One of the three devices announced at Nokia World today was the much leaked C7. We’ve seen this puppy before several times, and now that’s it is official we’re happy to tell you what’s what. It has a 3.5 inch screen, 640 x 360 pixels, comes with 8 GB of memory inside, has an 8 megapixel camera, is “only” 10.5 mm thin (iPhone 4 is 9.4 mm), and like the flagship device announced today, the E7, it has 3G 850/900/1700/1900/2100 MHz support and 2G 850/900/1800/1900 MHz support. The 3G is capable of 10.2 Mbps down and 2.0 Mbps up.
You get other things that are standard these days such as WiFi, this time with the 802.11n variant included alongside both B and G, 3.5 mm headphone jack, GPS, and … well that’s all really. It’s going to ship by the end of this year and will cost 335 EUR. Why you’d want this and not a Nokia N8 is beyond me really. The design, personally speaking of course since taste is something you can’t benchmark, looks outdated already for 2010. The price too is in line with what the Nokia N8 will be available for, and the kind of people who are looking to buy the C7 are the kind of folks who have no problems what so ever ponying up an extra 70 EUR.
You do get a 1200 mAh replaceable battery, unlike the N8, that will give you up to 9.5 hours of talk time and 23 days of standby if you have 3G turned off. Also unlike the N8 you don’t get HDMI video out, just regular old yellow, red, and white RCA cables. It’s 117.3 mm tall x 56.8 mm wide, and weighs 130 grams. What do you think, is this your type of device? Is what you’ve seen thus far of Symbian^3 enough to make you want to pick up either this or the Nokia E7?
More analysis and opinion later, we’re still digesting the news, but here’s a small preview of what’s on my mind: underwhelmed.