Nokia World 2010: Hands-on with the X3, N8 and E7
After the opening keynote I headed over to the Experience Lounge to try out some devices. I played with the Nokia X3 Touch and Type, Nokia N8 (a couple of times) and new Nokia E7. You can check out some photos I took below with some videos being uploaded soon that I shot with my new iPod touch.
Nokia X3 Touch and TypeThis device surprised me a bit since it is quite compact and the touch screen is very responsive for a resistive display. It is available now in some markets and I can see it appealing to those looking for a more traditional phone keypad with some of the latest user experiences in a web browser, camera, and other smartphone features.
Nokia N8As you know I already pre-ordered my own gray Nokia N8 from Nokia USA, but this is the first time I had the chance to try one out for myself. I can say I am quite pleased with the speed and functionality of the device and plan to keep my pre-order in place. I was hoping I would be able to buy an orange, green, or blue one here in the UK, but they won’t be available anywhere until later in September
The N8 feels great in your hand and everything I saw was quite snappy and responsive. It is a beautiful piece of hardware and while the user interface didn’t change radically over the S60 5th Edition devices I don’t think it needed to in order to reach the majority of Symbian users. US buyers may not appreciate all it has to offer because the UI is new to most of them and it is quite powerful and can be complicated.
I was most impressed with the speed of the media browser and overall switching between apps. I want to see things like Gravity, Angry Birds, Quickoffice, and other apps in action and will try to find people with these apps loaded to shoot some video.