Nokia E7 smartphone will hit stores this week

7 Feb 2011

Nokia’s long-awaited E7 smartphone will start arriving in stores in select markets this week before being expanded to several other markets. The device features significant Microsoft Office integration capabilities.

The new device will come with a tilting 4-inch ClearBlack display, full QWERTY keyboard and fast access to apps on its homescreen.

The device also supports business applications from major technology giants Microsoft and IBM.

The device will come with secure access to private and business email, secure intranet access, a built-in VBPN, high-resolution pictures and HD video on its 8-megapixel camera, HDMI connectivity, 16GB of on-board memory and USB on the go technology.

Nokia E7 highlights Microsoft integration

The Nokia E7 provides direct, secure and real-time access to email, calendar, contacts, tasks and the corporate directory through Microsoft Exchange servers, as well as Office Communicator Mobile, developed by Microsoft for Nokia smartphones, which brings presence and corporate instant messaging.

The E7 offers drive or walk navigation in 80 countries using the latest commercial version of Ovi Maps, which adds visibility to subways, trams and trains, real-time traffic, safety alerts, visibility to parking and petrol stations, speed limit warnings, and improved search and location sharing capabilities.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years