Nokia showcased its new flagship N8 and E7 handsets today, alongside two mid-range CSeries smartphones, the C6 and C7.
At the Nokia World developers conference, Anssi Vanjoki, Executive Vice President of Mobile Solutions, introduced the E7 as a “all-business device” and Nokia’s best ever enterprise class phone that follows in the footsteps of the landmark N9000 Communicator.
Features of the aluminium-bodied handset, include a four inch angled touchscreen, full slide-out QWERTY keyboard for fast text entry, full integration with Microsoft Office suite and mail for exchange support.
The event also saw the launch of the Finnish phone giant’s latest NSeries smartphone, the N8, which is widely touted as a make or break handset for the company after losing market share in recent years to the iPhone and Google’s Android operating system.
Billed as a multi-media power house, the consumer focussed N8 sports a 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, Xenon flash and high definition video recording.
The N8 is also home to a physical QWERTY keyboard and is capable of “running 25 apps simultaneously”.
Nokia also introduced two new Symbian 3 handsets in the shape of the C6 and C7. The compact C6 features an eight megapixel camera, a “blacker than black” Clear Black Display (CBD) which reduces reflection for clearer, more vibrant colours, better viewing outdoors and lower consumption.
The phone’s slightly more expansive sister handset the C7 features the same camera and 3.5-inch display, stainless steel body, social networking integration and easy geo-tagging and sharing of photos.
All the new models unveiled offer free access to a range of Nokia Ovi apps and services, such as Ovi Maps and WebTV.