(Rumored to be Nokia X7 Pic)
Is Nokia History?
The rise of android, iPhone, Windows mobile and the Blackberry often makes one wonder if Nokia is dead? If not, will it ever be able to revive itself to its earlier standards? Will it be able to survive the battle of the OS. Is it the end of the Finnish giant that put mobile phones in each of our hands? Or does the long silence mean its cooking something inside? Is it planning a comeback?
Back with a Bang!
Well the answer lies in its next offering, ‘THE NOKIA X7‘. Its a 4”, full-touch (without physical qwerty) quad-speaker phone, presumably running a newer version of Symbian. That’s all we could make out of the leaked pictures of the phone, as there has been no official announcement yet. The phone in the picture also sports AT&T’s logo which suggests it will come paired with the carrier in U.S.A. There is also a video of the phone doing rounds on the internet in which you can see Need for speed-shift being run on the phone. Here the X7 seems to be pulling off this high-on-graphics game pretty well. You can also see how well the accelerometer responds on the video below.
Nokia X7 Unique design
But the beauty of the phone lies in its unique design. The phone looks roughly similar to the N8 but with a twist of its own. The edges are flattened up to make way for the four speakers which would offer amazing sound experience. A 8 megapixel camera with flash can also be seen. It has a 4′ AMOLED screen, which has never been seen in a Nokia before (Boy, aren’t these AMOLED screens catching up quick!)
Nokia x7 and Symbian 4
One would expect this phone to run Symbian 3, which is the latest version of the OS so far. But the pictures suggest otherwise. Symbian 3 supports only 3 home-screens, but this phone clearly has four. Thus it can be fairly expected that the phone is bringing in with it a new version of the dying OS.
Retaining the hard-earned reputation
In countries like India, Nokia still enjoys widespread patronage. People here don’t mind missing out on the innumerable apps offered by android and iphone, all they need is reliability. And reliability for them is synonymous to NOKIA. How long will Nokia be able to maintain this status is what remains to be seen.
Are you still a Nokia fan-boy? What opinion do you have about the Nokia X7? Will it be just-another-Nokia or something different from that? Would love to hear from you readers via comments.