Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Apr 2013 22:14 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless As I'm working on a long and detailed article about Psion and Symbian (similar in setup to the Palm article), I need to dive into a number of devices that I have never personally owned. One of the devices that was atop my list was what I think is the ultimate Symbian device: the Nokia E7 - the last of the long line of Communicators, released in early 2011. While more detailed information about it will find its way into the Psion/Symbian article, I figured it'd be interesting to give a few first impressions.
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by No it isnt on Sat 13th Apr 2013 12:58 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by cdude"
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I own an N9, and felt it had both strengths and weaknesses compared to Android 2.3. It certainly looked slicker, and I appreciated the integrated services. All kinds of IM protocols were supported by the same app that was used for SMS (it uses Telepathy and can be extended with plugins). Phoning with Skype and Google was supported through the phone app. No need for an app for this and that and for every little feature. It's a useful device on its own.

However, the browser is shit, and the development pace of Android has been ridiculous since then, so there aren't many things I miss when using my Nexus 4. The feel of a solid Nokia in my hand, of course, and the soft keyboard, which pops up Ctrl and Esc keys when used in a terminal. Oh, and the sound quality.

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