The Nokia E7, at the very least it’s a confusing piece of hardware and pretty much sums up how Nokia as a company has been running for the last 2/3 years. It doesn’t really know what it wants to be, nor do the people behind it.
The E7 is actually a very well built device, but don’t get build quality confused with good design. I still stand by my opinion of the retro 70s look, it looks nice. These are the things that annoy me about this device from a design point of view and something Nokia keeps doing with different handsets. Stop. Moving. Things. Around.
They really should take a note from the “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it” book – yes I am talking about the lock slider and the slider volume. Why and why did those things get changed? Is this device designed for left handers in particular? Are they trying to capture an untapped market somewhere? From my experience with the X6 and 5800XM the slider has always been on the right side of the handsets, easily able to lock and unlock. Simple, works. Perfect. Why have the volume buttons turned into an uncomfortable slider, and the lock slider moved to the other side? Anyone care to explain what was wrong with how they were? Read More »Nokia E7 – Wasted Efforts