The E7 looks gorgeous and is solidly built, but its sluggish, confusing Symbian software has been abandoned even by Nokia. Its many good points can't outweigh the fact that it's teeth-itchingly annoying to use.
Typical price: £500.00
The Nokia X7's exterior is a treat for the eyes, but its internal components are a different story. A weak processor and outdated Symbian operating system mean this smart phone isn't a match for the iPhone or many Android devices.
Typical price: £350.00
The Nokia C7 smart phone looks and feels the steely business, and its battery life defines 'stamina'. But it's not as much fun to use as many Android phones available for the same price.
Typical price: £320.00
Despite an increase in Lumia smartphone sales, the handset maker posts a loss of 115 million euros and up to 440 job cuts.
Three is the first UK network to publicise the Nokia X7, adding it to its "coming soon" web page with a June date.
The Nokia E7 has some wonderful qualities, like great hardware and excellent battery life, but ultimately its inferior software trips up this business-oriented smartphone.
The Finnish phone-maker will shed 7,000 jobs -- some of them moved to Accenture, which will support and develop the Symbian operating system in the future.
We've come a long way from the Nokia Communicator days. Check out hands-on photos of the company's latest flagship business smartphone, the Nokia E7.
Industry blogger Eldar Murtazin thinks Nokia's first two Windows Phone smart phones will be based on the X7 and N8, and could be out by the end of 2011.
Get excited, people -- this is the Nokia X7. The Finnish phone floggers flouted the X7 today, but is it excellent or excruciating?