You have to give Nokia and the Symbian OS credit. Despite reports for months now about how Symbian is on its way out as soon as Nokia’s new partnership with American software giant Microsoft (probably next year but who knows!) begins, Symbian is holding on with all of its might.
It looks like there is life in the old dog and the latest version of the software runs the brand new, multimedia based phone from Nokia which looks as if it could at least sustain Nokia in the smartphone market until their new OS takes over. Looking at the Nokia X7, it could even do much more than that as it is a tidy phone with plenty of fun features and many improvements on the software side of things.
The first thing that you notice about the X7 is its strange looks. The phone has a weird space age look about it, with tapered corners on either side of a large screen and a rounded metallic back. It may not be everybody’s cup of tea but I happen to think it is an extremely good looking phone.
The screen itself is a 4 inch, Super AMOLED touch screen and it does look rather good. A closer look reveals though that it is only 360 x 640 pixels, which is way short of the 480 x 800 pixel screen that the majority of its rivals have, You can take this two ways however, you can either complain that it does not have as good a resolution as the other smartphones or you can admit that despite the low resolution, the Nokia phone gets an extremely sharp picture on its screen.