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Three stocks Nokia X7 Symbian smartphone

Symbian Anna is here, and the X7 won't be the last

The Nokia X7 smartphone is now available from Three. And the Symbian Anna handset may not be the last Symbian smartphone despite the fact that the Finnish phone company has partnered with Microsoft to make Windows phone 7 devices.

The Nokia X7 has a distinctive design, based around its 4in touchscreen. It has an 8Mp camera and captures 720p HD video. The X7 is available from £30 a month on contract, and £379 SIM free.

Nokia was long the world's most important mobile phone builder, but the advent of the Apple iPhone, and the success of Google Android and BlackBerry devices has seen its dominance smashed in the smartphone stakes. In February the company announced that it was partnering with Microsoft to make Windows Phone 7 its primary smartphone platform.

In late May the company said it was confident that the first of its smartphones with Windows Phone will ship in the fourth quarter, with CEO Stephen Elop saying Nokia would get a Windows Phone-based product out for the important end-of-year holiday shopping season, in order to help turn around the company's smartphone fortunes.

But Nokia never said it would make only Windows phones, and it seems that the Finnish giant may not yet be prepared to let go of its Symbian OS. Nokia's Mark Hindle told The Inquirer: "The Nokia E6 and X7 won't be the last, we have promised great new Symbian devices with Ghz processing and further updates to Symbian that will further enhance the user experience."

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