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The forthcoming Nokia E7 is set to be the new communicator. It’s powered by the new Symbian OS, offers three homescreens and a QWERTY keyboard for super-fast typing. All cased within an anodised aluminium shell and real glass display.

There’s a lot packed into this device. For starters there’s the 4 inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with Clear Black Display technology, which moves over to reveal the 4-row QWERTY keyboard. This makes it perfect for business use, and having Mail for Exchange, Quickoffice dynamic premium, F-Secure anti-theft for mobile and Adobe PDF reader preloaded means you’re able to make the Nokia E7 your own little portable office.

With 16GB of built-in storage and USB On-The-Go, you’ll be able to take as many HD videos as you like using the 8-megapixel camera, edit them using the preloaded video-editing software and watch them back later by plugging the Nokia E7 directly into your TV using the HDMI-out on the phone.

The Nokia E7 also comes with all the usual Ovi services, such as free navigation for life with Ovi Maps, Ovi Store for downloading apps or games and Ovi Music for downloading all your favourite bands.

What they say

“All in all, the Nokia E7 is a thoroughly decent phone. It has more than enough going on inside it to more than satisfy the needs of the vast majority of consumers.”
Richard Goodwin, Know Your Mobile

If you only do one thing

Use your Nokia E7 as a presentation tool. Keep your spreadsheets and PowerPoints with you at all times on the hard-drive and plug your Nokia E7 into a projector using the HDMI out on the phone to share your work with others.


  • The Nokia Communicator brand began in 1996 and with it saw the creation of the Nokia 9000. It weighed 397 grams, whereas the Nokia E7 only weighs 176 grams.
  • The Nokia E7 borrows the slide design from the Nokia N97 which sits at a natural angle for optimal viewing.
  • In the year 2000, the Nokia 9210 was the first Communicator with a colour LCD screen, sporting just over 4000 colours. Now the Nokia E7 uses an AMOLED screen, with over 16 million colours and Clear Black Display technology.
  • Nokia’s last Communicator was in 2007 with the Nokia E90. This was a huge improvement over it’s predecessors. GPS, WiFi and a front-facing camera for video calls were all included.