Tag archive for ‘Nokia X7’

Symbian Belle Update to Come Only Next Year

by GULLIVER - on Dec 8th 2011 - No Comments

Symbian OS is still one of the most discussed platforms, and we shouldn’t be surprised at this, because the company has designed a number of high-end smartphones with this software on board. So it’d be unreasonable to think Nokia will leave them. As expected Nokia is serious about the Fab Four — the Nokia N8, E7, E6 and X7. Recently we got convinced the company would roll out Symbian Belle update for these phones. It even made us hope Belle will come this year. Unfortunately, now we have to say the update is delayed until 2012.

The information is not official, but this is what it says — a Nokia user asked Nokia’s UK branch when the update would be available for his Nokia N8, and the company responded “Symbian Belle will be out early next year.”

We think the corresponding update will be available for them all at the same time. So we have to sit quiet because this information seems quite reasonable taking into account the huge job Nokia is currently doing.


Symbian Anna Devices Not Getting Symbian Belle?

by GULLIVER - on Oct 19th 2011 - No Comments

We’ve already talked that some of the Symbian Anna devices of Nokia will get a Symbian Belle update. Unfortunately we won’t have this awesome version of Symbian on such devices as the Nokia N8, Nokia  E7, Nokia C6-01, Nokia X7 and Nokia E6. But still they will get a minor update for the current Symbian Anna, receiving a long list of enhancements.

We expected the Symbian Belle update to be available by the end of this month, but I guess it’s unlikely to happen. Though some analysts believe the current update is designed to make the devices prepared for the Symbian Belle update.

The current software update brings the devices to 025.007 version. The update comes in a 1MB file making it easier to get the update on your devices. The update allows to get better browser performance and brings stability to the overall performance of the handset. Some customers mention that the update also allows to get rid of various bugs, connected with freezed apps or camera performance.

The update is an OTA, so you’ll get a notification as soon as your device gets the code. The bad news is that the update will be first rolled to the unlocked device and it’ll be actually up to your carrier to get the update to your device or not.


Nokia X7 unboxing and design review

by GULLIVER - on Oct 7th 2011 - 1 Comment

The Nokia X7 is one of those few Nokia handsets that were launched in the US. AT&T ventured and didn’t mistake, because the phone succeeded and won geeks’ hearts immediately after its launch. Of course, it should have something that attracted US carrier’s attention, and it has — the Nokia X7 is designed for gaming, and unlike other similar smartphones, it’s also a good smartphone.

Though almost 4 months have passed since then, we have another first impression and boot up video. Before you’ll start to watch the video posted on Tech Prolonged, it’ll be better to put a quick look at it features:

  • 4-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 360 x 640 pixels
  • 256MB of RAM
  • 1GB of ROM
  • 8GB chip included
  • 8MP camera that takes pictures in a resolution of 3264×2448 pixels, it also comes with fixed focus and dual-LED flash
  • 680MHz ARM 11 processor with Broadcom BCM2727 GPU
  • Symbian Anna.

No matter you are surprised at or disappointed with the features it has, there are 3 reasons to get the Nokia X7. After all, it’s one of the flagships with the Nokia N8, E7 and a few other smartphones as well. So go ahead and share your thoughts with us.

Swype 2.0 for Symbian Anna Devices

by GULLIVER - on Sep 30th 2011 - No Comments

An updated version of Swype text entry system is ready for Nokia customers and available for download  from Nokia Beta Labs. So you can already try it and see what are the main enhancements and improvements of the newer version.

Swype 2.0 was basically created with a great integration with Symbian OS, though it also works with some other operating systems. Anyway, with the release of the Symbian Anna OS, some of the functions were not supported with the current versions of Swype. So v.2.0 was created so to support a portrait type QWERTY keyboard and predictive text technology.

If the portrait QWERTY keyboard integration is pretty cool, then the predictive text technology leaves space to desire something better. The main problem here is that not only the feature is not that great, but also the fact that the guesses are not always accurate.

The interface of the newer version is also much more user-friendly.

Swype 2.0 is considered to be ideal for all Nokia devices equipped with 4.0-inch or better displays, just like in case of the Nokia X7 , the Nokia E7 or the Nokia N8.


Early Nokia Symbian^3 Smartphones to get Symbian Belle in Q4

by GULLIVER - on Aug 25th 2011 - No Comments

Not so long ago we informed you about Symbian Anna that is already available for four Nokia flagships, the Nokia N8, E7, C7 and C6-01. But as I understand it is not enough, because users want more, they want the new update, Belle. Probably, when Symbian Belle running on the Nokia N8 leaked, they “smelled the scent of blood,” and now no one can stop them. Nokia doesn’t even try to stop anyone, moreover, yesterday the company announced the new version of Symbian OS will be available for the Nokia N8, C7, E7, C6-01, E6 and X7 from the fourth quarter onwards.

Today we’ve already seen three Nokia smartphones running Symbian Belle, but they are all mid-range smartphones and probably won’t appear in the U.S. Now the Nokia N8 owners are eager to know whether their favorite cameraphone, the N8, will get Belle.

As it is an official announcement, we have no reason not to believe it won’t happen, but what does “onwards” mean?  Maybe the company meant fourth quarter and beyond? Who knows? However, we’ll hope for the best.


How to Turn Off Vibrating Screen on Nokia X7

by GULLIVER - on Aug 24th 2011 - No Comments

The Nokia X7 is one of those devices that won geeks’ hearts with their design and features, but no matter how attractive it seems there are several things that make people mad. Of course, they can be solved easily, but users get tired trying to customize their handsets, so we decided to introduce one of the tricks that will help you turn the vibration off on the Nokia X7’s screen. I believe this vibrating screen was always getting on your nerves, too, so this post will be very useful for you. Thanks to NokNok.

The Nokia X7 sports a 4-inch AMOLED display that provides very enjoyable view of the phone’s video and picture content and is the main way to “communicate” with the phone. By default the phone is set up to feedback to each touch of you by a small vibration. And if you are here reading this post it means you want to change this function since you don’t like it either. Moreover, these vibrations waste energy and impact on the battery charge. So follow these instruction to turn the vibration off:

  • On the homescreen, tap on the profile icon, which is below the current date. In the pop-up menu select Edit active profile to proceed.
  • If your homescreen lacks the date and time widget, you can reach there by taping on Menu > Settings and then Profile. Then select your standard profile and choose Personalize. In the opened list scroll down and find Touch screen vibration point. Tapping on it you’ll see three levels of vibration and a option box to turn the vibration off.
  • By default the vibration is set on Level 2. So if you want to turn it off completely just check the option box Off, if you want to weaken the vibration, choose Level 1. Than tap OK and the job is done.

Remember, the changed profile settings work only for the current profile, so if you want to turn the vibration off for all profiles, do the same for all them.

Nokia X7 vs Nokia N8 in Video

by GULLIVER - on Aug 22nd 2011 - No Comments

The Nokia X7 is one of the smartphones of the Finnish company launched in the U.S. We have said for many times that the main advantage of this phone is Symbian Anna that won the hearts of many geeks who earlier disliked all the Nokia smartphones as they were running on Symbian^3. Anyway, the Nokia X7 became very popular recently, and this video is quite expected.

Of course, the Nokia X7 can’t be compared with the Nokia N8 as the last one is the most popular handset of the manufacturer due to its 12MP camera that can do almost anything you want, i.e. shot any video and photo in any situation. Well, we know about the Nokia N8’s camera too much, and talk about it every day, and this overshadows other worthy handsets of Nokia, like the Nokia X7. This device is designed especially for gaming, but it isn’t similar to the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play as we are dealing with a super smartphone with “universal” features.

The video shows the phone from different angles demonstrating the whole charm of the X7, and I have to thank Jade Bryan who provides many interesting videos lately.


Nokia X7 Video from T3

by GULLIVER - on Aug 8th 2011 - No Comments

Let’s have a look at a new video of the Nokia X7, which is running the Symbian Anna operating system. This short video was shot by T3 portal and it’s surprisingly not accessible from their website.

The Nokia X7 and its fellow Nokia E6 come with Symbian Anna operating system. This is the updated version of Symbian^3, which is also known as PR2.0. At the moment, the owners of the Nokia X7 and the E6 are probably the first ones to officially assess the new version of the operating system. In the nearest future Nokia is planning to roll out the update to a list of smartphones based on Symbian^3.

The main emphasize of the Nokia X7 is the entertainment. It supports high-quality videos and games, offers excellent music playback capabilities and a 4-inch capacitive touchscreen, which is ideal for watching movies, Internet surfing and working with text messaging. It also has an 8MP camera that allows you to shoot HD 720p videos.

Nokia X7 and Nokia E6 Symbian Anna Updates

by GULLIVER - on Aug 4th 2011 - No Comments

Nokia has released new firmware for two of its smartphones. We are talking about the update to Symbian Anna OS for the Nokia X7 and the Nokia E6. The new version of firmware is going to be 022,014.

No OTA update is available for now, but you can get the update from Nokia Software Updater or Ovi Suite. Both phones have a UDP (User Data Preservation), but make a backup of your data from your phone anyway as firmware upgrades sometimes can cause problems. Therefore it is better just in case to copy the data than to carry your device to service centers afterwards. The new 022,014 version is expected to improve the performance of Symbian Anna, however, the official list of changes and innovations is not published yet.

Let me remind you that the Nokia X7 and the E6 are the first smartphones running the Symbian operating system, preloaded with the updated version known as Anna. If the X7 has a large 4-inch touchscreen, its sibling has a physical QWERTY keyboard, but its screen is also touch-sensitive. The first model is focused on entertainment, Internet, and the second is created for business users, providing ease of use with text messaging.


Rogers Offering Nokia X7

by GULLIVER - on Aug 1st 2011 - No Comments

Rogers has been preparing for the release of the Nokia X7 for a month already. They had a promising release date for “this summer.” And now in the last month of the summer the release is finally going to take place.

The Nokia X7 can now be ordered from the carrier — the device is nicely placed in the “Smartphone Lite” category. The price of the smartphone with a three-year contract is only $29.99, and with a two-year one you have to pay $79.99. You can also choose a one-year contract, but it turns out to be quite an expensive deal — you’ll have to pay $149.99. The monthly pay version will cost $249.99, and the contract-free version will cost $299.99.

If you are too lazy to get to the store, you can also try the online ordering option.

The Nokia X7 is one of Nokia’s smartphones running Symbian Anna OS. The smartphone has a 4-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display (protected by Gorilla Glass) with resolution of 360 × 640, an 8MP camera with HD video recording capabilities, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS, 1GB of built-in memory (with a microSD card it can be expanded to 32 GB) and a 1300 mAh battery.