Nokia C7-00

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Nokia C7-00
Nokia C7
Compatible networks
Availability by region11 October 2010
PredecessorNokia E66
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
Nokia C6-00
SuccessorNokia 701,[1] Nokia Lumia 710
RelatedNokia N8, Nokia E7, Nokia C7 Astound, Nokia X7-00
Form factorMonoblock
Dimensions117.3 × 56.8 × 10.5 mm (4.62 × 2.24 × 0.41 in)
Mass130 g (4.6 oz)
Operating systemSymbian^3, Nokia Belle Refresh (v.111.040.1511) Updated on 29 Aug'12
CPUARM11 680MHz processor
  • up to 350 MB internal memory
  • GB on-board memory
  • GB ROM
Removable storagemicroSD, up to 32 GB microSDHC
BatteryBL-5K 1200 mAh Li-Ion battery
Display640 × 360 px (nHD), 3.5" capacitive, multi-touch display with AMOLED technology
Rear camera8 Megapixels (main), 16:9 720p video, 30 FPS
Front cameraVGA, for video calling
Data inputs
Development statusRetail Availability in Q4 2010

The Nokia C7-00 is a smartphone from the Nokia Cseries. It was introduced on 14 September 2010 and released in Q4 2010.[2] The C7-00 features a 3.5-inch (89 mm), 640 x 360 pixel capacitive touchscreen and features 720p video recording, and was also the world's first smartphone to have NFC capability.[3][4] Nokia's mobile phone business head Anssi Vanjoki called it the "sleekest" device in the world.[5] Unlike the Nokia N8 flagship, the C7 has physical call and hangup buttons.[6]

The C7 is updatable to Symbian Belle (update made available on 7 February 2012)

The Nokia C7 Astound was also released for the T-Mobile USA, but has only one casing colour available, and omits 1900 MHz HSDPA (3G) band.

On 25 May 2011 the premium Nokia Oro was announced, which has the same internal specifications and even looks exactly like the C7, but has 18-carat gold plating, leather and sapphire crystal materials. It shipped with the "Anna" Symbian update.[7][8]


  • Size: 118.3 × 56.8 × 10.5 mm
  • Weight (with battery): 130 g (4.6 oz)

Keys and input methods[edit]

  • Touch screen
  • On-screen alphanumeric keypad and full keyboard


  • Six customisable home screens (in Nokia Belle)
  • Widgets
  • Themes
  • Customisable profiles


The C7 shipped with an NFC chip built-in, but the chip was not enabled until the following year, with the release of Symbian Anna, a new version of the OS.[9] The feature could be used to pair with headsets, read NFC tags,[10] or, through AirTag e-commerce software, be used to accumulate loyalty points or pick up discount coupons.[11]

Software and applications[edit]

Software platform and user interface[edit]

The C7-00 runs the Symbian operating system, originally shipping with Symbian^3 and updatable to Anna and later Belle. Nokia Belle supports six home screens, each with re-sized widgets that the user can customise. Nokia released the Nokia Belle update via Nokia Suite (v3.3.86 or higher), with Anna previously released through FOTA or Nokia Suite (for PC or Mac) or Nokia Software updater on 18 August 2011. Nokia (Symbian) Belle v.111.030.0609 has been made available on 7 February 2012, along with other devices in the original Symbian^3 line-up. Several countries do not have the Belle update available for the Nokia C7. There is no current release date scheduled and it is not clear if the update will be released for the countries that do not currently have it available. If a phone has an IMEI indicating it is from one of these markets, it can not be updated to a Belle release.

Personal information management[edit]

  • Detailed contact information
  • Calendar
  • To-do list
  • Notes
  • Recorder
  • Clock


  • Integrated GPS, with A-GPS functionality
  • Nokia Maps with free car and pedestrian navigation



  • 8 megapixel (3264 x 2448 pixels) camera
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • Focal length: 4.3 mm
  • Fixed-focus lens with Extended Depth of Field (EDoF), marketed as "full focus"
  • Still images file format: JPEG/Exif[12]
  • Secondary camera for video calls (VGA, 640×480 pixels)
  • Face recognition software (in Nokia Store for older phones)

Image capture[edit]


  • Built-in memory: 8 GB
  • MicroSD memory card slot, up to 32 GB
  • NFC enabled


Video cameras[edit]

  • Main camera
    • Video capture in 720p 30 fps (after update to Nokia Belle) with codecs H.264, MPEG-4
    • Dual microphones for stereo audio recording
  • Secondary VGA camera for video calls

Video sharing and playback[edit]

  • HD 720p, 30 fps video playback
  • Web TV
  • Video call and video sharing
  • DivX and Xvid support

Music and audio[edit]

Music features[edit]


  1. ^ "Nokia 701 vs N8: Torpedo vs Machine Gun?". 6 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Nokia announces new C6 and C7 Symbian^3 handsets with 8 megapixel cameras, 720p video".
  3. ^ Hindy, Joe (20 June 2019). "Android Authority's big book of smartphone firsts!". Android Authority. Retrieved 26 April 2020. NFC (2006–2010): The first mobile phone with NFC was the Nokia 6131 in 2006, but the 2010 Nokia C7-00 was the first smartphone with it.
  4. ^ "Nokia Begins Shipping C7 Smartphone with NFC Chip Inside | NFC Times – Near Field Communication and all contactless technology".
  5. ^ "Nokia announces new C6 and C7 Symbian^3 handsets with 8 megapixel cameras, 720p video".
  6. ^ "Nokia C7 vs N8: Female vs Male: Madonna vs Kurt Cobain?". 9 December 2011.
  7. ^ "Nokia Oro announced: Symbian Anna inside and gold outside".
  8. ^ "Nokia Oro is covered with 18ct gold on the outside, tinged with Symbian regret inside".
  9. ^ "C7 False Start: Nokia Still Can't Find the NFC Groove | NFC Times – Near Field Communication and all contactless technology".
  10. ^ "Nokia's NFC phone history". 11 April 2012.
  11. ^ Morel, Claire (16 May 2011). "In partnership with Airtag, Nokia offers the first peer-to-peer loyalty card NFC on the Nokia C7". Relation Client (in French). Retrieved 25 April 2020. Nokia équipe son nouveau modèle C7 d'une carte de fidélité NFC en peer-to-peer. En partenariat avec Airtag, la marque propose de cumuler des points de fidélité et de télécharger des coupons de réduction à distance, depuis le mobile
  12. ^ "Nokia C7-00 Specifications – Nokia – UK". 26 August 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2012.

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