Nokia C7-00 is a new stylish Smartphone announced by Nokia. The Nokia C7 is more like a cheap Nokia N8. It will run Nokia’s Symbian^3 as well as Belle operating system and has been available since Q4, 2010. With Symbian^3 and Belle OS, Nokia C7-00 offers cool new features to improve the experience of users. Some of these features include improved multi-tasking, intuitive touchscreen, improved integration with social networking sites, and three home screens. Nokia C7-00 features 8 megapixels camera, multi-touch, Wi-Fi b/g/n, high-speed internet, up to 32GB MicroSD memory card, built-in GPS receiver with A-GPS and Nokia maps, web TV.
OS, Software and Hardware
Nokia C7-00 comes with a similar platform as the Nokia N8. Like the Nokia N8, C7 features a powerful 680MHz Arm III processor and a separate 3D graphics accelerator for super-fast performance. Nokia C7 features Symbian^3, the latest version of Nokia Symbian operating system. The Symbian^3 is aimed at making Nokia smartphones respond to the growing challenge from newer, high performance OS like the Android and IOS4. Symbian^3 promises a better user experience as well as better integration to social media services like Twitter and Facebook.
With Social media now on top of everyone’s list, the Nokia C7 comes with impressive support for social networking. You receive live updates from your buddies on Facebook and Twitter, directly on your home screen. With Nokia C7, you can create up to three home screens each personalised with apps, contacts, etc. For example, you can create one home screen for business/work, another for home and yet another for your travels. Switching your Nokia C7 home screen is just a gesture away.
Nokia C7-00 will be great in multi-tasking. Thanks to the processor and the new high performance OS, multiple apps can run simultaneously without sacrificing battery life. Nokia C7’s design makes it easy to view all running apps and switch between them.
Nokia C7 features a 3.5-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with multitouch feature. Expect clear videos and images as the Nokia C7’s display like the Nokia N8 features a 16:9 nHD 640 x 360 pixels resolution and a colour depth of 16.7 million. Nokia C7 is loaded with handwriting recognition software.
8MP HD camera
Nokia C7-00 comes with an 8 megapixel camera HD video recording feature. Nokia C7 features a dual-LED flash for shooting in locations with poor lighting. Other features of the camera include Face Recognition, geo-tagging, and so on. Unlike the Nokia N8, the C7 lacks the autofocus feature. Nokia C7-00 features video calling via a secondary VGA camera.
Media, Web TV, and Storage
Download contents like games, apps, themes, and videos at the Nokia Ovi Store to keep you entertained. Nokia C7-00 is also enabled to download music, ringtones, wallpapers, and pictures. It features 8GB internal storage, which is reasonable for your media storage. If you need more storage capacity, Nokia C7 supports up to 32GB MicroSD memory card. You can also plug-in a USB drive with the USB on the go feature.
You can stream movies and videos from YouTube and other sources, as well as watch web TV right from your Nokia C7. Watch National Geographic, CNN, BBC and many more channels with Web TV. Nokia C7 comes with a built-in FM radio. You can also listen to FM through your car speakers, because Nokia C7 has a built-in FM transmitter.
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Network, Data, and Internet browsing
Nokia C7-00 depending on available network can switch between 2G (GSM) and 3G (WCDMA). Nokia C7, just like the N8, supports 5-band WCDMA (850/900/1700/1900/2100), giving you 3G access almost anywhere. On GSM Nokia C7 supports quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900). Where there is 3G network, Nokia C7 accesses high-speed data on HSDPA/UMTS. Outside 3G coverage C7-00 can access telecoms services on GSM with data services on GPRS and EDGE. Nokia C7 accesses wireless LAN networks with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n support, one of a few phones with Wi-Fi 802.11 n support. The built-in browser is compatible with WAP 2.0/XHTML/HTML enabling you to browse WAP pages and websites tailored for mobile browsing as well as full websites.
Nokia C7 supports short-range wireless connectivity via state of the art Bluetooth 3.0. You can transfer files from/to your computer wirelessly via Bluetooth as well as share content wirelessly with other Bluetooth enabled devices. With Bluetooth, and Nokia C7’s built-in internet modem, you can connect your computer to the internet using Nokia C7 as a wireless modem. USB 2.0 interface is provided for the C7 and with it you can achieve the same as with Bluetooth but in a wired domain. USB offers short-range connectivity via a USB cable.
Navigation and Maps
Nokia C7 has a built-in GPS receiver with A-GPS and Wi-Fi positioning. Nokia Ovi Maps is pre-installed to enable mobile navigation with free voice guided turn-by-turn car and pedestrian navigation for the lifetime of your device. Discover nearby points of interest like restaurants, banks, etc on your mobile phone. Maps for over 200 countries are available on Nokia Ovi maps, but not all are Navigable. Nigeria is navigable on Nokia maps. Nokia C7 also features a digital Compass and accelerometer for correct orientation of display.
Pricing & Availability
The Nokia C7 is very similar in spec to the Nokia N8, but is cheaper. Considering the features against price, the Nokia C7-00 is good value for money.
Other features and specifications of Nokia C7:
- Handwriting recognition
- Symbian^3 OS
- ARM 11 680MHz CPU
- 3D graphics engine
- 256 MB of RAM
- 3.5mm audio jack
- 8 GB internal memory
- up to 32GB MicroSD memory card
- GSM Quad-band (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
- 3G/3.5G (UMTS/HSDPA) 5-bands (850/900/1700/1900/2100)
- TV Out
- USB on the go
- YouTube browsing and streaming
- Voice command/dial
- Predictive texting T9
- email/push email/IM
- Music player (MP3, WMA, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB)
- Video player (HD, Mpeg4, WMA, 3GP)
- WLAN 802.11 b/g/n
- Stereo FM Radio with RDS & FM Transmitter
- Photo editor
- Flash Lite 4.0 preloaded
- Java MIDP 2.1
- WAP 2.0/XHTML/HTML
- Battery capacity: 1200 mAh
- Standby: 656 hours (3G)
- Talktime: 318 mins (3G)
- Music play: 54 hours
Nokia C7-00 is available in Nigeria. You are advised to buy only from Nokia authorised dealer shops. The major advantage of buying your Nokia mobile phones and other Nokia accessories and enhancements from an authorized Nokia dealer is that you are guaranteed to buy a genuine Nokia product. You also get a one-year warranty on any product you buy, plus good after sales services.
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