The Nokia E7 was officially announced at Nokia World and we got Niina from the Experience Lounge to give us a hands-on overview. The Nokia E7 is equipped with a 4-inch touchscreen display featuring Nokia ClearBlack technology for improved outdoor visibility and a full keyboard. It is marketed as the ultimate business smartphone.
One of my wishes for Nokia became true this morning when Swype for Symbian became available at Beta Labs. If you are unfamiliar with Swype, it’s a faster way to input text on screen by sliding your finger over the letters. I know it sounds crazy, but it works really well after learning how to use it. Watch the official announcement video and a raw footage of me Swyping one-handed with the Nokia C6 after the jump.
For our next #NokiaBox challenge, we were asked to submit our fastest time typing “The quick brown fox jumped over the NokiaBox,” using the touchscreen and the QWERTY keyboard on the Nokia C6. My teammate Erick used QWERTY while I opted for the touchscreen. Our combined time will set our entry. Watch my part of the challenge after the jump.
Gravity, one of our favorite apps for Symbian was just updated to version 1.32 (build 6601) to include a new images section. It also fixes a couple of bugs. The new image section lets you easily change the image size and the photo hosting service on the fly. We have a video after the jump to show you how it looks.
I Parked Here is an app for Symbian that lets you remember your car’s parking space with a click of a button. It can find your car with the help of Ovi Maps and its free turn-by-turn voice navigation. Just press “Find my car” to get directions. This is great for me because I always forget where I park my car.
I was browsing through the Ovi Store on the Nokia N97 mini and I can’t believe I just found out about the addicting game called Doodle Jump. I’ve made a quick video for you to check out so you can see that it’s worth downloading for just 99 cents. I’m not that good at it yet, but I’m sure I’ll get better.
A video showing the Nokia N8 and its web browser popped up on YouTube. It didn’t have the cool professional lighting from Nokia’s official videos and you had to turn your head to watch it. However, it gave us a nice little preview of the web browser for the upcoming device. Unfortunately it was immediately taken down.
I lost the Apple Remote that came with my Macbook, but it’s not a problem thanks to a Nokia N900 widget called Raemote developed by Thomas Perl. RaeMote is a desktop widget for the Nokia N900 that allows you to use the device’s infrared port as an Apple Remote. I created a quick video to show you how well it works.
One of the latest additions to Gravity is the Google Reader integration. That’s right! Our favorite Twitter app for Symbian can now receive and manage updates for Google Reader. Go watch it in action.