By Keri Algar

SYDNEY, NSW: The Nokia E7 operates on the Symbian mobile system but uses Microsoft Exchange servers and Office Communicator Mobile (developed by Microsoft for Nokia smartphones) to deliver real time access to email, calendar, contacts and tasks.

Commenting on the device’s features is Chris Carr, Nokia Australia’s managing director: “The smartphone is now the primary business device for many Australians, but business users – like all consumers – don’t just want functionality.

“They expect flexibility, reliability and style. With the Nokia E7’s touchscreen and slide out QWERTY keyboard there’s no need for compromise, and synchronisation with key corporate apps gives users access to critical business information.

“Nokia has always believed in creating a range of handsets that meet specific needs of different consumers – for the business user, the Nokia E7 gives new meaning to the mobile office.”

E7 users are also able to create, edit and share office documents and view PDF files with Adobe Reader, take high resolution photos and HD video with an 8-megapixel camera and dual LED flash, have access to free and worldwide voice guided navigation with Ovi Maps, and will have access to the Ovi Store. The mobile features 16 gigabytes of on board flash memory and USB on the go for easy file sharing.

The Nokia E7 is available now through Optus and Vodafone at an RRP of $929.