Nokia World 2010: Nokia take on the Milestone 2 with new E7 handset

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NokiaE7_Gray1-400 - thumb.jpgTop of the list of newly announced hardware at Nokia World 2010 was the Finnish firm’s new business orientated phone, the E7.

Featuring a tilting screen and full QWERTY keyboard, it brings to mind Motorola’s Milestone handset, despite actually being a successor to the Communicator range, first released way back in 1996.

Nokia’s head of markets Anssi Vanjoki was brief in his description of the new phone. “It’s BIG” he stressed, with the E7 measuring up at 123.7 x 62.4 x 13.6mm.

But that extra real estate is put to good use, with the phone sporting a 4 inch AMOLED touchscreen. It’s running at a relatively low 640 x 360 resolution however.

An 8MP camera sits on the rear with a dual LED flash, while 720p video can be outputted with full Dolby Digital Plus surround over HDMI.

Connectivity options include GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0.

Exchange email support is a key feature, as well as the ability to view and edit Microsoft Powerpoint presentations through the phone itself. In a really neat feature, you’ll also be able to hook up USB flash drives to the device using a short docking cable, giving you practically limitless storage space beyond the 16GB already built in.

You’re looking at around 495 Euros for the handset when it launches some time in Q4 of this year.

Scroll down for some hands-on pics of the phone.

By Gerald Lynch | September 14th, 2010