In this, part five of our in-depth E7 review, I’ll continue to look at the productivity and enterprise features of the E7. Given that the E7 isn’t even available to buy in many areas yet, we are of course reviewing a product release (PR) 1.0 device. Readers should note that its software version is 13.016, which puts it equal in many ways with the PR 1.1 firmware of the N8, C7 and C6-01. Be sure to check Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 of our E7 review so far too.
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In our continuing Nokia E7-00 review, Rafe has already given you his opinion on the E7 hardware. Following on, Steve has taken you through the image capture and multimeda capabilities of the E7. For parts four and five, I'll be focussing on the productivity and enterprise abilities of Nokia's latest Eseries communicator. In this part, I look at text input options, messaging/email, personal information management and VoIP. In part five, I'll be focussing on the web browser, social networking and productivity software found on the E7.
In part 1 of our Nokia E7 review, Rafe looked in detail at its hardware and gave first impressions of using the device. In part 2, I looked at the E7's 8 megapixel EDoF camera in detail. In this, part 3, I am looking at using the E7 for multimedia, video playback, gaming and more... In part 4, coming up next week, David Gilson will look at the E7's core competencies: email, messaging, Office document handling and so on.
In part 1 of our Nokia E7 review, Rafe looked in detail at its hardware and gave first impressions of using the device. In this, part 2, I look at the E7's 8 megapixel EDoF camera in detail. How much do you lose in terms of quality, compared to the N8's stellar camera? What about low light photos? What about video capture? And reading QR codes? It's all tested below. In part 3, coming up in a few days, I'll be looking at multimedia, video playback, gaming and more...
Here I'm reviewing the final retail version of the E7 - the new king of Nokia's Eseries line up. This extensive first review part focuses primarily on the hardware, but it also considers the device's business and multimedia credentials. Future review parts in the coming days from Steve and myself will look at each of these, and other areas in even more detail.
Following on from our favourable look at the Nokia C5-03's hardware, it's time to take the latest budget touchscreen and see how well it works as a smartphone. It's running Symbian^1, with the standard software load, but some love and attention on the user interface, with a touch of consistency and some backporting of Symbian^3 elements, proves that the C5-03 can still surprise us.
Nokia's latest handset in the lower ends of the market, the C5-03, comes with smart styling, lots of plastic and a price tag to match. Running Symbian^1 (the OS formerly known as S60 5th Edition), it appears to be Nokia's entry level touchscreen device for 2011. It's likely to be a popular handset on Pay as you Go and low priced monthly contracts, so let's have a closer look at it.
In the final part of my review of the Nokia C6-01 (referred to as just C6, for brevity below!), I take a look at this diminutive Symbian^3 handset in the real world. From social networks and mapping, to getting around in the dark and finding a way through to Alex, how does the rest of the C6 cope when you stop looking at the basic phone functionality and push the device to work on a day to day basis? Lets find out.
Music, podcasts, video, pictures... the Nokia C6-01 carries all the software to make it a pimped out portable media machine for the mid range market. But does it all hold together and make itself easy to use? In the third part of my review, it's time to look and listen to the Nokia C6 and what it can do. See also review parts 1 and 2.
One of the most difficult things to judge about the C6-01 (and as in the previous part of this review, for now it's just referred “C6”) is how much of a difference the Symbian^3 version of the OS makes to the user experience, and specifically for someone coming to Symbian for the first time. In the second part of our review, the C6 software comes under the spotlight. Is it accessible to the new users, and how will they take to the new building blocks of a smartphone - the app store, browser and messaging clients?