Nokia and T-Mobile officially announce the Astound Symbian^3 smartphone
Although FCC documentation called this one a while ago, we can now finally put some official verbiage behind the T-Mobile release of the Symbian^3 powered Astound — or if you prefer Nokia C7. Today brought forth the official announcement of the Nokia Astound on T-Mobile, launching as of April 6. Given that the device is a re-branded C7 the specs include a 3.5 inch nHD AMOLED capacitive touch screen with a rear 8-megapixel camera capable of capturing 720p video and a 1.3-megapixel front camera with Qik for video chat.
Aside from Qik being pre-loaded you’ll also get Slacker Radio, Swype and Ovi Maps to make use of the included GPS. If traveling with this device is a concern for you, you need not worry as the quad-band GSM and penta-band HSPA radios have you covered and in case that wasn’t enough T-Mobile has also included Wi-Fi calling. Storage space won’t be an issue either, you get 8GB on-board with a microSD card slot included should you need more. All in all, you get a nice device with a slightly updated version of Symbian^3 for only $80 with a new 2-year contract. [Phonescoop]
Engadget had the chance to try out this upcoming Nokia device and if you are a T-Mobile customer this is definitely a compelling smartphone choice. I have seen a lot of people with the Nokia Nuron who will appreciate a much better device like this on T-Mobile.