Nokia E7 arrives in stores this week

The highly anticipated Nokia E7 is set to begin arriving in stores in select markets this week, yet no one knows exactly which markets will recieve the device first.

The device, which is said to be Nokia’s best hope to get solid traction in the smartphone market, was set for a launch as early as 10 December, however reported hardware issues are delaying its release into the market.

With its tilting four inch ClearBlack display, full qwerty keyboard and a fast access to a wide variety of apps directly on the homescreen, the Nokia E7 is the key to having a successful day in or out of the office.

Importantly, the device supports business applications from leading enterprise technology partners including Microsoft and IBM.

Key features of the Nokia E7 are: Easy access to private and business email; Create, edit and share office documents and view PDF files with Adobe Reader; Fast, secure intranet access with the built-in VPN; High resolution photos and HD video with the 8 megapixel camera and dual LED flash; HDMI connectivity to project files, videos and images onto large screens; 16 gigabytes of on-board flash memory; USB on the go, enabling easy file sharing by connecting a USB stick to the smartphone.

For business users, Nokia E7 provides direct, secure and real time access to email, calendar, contacts, tasks and the corporate directory through Microsoft Exchange servers, as well as Office Communicator Mobile, developed by Microsoft for Nokia smartphones, which brings presence and corporate instant messaging.

Additionally, a wide range of entertainment and social services available on the Nokia E7 make it the perfect off-duty companion, and the Ovi Store offers a wealth of apps such as Bloomberg, Angry Birds and Sports Tracker.

The new arrival offers drive or walk navigation in 80 countries. The latest commercial version of Ovi Maps, available immediately via Ovi Store or Ovi Suite, adds visibility to subways, trams and trains, real time traffic, safety alerts, visibility to parking and petrol stations, speed limit warnings, and improved search and location sharing capabilities.