Nokia E7 Price, Review by Owner, Actual Photos, Release Date

For TP friends who've been sending us messages on Facebook regarding the retail price and release date of Nokia E7 in the Philippines;

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Business slider Nokia E7 will be available for purchase in the Philippines starting March 31, 2011 at all Nokia Stores nationwide. The official suggested retail price is Php 32,000.

Like other Nokia business communicator handsets that came before it, Nokia E7 sports a full QWERTY keyboard, which makes typing and sending emails and text messages and checking documents a whole lot quicker and easier.

Nokia E7 flaunts a massive 4-inch AMOLED display with Nokia Clear Black Technology making colors more vibrant and vivid. The capacitive touchscreen is made of scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass.

Nokia E7 runs Symbian^3 operating system with its 680 MHz ARM 11 chip. This slider sports an 8 MegaPixel fixed focus camera with dual LED flash that also shoots high-definition 720p 24 frames per second videos, HDMI out, microUSB port, 16GB of internal memory and - get this - an actual USB on-the-go port! As for connectivity, the handset supports 3G, Wifi b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0.

Here are the complete technical specifications of Nokia E7 Business Slider --

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Nokia E7-00
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen) with Horizontal Slide-out Full QWERTY Keyboard
Price Category High-End (Business Category, Communicator)
Dimensions123.7 x 62.4 x 13.6 mm
Weight 176 grams
Available Colors Dark Grey, Silver White, Blue, Orange
Operating System Symbian^3
Display 4-inch, 360 x 640 pixels, Nokia Clear Black Display, AMOLED, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Processor 680 MHz ARM 11 processor, Broadcom BCM2727 GPU
Camera 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, dual-LED flash, fixed focus
Video Capture High-Definition, 720p @ 25 frames per second, video stabilization
Audio and Video Playback MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player
- MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
Ports USB on the go, microUSB 2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack, TV-out (720p video) via HDMI and composite
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP
Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
Memory 16 GB storage, 256 MB RAM, 1 GB ROM, no microSD card slot
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity
Battery Li-ion 1200 mAh
Uptime Standby of up to 480 hours on 2G Standby of up to 432 hours on 3G Talk time of up to 9 hours on 2G Talk time of up to 5 hours on 3G
Value-Added Features Slide-out Full QWERTY keypad, Gorilla Glass Display, Mail for Exchange, QuickOffice
Announcement September 2010
Availability March 2011
Price more or less PhP 32,000

Nokia E7 Review by Actual Owner

TP Friend Jade Bryan Jardinico got his Nokia E7 via last month's The Search for 7 online contest where participants were given clues online as to how they could find the whereabouts of a Nokia E7 handset each day of the week. The first participant to tweet the virtual location of the unit at @WOMWorldNokia went home with a brand spanking new Nokia E7 phone. Jade was one of the winners.

Here are some photos he took of his gorgeous new smartphone --

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All photos in this post courtesy of Jade Bryan Jardinico

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Finally, check out his first impressions review of his Nokia E7 --

It’s been two weeks when I received the Nokia E7 fresh from London.

For those who are baffled on why the heck I got a Nokia E7 even though it is not yet officially launched in many regions around the world. Well, I was one of the lucky 7 people who participated on the Search For 7 2011 competition of Nokia. Just refer here for the highlights,

Today I will be sharing my first impressions of the Nokia E7 to TechPinas community. So what I have below are brief highlights of my experiences with E7.

What’s hot with E7?

- Best Nokia design I have ever used, front to back
- Body construction is very solid and feels sturdy when you hold, thanks to anodized aluminum casing
- Nifty QWERTY keyboard
- 4.0” AMOLED Capacitive scratch resistant screen with CBD is vibrant and appealing
- Good battery life management for Symbian^3

What’s not so good with E7?

- Camera lens is prone to scratches due to the level of the back casing although camera lens is not obscured
- Quite heavy for users who are used with light devices but getting used is easy as you will love its feel in your hands
- Full Focus camera is not suitable for macro or text shots
- Mail system on Symbian^3 is not so polished, retrieval and syncing sometimes messed up
- Occasional software bugs still remain but you could live with it, for now
- The missing 2mm port

I have lots of compliments for Nokia E7, but it’s more on the hardware side of it especially on the design. I should mention that Nokia E7’s design approach was turning complexity to simplicity. And they really nailed it as to what we see on the final piece of their innovations. A 13.6mm slim phone with four row QWERTY keyboard inside over on a tilting design is a magnificent achievement for the design team of Nokia (kudos to Shunjiro Eguchi).

However, on the other side of it my experiences were mixed with frustrations due to the software issues I’ve encountered. There occasions that my E7 hangs up even with no heavy apps running on background. Also the mail system of Symbian^3 is not that efficient to use ‘coz it sucks during synchronizations especially the retrieval point when you reply for an email. But I really do hope that Nokia could deliver big big changes and fixes to E7’s software once they’ve hit PR 2.0 considering E7 as business device so messaging is very vital for users.

And so if you’re one of the people who are looking forward on owning and trying this device then I must say that you will not regret ‘coz E7 is really a stunning piece of device. It’s both suitable for business and multimedia buddy.


I just want to let everyone know that I will post my full review of E7 on But always stay tuned to TP ‘coz will still dropping my exclusive articles. J

Thanks Jade! You're the best!


  1. wow, very expensive, id stick with my e72 until this becomes affordable...

  2. Hi!

    Yes, quite expensive but I think it's really worth for your money. It's the only computer device that I could bring wherever I am. I'm always writing Word document using it and almost all video files (movies like .avi, mp4, .xvid) are playable.


  3. Way to go jade, but i still believe e7 is not worth the price :)

  4. 32,000 is not too bad for a decent smartphone when compared to the trash that LG and Samsung put on the market. 10,000 more for 32gb iPhone 4 is better if it wasn't locked to Globe.

    Puts me off buying phones in Philippines, better to import from Hong Kong and beat the Bureau of Customs with a big stick so they don't fleece us for more tax to stick in the politicians pockets

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  6. If you are buying the phone let me now on this

    Nokia E7 is an ultimate business smartphone with Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync on board. Equipped with a 4-inch touchscreen display featuring Nokia ClearBlack technology for improved outdoor visibility and a full keyboard, business users find the Nokia E7 is the perfect shape and size to work on documents, review spreadsheets, or read and edit slides.

    Package content
    1 Nokia E7 Phone
    1 BL-4D Battery
    1 AC-10X Charger
    1 CA-101D Data Cable
    1 WH-701 Handsfree
    1 User's Guide

    If you are buying the phone let me now on this

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    Package content
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    1 Battery
    1 Charger
    1 Handsfree
    1 User's Guide

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