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Gadget gal: The Nokia C7

It’s all about touch.

THAT’S WHAT I’VE HEARD

It’s true. The touchscreen technology the iPhone had right from the get-go set the standard, and slowly but surely, most of the other handset providers have caught up.

Nokia have finetuned their fingertip interaction with the C series.

GOOD NEWS!

It is. I’ve always had a fondness for Nokia. I always liked the interface, I found things organised really well, and overall thought it was a pretty intuitive experience.

AND NOW?

The phone itself is beautiful and slim. It has weight, but its overall impression is of compact, sleek design. The screen, though, is smallish by smartphone standards.

BUMMER.

But the battery life is impressive. I don’t think anyone deciding to buy this phone will worry if they’re far from a power source, which is still a huge problem with Apple products.

I felt like I could have a whole day of long chats and not worry about losing juice, a big thing for people who actually use their phones to talk.

I REMEMBER WHEN PHONES WERE JUST FOR TALKING.

Those were the days. Anyway, you can socially network to your heart’s delight, of course. You can take HD videos. You can listen to the radio. Additionally, Nokia have apps all of their own, via Ovi. There are the usual games, sports updates, etc; one that looks really fun is the Comics Creator, with which you can get in touch with your inner cartoonist. Phones can be fun!

The Nokia C7 is free on bill pay plans, and retails for €299 on pre-pay from Meteor, O2, Vodafone and Carphone Warehouse Stores nationwide