Nokia E6 Preview
Firstly, the E6 which i got to play with was an early proto device. This event was organized by NokiaIndia. Do check out the hashtag #NokiaE6Meet if you’re on twitter.
Alright, always first impressions first. Fantastic feel, great screen response. Sexier than before.
Nokia E6 is an E-series device like none other. You guessed it right. It’s the first E-series touch and type candybar phone to run Symbian’s latest iteration, ‘Symbian Anna’.
A mix of goodness is what you can expect from this device.
Nokia E6 showcases it’s 2.46 inch gorilla glass display with VGA screen resolution of 640 X 480 px, capacitive touch display with a fantabulous QWERTY keypad on the front, while to the rear it holds an 8MP EDoF camera which shoots videos at 720p and speakers neighbored next to it.
“E6 is curvy, chubbier and a sweet looking device. A lot of design ideas from Nokia C7 has been slapped to it’s rear.”
One would simply be amazed at how well this device handles the touch input. The screen sensitivity amazes me, alot!
Now, here’s a quick hands-on video of the phone!
Would someone complain much about Nokia’s hardware? I doubt. This device is no less in that terms. This device runs the same hardware as E7, the QWERTY keypad is a lot nicer to use. I felt the D-pad is designed to look and feel evident. Good or bad? Can’t say. But first time I used it, I felt a bit uncomfortable to go with it. There are 6 soft-keys home, calender, messaging, and contacts buttons. And call, end buttons too, these keys provide good feedback as well. Stainless steel back and chrome outer scores a brownie point each. Can’t ask for something better.
The EDoF snapper was not bad at all. Yes, I mean it. Apart from macro mode, the phone performed really well. I would have wanted to share the camera samples as well, since it was an early software I was not allowed to. But hey, you guys can check out this post instead, 7 jaw dropping photo samples. But it’s not Auto-Focus anyway. Which simply doesn’t cuts out the competition.
E6 also hosts more than a dozen of features like USB OTG(like a USB Host), dual Microphones, Accelerometer Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Compass (Magnetometer Sensor), DVB-H, PictBridge, Proximity Sensor, TV Out, A-GPS. Mail for Exchange, OMA E-mail Notification, Microsoft Communicator, Joikuspot Premium, Document reader, Font magnifier and lots more.
So, where does ‘Anna’ stand. This is what Symbian on touchscreen devices must have been like from earlier. Huge improvements in browser, maps, email apps, stability, pinch and zoom improvements, fresh icons and well polished homescreen. Anna looks promising.
And finally, E6 has lots to offer for the business class users as well as the casual users. The E6 feels very solid, very handy and there is absolutely nothing that I would not like about the hardware. The touch and type form factor is to beauty with brains!