Nokia World 2010: photos

In London last week, we had a chance to run around the enormous showroom at Nokia World 2010, checking out the latest handsets and some very cool future tech concepts.

Joseph Hanlon
Joe capitalises on a life-long love of blinking lights and upbeat MIDI soundtracks covering the latest developments in smartphones and tablet computers. When not ruining his eyesight staring at small screens, Joe ruins his eyesight playing video games and watching movies.
Joseph Hanlon
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Give me an E

Nokia's annual gathering may not have been the right time and place for the new MeeGo operating system, but it did give the Finnish phone maker a chance to show off a range of new Symbian^3 devices.

The big announcement of Nokia World 2010 was the upcoming Nokia E7, an N97 cum N8 hybrid for the business minded. You can say what you will about the Symbian platform, but it's hard to criticise Nokia's outstanding industrial design.

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Is that a netbook in your pocket?

From our quick hands on, we walked away impressed with the E7's well-spaced QWERTY keyboard.

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It all hinges on this

With the tapered edges, and especially in metallic green, the E7 really does look like the N8 but with a keyboard.

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A business-sized shooter

While the N8 will wow with its 12-megapixel camera, the E7 has a slightly more modest 8-megapixel module.

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Double take

Symbian^3 isn't much of a departure aesthetically from previous Symbian releases, but Nokia insists there are major changes under the hood.

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Speed demon

One of these significant differences will be its smooth 60 frames per second animations in areas like this visual music gallery.

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Big-screen dream

If the E7's 4-inch display still seems a bit teensy for some tasks, the handset features HDMI out for watching your various media content on the big screen.

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Game on

In case you were wondering, yes, the HDMI-out feature can be used to play your Ovi Store games on your plasma or LCD TV.

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The slightly more sombre C7

While unveiling the E7, Nokia also took the wraps off two new mid-range devices, the C6 and C7. This is our grubby paws on the latter; a 3.5-inch display running Symbian^3.

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Slim, secure

The C7 comes in at a super-slim 10.5mm, which is hard to see with the enormous security tag hanging off the back of this unit.

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The not-exy X3

Do you like the look of the N8 and E7, but aren't willing to spend big this year? The "touch and type" Nokia X3 is the one for you then. At an estimated cost of €120, the X3 is super cheap for a touchscreen phone with world-roaming 3G.

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Very touchy

The big surprise for us was just how responsive this little fella was. Running on Series 40, the X3's capacitive touchscreen is as snappy to use as, dare we say it, Apple's iPhone.

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Size 0

If you thought the C7 looked thin, then prepare to be floored. This is Nokia's thinnest phone ever, coming in at a shockingly petite 9.6mm thick.

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All the small things

It's nice to see some attractive design at the low end of the smartphone market.

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Modular music

Nokia also had its new MD-11 speakers on show. These units are completely modular; you can connect just one to a phone via a 3.5mm socket, or connect a second unit for stereo sound.

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Future maps

As well as a decent showing of upcoming phones, Nokia also had a few nifty bits of code on show. This is a future version of Nokia Maps with interactive 3D objects built into a Street View-like perspective. Using Navteq mapping vehicles, 3D data is collected and cities are mapped as full 3D models, with the street-level photography overlaid as model textures. This means all the buildings and landmarks are selectable objects on the map, so you can click on one of these skyscrapers to see who works inside, their phone numbers and any extra data available, like reviews.

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Touchscreen anything

Another nifty concept on display is what Nokia is currently calling Plug and Touch. This software uses the camera on a smartphone to turn any TV or monitor into a touchscreen.

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