Nokia on Monday launched all-in-one business smartphone — Nokia E7 — priced at Rs.29,999. Called ‘the new age Communicator', the handset comes with Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync support alongside a 4-inch AMOLED touchscreen display and slide-out four-row QWERTY keyboard.

“The smartphone market in India is witnessing a phenomenal growth. Trends such as 3G, social networking and video will further drive this growth in the coming years. Consumers today seek a device that allows them to do a lot more — both in their personal and professional lives. Nokia E7 offers a superior ‘mobile office' experience coupled with compelling entertainment options,” Nokia India Vice-President and Managing Director D. Shivakumar told journalists here.

Nokia E7 comes pre-loaded with many applications including ‘Mail for Exchange', Quick office Dynamic Premium, Adobe PDF reader and F-Secure anti-theft software and is complemented by the full suite of multimedia and Ovi experiences.

“Keeping Indian consumers in mind, we have introduced over 10,000 pieces of locally relevant content on the Ovi Store, optimised for the Nokia E7,” said Mr. Shivakumar. Consumers can also purchase the Nokia E7 under an easy payment scheme and pay for it in three equal monthly instalments at zero per cent interest. Nokia has tied up with Citibank, HDFC Bank, Standard Chartered and ICICI Bank for the easy EMI scheme and the offer will be available to consumers with credit cards only from any of these banks.