phone offer HDMI out so you can share content on your TV. We recently saw the N8 outputting 720p with Dolby Digital 5.1 sound to a large screen TV and came away most impressed.

"Today our fight back to smartphone leadership shifts into high gear," said Niklas Savander, executive vice president, of markets for Nokia, in a statement. "Despite new competition, Symbian remains the most widely used smartphone platform in the world. Our new family of smartphones introduced today feature the all-new Symbian OS, rewritten to be faster, easier to use, more efficient and more developer friendly."

The Nokia E7 is a business focussed device designed for working on documents on the go. It features a 4in touch display, featuring Nokia ClearBlack tech to make it easier to read outdoors and a slide out Qwerty keyboard. It supports Microsoft Exchange and a range of security solutions for corporate peace of mind.

The Nokia C7 and offers a large 3.5in AMOLED touch display and features a social network stream to keep tabs on Facebook, Twitter and email direct from the home screen.

The C6 is lower end device but is still encased is steel and glass and features a 3.2in AMOLED touch screen display and is aimed at the social media crowd. NokiaClearBlack is featured again, and Nokia hopes music and games from the Ovi store will keep its owners busy.

Savandar also acknowledged the level of expectation that surrounds the Nokia N8. "Based on the level of consumer interest and the highest online pre-orders in Nokia history, we expect big things from the Nokia N8."

No pressure then.

Nokia also announced that its Ovi store content would be integrated into the Orange Application Store, making it easier for Orange customers to get hold of Ovi applications. There will also be a combined sign on and billing between the Ovi Store and Orange.

Finally, in a clear move to help developers look in its direction, and not just Apple and Android, Nokia said that improvements to the Nokia SDK would make it easier for developers to build app for the Ovi store. It said it had reduced the number of lines of code required for Symbian by a hefty 70 per cent, while revenue share has also been improve for developers.

However, developers, and everyone else, were also disappointed not to see any devices running Meego, Nokia's Linux based mobile OS. When the first version of this was first unveiled in May, it drew widespread praise for its visually rich interface and for its speed.

Link: Nokia World

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craig

September 14, 2010, 7:55 pm

big problem with these as they are not android phones

Robert Elliot

September 14, 2010, 8:00 pm

{pedantry}"Wherefore art thou Meego?" in the RSS feed description means "why are you Meego?". Which is an odd question when none of them are using Meego.{/pedantry}

Sunny

September 14, 2010, 9:02 pm

If this is seriously the best Nokia can come up with then they're finished!!

Andy0d2

September 14, 2010, 10:10 pm

This the problem with none iphone devices I know some people like to the widest choice available choice but these three phones should really be one device. It should good enough for enterprise, good enough for social networking and be cheap all at the same time rather than three different devices. With the iphone its simple and with andriod IMO its simple (get the desire / wildfire / galaxy), whereas with nokia a decent handset is given a small update again and again so it reamins decent with the times, until it eventually you go from the N95 to this. With andriod it basically went G1 era and then before we knew it the nexus one era was here. What I'm getting at is the pace of development in smartphones has been too fast for nokia in recent years.

Mattj

September 15, 2010, 2:34 am

@Andy. Different strokes and all that. The C Series is midrange to budget Smartphanes, E series business. Not everyone wants to spend £400 ( Or whatever that costs over a 24 month contract) on a top of the line phone. Then there are the form factor considerations- I prefer a physical keyboard, but other people like a full touchscreen.

Sleeper

September 15, 2010, 2:54 am

Android? You mean that hog of an OS that needs an overpowered battery draining CPU to work and a third party skin to make it acceptably usable?





Well alrighty!





There's a lot of drivel appearing on sites from people who haven't used S^3 and don't get the fact choice is actually a good thing. Me? I'll try them out and form my own opinion not on the ramblings of blogs or ignorant presupposition.





For the record these look nice. I like the C7 in particular.

swift11

September 15, 2010, 8:12 am

I've watched a Symbian^3 UI video: looks perfect to me ! :-)


Symbian has a great future, despite all the naysayers !

Neil B

September 15, 2010, 12:59 pm

Symbian is still the best smartphone OS. If the majority of people don't like, great, as I can have a cracking phone and stand out from the crowd.

Stelph

September 15, 2010, 1:29 pm

This is looking promising from Nokia, some solid phones and a new Symbian thats easier to program for soounds like its ticking all the right boxes.





Im slightly disappointed that Nokia isnt bringing out a phone that has a touchscreen and a t9 keypad, im getting sold on the benefits of having a touchscreen specific buttons rather than hardware buttons, but I still much prefer using a keypad over a qwerty keyboard and and touchscreen to write messages and short emails. The Noia X3 touch and type is a good start, but with a resistive screen and a very small battery its not what im looking for :-(

Neil B

September 15, 2010, 2:51 pm

@Stelph. I'll second that. A candybar form factor with non-keyboard buttons (d-pad, home, menu, answer, hang-up etc..) on the touchscreen would be an awesome phone. Come on Nokia, make it happen.

LetsGo

September 15, 2010, 3:03 pm

The E7 is mine :)

JK

September 16, 2010, 3:07 am

@Benny Har-Even - I'm liking the phones, but the story not so much. I was expecting to learn a lot more about the new models, the C6, C7 and E7 smartphones. But instead you mentioned things about the upcoming N8, the Ovi Store, the Orange Application Store etc....


You didn't say much about the new models except that they all have Symbian^3, and what size their touchscreens are. Oh yeah, you also said that they all have HDMI out, which isn't even the case. In fact, the E7 is the only one of the three that has the HDMI port.


I also think you could have mentioned that they all have 8Mpix cameras and can all record 720p movies. Maybe mention that the C7 has 8 GB and the E7 has 16 GB of internal memory...You know, something more about the actual smartphones in the title of the story.


Just a few thoughts...

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