A First Look At The Brilliant Nokia E7

The E7 from Nokia is an impressive smartphone that operates on the revamped Symbian V3 platform. Messaging fans will immediately be drawn to the slider styled physical keypad that this model boasts.

Thanks to a good range of connection options on offer, the E7 is a superb messaging tool. Regardless whether you are on the go or at home, you can be assured of a good connection to enable both the sending and receiving of both text messages and e mails. The phone is a 3G handset, which basically means when coverage is available, you can connect to the fastest mobile data transfer network available. If coverage is not available, the E7 boasts reliable alternatives in the form of GPRS and EDGE. Obviously the fastest online experience is gained when connected to a suitable WiFi network, and the unit supports B,G and N speeds. The messaging element of this phone gains a massive boost in the form of the physical keypad, a long time favourite of business users and heavy messagers. Located behind the screen, the sliding mechanism is well built, unlike many models available. The keypad itself feels responsive, and performs as well as the very best currently available. When using the virtual keypad, the size of the screen comes in handy, allowing the keyboard to be well spaced out and easy to use.

Like the popular N8 model, the Nokia E7 scores highly in the style stakes. The combination of sleek lines and tidy aluminium finish not only make the phone look great, but give it the feel of a very expensive phone. The handsets display measures 4 inches, continuing the current trends of ever increasing screen sizes. Utilising cutting edge AMOLED technology, the phone produces a naturally rich colour tone, with deep blacks and natural white colours. This coupled with the excellent 640 x 360 pixel resolution produces a great image quality. Media features on the phone are pleasing. Still shots can be captured at an excellent 8 mega pixel standard, with a dual LED flash helping produce better result in lower light conditions. Video capture is even more pleasing, with stunning High Definition quality captured to the phones 16GB internal memory, or to an additional microSD card thanks to the available slot.

The Nokia E7 looks destined to be a massive hit with consumers everywhere. As a smartphone the model is superb, but throw in to the equation the well designed keypad and the impressive screen and you have a fairly complete mobile phone package.