Conclusion: The Nokia E6 is a decent Symbian phone that doesn't break the bank at 450$ -odd SIM free - it's just that the Symbian OS still needs a lot of work to make it industry leading (and it doesn't look like Nokia is going to put the effort in to get it there). The 'thinking' icon that kept popping up whenever we opened apps was maddening, and while the internet browser looks beautiful, it's still a few steps behind its peers.
Summary: Following on from part 1 (hardware) and part 2 (software) , here is the third part of our Nokia E6 review. It covers the E6's enterprise credentials, including email, office and other business related applications and settings. I also provide my concluding thoughts on this hybrid touch and keyboard form factor device, unique in the Symbian^3 range.
Summary: Here's part 1 of our comprehensive review of the Nokia E6, building in the best of the other Symbian^3 and Anna phones into the classic 'slab Qwerty' (E72/Blackberry) form factor, with the added benefit of a high resolution touchscreen as well. It's fair to say that the Nokia E6 has become a firm favourite here and in this review part I look at the hardware, with a special focus on the keyboard and its usability.
Summary: In part 1 of our review of the Nokia E6 , we looked at its hardware and positioning in the smartphone world, along with a flavour of its tweaked (VGA) touch interface. In this second review part, we look in more detail at the implementation of Symbian Anna on the E6, the third party software scene, and Nokia's Ovi services on this new 'slab qwerty' device.
Review: Nokia E6 long term review and E72 comparison
All About Symbian
18 May 2012
Summary: The Nokia E6–00 is currently the only candybar QWERTY device in the latest Symbian line up. Picking up where the E72 left off, the E6 adds a touchscreen and high pixel density display. The E72, just like the E71 before it, was a big hit among Eseries fans. Does the E6 match up to its S60 3 rd Edition predecessors? In this review, we take a long-term look at the E6, and discuss whether E72/E71 users should consider an upgrade.
Review: Nokia E6, part 4 - multimedia and camera, plus conclusion
All About Symbian
18 May 2012
Summary: In the preceding Nokia E6 review parts, Rafe has gone into extensive detail about the E6's hardware design , its software bundle and its enterprise credentials . He has alluded to the need for a modern enterprise device to also appeal to consumers - or at least to appeal to the business user who also wants a degree of media and entertainment along with his or her push email.
Excerpt: The E6 is Nokia’s latest business handset, described as ‘Touch and Type’ it incorporates a full QWERTY keyboard and touchscreen. It’s also one of the first handsets to include the latest version of Symbian Anna, with redesigned icons and a faster browsing experience. What we like With a stainless steel bezel, the E6 is well built and comfortable to hold, with quick access keys for messages, calendar, home and contacts and volume and hold buttons along the side.
Excerpt: For what it's worth, Nokia E6 may be the latest Eseries smartphone released by the Finnish handset manufacturer with Symbian on board. Given the fact that the company decided to refocus its production on Windows Phone 7 devices, it won't come as a surprise if Symbian handsets will become a budget lineup for Nokia. Nokia E6 takes most of the good features of the previous Eseries models, but only few of its negative points, and offers them in a slim, compact body.
Pros: Aside from its stylish design lines and solid feel, Nokia E6 seem to have comprised all the good features of its Eseries predecessors. Once you get your hands on the phone you can basically have everything on it: fast download speeds (HSDPA), fast typing (QWERTY keyboard), touchscreen, 8-megapixel camera, excellent music and video quality, amazing battery life, as well as Wi-Fi and built-in GPS.
Cons: I still feel that putting a better CPU into Symbian phone is not the answer for revitalizing Nokia's old platform. It appears that the operating system's limitations does not allow for better performance no matter the hardware configuration of the device. Few negative points plague the E6, such as the fixed camera focus and the small touchscreen. But the biggest issue for E6 is that it runs Symbian, which is still much slower than other mobile platforms recently launc...
Summary: For a street price of Rs.17,999, Nokia’s E6 offers tremendous value that makes it a very good buy for anyone looking for a smart yet trendy QWERTY phone. The touch screen is just an added bonus. Considering its predecessor, the E72, was launched above 20K, this is really aggressive pricing from Nokia.