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Nokia Astound / C7-00


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Jan 9, 2013, 6:38 PM
over in the "T-Mobile Launches HD Voice" discussion:

Is iPhone 5 capable of HD Voice?

I use iphone 5 on t-mobile. So, will this new feature work?
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Aug 31, 2012, 3:39 PM

This is Not a 4G phone

The phone is listed as 3G/4G, however HSPA 10.1 is not a 4G speed.

Mar 29, 2011, 10:26 AM


Been waiting for a phone like this for a very long time. I've tried android, it's OK, but in the end, I seriously distrust google, and really don't care for all the data they're collecting from me as an android user.

For me, this nokia has it all--- really solid form factor, great camera, and just enough apps for the 'casual' user-- letting me check email if I need, etc.

T-mobile even touts the tethering ability of the phone, unlike many other phones and cell companies.

While many say "symbian is dead" (which may be true in the end), I'm still going to enjoy this particular device for the next few years.
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Mar 29, 2011, 4:22 PM
over in the "Review: Nokia C7 Astound" discussion:

Somewhat of a fair review

Honestly, I'm more impressed with this review than your usual reviews of Symbian products (which tend to be harsher.)
I don't see how you say the homescreen is chaotic with different size widgets when that is what defines Android. Symbian had 6 same-size widgets at first and were castrated first, and then switch to different sizes for different apps and somehow it's bad?
That said, I urge you to find a decent Android phone for $70 either. Most are close to the same specs as offered by this without the power efficiency of Symbian. This phone may freeze (and that is terrible and should be mentioned) but lower end Android phones have their own problems as well.

Overall though, not a bad review.
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Mar 29, 2011, 9:46 PM
over in the "Review: Nokia C7 Astound" discussion:

Biased Review

It seems that a super-functional phone at a low price is still not getting a fair shake from the reviewers. The Nexus S review has a large section dedicated to the inactive NFC but the Astound also has NFC and it is not mentioned. The Bluetooth 3.0 feature isn't mentioned and neither is the FM transmitter or the USB OTG. It also has WIFI calling.

The complaint about the microSD under the battery isn't really as much of an issue because it also has flash storage as well as the OTG.

The misnomer about AT&T roaming is not correct. The device doesn't roam on AT&T networks because there is no roaming agreement between T-Mobile and AT&T. If there were or when AT&T merge and makes it's 3G towers available, it will be able to roam on them wit...
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Mar 29, 2011, 5:57 PM
over in the "Review: Nokia C7 Astound" discussion:

Android is more accessible--

--yeah, yeah...we all understand that. But Symbian is an extremely solid OS. And at $70, I could live with it for a couple of years.
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Mar 29, 2011, 5:37 PM
over in the "Review: Nokia C7 Astound" discussion:

Sounds familiar

While I realize that the Astound is also running Symbian^3 and Mr Zeman reviewed both the N8 and the Astound, I really get the impression that he cut and pasted a lot of the N8s review into this one.
Sure they deserve similar write-ups but come on- rephrase things a little bit more:

The only way I was able to sync my vast contact database with the N8 was to set up an Ovi account and use Nokia's account sync tools. They are clumsy, and not as simple as those offered by others.

The only way I was able to sync my vast contact database with the Astound was to set up an Ovi account and use Nokia's account sync tools. They are clumsy, and not as simple as those offered by others.

For the record Mail for Exchange will sync with Google c...

Mar 29, 2011, 3:45 PM
over in the "Review: Nokia C7 Astound" discussion:

Pentaband 3G?

The Astound is a penta-band 3G phone, but since it is locked to T-Mobile's network, it can't roam onto AT&T's 850/1900MHz 3G network.

Does this mean that if you unlock the phone and insert an AT&T SIM card, you can use their 3G network?
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Mar 25, 2011, 2:29 PM


I this phone considered to be a smartphone?
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flip mode

Mar 21, 2011, 7:55 PM
over in the "Nokia Brings C7 To T-Mobile As Astound" discussion:

smart move

quality hardware vendor + quality os
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Mar 22, 2011, 8:41 AM
over in the "Hands-On with the Nokia Astound" discussion:

Pentaband 3G

It has pentaband 3G so if the AT&T merger goes through it will be able to use both AT&T 3G spectrum and T-Mobile 3G spectrum and when the T-Mobile spectrum gets reassigned it won't be a Edge speed phone like all the other T-Mobile 3G/4G phones out there.

Sep 19, 2010, 5:46 AM
over in the "Nokia World 2010" discussion:

X3 is feature phone

You wrote "S40 smartphones". S40 phones are feature phones, not smartphones.

Sep 14, 2010, 1:09 PM
over in the "Nokia World 2010" discussion:

"Please stop reviewing our phones based on what you see"

And just repeat our press releases in your own words.

Thank you.

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Sep 14, 2010, 8:59 PM
over in the "Nokia World 2010" discussion:

What's with the hate for S^3?

After reading the tab for Symbian^3 in this report, I've got to wonder - what's with the hate for S^3? Did some not-so-friendly Nokia staffer take out his angst about losing OPK and Anssi on you?
Seriously... the points made against S^3 in the article are very weak:

1) Widgets aren't as customizable as Android:

I wouldn't say that... having widgets that fit on the screen at a uniform size and shape, I'd call that clean and organized. Sure, you can litter your homescreen(s) with every widget under the sun in Android (heck, I've done it with Maemo on my n900), but I actually like having some built-in constraints to make things easier. Point is, the info presented on the widgets is there, in the widget....
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Sep 14, 2010, 10:05 PM
over in the "Nokia World 2010" discussion:

That Nokia X3 keypad--

--is just going to be trouble.

Sep 14, 2010, 8:39 PM
over in the "Nokia World 2010" discussion:

Nokia used to be...

Honestly, nokia used to be the best phone ever! Now they are so behind the times. I would have rather like to seen Anrdoid OS on a nokia phone. These phones have nice hardware but a crappy OS. Nokia, its time to step your game up!

Sep 14, 2010, 11:54 AM
over in the "Nokia World 2010" discussion:

looks nice, but not too different...

These phones seem pretty sharp, but I think there will be some disappointments...

I personally like and enjoy S60, and so I am glad to see that Symbian^3 doesn't seem all too different from S60, but I know there are alot of people who, unlike me, will be disappointed.

Also, the battery on the E7, like the N8, is not user-interchangeable. This is one of the worst features of the iPhone... who at Nokia decided this was the way to go?

Just a couple of thoughts to get the discussion started... anyone agree or disagree?
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