I hope someone over at Nokia will soon realizes that many of us still like a hard keyboard when it comes to texting and email. I love the look of the E7-00 but have held off buying because it's symbian based. Why not put windows into the E7-00 hardware as an option. I'd buy it in a flash. It would give me touch screen option, fast smooth operating systrem (windows) and my beloved keyboard that light up to compensate for my fat fingers when typing text or email????
HTC 7 is too big.
LG is butt ugly.
Nah, the E7 would make the perfect phone as Windows Phone. I can´t understand why Nokia does not see this.
The Lumia series is great but useless without a hardware keyboard. Already tried and returned it. The soft keyboard does not work for me. i don´t think it is odd to have the option to use a hardware keyboard. Why do Blackberrys have a hardware keyboard? It is because you can type much better, faster and without looking.
An E7 with Windows Phone is a must. If Nokia is not going to release this, they are really really dumb.
I agree that Nokia needs a Windows version E7-00. I currently still use the Nokia E70 (a 2G phone), and my carrier is advising me that I must upgrade by May 15, 2012, or risk not completing calls. The E7 looks beautiful, but I am reluctant to buy because there are enough things that aren't quite right enough about the product.
Operating on the premise that a Windows version of the E7 with 4G is in the works (perhaps called the E7-4G-W), Nokia should pre-announce it, drop the price of the E7-00, and offer a future lowered-cost upgrade from the E7-00. That would secure their base by keeping customers from bolting to Apple, Android, or Blackberry, while simultaneously addressing the obselecence of 2G networks.
I'd also love a Windows Phone 7 version of the E7 hardware format. However, I fear it won't happen. As of now, WP7 obviously doesn't really support a fully operational landscape format, just take a look at HTC 7 Pro. Landscape support in WP7 is just lackluster
I'd at least hope for a modernized Symbian based successor of the E7, with 512 MB RAM and an 1.3 GHz CPU.
I absolutely concur with the view that the E7 is a magnificent piece of hardware - but like most of the commenters on here, I would love to see something better than the Symbian software. I recently installed Belle and it has been an unmitigated disaster. The unit runs slow, takes ages to send texts and keeps on freezing all the time. I think Nokia really needs to keep Meego as it's main "in-house" software platform and move swiftly to using licensed versions of Windows software on most of its hardware. Symbian is not just dying, it is effectively dead, and these updates to the OS have just cemented that in my mind. It looks wonderful, but certainly on the E7 it is a painful experience.