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Review: Nokia C7 Astound

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Browser

The Astound has what Nokia calls a "brand new browser" on board. It looks mostly like the same browser Phone Scoop tested on the N8, but there are some notable improvements.

First, it actually has an easily-accessed navigation bar at the top of the page. (The N8 didn't.) This is essential for typing in URLs. It also has better support for landscape browsing, and the keyboard doesn't hide most of the content on the screen. It supports tabbed browsing, too, though it takes a few steps to open them. It still uses the transparent double-arrow that floats in the bottom right corner of the browser screen. Press it to open the site navigation tools, such as a search bar, the options button, or bookmarks.

It does a fine job at rendering HTML web sites, and content looks good for the most part. Browsing speeds were more than adequate on T-Mobile's network. I had no trouble loading pages.

 

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Customize

The Astound allows for some customization. It comes with a number of wallpapers and themes, and users can easily adjust ringtones, and that type of stuff. The home screens can be customized with widgets. There are a limited number of pre-loaded widgets, but there is quite a large catalog of them in the Ovi Store.

Each of the home screens is limited to just six widgets, though, and they all appear stacked one on top of the other. Of course, the main menu can be rearranged, and also configured to appear in list form.

I wish Symbian^3 offered more home screens.

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