Nokia adds X7 and E6 to portfolio


Smartphones the first to use the latest software update, nicknamed ‘Symbian Anna’

Nokia has unveiled the X7 and E8, the first devices from the company to contain the updated Symbian software, ‘Symbian Anna’.

The X7 (pictured left) is aimed at entertainment enthusiasts and comes with a four-inch touchscreen and eight-megapixel camera with LED flash for capturing pictures and HD quality video. It also comes preloaded with the Galaxy on Fire HD and Asphalt 5 HD games.

The E6 is aimed at the business market and comes with a combination of a 2.46-inch touchscreen and full QWERTY keyboard, as well as an eight-megapixel camera. It also includes access to Microsoft Exchange, Communicator Mobile and SharePoint. Both phones come with 8GB of internal memory with support for up to 32GB with a microSD card.

Availability and pricing details for the phones are yet to be confirmed.

In the coming months, the software update will also be available on newly shipping N8, E7, C7 and C6-01 devices, as well as available to download on previously purchased models of those smartphones.

Jo Harlow, head of Nokia’s ‘Smart Devices’ business, said: “With these products and more Symbian devices and user enhancements coming in the near future, we are confident we can keep existing Nokia smartphone customers engaged, as well as attract new first-time and competitor smartphone users.”