Symbian gets an update and the Nokia E6 showcases it.
Although Nokia has made its intentions pretty clear about using Windows Phone OS for it’s future high-end mobile phones, it has also made a commitment to supporting Symbian. Making good on that commitment, Nokia has released the first major update to their Symbian 3 OS that was launched along with the Nokia N8 late last year. The device that has the privilege to showcase “Anna” in modeled as the E6 which is what we are looking at today.
Packaged in the usual Nokia blue-colored box, the E6 comes with a charger, a headset, a USB cable and a carrying pouch. The headset is not the same awesome one found with the N8 or the E7 but the usual generic kind. A quickstart guide is also included to get you up and running right away.
The E6 measures 115.5 x 59 x 10.5 mm and weighs 133g which is a bit on the heavier side but one that feels good in your hand. The construction quality, like all Nokia devices that we have looked at of late, is solid. It’s available in black, grey and white and although I liked the black version more, I received the grey one for review.
There is no shortage of buttons and connectors on the E6. On the top, you have a MicroSD slot covered by a door along with a 3.5mm audio jack and the power button while the right has the volume buttons with a mute key in between them as well as the lock slider. The bottom has the charging port- though the unit can also be charged by it’s USB port located on the left. Last but certainly not the least, the back sports an 8MP camera with a fixed focus and a dual LED flash. A secondary front-facing VGA camera sits above the 2.46” screen on the front.
On the inside, the Nokia E6 is equipped with similar hardware found in other higher-end Nokia devices. Starting off, you have the 680 MHz ARM 11 processor, 2D/3D Graphics HW Accelerator with OpenVG1.1 and OpenGL ES 2.0 support along with 1GB ROM, 256MB RAM and 8GB of built-in storage for your documents and media files. Nokia equips all the latest radios on the E6 with support for HSUPA, Bluetooth 3.0 and 802.11b/g/n Wireless Networking. GPS is also present along with FM radio.