The big news from Nokia World 2010.

This is pretty much it.

Sure, some other stuff was also announced at Nokia World in London this morning, but I think you’ll agree that Nokia’s new E7 is the big news. Think of it as the “enterprise” version of the company’s forthcoming N8, with a flip-up screen and qwerty keypad à la the N97 & N97 mini.

Aside from the obvious, how do the two compare? Here’s a quick rundown of the key differences:


  • 12 megapixel autofocus camera with Carl Zeiss optics, 720p video;
  • Xenon flash, automatic red-eye removal;
  • Supports up to 32GB microSD card.


  • 8 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics & 720p video;
  • Dual LED flash;
  • No remove storage? Seriously?
  • Lots of bundled software, including full versions of JoikuSpot, QuickOffice and a bunch of Microsoft crap.

A more in-depth comparison can be found here if you’re interested. And you can get a better sense of the E7’s target market from this official Nokia propaganda video, though many of the features shown herein aren’t exclusive to this particular device:

Personally, I’ll take a run through the woods without the constant interruptions, thanks…

My Two Cents

I’ve never really been a fan of the whole Eseries vs. Nseries thing, and just like days of old Nokia is once again forcing its customers choose between their best available camera and a physical qwerty keyboard.

More troubling is that the E7 is not the fabled N9, the MeeGo-powered handset that everyone’s been waiting for. Though Nokia has promised it by year’s end, the smartphone spin on the Linux Foundation-approved mobile OS is nowhere to be seen in Nokia World news.

Every day that Nokia doesn’t come to market with a MeeGo-powered phone means that Google’s Android — arguably less open than MeeGo — gains more ground. Even my own low-rent carrier, the last in Canada to carry a BlackBerry (!), is getting ready to launch an Android device.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Nokia needs to release their MeeGo phone, right now

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