Nokia C7 looking to be lucky number seven for Symbian 3

The Nokia C7 is a rounded, stainless steel smart phone with an AMOLED touchscreen that Nokia hopes will help bring Symbian 3 to the masses.

The Nokia C7, also known as the C7-00, has gone from rumour to fact, arriving loud and proud at today's Nokia World conference in London. The touchscreen smart phone sports a 3.5-inch capacitive AMOLED screen and a rounded, stainless steel case.

The C7 uses the latest version of Nokia's operating system, Symbian 3, which we hope will iron out some of the wrinkles that have knocked Nokia off its perch as the sultan of smart phones.

Symbian 3 has been "rewritten to be faster, easier to use, more efficient and more developer-friendly," said Nokia in a statement. But from what we've seen, it's not a huge change from what Nokia fans have come to know and love.

The C7 is rocking an 8-megapixel camera with two LED photo lights, and shoots 720p HD video. But there's plenty of space for your snaps thanks to a massive 8GB of built-in storage and room for up to a 32GB microSD memory card. 

A revamped Ovi Store is the place to score apps, and the home screen can be packed full of widgets so you can see your emails, Twitter and Facebook updates without traipsing through the menus.

Nokia also confirmed that the C7 will support the latest 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 standards, as well as HSPA for fast surfing over 3G. Look for the C7 in shops in winter this year for around €355 (£280).

The C7 started some serious Symbian soul-searching in the comments when we wrote about it last month. Now that it's gone official, do you still think it's the answer to Nokia's smart phone slippage? Walk with us, talk with us in the comments.

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