The Nokia E7 isn't really too big to hold, regardless of what one might say. Sliding the 4-inch touchscreen display up reveals the QWERTY keyboard, though you can also navigate or type using the onscreen keyboard. There are three customization home screens which you can populate with your preferred widget.
The elongated button below the display (or on the far right of the screen in the above picture) brings you to the phone menu. You can easily access your multimedia content, office and social applications, Ovi Store, Ovi Maps etc from here.
At the top are the 3.5mm audio jack, power button, mini-HDMI and micro-USB ports.
The 8-megapixel camera with dual LED flash is on the rear of the phone while on the right are the SIM card slot, volume control (also the camera zoom control) and a camera mode button.
The SIM card is not inserted directly into the slot; the card holder holds the SIM card in place before you place it in.
The Nokia E7 comes with a USB cable that allows you to connect to thumbdrives and external storage devices for file sharing. According to a Nokia executive, not all external storage devices will work due to the varying power consumption.