Nokia promised to let us know what's new in the Symbian world and it did. More of the good old portrait QWERTY E-series in a single compact package with amazing battery performance and refined design: ladies and gents, that's the Nokia E6. The handset comes with VGA resolution – no ground-breaking feature by itself, but paired with the 2.46-inch screen of the E6 makes for a pixel density of 326ppi, which is nothing short of great. If you're into small screens that is.
The sleek new addition to the E series
also features an LCD capacitive touchscreen, made of Gorilla
Glass to protect it from scratches. The E6 is definitely not the
lightest out there as it tips the scales at 4.69 ounces (133 grams) of
weight, but it is relatively thin measuring 0.41 inches (10.5mm) in girth. The Nokia E6 comes with an 8-megapixel fixed-focus snapper with dual-LED flash on the back and while we appreciate its HD recording capabilities (720p at 25fps) we wished it was an auto-focus unit. Nevertheless, the 2X digital zoom for stills and 3X for video capture are a welcome addition.
1500mAh battery promises up to a month in stand-by time and some 14
hours of talk time. In terms of connectivity, you have pentaband
2G/3G support for a truly global device. Wi-Fi b/g/n as well as
Bluetooth 3.0 are also on board. Location services is also well covered with free global walk and drive navigation.
But most excitingly – it features the
latest iteration of Symbian with improved browsing performance and fresh looks. The
release date is in Q2 2011 and the price tag stands at nearly $490 (340
euro). There is no information about U.S. carrier availability, but
hopefully it will be subsidized by some as its expected to hit North
American markets in Q3. Don't forget to check out the video below and
share your expectations about the E6!