Nokia e6 smartphone review

Video review of the Nokia e6 smartphone.

The Nokia E6-00 is a smartphone running the Symbian^3 based “Symbian Anna” operating system. It supersedes the Nokia E72 as the new Symbian business mobility solution from Nokia.

The smartphone is notable for its backlit 4-rows QWERTY keyboard and touch screen input methods, for its long battery life (Talktime : 7.5 to 14.8 h and Standby : 28 to 31 days), the out-of-the-box access to Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, Microsoft Communicator Mobile and Microsoft SharePoint and the high pixel density of its VGA display (326ppi)

Like its predecessors (Nokia E71/E72), the Nokia E6-00 integrates a stainless steel and glass design. The back removable cover, the raised panel for the back camera, dual LED flash and loud speaker and the contour of the front are made of stainless steel. The front of the phone (except for the QWERTY keyboard, short cut buttons and Navikey) is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass.

Its casing has three color options (black, silver and white).

The predecessor of the E6-00 in the Eseries, consisting of business-oriented smartphones, was the Nokia E72 which shipped in November 2009. As with the E71, the E72 received mostly praises from the press. It is worth noting that Nokia released the E7, a landscape QWERTY slider smartphone in the E-series based on Symbian^3, that shipped in February 2011.

History and availability

The first hints that the Nokia E6-00 was being developed came, in early January 2011, from a Nokia XML and pictures from a Picasa album with pictures taken with the device. Various information could be retrieved from the XML such as the 8 MP camera, VGA display and QWERTY keyboard. The device was not officially announced at the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona (14–17 February 2011). Various pictures and videos of the Nokia E6-00 leaked during the months of February and March.

It was officially announced at a special event, named Discover Symbian, on 12 April 2011 along with the Nokia X7 and the latest update of Symbian software. It is expected to be released in Q2 2011 in Europe at a price of €340 (before taxes and subsidies) and in Q3 2011 in North America.

In May 2011, the Nokia E6 became available at the Nokia Deutschland online shop for preorder at the price of €429

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