Nokia E6 is up for pre-orders in India

For those in India waiting for Nokia’s E6, Touch and Type business smartphone; which was announced earlier this year; there’s good news.

Nokia E6 is now available for pre-order.

The Nokia E6 is the first phone with Symbian Anna to be launched in the Indian market. Anna is the name of the most recent update to the present Symbian S60 ^3 operating system.

To pre-order Nokia E6, just visit this page and click on green ‘pre-order now’ on the page. Once clicked, the person will be required to fill an online form and mention the details of the Nokia Priority Store which is nearest to them. Customers can then expect a call from Nokia within 24-hours of their registration and informing on how to make a deposit of the booking amount (Rs. 2,000) securely.

For those who are still unaware of the Nokia E6, below is a quick look at the specifications:

• Screen size: 2.46", TFT LCD, Capacitive touch screen, with a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels, pixels per inch: 326ppi. CORNING GORILLA GLASS for scratch resistance.

• Physical QWERTY keyboard

• An 8 mega pixel full focus (EDOF) camera with a dual-LED flash, 2X digital zoom (3X in video mode) and offers HD 720p video recording at 25 frames per second.

• Internal memory: 8 GB

• Support for up to 32 GB with an external MicroSD memory card (with hot swap)

• Connectivity options include 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0 with support for stereo Bluetooth headphones through A2DP

• 1500 mAh Li-Ion battery, delivers 30 days on standby and 7 and a half hours of talk-time over 3G and longer over GSM connections

Click here full specifications.

Price: The Nokia E6 is currently priced at INR 17, 999. Three EMIs (Equated monthly installment) with no additional costs is available as well. There's not official word on delivery date yet. But it will be no later than July first or second week.


Nokia claims that with this device, emails can be typed and sent by using even one hand. Although this can depend on individual dexterity as well; one thing which can be said for sure is that 'the combination of physical QWERTY keypad and a touchscreen' can improve the efficiency of user many folds.

It has been seen that touchscreen phones are particularly not good for surfing web. For two reasons: One the touch areas of a virtual keyboard are too close for effective or error free typing and two; every time a user has to type something, for instance a web address; the virtual QWERTY keypad takes the entire screen space, effectively hiding the original page; or QWERTY becomes even more smaller in mini form. Hence for web purposes a physical QWERTY becomes necessary.

Touch has its own advantages as well, whne it comes to navigation.

Hence QWERTY and Touch in Nokia E6 can be a real virtue. Not to mention that Nokia phones are generally robust. --------

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