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Nokia C7 / Astound

Nokia Astound C7 nfc

Nokia C7

The Nokia C7 smartphone contains an NFC chip since october 2010. Phones with the new Symbian-anna O.S. will be available from July 2011. Symbian-anna is also available for download. And Symbian-anna is what you need to enable NFC capabilities. The O.S. update will bring a new web-browser with an improved performance, along with support for split-screen text-input. The update will also bring a portrait QWERTY onscreen keyboard for easier typing and enables NFC.
However, an embedded secure element or SWP must be present to support secure payment. The Astound / C7 will be able to support mobile wallets or secure payments ?? Also read the updates below.

PROS
8 Mpx camera
FM transmitter
design
NFC

CONS
NFC not for secure payments Yet

 

 

 

Nokia C7 available in; Germany, Ireland, Holland, Australia, Canada, UK, USA,Finland,France,Belgium

The Nokia Astound, is the US version of the Nokia C7 which is exclusive to T-Mobile.
See also the overview by country.

Update aug.26:
After bringing new features to Symbian, in June, with Symbian Anna, Nokia is now improving the platform even further with Symbian Belle. Availability of Symbian Belle on newly shipping versions of the Nokia C7 as well as by download will be announced closer to availability.
Nokia has made it clear that Symbian will continue to play an important role in its product portfolio along side Windows Phone 7.

Update sept.1, source Nokia.com; Nokia will bring secure NFC to the Symbian platform in the first half of 2012, and all the future Symbian smartphones will support NFC. I found nothing about secure element or SWP on Nokia.com. Still a small secret which technical choices Nokia made. Secure NFC = secure payment?

Update sept.12, I asked Nokia and here the reply; “Secure NFC in this context means secure payment. Nokia is committed to supporting the specification, implementation and introduction of NFC phones with the SIM-based (Single Wire Protocol) secure element.” Source; Nokia Media Relations.
Reply says “NFC Phones”, That’s probably not entirely correct. Nokia didn’t confirm anymore, but we better read; all symbian NFC Phones. It seems the C7 and N9 will never support contactless payments, like Nokia said many months ago.


Nokia C7 Astound
unlocked at
Expansys.ca

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SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions
  • Size: 4.62 x 2.24 x 0.41 in
  • Weight (with battery): 4.58 Oz
  • Volume: 64 cc

 

Display and user interface
  • Screen size: 3.5″
  • Resolution: 16:9 nHD (360 x 640 pixels) AMOLED
  • 16.7 million colors
  • Capacitive touch screen
  • Orientation sensor (Accelerometer)
  • Compass (Magnetometer)
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light detector
Keys and input methods
  • Physical keys (menu key, call key, end key, power key, lock key, volume keys, voice key, capture key)
  • Finger touch control
  • On-screen alphanumeric keypad and full keyboard
  • Dedicated camera and volume keys
  • Possibility to use capacitive stylus
Colors
  • Available in:
    • Frosty metal
Personalization
  • Three customizable home screens:
    • menu
    • widgets
    • themes
    • shortcuts
    • icons
  • Customizable profiles
  • Ringtones: mp3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB, AMR-WB
  • Themes
    • wallpapers
    • screensavers
    • audio themes
    • pre-installed themes
    • changeable color themes

Hardware

Power Management
  • BL-5K 1200 mAh Li-Ion battery
  • Talk time (maximum):
    • GSM up to 576 mins
    • WCDMA up to 318 mins
  • Standby time (maximum):
    • GSM up to 555 h
    • WCDMA up to 656 h
  • Video playback time (H.264 720p, 30 fps, maximum): up to 6.5 h
  • Video recording time (H.264 720p, 25 fps, maximum): up to 3.8 h
  • Video call time (maximum): up to 160 mins
  • Music playback time (offline mode, maximum): up to
    54 h

Operation times may vary depending on radio access technology used, operator network configuration and usage.

Memory
  • Internal memory: Up to 8 GB
  • MicroSD memory card support up to 32 GB (max total 40 GB)
Operating Frequency
  • GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • WCDMA 850/900/1700/2100
  • Automatic switching between WCDMA and GSM bands
  • Flight mode
Data Network
  • GPRS/EDGE class B, multislot class 33
  • HSDPA Cat9, maximum speed up to 10.2 Mbps, HSUPA Cat5 2.0 Mbps
  • WLAN IEEE802.11 b/g/n
  • TCP/IP support
  • Capability to serve as data modem
  • Support for MS Outlook synchronisation of contacts, calendar and notes

Requires data service. Data services may not be available in all networks. Data transmission speeds may be as high as HSDPA 10.2 Mbps, but may vary based upon network capabilities and other conditions. The establishment and continuation of a data connection depends on network availability, provider support and signal strength.

Connectivity
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • 2mm Charging connector
  • Micro USB connector and charging
  • High-Speed USB 2.0 (micro USB connector)
    • USB On-the-Go
  • 3.5 mm AV connector
    • FM Radio
    • FM Transmitter

Software & applications

Software platform & user interface
  • Symbian^3 OS for Nokia
  • JavaTM MIDP 2.1
  • Qt 4.7.2, Web Runtime 7.2
    • HTML 4.1
  • Software updates Over the Air (FOTA) and Over the internet (FOTI)
  • Flash Lite 4.0
  • OMA DM 1.2, OMA Client provisioning 1.1
Applications
  • Key applications: Calendar, Contacts, music player, internet, messaging, photos, Ovi Store, Maps, Videos, Web TV, Office document viewers, Video and photo editor, Mail, Radio
  • PC Applications: Nokia Ovi Suite, Nokia Ovi Player
Personal Information Management (PIM)
  • Detailed contact information
  • Calendar
  • To-do list
  • Notes
  • Recorder
  • Calculator
  • Clock

Communications

Email and messaging
  • Easy-to-use email client with attachment support for images, videos, music and documents .doc/ .docx, .xls/ .xlsx, .ppt/ .pptx, .pdf, .zip
  • HTML support for email
  • Unified push email client supporting multiple protocols: Yahoo!® Mail, Gmail™, Windows Live™, Hotmail and other popular POP/IMAP services, Mail for Exchange, IBM Lotus traveler
  • Email web widget for home screen
  • Unified MMS/SMS editor
  • Conversational view for SMS

* Some services may be available only via downloading or dependent on the market.Only devices that offer compatible multimedia message or email features can receive and display multimedia messages. Content appearance may vary. Some images and ringtones can not be forwarded.

Call management
  • Contacts: advanced contacts database with support for multiple phone and email details per entry with personal thumbnail pictures and video clips
  • Smart dialling to find phone numbers quickly
  • Speed dialling, voice dialling (speaker independent) and voice commands
  • Logs of dialled, received and missed calls
  • Conference calling
  • Integrated handsfree speaker
  • Active noise cancellation for clearer calls.

* Wireless service is required to use many features. Some networks have limitations that affect how you can use this device. Contact your service provider about feature support and availability.

Sharing & Internet

Browsing and internet
  • Full web browsing of real web pages
  • Web browsing with touch control
  • Supported markup languages: HTML, XHTML MP, WML, CSS
  • Supported protocols: HTTP v1.1, WAP
  • TCP/IP support
  • Visual history, HTML and JavaScript support
  • Flash Lite 4 will support a majority of Flash Player 10.1 content
  • Nokia Mobile Search
  • RSS reader
  • Support for streaming video
  • Unified home screen access to Facebook and Twitter through Ovi by Nokia Social client
  • Social networking profiles visible in phone contacts
  • Upload and view photos and video and see locations via Ovi by Nokia Social client
  • Social networking events visible in phone calendar

Navigation

GPS and navigation
  • Integrated GPS, A-GPS receivers
  • Ovi Maps with free car and pedestrian navigation
  • Wi-Fi network positioning
  • Compass and accelerometer for correct orientation of display
  • Use Nokia Ovi Suite to get the latest country maps for Ovi Maps for free

* Downloading of maps over the air may involve transferring large amounts of data. Your service provider may charge for the data transmission. The availability of particular products, services, and features may vary by region. Please check with your local Nokia dealer for further details and availability of language options. These specifications are subject to change without notice.
The availability and accuracy of GPS location services are dependent on wireless networks, satellite systems. It may not function in all areas or at all times. You should never rely solely on GPS products for essential communications like emergencies.
A-GPS is a network dependant feature that requires a data plan. Additional charges may apply.

Photography

Camera
  • 8 megapixel camera
  • Fullscreen 16:9 viewfinder with easy on-screen touch controls
  • 3rd generation dual LED flash
  • Face recognition software
  • Full focus
  • Focal length: 4.3 mm
  • F number/aperture: F2.8
  • Zoom up to 2x (digital) for still images
  • Zoom up to 3x (digital) for video
  • Secondary camera for video calls (VGA, 640 x 480 pixels)
Image capture
  • Still images file format: JPEG/EXIF
  • Automatic location tagging (Geotagging) of images and videos
  • Images automatically taken in the correct orientation
  • Pinch zoom in Photos image viewer
  • View photos by tag cloud, month, album, slide show
  • Photo editor
Other
  • Internal memory: 8 GB
  • MicroSD memory card slot, up to 32 GB
  • High-Speed microUSB to PC connectivity

Video

Video cameras
  • Main camera
    • 8 megapixel
    • HD quality 720p resolution
    • Shoot 16:9 videos in HD
  • Video capture in 720p 25 fps with codecs H.264, MPEG-4
  • Settings for scene, video light, white balance, colour tone
  • Secondary camera
Video codecs & formats
  • H.264 (base profile, main profile, high profile), MPEG-4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, Real video 10
  • Streaming: H.264, Flash Lite 4 (Flash 10 compatibility for video), On2 VP6, Sorenson Spark
Video sharing and playback
  • HD 720p Video playback on TV
  • Support for download, streaming, and progressive download
  • Video editing software
  • Videos application: collection of stored videos
  • Support for Flash video
  • YouTube browsing and streaming
  • Video call support (WCDMA network services)

Music & audio

Music features
  • Flick scrolling user interface to browse the albums in your music collection
  • Nokia Music Player
  • Audio codecs: MP3, WMA, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB
  • Bit rate up tp 320 kbps
  • DRM support WM DRM, OMA DRM 2.0
  • FM transmitter (88.1 – 107.9 MHz)
Radio
  • Stereo FM radio (87.5-108 MHz/76-90 MHz)

* FM Radio requires headset to be attached.

Source www.nokiausa.com , but we can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct.

Product specifications and service availability may differ by country.

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Joao Rostli

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