Nokia X7 smartphone (preview)

Nokia X7 preview: The Nokia X7 has a 4in AMOLED display and can record 720p HD video

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  • 4in AMOLED display
  • 8-megapixel camera with HD video recording

Cons

  • Symbian OS
  • Limited internal memory

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The Nokia X7 is described as an "entertainment-focused smartphone". It is equipped with a 4in AMOLED display, and an 8-megapixel camera that doubles as a 720p HD video recorder.

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Nokia is ditching its Symbian mobile phone operating system, and switching to Windows Phone 7 for future high-end smartphones, but the Finnish company still seems intent on pushing its Symbian platform. Its latest release is the Nokia X7, which has apparently been designed for "entertainment enthusiasts".

Described by Nokia as an "entertainment-focused smartphone" the X7 has a 4in AMOLED display, and an 8-megapixel camera that doubles as a 720p HD video recorder. Nokia says the screen is manufactured from "gorilla glass" which makes it less susceptible to cracking and scratching. The Nokia X7's display also has a reasonably impressive resolution of 360 x 640.

Nokia says the X7's large screen makes it an ideal device for mobile gaming, so the device will come preloaded with the games Galaxy on Fire and Asphalt 5 HD.

The X7 is powered by a 680MHz processor, with additional graphics accelerator. It also has a 3D entry accelerometer, and comes with an 8GB microSD card — there is only 350MB of internal memory.

The Nokia X7 is constructed from a combination of stainless steel and glass. Its front is almost completely flat, but the sides have distinctive curves towards the back, which should make it comfortable to hold.

The Nokia X7 will be one of the first devices that will ship with the latest version of Symbian, called Symbian Anna. Nokia has touted new icons and usability enhancements to the platform including improved text input, a faster Web browser and the latest version of Ovi Maps, which provides full turn-by-turn navigation for no extra cost. Symbian Anna will also come with enterprise grade security, hardware accelerated encryption, and a number of new e-mail features.

We are keen to put the Nokia X7 through its paces when its reviewed, but we highly suspect it will suffer the same issue as Nokia's flagship N8 and the Nokia E7 — both of these smartphone possess outstanding hardware but are held back by the clunky and unintuitive Symbian software.

The Nokia X7 smartphone will be available in Australia in Q3 but pricing and carrier availability are yet to be revealed.

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jeff milligan

4.5

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external workings more like the E 7
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would like to combine the X7 with the E 7 and have a X7E ?

sri rezeki

5.0

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when nokia x7 release on shop?

Jojo

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I LOLED when i saw that nokia is ditching its pitifull little crap, the symbian.

No matter what nokia does, it is still years behind in the smartphone market. The racing game shown there is need for speed shift, it was released 2 years ago on iOS, a year ago on android.

No matter what nokia does, it is not going to make its stand on the smartphone market. They should keep on making those affordable little plastic pieces, for those too poor to buy proper phones.

My advice:
"Get a smartphone, whatever ou buy, NEVER buy nokia."

GAL fan boys, NOKIA IS FAIL

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