T-Mobile To Release Nokia C7, To Be Known As Tiger?

We’ve been dropped a few morsels of upcoming Nokia goodness in the form of the Nokia C7 releasing as the Nokia “Tiger” later this month. With a screen size of 3.5 inches, internal memory at 8 gigs (expandable to 32 gigs), and an 8 megapixel camera with HD video capture the Tiger will make a great replacement for Nuron users looking to move up in the world.

And while I hope for a Nokia revival in the form of Windows Phone 7 or otherwise as their hardware remains top notch, I can’t help but feel the C7 or “Tiger” remains a tease of better things to come. There are “1000′s” of apps in the Ovi Store as I write this, but is it enough to draw attention for T-Mobile users from that of Android, Blackberry or Windows Phone 7? I guess we’ll find out soon enough!

Want to know more about the C7? Hit up the Nokia Europe pages below for more details!

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  • Anonymous

    Hope it works out for Nokia! They do build solid phones, but they have to up their game past the C7.

  • Anonymous

    Man that’s not bad at all. If this is another one of those $99 smartphones then I’m impressed.

  • Mason_hartley

    This might be something

  • whosaidwhat

    Is this considered a smartphone? Will it require a dataplan?

    • Anonymous

      If this is a replacement for the Nuron, it probably won’t be considered a smart phone as far as a data plans go. This looks much better than the Nuron. If I didn’t get my G2, and I was wanting to stay with feature phones, I would take a really good look at this phone. The fact that Nokia has the Ovi store would make this phone much better than other feature phones and their crappy J2ME apps.

      • Anonymous

        This is nothing like the Nuron, it runs a full featured Symbian OS (like the Nokia E73). All of T-Mobile’s smartphones require web services now so get ready to pony up that extra $10 per month.

  • http://twitter.com/mrjlwilliams J. Williams

    This will be a game changer in a slight way…keep your eyes open. And your mind!

  • Quailallstar

    This is a solid phone… Nokia USA sent me a Euro-spec model of this phone (C7-00) and I’ve been reviewing it for them: Tmo USA network of course. Very solid phone and UI but major lack of Ovi Marketplace applications :(

  • Anonymous

    I guess if this is decently priced then it has a slight chance. I just dont see why anyone would buy a phone whose OS will no longer be supported (unless im mistaken) . This is the same thing that happened to HD2 users when the brought into windows 6.5 at the end of its life.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Rioface John Ong

      Unlike windows mobile, dev support for symbian continues around the world considering exposure to a much larger global market. Chances are if you develop for symbian, u can easily do the same for android. Windows mobile failed since mostly the American market killed any chance of it continuing and devs just abandoned it. Like everything else made in the US market, once the novelty of any consumer product dies out, interest in new products tend to take over which will eventually meet it’s end in the same manner.

    • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

      Don’t worry, HD2 users are quite happy with all the custom roms of Winmo, Android and WP7…..Linux….uhh Win98…..etc…etc.

  • Anonymous

    If this had Windows 7 I’d buy it in a heartbeat, but there’s no way in hell I’d ever buy it since it has Symbian. Buying this is like buying a PS3 that only runs in DOS using command lines. *Shivers* I honestly do not find what some of you guys see in Symbian.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Rioface John Ong

      try to think of symbian as the unix version of windows mobile. Where windows 7 is replacing winmo, Android is like the illegitimate child of Symbian. Both are unix based and open source. Also like winmo, symbian’s hardware requirements are relatively low which allowed their smartphones to last for 3 days of use on 1 charge!

    • Anonymous

      This phone runs Symbian^3, not Symbian. If you can realize that there is a big difference in Android 1.5 and 2.3, or even that Android is not the same as iOS, then realize that Symbian 3rd (non touch) Symbian^1 (Nuron, N97, 5800) and Symbian^3 (N8, E7, C7..) are NOT the same operating systems.

      People say Symbian and act like it is all the same and fact is, unless you are one of the few US customers to know someone with a Symbian^3 device, you have not used one or installed any games or apps on one, or used the music player or even the OS to form an accurate opinion.

      If you have used Symbian^3 on the 4 phones that have been released since November 2010 or so, then you should atleast do TMO News readers a favor an let us know which Symbian version you used.

      If you have NOT used Symbian^3 then you saying what buying this is like is as to you saying Pizza tastes nasty without ever eating pizza, therefore making your comment one that is based on no truth at all and a negative one at that.

      Instead of letting people form their own opinion, most people pass around negative opinions that they themselve have heard.

      Not only does Symbian^3 factually have thousands MORE apps/games than WP7, it is more customizable and the entire OS is GPU accelerated, the hardware is better built with better media functions/compatibility and a better camera with quality.

      I have used WP7 and I like it. It is quick in its UI and has great services integration. Unfortunately in it’s current state, it is lacking many features that every other smartphone OS (including all versions of Symbian) have and the current crop of WP7 hardware is weaker than the entire line of Symbian^3 devices. We can all say that WP7 will be upgraded but so will Symbian^3 for atleast the next 2-3 years.

      That is a LONG time in the smartphone world and some Android and even iOS models have reached EOL and are no longer being updated or the hardware is fragmented/no GPU/weak gpu to where the device is no longer supported.

      Nokia has a track record of updating entire lines of devices, years after the phones have been released. Just like iOS, where every iPhone has the same specifications, every Symbian^3 device has the same specifications and are updated around the same time.

    • Anonymous

      This phone runs Symbian^3, not Symbian. If you can realize that there is a big difference in Android 1.5 and 2.3, or even that Android is not the same as iOS, then realize that Symbian 3rd (non touch) Symbian^1 (Nuron, N97, 5800) and Symbian^3 (N8, E7, C7..) are NOT the same operating systems.

      People say Symbian and act like it is all the same and fact is, unless you are one of the few US customers to know someone with a Symbian^3 device, you have not used one or installed any games or apps on one, or used the music player or even the OS to form an accurate opinion.

      If you have used Symbian^3 on the 4 phones that have been released since November 2010 or so, then you should atleast do TMO News readers a favor an let us know which Symbian version you used.

      If you have NOT used Symbian^3 then you saying what buying this is like is as to you saying Pizza tastes nasty without ever eating pizza, therefore making your comment one that is based on no truth at all and a negative one at that.

      Instead of letting people form their own opinion, most people pass around negative opinions that they themselve have heard.

      Not only does Symbian^3 factually have thousands MORE apps/games than WP7, it is more customizable and the entire OS is GPU accelerated, the hardware is better built with better media functions/compatibility and a better camera with quality.

      I have used WP7 and I like it. It is quick in its UI and has great services integration. Unfortunately in it’s current state, it is lacking many features that every other smartphone OS (including all versions of Symbian) have and the current crop of WP7 hardware is weaker than the entire line of Symbian^3 devices. We can all say that WP7 will be upgraded but so will Symbian^3 for atleast the next 2-3 years.

      That is a LONG time in the smartphone world and some Android and even iOS models have reached EOL and are no longer being updated or the hardware is fragmented/no GPU/weak gpu to where the device is no longer supported.

      Nokia has a track record of updating entire lines of devices, years after the phones have been released. Just like iOS, where every iPhone has the same specifications, every Symbian^3 device has the same specifications and are updated around the same time.

      • jonstonson

        I have the Nokia N8 on T-Mobile USA, running Symbian^3 and I absolutely love it. I’m not hard core into applications, but the Ovi Store has apps for everything I’m looking for. Only thing I’m really disappointed in, is the fact that I cannot Video Chat with Skype using the FFC on my N8. I assume it’s Skype’s problem and not Nokia’s, but it would be awesome if i could Video Chat using Skype. Other than that, it takes amazing pictures with the 12MP camera, HDMI-out is awesome and Nokia builds some REALLY solid phones.

        This new phone will be good for T-Mobile if they keep it at a good price point. I’d imagine they’re going to require a minimum $10 or $15 internet on this device though. T-Mobile isn’t in the market to release sweet feature phones without web. They don’t bring them any extra revenue, and T-Mobile is trying to get everyone on smartphones these days.

        • http://www.facebook.com/JustinBauder Justin Bauder

          I as well have the N8 on TmoUSA, here is my dilemma (after a week):

          -The phone chokes up, alot. I really think they need a bit faster processor here, or it needs to close some backround shit I really dont care about. Opening a menu is considered an “app”. I cant count the times the phone has choked, and i hold the menu to find 10 apps running. -.- But I digress.

          -Addition to the first note, my phone has actually shut off twice, after freezing completely up. Not sure if it was me overclocking it, or what, but it kinda blows.

          - The lack of skype support AT ALL now is absurd, so unless you had it before, your hosed. Dont suggest I got to skype.com/m, because it doesent work.

          -I find the lack of a portrait keyboard is hilarious. Why the hell would anyone who purchases a touch-only phone want a numeric keypad?

          - There are tons of “apps” I will give you that, but my god, $2 for Angry birds, and $6 for a flashlight app is a JOKE. These make the $0.99 apps from apple look like androids Free apps.

          -Data speeds. w.t.f. I switched from a G2, and I know the g2 has a 14.4 cap where the N8 is….10ish, but I consistently get over 3.5 down, and 1.5 up….with the N8…im LUCKY to almost hit 1.5, and I live in a pool of HSPA+ coverage.

          BUT

          I love my Nokia N8. I have no explanation, and I dont know why. I finally, finally understand what it’s like to be an iPhone owner.

        • Anonymous

          So somehow you missed the native skype application?

          http://mobile.engadget.com/2010/12/08/skype-gets-upgraded-for-symbian-includes-n8-support/

          http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/news/item/12369_Skype_arrives_on_Symbian3.php

          Soooo, you have overclocked an N8? How?

          Not sure why your N8 “chokes up”. All I can say is that Symbian^3 only opens what you click on and closes what you close unless it is something that takes a lot of ram. Comparitively, Android opens things you don’t want and then closes others and you have to download a task killer. I am sure that doesn’t bother you since I don’t recall you ever complaining about that. And I gathered my Android experience from my wifes G2, and versions of Android I installed on my N900 and HD2. Even so, Android is still a great OS, with it’s own quirks but I will not act like it is horrible to sway readers opinions.

          It is a JOKE that you list a $6 flashlight app when there are MANY free ones, even one that is made by Nokia that is a part of Bubblelock. There are plenty of $.99 apps and games. In truth, I could highlight expensive apps for other platforms that are expensive for no reason. I think PES 2011 for Symbian^3 at $4.99 is too expensive but then again I think that Fruit Ninja at .99 or Need For Speed Shift for FREE and Spiderman HD for $1.99 are the best buys ever. You obviously have some type of bias or hidden agenda or are just misinformed. How about learning to make the best of the device you have instead of taking a limited view.

          What is the name of this 6.99 flashlight app? Here are several FREE ones:

          http://store.ovi.com/search?q=flashlight

          Data speeds: Don’t blame the N8 for you getting 3.5 down and 1.5 up. Take it to T-Mobile, the N8 doesn’t provide your service. Also, what are you testing your speeds with?

          Then you try to claim you love your N8 as to make readers believe that you own one and that your previous statements are to be believed as valid. Sounds like a man who say he loves his wife yet talks bad about her too. It sounds as if you either don’t have an N8 or you are an educated person who knows just enough to sound believable to those who DON’T own an N8 OR you actually own an N8 and know nothing about Symbian^3 and have not taken the time to learn, forgetting that at one time you had to learn how to use Android as well.

          This just my observations about a post that is clearly does not represent the truth about the N8, Symbian^3 OR the Ovi Store. I am also NOT stating that you don’t have any problems with your N8 (in the event that you actually own one) but to act like it is a DISASTER in an attempt to ward people away, to down Nokia/Symbian^3/Ovi sounds like someone is lying/slandering.

        • http://www.facebook.com/JustinBauder Justin Bauder

          I as well have the N8 on TmoUSA, here is my dilemma (after a week):

          -The phone chokes up, alot. I really think they need a bit faster processor here, or it needs to close some backround shit I really dont care about. Opening a menu is considered an “app”. I cant count the times the phone has choked, and i hold the menu to find 10 apps running. -.- But I digress.

          -Addition to the first note, my phone has actually shut off twice, after freezing completely up. Not sure if it was me overclocking it, or what, but it kinda blows.

          - The lack of skype support AT ALL now is absurd, so unless you had it before, your hosed. Dont suggest I got to skype.com/m, because it doesent work.

          -I find the lack of a portrait keyboard is hilarious. Why the hell would anyone who purchases a touch-only phone want a numeric keypad?

          - There are tons of “apps” I will give you that, but my god, $2 for Angry birds, and $6 for a flashlight app is a JOKE. These make the $0.99 apps from apple look like androids Free apps.

          -Data speeds. w.t.f. I switched from a G2, and I know the g2 has a 14.4 cap where the N8 is….10ish, but I consistently get over 3.5 down, and 1.5 up….with the N8…im LUCKY to almost hit 1.5, and I live in a pool of HSPA+ coverage.

          BUT

          I love my Nokia N8. I have no explanation, and I dont know why. I finally, finally understand what it’s like to be an iPhone owner.

  • Benzo_77

    I hear $79

  • Havoktek

    Don’t fall for it, solid phone-yes, end of life for the OS-yes, Nokia quality-superb………

    Nothing to see here, it’s all about Windows 7 for Nokia sorry to say…
    Keep it moving..

  • G3rar0_33

    Failed…if Nokia acquired Android …maybe a come back

    • Wilma Flintstone

      Another Douche comment from a person that has NO idea about competition.

      • DetroitTechnoFan

        How about… they make two versions of the phone? One with Android, and the other with Symbian and sell the Symbian version for $50 less?

        Give those who are willing to at least give Symbian a shot a little incentive!

        • http://twitter.com/SayaX Debra Phagan

          Or make the optional OS downloadable.

      • Havoktek

        Word…….

    • http://www.facebook.com/Rioface John Ong

      They didn’t choose android which, in of itself, a statement of what they think of that os. Get over it and enjoy the other manufacturers’ hardware.

    • Anonymous

      Nokia acquired android ? because nokia is in any position to buy anything?

  • Anonymous

    WOA!!!!!!!

    A Symbian^3 device!!!!!!!!!!! AND on T-Mobile! I got shivers. For those that may not know, this device has the same Broadcom GPU and chipset that the N8 has along with Nokias leading optics and hardware. This is no Nuron 2. Whole different class of device! Now, THIS is something amazing from Nokia, considering what the US has been offered. I would buy 4 of these! The Ovi store for the Symbian^3 platfor is NOT the same one on the Nuron. Symbian^3 has games such as the Angry Birds series, Fruit Ninja, Need For Speed Shift HD, Sims 3 HD, a whole slew of Gameloft HD titles like Spider Man, Asphalt 5, Hawx, even Raging Thunder 2 HD, Back Breaker Football.

    Also, the build material is amazing.

    Now, as long as T-Mobile US doesn’t try to lock down the Symbian^3 OS like they did with the Symbian^1 OS on the Nuron, you will be able to customize everything about the UI, including the icons and fonts, add widgets and homescreen.

    This is a great addition to the T-Mobile family and for customers, the built in GPU is powerful and runs the same games that our iOS and Android friends enjoy.

    I hope it is released soon. I will definately buy 2 or more.

  • Anonymous

    WOA!!!!!!!

    A Symbian^3 device!!!!!!!!!!! AND on T-Mobile! I got shivers. For those that may not know, this device has the same Broadcom GPU and chipset that the N8 has along with Nokias leading optics and hardware. This is no Nuron 2. Whole different class of device! Now, THIS is something amazing from Nokia, considering what the US has been offered. I would buy 4 of these! The Ovi store for the Symbian^3 platfor is NOT the same one on the Nuron. Symbian^3 has games such as the Angry Birds series, Fruit Ninja, Need For Speed Shift HD, Sims 3 HD, a whole slew of Gameloft HD titles like Spider Man, Asphalt 5, Hawx, even Raging Thunder 2 HD, Back Breaker Football.

    Also, the build material is amazing.

    Now, as long as T-Mobile US doesn’t try to lock down the Symbian^3 OS like they did with the Symbian^1 OS on the Nuron, you will be able to customize everything about the UI, including the icons and fonts, add widgets and homescreen.

    This is a great addition to the T-Mobile family and for customers, the built in GPU is powerful and runs the same games that our iOS and Android friends enjoy.

    I hope it is released soon. I will definately buy 2 or more.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Rioface John Ong

    So tmobile europe gets this phone while tmobile usa gets the nuron 2? how is this fair?? No wonder Nokia is failing in the us market. The US finally got one of their flagship phones that’s subsidized and works on tmobile usa during the end of life product cycle!?! I love the E73 mode but that phone should’ve come out 5 freaking years ago! How long do US customers have to wait for tmobile usa to get a windows phone made by Nokia? 2017?!?!?!?!?

    • Wilma Flintstone

      Agreed wholeheartedly. This is one of the Main problems with Nokia. The overseas Tmobile gets ALL the great Nokia devices while the US Tmo gets shafted constantly. They had the N900 for Free on Contract overseas. That is freaking ridiculous!!! One of the other problems with Nokia is that their phones are TOO FRIGGIN EXPENSIVE!!! The last but probably most important problem with Nokia is that they wait too freaking long to bring out their devices period. They’ll release info on an uber device but when the device finally releases, it’s too late as better stuff has come out already. If they can fix these 3 issues, Nokia will without a doubt see a MAJOR increase in customers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Rioface John Ong

    So tmobile europe gets this phone while tmobile usa gets the nuron 2? how is this fair?? No wonder Nokia is failing in the us market. The US finally got one of their flagship phones that’s subsidized and works on tmobile usa during the end of life product cycle!?! I love the E73 mode but that phone should’ve come out 5 freaking years ago! How long do US customers have to wait for tmobile usa to get a windows phone made by Nokia? 2017?!?!?!?!?

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Hey 2 of my 3 favorite peoples on this site. Niididdy and Pimpstrong, the other is Bimmerz. It’s been a while since I’ve been on this site and just thought I’d come back and check out what’s going on.

    This is a nice device. S^3 is not going anywhere and is a nice OS as it basically was the building blocks for Android. Ovi store in no means lacks in useful apps but they could improve still as there is always room for improvement.

    Hopefully this is a glimpse into the Future of Nokia on Tmo. I’m sure hoping that the N950 comes to Tmo as it’s already been stated to be HSPA+ capable as well as has All of Tmo’s 3G bands on top of having all the bells and whistles 4.3+ inch screen, HDMI out, 1080p video recording and playback, 5 point multitouch, FFC, 1.6Ghz processor,16/32GB internal memory with SD Card slot expandable up to 64GB and more. But most of all is it’ll be running Meego!!!

    I’m kinda skeptical about buying a Nokia as of now (I’m not sure about WP7 on Nokia’s but they have been given the go ahead to customize it so hopefully more info will be released on that soon) as I’m more leaning towards the Intel train now that they’ve shown that they’ll be pretty much the main supporter of Meego but Nokia is known for making very solid devices as the N900 is still a beast to be wreckoned with. Hopefully more info will be released soon about it as my mouth is drooling for a Meego phone.

    • Anonymous

      Wilma where in the world did you get those specs for the N950. My search did not yield such awesomeness.

  • http://www.facebook.com/matt.mingkee Matt Tsui

    It’s available already as unlocked for around $400 if you’re impatient.

  • http://twitter.com/josemedina1983 Jose Medina

    bring the nokia n8 not this

  • Meagan

    The Nokia C7 was released to the world in October 2010.
    http://conversations.nokia.com/2010/10/11/nokia-c7-is-shipping/

    Specs:
    http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_c7-3394.php

    Video Review:

    Don’t get me wrong, I loved all my Nokia’s from AT&T that I used on Tmobile,
    since Tmobile did not have better mobiles in its lineup and it forced me to used unlocked AT&T mobiles… :/ But using Symbian would be like using Palm OS… As long you don’t like updates or wide range of apps, you’ll love this mobile…

  • BigMixxx

    Would get one in a minute, especially if it goes prepaid. Same hardware as the N8, and a front facing camera (Oh how I miss that on my n900). Yes, No question I would buy one….nuron replacement, with some good specs, a healthy camera, and it’s nokia, the phone will be there after the nuclear bomb hits along with cockroaches and Chuck Taylor’s…

    http://blog.gsmarena.com/a-funny-nokia-c7-ad-shows-just-how-useful-a-front-facing-camera-can-be/

    • http://twitter.com/CASMania S.C.T.

      You have a N900 and don’t realize that it has a front-facing camera (like every other high-end Nokia)? True they didn’t make it easy to access, but it can be done.

      • BigMixxx

        Nooooo….I ALWAYS use my FFC….only real reason I bought that phone…

      • BigMixxx

        Nooooo….I ALWAYS use my FFC….only real reason I bought that phone…

  • Matt

    I wonder if it will be powered by #Tigerblood?

    • FCB02062

      Adonis DNA processor…..

    • pantlesspenguin

      I see what you did there :).

  • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

    Cool. Symbian os look & feel is kinda updated though. I’d immediately grab it if it was Windows 7 & or had a FFC. Nevermind: Secondary camera for video calls (VGA, 640 x 480 pixels

  • Anonymous

    That’s actually very nice looking. Glad it hasn’t been infected with Windows. I might pick it up.

  • Pookie

    our Nokia rep brought this in a few days ago…pretty solid device & the camera pics looks amazing

    • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

      :D

    • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

      :D

  • Pookie

    our Nokia rep brought this in a few days ago…pretty solid device & the camera pics looks amazing

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Evan-Carter/100001731622551 Evan Carter

    Who would honestly want a dead OS on arrival?

    • Anonymous

      Soooooo, you are from the future where developers and Nokia have stopped developing for Symbian^3…say, around 2013/14? By that time, we all will have new phones anyway.

      Please, learn to listen to what the companies actually said and not just spew out junk that isn’t even true. The roadmap clearly states that Symbian^3 is still on track for the next few years. And the 2 people that liked your comment should do the same.

      You all come off as misinformed and ignorant of the truth.

  • Anonymous

    i would buy it for my mom if it didnt require a data plan -.-

  • http://twitter.com/LTEstyles LTEstyles

    Why bother since NOKIA will abandon SYMBIAN?

    • beastly

      Oh, please. Any phone you get will be obsolete within a year or so. If Symbian works well for you, this looks like a great piece of hardware.

  • Anonymous

    OH MY GOSH. I WANT! Tmo, get the C7 out ASAP. and no, im not being sarcastic

  • Capoloko

    After going to NOKIA U.S.A. (dotcom) for months, it is finally coming to T-MOBILE! God damn! I just signed a 2 yr contract with AT&T for the Iphone4 (2 days ago) YES, I still have my Blackberry 9780 (with no internet or txt messaging) I was about to cancel my contract but boy… the customer service is amazing. They said they would give me ANY phone for $150 if I stayed and renewed my contract with them (after just signing a 2 yr contract 3 months ago- nexus s-) I told him I had 14 days with my iphone and that I would think about it. I really hope this comes to TMOBILE SOOOOOON!
    I’m a NOKIA whore! From my first (Nokia N93) to my last N8 (TOOOOO buggy and “memory full” error after 2 days and no apps running…wtf)
    This phone is BEAUTIFUL! This was the one I was looking for but couldn’t find it and settled for a Nokia N8. I sold my N8 and got a BB9780. I will confess tho… the Iphone 4 is amazing! I LOVE IT! God damnit T-MO, why can’t you get this phone!?!?!?!?!? I guess I will have 2 lines….I’ll stick with TMo for their customer service and with AT&T for their Iphone 4. YES, I know that the IP5 will be out soon…. but I just couldn’t wait… I HAD TO HAVE IT JUST LIKE A CRACK HEAD HAS TO HAVE HIS CRACK!
    Either way…. I will sell my BB9780 and use that money towards this phone… or maybe… just maybe… I will cancel my AT&T contract (in a week) and wait for the C7. Come on, release it NEXT WEEK!.

  • Capoloko

    I LOVE T-MOBILES CUSTOMER SERVICE. I feel like family when I go in there. I still can’t believe that they wanted me to stay with them and choose any new phone for $150. Just amazing. Thank you T-MO. No doubt that you guys are #1 with customer service. PLEASE………RELEASE THIS SOOON!
    (No, I don’t want any Android phone… my experience with the Nexus S was horrible. The day I will jump to WP7 is the day Nokia releases their phone(s)) Nokia C7… FTW.

  • Capoloko

    I LOVE T-MOBILES CUSTOMER SERVICE. I feel like family when I go in there. I still can’t believe that they wanted me to stay with them and choose any new phone for $150. Just amazing. Thank you T-MO. No doubt that you guys are #1 with customer service. PLEASE………RELEASE THIS SOOON!
    (No, I don’t want any Android phone… my experience with the Nexus S was horrible. The day I will jump to WP7 is the day Nokia releases their phone(s)) Nokia C7… FTW.

  • Xristo

    @Quailallstar
    You said you’ve been testing this phone for a while. Is the stainless steel limited to the bezel or are the back and sides of the phone stainless steel or are parts of it plastic?

    • Anonymous

      The battery cover is metal, however the sides are plastic. There are a lot of radios in these phones, so they can not be fully metallic. That is why most of the smart phones out there are plastic, including the iphones through the 3gs. The iphone 4 tried putting the antennas on the outside, and it has caused them a lot of problems (although it is quite nice looking). There is a reason the pros in cell phones (Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, Sony Ericsson) haven’t done that. The decreased size of the phone is not worth the reception loss.

  • Xristo

    @Quailallstar
    You said you’ve been testing this phone for a while. Is the stainless steel limited to the bezel or are the back and sides of the phone stainless steel or are parts of it plastic?

  • wpdude

    It sounds like a great phone, I hope it also replaces the Nuron prepay phone. It shows Nokia still makes great phones, the problem is if they sold these kind of phones all long in the USA they wouldn’t have had to make that deal with Microsoft. Instead they sold cheap entry level phones, or junky prepaid phones. The best phone they sold in a while is the Nuron. I not talking about unlocks, stuff sold at their stores, or over seas. What I’m talking about is phones the general public phone buyer has seen at the carriers. Average John Doe isn’t use to seeing these kind of phones from Nokia any more. They became irrelevant because they allowed themselves to become that way, not selling their best stuff at carriers, and not advertising their phones. If they had released these kinds of phones here, who knows maybe they could have had boom that had Blackberry had years ago. They also allowed Samsung to dominate the market, they are the top Android maker followed by HTC. LG has gone the same way Nokia did years ago, they once had some of the best phones like the Chocolate and the EnV. Now they make mediocre phones that aren’t selling, and release their better phones in Europe and Asia. The CEO had a few commits about their Windows Phone 7 phone not selling because of Windows. It was not WP7, it was how junky and cheap the phone looks. With all this said, I hope this phone is a example of what Nokia still makes. And I can’t wait until some industrious hacker figures how to put WP7 on it. If I would do it I would do it as duel booter like HD2 they runs both Android and WP7.

  • Benzo_77

    first week of April?

  • Benzo_77

    first week of April?

  • Benzo_77

    first week of April?

  • Flaviom

    Nice hardware specs. I would be willing to give it a try if it’s price correctly. I have had an iPhone and currently have an Android phone. It’s nice to have a large selection of apps but few people really need access to many apps. I use IM, VOIP, Internet and Music Player. Unfortunately, “ecosystem” is the buzz word these days and it seems that Nokia made a deal with the devil in order to get into what they believe with be a competitive Ecosystem. iOS, Android and RIM hold significant share in the market. I can see why Nokia is trying to partner with MS.