Review: Nokia C7 Astound
Some of Nokia's first touch-based phones used resistive touch displays, and were miserable to use. The Astound — like the N8 before it — thankfully transitions to the superior capacitive technology. The display is often held up thanks to the software. It is laggy and slow, and often doesn't register presses. Accuracy was fine, and the on-board tools let you calibrate the screen, but the touch experience is badly lagging what's offered on the best Android devices (and Windows Phone, and iOS, etc.).
We hit the floor at Nokia World 2010 in London, where Nokia launched a trio of Symbian^3 touchscreen phones.
The Astound is a C7-00, make no mistake about it. It even says C7 on the front.
Mar 21, 2011
Nokia today announced the Astound for T-Mobile, a new name for the C7-00. The phone is largely identical to the C7-00 for the rest of the world, and will even say C7 on the phone itself, but will come with a slightly updated version of Symbian^3 that's faster, and has some pre-loaded software including Slacker radio and Swype predictive text entry, which works in both portrait and landscape modes.
Jan 8, 2013
T-Mobile today announced the immediate nationwide launch of HD Voice service across its entire network, a first in the U.S. The service promises dramatic audio quality improvement during phone calls.
Apr 7, 2011
Nokia Beta Labs has released a new bit of software for Symbian^3 devices that transforms the display into an entertaining yet informative landscape. With the software enabled, users can see missed calls, unread text messages, and calendar notifications.